Thursday, December 22, 2011

Medan Style Chicken Soup (Soto Medan)

Medan Style Chicken Soup Soto Medan

2 chicken thighs
1 stalk of Lemongrass (Sereh)
3 fresh Kaffir Lime leafs (daun Jeruk Purut)
1 cm Galangal (Laos/Lengkuas), crushed
1 Salam leaf (you can substitute with bay leaf)

125 ml coconut milk
2 tablespoon of lime juice
1 litre of water

2 tablespoon of fried shallots
1 stalk of spring onion, chopped

Spice Pasta
4 shallots
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (you can use fresh turmeric as well)
1 cm of ginger
2 Candlenuts (Kemiri), pan-broil
Salt and sugar to taste

Wash the chicken, and then pour the lime juice over it. Leave it for 10 minutes). Wash again.

Simmer chicken in 1 litre of water together with salt, salam leaf, lemongrass, lime kaffir leafs, and the galangal. Cook until the chicken is tender. Take it out from the stock and leave it to cool. Separate chicken meat from the bones and shred finely. Meanwhile keep cooking the stock with low heat.

Fry the chicken. Set aside.

With remaining oil, sauté the spice paste for a minute or two until fragrant. Put the fried spice paste into chicken stock. Cook until the spice is absorbed. Then add the coconut milk. Continue cooking.

Serve with plain rice (nasi putih), Perkedel (potato croquettes), cracker and garnish with fried shallot and spring onion.

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