Thursday, August 21, 2008

this was good.

a fat piece of ginger, about 2.5" x 1.25", sliced coarsely
2 stalks lemon grass, chopped into 1/2" pieces
4-5 cloves garlic
leaves from 5 stalks basil
about 1.5 oz light soy sauce
about 1/4 cup olive oil
4-5 T Thai curry paste (pick your favorite)
1 T salt

Whirl it all up in the food processor (as fine as possible unless you don't mind chewing lemongrass fibers) and marinate your chicken in a bag overnight. Barbecue.

If you can't find curry paste, that's okay. There's a lot of ways this can be varied with good results -- the essentials are the ginger, lemon grass, garlic, soy sauce and oil. Balsamic vinegar adds a different zip and lime juice would probably be good too.

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