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Ayam Masak Aceh (Butterfly Cornish Game Hen)

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 2 Cornish game hens, about 1
  • -1/3 pounds each
  • 4 Shallots sliced
  • 2 Garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tb Ground coriander
  • 3 To 7 fresh hot red chiles,
  • -seeded, sliced
  • 1/2 Piece fresh ginger, sliced
  • 1/4 ts Ground turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tb Lime juice
  • 2 c Coconut milk
  • 2 Stalks lemon grass or 1
  • -slice lemon


Split open the game hens from the breast side and flatten them out
into a butterfly shape. Discard loose skin and fat. Broil the hens
for 3 minutes on each side.

Process the shallots, garlic, coriander, chile, ginger, turmeric,
salt, lime juice and 1/2 cup of the coconut milk to a smooth sauce.
Marinate the hens in the sauce for 15 minutes.

Put the hens in a large skillet and cook over moderate heat for 10
minutes uncovered. Then add the remaining coconut milk and the lemon
grass. Bring to a boil and cook for 30 minutes, basting occasionally,
until the hens are tender and almost all the liquid has evaporated.

Serve warm.

Serves 4.

San Francisco Chronicle, 3/9/88.

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