Monday, July 9, 2012

Lemongrass Chicken Kebab (With Spicy Mashed Potatoes)

Some time back at Ole-Ole Bali, Bumbu Bali and recently in Bibiwok, lemongrass chicken kebab was one of the items I tucked into. Lovely and truly awesome those kebabs were lingering aroma of the herb with soft and tender chicken wrapped on top. So, I had to make my version - minced chicken seasoned with ginger, garlic, crushed pepper and salt, thereafter pretty much the same cooking technique. Kebab grilled over a portable grill and while at that, the ready made barbecue sauce was added and paired with spicy mashed potatoes - oh-yum.

For The Kebab
300g minced chicken
4 stalks of lemongrass - lightly bruise the top part
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
2-3 tbsp barbecue sauce (optional, only if you have the sauce, otherwise, omit or any other as per your liking) 
1-2 tbsp oil
Crushed black pepper and salt for taste

For The Spicy Mashed Potatoes
2 medium size potatoes - boiled till tender, remove skin and mashed
2 small shallots - chopped
1 red chili - chopped
1 sprig coriander leaf - chopped
Salt for taste

For The Kebab
Combine minced chicken with ginger, garlic, pepper and salt.
Mix and separate into 4 portions.
Moisten your hands and grab one portion of the minced chicken.
Gently pat it and roll over the a stalk of lemongrass.
Do the same to the other portions. 
Heat oil on a portable grill and when heated, grill kebab all over to cook evenly.
Pour barbecue sauce on top of it. 
Roll the kebab pieces to coat with the sauce before removing from grill.
For The Spicy Mashed Potatoes
Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir together.
Serve kebabs with salad leaves and mashed potatoes. 
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  1. Wow, this is such a stunning presentation...and we love kebabs! Yummy. (looks top 9 worthy!!!)

  2. wow it looks great ..
    so I do not need to go bumbu bali anymore....

  3. looks great! You really take alot of effort in your cooking! Kudos!

  4. Last time when I made seekh kebabs, I thought to add lemon grass and use lemon grass as skewers but then dreaded if they do not come out well. Yours look really look good and I would try making four of them,good for our family.

  5. The spicy mashed potato is in my do list. Awesome kebab too.

  6. When I was a kid, I love eating kebab on sugar cane. Hardly find it on the menu nowadays. =)

  7. Lemongrass add lots of character into meats!

  8. Your pictures are stunning my friend just as much as your recipe :D
    My brother would adore this thank you!

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. hi nava, your lemon grass chicken kebab looks cool and pretty.. like the pics you captured here... i think lemon grass is the most appetizing and aromatic flavor in a kebab.. bookmarked with thanks. have a nice day

  10. ehhhh very good idea. Usually we would chop the lemon grass but using your way it would be more fragrant

  11. This looks amazing! I love the kebabs and I bet the mashed potato is brilliant.

  12. I absolutely love this. I will certainly try making it. So pretty too!

  13. Wow! That looks incredible! What a fabulous idea of using lemon grass! :)

  14. This is lovely....even I can smell


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