Friday, September 27, 2013
Caramelized Chicken Ga Kho
The last of the frozen thighs were thawed and needed to find something that I could make with what I have left in the house.
2 1/2 pounds chicken thighs -skinless, you can debone them, I didn't.
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup fish sauce
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/3 cup water
4 cloves garlic - crushed
2 tablespoons chopped ginger
2 shallots minced( used green onions)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1. In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons of the fish sauce and 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar and mix well. Place the chicken in a air tight container and add the fish sauce and brown sugar marinade and let it sit for 1/2 an hour.
2- In a medium bowl make the sauce- mix the brown sugar,water,rice vinegar and the fish sauce and mix until dissolved. Add the ginger, onion and garlic and set aside.
3- Heat the oil to a large pan and place the flat surface of the thigh facing down. Don't touch for a minute and allow to sear. Pour in 1/4 of the sauce.
4- The chicken will caramelize, don't move it around and let it sear.
5- The sauce will start to thicken and the chicken will brown after a few minutes.
Garnish with roasted sesame seeds and green onion tops cut into bite size
adapted slightly from Food