south/east Asian chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by moikel, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Im going to come at this yardbird deal from a different direction. No surprise there[​IMG]  If I tweak the brine ,use palm sugar,coconut juice,curry powder,lemongrass,lime leaf,galangal in the water. Then spritz it when its smoking  with similar flavours .Serve it with satay peanut sauce, sort of a take on the famous chicken satay that gets served where ever Malaysians are on the stove or those charcoal grills that they fan furiously by hand.[​IMG]

    I will follow the path that you guys have shown me by doing it in the MES I will just wander off a bit in the direction of Asia.

    Give me a day or 3,I will do it on weekend.
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I was choosen to save the seats,so I have Popcorn and Pepsi,Ya'll bring you're beer if you want, I 9n the front.....[​IMG][​IMG].

    Stan   aka   oldschool
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now thats a different sounding marinade for some chicken. But you never know
  4. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just ran out to grab some coconut juice drink thats popular here with our Asian community. As usual Im just winging it on the totally new bit ,brine mix, & doing what I know ,satay peanut sauce.I dont know if you guys have seen/eaten the real deal chicken satay I will try & do it as authentic "old school" as I  can. I hate it when big food companies just knock off a traditional product & stick in a jar with or with out celebrity endorsement & tell you its the real taste of Asia,Indian,Texas or where ever. Its always a compromise on shelf life & middle of the road.

    Tuesday here,I  have a bird from my butchers farm in the freezer. Ill get on it for w/e. 
  5. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah I  know but palm sugar = brown sugar,curry powder = cajun spice mix,coconut juice is mostly water, lemon grass = lemon the other stuff is the same as putting in bay leaf or similar. I hope[​IMG]. Im in unexplored territory,again,[​IMG]  but its not that big a leap from slaughterhouse brine I just moved the slaughterhouse to Malaysia. No icon for silent prayer to kitchen gods.
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Interesting combo!

  7. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Its not that big a leap,I  hope [​IMG]  my marinade for chicken satay is,garlic,lemongrass ,turmeric ,coriander fennel,cumin sugar salt peanut oil..Make a paste with a little water or juice marinate cubed chicken thighs put on skewers grill. Theres a seperate spicy peanut sauce. Those spices are whats in a curry powder coconut juice gives it enough liquid to submerge a whole bird, the other bits will give some flavour. Cant hurt & Ive got my own kaffir lime tree,fresh turmeric etc that I  grabbed for photo in curry paste thread.

    Its got a bit of a tropics/jungle feel ,if anybody has any suggestions post away. I didnt want to rub it on chicken because I  dont want to risk it going bitter on me if it takes too long to cook it all the way through.Or the palm sugar burning or ...

    Peanut sauce is a big part of it will bump the chilli a bit,touch it with a bit of shrimp paste,crush raw peanuts,Ill post the recipe.I adapted it  I  certainly didnt invent it so its for sharing.
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    WAIT A MINUTE, HERE!!!!!!!!!  So if YOU invent a Recipe you KEEP IT TO YOURSELF and don't SHARE with us YANK'S!?!?!  That's IT...I'M FLYING OUT!...IT'S ON!!!...JJ [​IMG]
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I gotta pay close attention to anything with the word "Asian" in it.

    During my stint in Hawaii, we (9th Div Vietnam returnees) were stuck in with a mess of Hawaiian NGs.

    It was about 50-50. My Arty Repair Platoon Sgt was a Hawaiian NG named "Ako".

    We had some great parties in the Arty shop, with ice & beer stuffed in some of the big gun tubes, like the 106 Recoiless (open the breech for a cold one).

    But anyway, that old Ako made the marinade for the short ribs & chicken, and it was freakin' Awesome----Wish I was interested enough at the time to get the recipe.

    Also I have never had Teriyaki Sauce as good as what I had at "The Rigger" in Honolulu.

    So keep it up Moikel----I'm watching!!!


  10. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Who are you to talk secrets Chef JJ you have been awfully quiet about this old school product with your name on it.[​IMG]
  11. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

             [​IMG]   Yea!............................... What gives Jimmy?  [​IMG]
  12. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have a long list of things I wish I  had paid more attention to when I  was younger ,food & non food! I  cook more Asian in the summer  here because its lighter,fresher sort of vibe. Love those Thai salads,green paw paw,green mango ,banana flower & grilled satay with peanut sauce. We are having tropical storms here at moment & we used to be a long way from tropics. Hot,humid all day then thunderstorms torrential rain then it clears like nothing happened.

    Ill knock out a few Asian things here Bear & see if I  can jog your memory.
  13. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Can't wait to see this one.  With satay, it has to be good!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  14. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Awww Mick...I don't want to make MONEY off you guy's!...JJ
  15. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What do you mean flying out,you obviously have been down here before.Not only do you have a satay sauce,a very good one available here since the 70s BUT THERE'S THIS PLACE.My local Malaysian diner 100 yards from work.When I ask who its named after,the girls smile & say Chef Jimmy very famous for  Laksa recipe.I say OK wheres Jimmy the girls all giggle & somebody out the back starts whistling Sinatra tunes.[​IMG]

    Laksa is the most famous of Malaysian dish"s theirs was voted best in Sydney last year.[​IMG]Very stiff competition.So I  had it in your honour ,damn fine it was to.$10 bucks with a bib & extra sambal. Its essentially a noodle soup,choice of chicken or seafood then its tofu bean sprouts ,veg ,very aromatic coconut soup. The test of any Malaysian kitchen,they either got it or they dont. Your legacy lives on it was lovely,are sure you didnt wander through Asia as a younger man?[​IMG][​IMG]
  16. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    LOL...Yeah...It was '72, I was just a little Chef, 10yo, passing thru all parts of Asia on my World Domination Tour...Well you know the rest Peanut Butter, Fish Sauce, Chiles, mixed up all my Fav's and BAM!...JJ
  17. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Jimmy is at it again?

    Good luck and good smoking.
  18. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They do 2 types of Laksa, one with out coconut called assam laksa,lots of tamarind, chicken satay, nasi lemak, 3 curries ,roti, a couple of specials. Thats a best in Sydney food award in window & this is a tough town for restaurants at every price point. Im supposed to be eating salads & sushi but... its a hard door to walk past. Ill get down to the[​IMG]  serious business of smoking  this chicken soon.
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The only thing I can remember Sgt Ako telling me was in his marinade was Soy Sauce, Sesame seeds & oil, and Ginger.

    That weather sounds like the Mekong Delta I remember:

    Perfect blue sky, not a cloud, yet it's raining like crazy for 2 hours, causing about 2 foot of standing water. Then it stops raining, and a few hours later the water is all gone.

    Of course the land I was standing on was my base camp, and it was built by the 9th Div. It had been all water until we got there, and built the 40 acre camp.

  20. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Vietnam only 9hours from here,very popular tourist destination now. SAFE.We lost 88 killed to the Bali bombers out of a total of 220 . Funny how the world turns,safer in a country we were at war with,side by side with the USA,than in a country we have given millions of $$ in aid ,education,military training etc. 

    Anyway back to food,sesame oil is strong real chinese ingredient,let me play around with it Ill do some chicken skewers or similiar.

    If you have an idle moment youtube Bic Runga,very famous singer from NewZealand. Her father is a maori who met her chinese mother when he was on R&R in Malaysia before going back to Vietnam.Mom was a singer in a nightclub. I dont know your taste in music but she is really something. Theres a song called get some sleep,just a thought.She has a big catalogue of songs.

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