Bali Chicken Recipes with Spices
Bali Chicken Recipes usually made of chicken with spices inside. There are a lot of Balinese chicken recipes, one of them is Balinese grilled chicken or well known as ayam betutu. The spices consist of turmeric, ginger, nutmeg, onion, garlic, cassava or salam leaves and chillies. All these spices are mixed well and put inside the chicken. This food is usually served in Balinese traditional ceremonies such as wedding ceremony.
Ingredients Bali Chicken Recipes ; 5 tablespoons oil, 100gr young cassava leaves, boiled until tender , cut into serving pieces, 1,5 kg chicken, banana leaves or aluminium foil for wraping spices on the ground, 7 red chillies, 5 bird’s eyes chillies, 5 candlenuts , roasted 5, 10 shallots, 1 teaspoon dried shrimp paste, 5 cloves garlic, 1 tablespoon coriander , roasted, 1,5 tablespoon sliced lemon grass, 2 teaspoon peppercorns, tablespoon chopped galangal, 0,5 teaspoon powdered nutmeg, 2 teaspoons chopped turmeric, 4 kaffir lime leaves, 2 teaspoons chopped ginger, 2 teaspoon chopped kencur or lesser galangal, salt, and sugar.
Directions ; heat oil and saute the ground spices until fragrant and dry. Set aside and allow to cool. Divide into two parts, combine one part with cassava leaves. Stuff the mixture into the chicken and secure with toothpics. Rub the chicken with the remaining ground spices. Wrap the chicken with banana leaves and tie with a string. Grill in the oven at medium heat at about (180°C – 350°F) for 2-3 hours until cooked, then remove from heat and cut before serving. Another way to cook the chicken is to steam it for about 45 minutes before grilling in the oven for 1 hour. It is also can buried in the ground and covered with hot charcoal for 6-7 hours until cooked. The unique technique of cooking and ingredients increase the taste of Bali Chicken Recipes.