Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Soto Ayam Medan ( Medanese Yellow Chicken Soup )

Famous soup from Medan City,my other hometown ( yesssss ). The ingredients are so Medanese :D

I remembered I used to have this soup after school before attending another extra class in the evening. Rp.500/bowl :D

2 chicken thights
1 salam leaf
1 stalk of lemongrass
3 kaffir lime leafs
1 cm Galangal crushed
125 ml coconut milk
2 tablespoon of lime juice
1 litre of water
2 tablespoon of fried shallots
1 stalk of spring onion, chopped
1 can coconut milk

Spice Paste:
5 shallots
3 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 cm of ginger
2 Candlenuts, pan-broil
Salt and sugar to taste

Wash the chicken, and then pour the lime juice over it. Leave it for sometime (10 minutes or so). Then wash again.
Simmer chicken in 1 litre of water together with salt, salam leaf, lemongrass, lime kaffir leafs, and the galangal. Cook until the chicken is tender. Take it out from the stock and leave it to cool. Separate chicken meat from the bones and shred it finely. Meanwhile keep cooking the stock with low heat.
Fry the chicken. Set aside.
In remaining oil, sauté the spice paste for a minute or two until fragrant.
Put the fried spice paste into chicken stock.
Cook until the spice is absorbed.
Then add the coconut milk. Continue cooking.
Taste it before serving.
Serve with steam rice,potato fritata ( Pergedel ), garnish with fried shallot and spring onion.

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