Saturday, August 04, 2007
Stir-fried Tom Yam Chicken
Did you ever run out of brain juice as to what to cook for dinner? Every weekdays I have to think of something to cook so that I can prep them while Edda is taking her naps and ready to cook when hubby return from work.
Today when I opened my refrigerator, I saw a packet of sliced chicken breast. I have totally no clue of how to cook it but I needed to marinate my chicken first. So, I just simply marinated it with some soy sauce, shao xing cooking wine, white pepper, garlic powder and cornstarch, then in the fridge it went.
Then when Edda was taking her nap, I went to look at my fridge again. Saw some cilantro that was about to go bad, so I have to use this. Normally I would cook them in curry powder, but I wanted something different. Saw a bottle of Tom Yam paste sitting there and "light bulb", it should go well together. Saw some yellow bell pepper, used that as well and came out with my stir-fry tom yam chicken.
Thai basil will go very well with this dish too. This is a very simple dish to prepare and cook.
All you need are:
One chicken breasts, sliced.
Handful of cilantro or basil, either chopped or leave in big piece.
1/4 bell pepper or half yellow onion, sliced
Tom yam paste, to taste, I used 3 tsp. fulled.
Heat oil in a wok, add in chicken, cook til done, then add in the bell pepper and tom yam paste, stir fry for few minutes, add in a little water, stir well, turn off heat and add in the cilantro. Mix and serve. A quick and easy 30 minutes meal!