Last weekend, I got wok virus. You know, those dishes of vegetables mixed with meat with a certain sauce, served with rice, noodles, or vermicelli. Actually I could buy wok dishes in a restaurant, but lately I had sore throat after eating from said restaurant.
Finally I went to the supermarket and sawa promotion for chicken meat. I bought chicken meat fillet, mushrooms, and a pack of mixed vegetables that have been cut into pieces. Initially I thought to make wok with garlic seasoning, but after I got home, I remember the woku chicken condiment that was very easy to make with my food processor. After a short thought, I decided to experiment with woku condiment as my main wok ingredient.
- 2 large chili peppers
- 5 pieces of cayenne pepper
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 4-5 pieces of red onion
- 2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- Sugar and salt to taste
- 350 gr chicken meat, diced (chicken meat can be converted into any meat, including tofu if you’re vegetarian)
- 3 pieces of mushrooms, cut into small pieces
- Your choice of vegetables. I really like using bean sprouts, long beans, spring onions, corn, and broccoli.
- 2 pieces of lemongrass, crunched
- Citrus leaves to taste
- Enough water
How to cook:
- First we need to make a fine paste for the base seasoning. Roughly chop the whole ingredients, then put them into the food processor. Do not forget to use oil to avoid dry end result.
- Heat the cooking oil in the frying pan.
- After the oil is hot, add the paste. Stir until fragrant.
- Add 2 springs of lemongrass while keep stirring the finely ground spices until fragrant. This paste should be stirred often because it is prone to burn.
- After the paste is cooked, add the chicken / meat pieces. Keep in mind that chicken should be cooked longer because it is cooked slower than beef / pork.
- Add the mushrooms that have been cut into pieces, stir them together with chicken. Pour water occasionally to avoid the paste to become dry.
- add the orange leaves to add more aroma.
- Once the chicken and mushrooms are cooked, add the remaining vegetables of your choice. Stir constantly until all the ingredients are wilted and cooked.
- Your woku wok is done!
I had this on Sunday afternoon as lunch for me and R. After finishing his part, he kept asking if we still had some paste left xD I guess I have succeeded in Indonesianizing him (is that even a word?).