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Jan 3, 2005 12:21 PM

looking for Thai Garlic & Pepper Chicken recipe

  • j

Happy New Year! My husband can not get enough of this dish and I would really like to try my hand at it. Any recipes or suggestions would be great!

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  1. I posted a recipe for Thai "chicken garlic" a few months back. When I worked in a Thai restaurant, this was one of my favorite dishes. (I was fortunate enough to eat a lot of delicious things not on the regular menu.)

    Mortar about 5 cloves of garlic and a generous amount of black pepper. Cover sliced boneless chicken with this paste and pour fish sauce over all. Marinate at least a half hour. Stirfry, and when done, stir in a teaspoon of sugar. Serve over jasmine rice. It's also very good made with shrimp.


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    1. re: L-pie

      Muu Kratiem Prik Thai is the Thai Classic; it's made with pork (muu).
      Goong Kratiem Prik Thai is an upscale version, made with shrimp (goong).
      Prefered by Americans, Kai Kratiem Prik Thai, is made with chicken.

      A similiar recipe calls for about a handfull of garlic cloves, a little corriander root, t of pepper (white or black), big pinch of salt, a heavy T of sugar, a couple T's of fish sauce.
      Crush the "dry" ingredients together and mix with the fish sauce.

      Marinate meat in the mixture for 10~15 minutes.

      Stryfry until done.

    2. I've had two versions of this dish - one similar to a couple of recipes already posted - the chicken is thinly sliced and stir fried. In another, its "bone in" and I think either deep fried or grilled. The crispiness produced this way really enhanced the flavor. But I cannot figure out how to do it - marinating, then frying or grilling seems to leach the flavor off. Frying or grilling then a swift saute in the marinade ingredients also did not get a sufficient amout of flavor adhering. The restaurant that made this has closed, so I can't ask.

      Any ideas?