Chicken in Spicy Coconut Sauce
['3 pound chicken drumsticks and thighs', '2 teaspoons salt', '2 rounded tablespoons tamarind from a pliable block', '1/2 cup hot water', '1 cup chopped shallots (4 large)', '10 (5 1/2-inch) fresh Holland red chiles, sliced crosswise (1 cup), including seeds', '1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger', '2 teaspoons chopped peeled turmeric (fresh or thawed frozen) or 1 teaspoon ground turmeric', '1 teaspoon ground cumin', '2 teaspoons ground coriander', '2 fresh lemongrass stalks, 1 or 2 outer leaves and all but lower 6 inches discarded', '6 cups well-stirred canned unsweetened coconut milk (48 fl oz; not low-fat)', '1 (1-inch) piece galangal (fresh or thawed frozen), sliced crosswise', '2 teaspoons packed dark palm sugar or dark brown sugar']
Rub chicken with salt and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
While chicken stands, gently mash tamarind with hot water in a bowl using your fingertips until pulp is softened, then force with a rubber spatula through a medium-mesh sieve into a small bowl, discarding solids. Pulse shallots, chiles, ginger, and turmeric with cumin and coriander in a food processor until finely chopped. Lightly smash lemongrass stalks with bottom of a heavy skillet.
Stir together coconut milk, tamarind purée, shallot mixture, lemongrass, galangal, and palm sugar in a 6- to 7-quart wide heavy pot. Add chicken and bring to a simmer over moderately high heat, stirring frequently, then reduce heat and gently simmer, partially covered, until very tender, 40 to 45 minutes. Transfer chicken with tongs to a bowl and simmer sauce, uncovered, stirring frequently, until thickened and reduced to about 4 cups, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes, then skim off any fat if desired. Discard lemongrass and season sauce with salt. Add chicken and stir to coat.
Attribution for Recipes (CC BY-SA 3.0):
The recipes displayed in this app have been crated using content available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) license. The recipes are based on the following dataset:
[Food Ingredients and Recipes Dataset with Images]
License: CC BY-SA 3.0
We would like to express our gratitude to the content creators who contributed to the dataset and shared their work under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license, allowing us to showcase and share these recipes with you.