It's very simple to make and this is my modified version ...
6 chicken thigh fillets with skin on
3 spring onions (chopped)
1 cup of coriander leaves and stems (chopped)
1 tsp salt
7-8cm piece of ginger (sliced)
6 white peppercorns
SAUCE: 2 spring onions, 1 Tsp grated ginger, 1 tsp salt, 1 finely chopped fresh chilly, 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, 3 Tsp maple syrup, the juice of half a lime and 1/2 cup macadamia oil. Place in a saucepan, bring to the boil, turn off the heat and let it sit til the chicken is ready.
Place the chicken pieces, skin up, in the bottom of a large stock pot or saucepan. Scatter the remaining ingredients over the top and then cover with cold water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer gently, covered, for 13 minutes.
Turn off the heat and leave the chicken to cool in the stock for about 1.5 hours.
Remove the chicken and slice into pieces. Place over steamed rice and steamed greens and pour the sauce over the top. The end!
The chicken turns out juicy and tender and full of flavour, while the sauce is tangy and even though it contains a whole chilli, it's not too hot.
It's going to become a firm favourite in our house :)
Meanwhile, it's been a while since I created a list, and I saw this idea on FB this morning.
Fifty things to be happy about ...
- Lists about happy things
- Delicious new recipes to try
- Sunshine on a Winter's day
- Crystal clear river water
- Happy waggy dog tails
- Squishy faces of newborn babies
- Hearing birds singing outside my window
- A giant full moon rising on a clear night
- Shooting stars
- Morning tea with the girls
- Friday nights at the club
- Fresh coffee in the morning
- Reading in bed on a quiet night
- Sliding in between fresh clean sheets
- Eating fresh food straight from the garden
- Laughing so hard that the tears come
- An empty ironing basket
- Friendly neighbours
- Road trips!
- Fresh flowers in the house
- Bare feet on the sand
- Organic Farmers markets
- Lazing in bed on a cold morning
- New shoes
- Re-reading my favourite book
- Riding my trike
- Music from my era
- Steady rain on a tin roof
- Butterflies fluttering by
- Sharing photographs
- Social lunches
- Dressing up
- Cheering for my footy team
- Staying up all night watching Wimbledon
- Movie marathons
- Beautiful works of art
- Good news
- Quirky hats
- Ryan Gosling
- Best friends
- A kind and loving husband
- Chicklet giggles
I tripped over on our front porch today. I don't know how it happened but it happened so darned fast!
All I remember, is seeing the tiles rapidly coming towards me, so I put my hands out to stop them from hitting my face. Thankfully, I softened the blow by landing on my knees and hands with a loud smack and what I thought was a pretty loud grunt from me, then I performed an unplanned role onto my side.
I lay there, for what felt like forever, waiting for somebody to come to my rescue. I waited in vain. Adoring Husband was in the back yard and our front hedge and geisha girl tree hid me from the street.
So I gingerly moved my wrists and thankfully, there was no pain. They smarted a bit where I landed, but nothing serious. Then I checked my ankles and knees. They seemed ok, but one knee felt a little raw.
Whew! I was ok. I rolled up the right leg of my tracky dacks and there was a nice patch of skin rolled off my knee. Not even enough for it to bleed. It peeled every layer of skin except the last one, in the size of a 10c piece.
Basically, my pride was bruised and I felt like a doofus!
On the bright side though, it means that I must have pretty strong bones! I fell pretty hard! There's always a bright side.
To end, what has been a pretty great day ...