Last night I decided to make something a bit spicy and sweet. This simple recipe for a honey sesame ginger chicken was the perfect recipe for what I was craving. However, right now, ginger is selling at about $23 per Kilo. Looked as I might for a small ginger stump, I was unable to find one that would just give that grated fresh ginger flavour. I decided substituting ginger for lemongrass and using a bit of ginger powder might even improve this old recipe.
For my lemongrass, sesame, ginger, honey chicken recipe the ingredients are:
- 500 grams of chicken thigh, cut into strips
- Finely diced lemongrass
- 1 Tablespoon of honey
- 2 Tablespoons of roasted sesame
- 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce
- Sesame oil for stir frying
Marinade the chicken thigh in lemongrass, honey, soy sauce and roasted sesame. Then stir fry all the ingredients. After 15-20 minutes, ready to eat.
Note: I added dried red chilis. This made the recipe spicier and hotter than I imagined. I will not be adding chilis again.