Friday, February 8, 2008

Turkey Rica-rica

Really wanted to eat Chicken Rica-rica, one traditional food from Sulawesi (Celebes). But since we followed Blood Type Diet (BTD), we had to avoid eating much chicken. Donc, we changed it with Turkey. Not bad...

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Please find the recipe as follows:

  • 500 g turkey (or, 4 medium pieces)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlics, chopped and crushed
  • 3 cm ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 red paprika, crush and leave the seeds
  • a half tea spoon of Chili powder
  • 1 cube chicken broth
  • 2 lemon grass, finely chopped
  • 3 lime leaves
  • 1 table spoon of tomato sauce
  • 1 table spoon of chili sauce
  • a half tea spoon of Kencur

But first, marinade the turkey for 30 minutes with:
  • 1 tea spoon of salt
  • 2 table spoons of lime juice
  • 4 glasses of water

After you finish to marinade, put the turkey and all ingredients together in the pan, and then cook for around 1 hour. Voila! It is ready.

My friend put all ingredients (except the turkey) into a blender to make a paste before she cooked it together with the turkey. I think it is a better way. But too bad that I do not have a blender. So, I just chopped and chopped....

Usually, Rica-rica food is spicy and hot. Since I had to modify the recipe to follow my family taste, so I made it not too hot. And, for cooking, some people tend to put it into the oven than cook it in the pan. Hmm... how about mixing both ways? First, in the pan, then into the oven? I might try it someday.

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