Hailing from southern Thailand, Thai Tumeric Hen (Gai Yang Khamin) is lip-smackingly scrumptious road meals that’s candy, sticky and savoury. The marinade is unbelievably easy: garlic, fish sauce, oyster sauce, turmeric powder and sugar. The turmeric actually makes it!
Southern Thai Turmeric Hen (Gai Yang Khamin)
It is a nice one to marinade tonight and bake tomorrow, to convey genuine Thai flavours to your dinner desk! It’s candy however has layers of savoury, and isincredibly scrumptious for one thing so easy.
With the wonderful road meals in Thailand, it should come to no shock that I discovered this throughout my travels. It’s a road meals that hails from the south referred to as Gai Yang Khamin, and is a kind of recipes that tastes prefer it has far more substances in it than it does.
On the time I attempted it, I didn’t know what it was referred to as, although the thriller was solved by means of livid Googling for “yellow Thai grilled rooster” in my dedication to duplicate it again at house.
Road distributors grill this over smokey coals and use butterflied complete rooster. I bake it within the oven and use rooster thighs as a substitute to make it Monday-night-friendly. This doesn’t, nonetheless, compromise flavour – it’s nonetheless ridiculously scrumptious!
Components in Thai Turmeric Hen
That is a kind of recipes that tastes prefer it’s obtained far more substances in it that it does. I get a secret thrill out of discovering recipes like this!!
For the juiciest, stickiest rooster with the perfect glaze, bone-in thighs are greatest. However I’ve supplied instructions for breast and different cuts.
Hen – As famous above, skin-on, bone-in thighs are greatest as a result of the time it takes for the pores and skin to go sticky and golden is similar time it takes for the within to prepare dinner by means of to juicy perfection. Leaner, boneless cuts, like breast and boneless thigh, prepare dinner by means of sooner, earlier than the floor has an opportunity to caramelise. Nonetheless, I’ve supplied instructions for these – and you can all the time pan fry as a substitute! Drumsticks are additionally a superb, economical choice – these work completely as a direct substitute.
Turmeric powder – Key flavour and color for this dish. That is what makes this Thai Turmeric rooster!!
Fish sauce – Secret ingredient! Provides salt with further layers of flavour so this in any other case easy marinade isn’t bland.
Oyster sauce – Second secret ingredient! Provides sweetness with savoury undertones.
Sugar – For further sweetness.
Garlic – Fairly an honest wack!
Pepper – I just like the flavour white pepper brings to this however you may substitute with black pepper.
The best way to make Thai Turmeric Hen
Pop this within the marinade tonight then bake it tomorrow! Marinade for at the least 3 hours, ideally in a single day. Then bake and baste till golden and sticky (45 minutes).
Combine the marinade in a bowl – garlic, fish sauce, oyster sauce, sugar and turmeric.
Marinade the rooster for at the least 3 hours, ideally in a single day.
Bake on a lined tray for 45 minutes till the floor is sticky and scrumptious.
Baste utilizing the tray juices on the 30 minute mark….
Then baste once more on the 40 minute mark and pop it again in for a remaining 5 minutes to caramelise the floor.
Garnish with contemporary coriander/cilantro go away if you would like (it’s only for seems), then serve utilizing the pan juices as a sauce!
What to serve with Thai Turmeric Hen
Serve this with a pile of steaming jasmine or coconut rice and plain chunks of cucumber and tomato, one thing you generally see served as a vegetable aspect throughout Thailand. The contemporary crunch of cucumber and juiciness of tomato is a pleasant distinction to the sweet-savoury-meatiness of the rooster, with the added bonus that you just don’t must trouble with a dressing. I’m not going to argue with that!
Although, if you’re a greater individual than me and want to make extra of an effort to your aspect salad, you can toss any contemporary or steamed greens with Asian Sesame Dressing (for a fast choice). For a extra substantial aspect salad, strive Thai Hen Salad minus the rooster, or Thai Beef Salad minus the meat (I like the dressing of those salads).
And listed here are some extra choices for issues to serve on the aspect:
Ideas for sides
Or, eat it road meals model – simply seize the rooster along with your fingers and munch it on the go. You recognize I did! (Although the imaginative and prescient is barely totally different – in my kitchen at house in my scruffy apron, somewhat than the bustling streets of Thailand.😂)
– Nagi x
Watch how one can make it
Again to the old-style fingers solely video for this one! Ran out of time to do the brand new model with me and Dozer in it. 🙂
Thai Turmeric Hen (Gai Yang Khamin)
Prep: 10 minutes
Prepare dinner: 40 minutes
Marinade: 3 hours
Whole: 3 hours 50 minutes
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Marinade rooster – Combine Marinade substances in a big bowl. Add rooster and toss to coat. Marinade for at the least 3 hours, ideally in a single day.
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F (160°C fan-forced).
Put together – Line a tray with baking paper/parchment paper. Place rooster on the tray, pores and skin aspect up. Scrape all Marinade out of th bowl and dab onto rooster.
Bake for 40 minutes, then enhance the oven to 200°C/375°F (180°C fan-forced) to caramelise the pores and skin. Baste on the 30 minute and 40 minute mark utilizing the tray juices to make it golden brown and sticky, and rotate the tray as wanted for even color.
Subsequent greatest is boneless thighs, then mentioning the rear is tenderloin and breast (suggest including 1 tbsp oil into the marinade). Use round 750g/1.5lb for any of those cuts.
2. Cooking strategies – This recipe might be cooked on the BBQ, range or baked. Take care on the range and BBQ because the sugar burns, so use medium warmth.
- Range – Warmth a skillet over medium warmth. Place pores and skin aspect down and canopy with a lid. Prepare dinner for five minutes or till the pores and skin is darkish golden. Then flip and canopy with a lid once more. Prepare dinner for 8 to 10 minutes till cooked by means of, basting the pores and skin with the residual marinade within the bowl.
- BBQ – use medium warmth and prepare dinner for round quarter-hour in complete, basting the pores and skin with the marinade within the bowl).
- Different cuts:
– Drumsticks: Bake 40 minutes
– Skinless boneless thighs: Bake 20 – 25 minutes, or range/BBQ for five minutes either side on medium.
– Breast: Bake for 20 minutes, or range/BBQ for round 5 minutes on either side on medium.
Serving: 260gEnergy: 505cal (25%)Carbohydrates: 15g (5%)Protein: 34g (68%)Fats: 34g (52%)Saturated Fats: 9g (56%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 7gMonounsaturated Fats: 14gTrans Fats: 0.2gLdl cholesterol: 200mg (67%)Sodium: 972mg (42%)Potassium: 504mg (14%)Fiber: 0.5g (2%)Sugar: 11g (12%)Vitamin A: 160IU (3%)Vitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 39mg (4%)Iron: 2mg (11%)
Initially printed November 2015. Up to date with glowing new photographs with a recipe video added and most significantly, Lifetime of Dozer part added!
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