Mu Yang Takrai

Mu Yang Takrai (BBQ Pork with Lemon Grass ? Thai)

Posted by WingsFan91 at recipegoldmine.com 11/15/2001 4:54 pm

As part of my series of recipes for the short short summer in temperate latitudes, here is yet another Thai barbecue recipe.

This is essentially a hawker food: meat (usually pork) is threaded on skewers or satay sticks and cooked over a charcoal brazzier, and then served along with a dipping sauce in a small plastic bag.

It makes an easy recipe for a summer afternoon’s barbecue.

Alternatively you can make it with pork chops or even with spareribs or chicken pieces…it even makes a barbecue sauce for hamburgers and hot dogs.

1 pound pork, cut into bite size pieces

Marinade
10 tablespoons palm sugar
10 tablespoons nam pla (fish sauce)
10 tablespoons dark soy sauce
10 tablespoons takrai (lemon grass), sliced very thinly
5 tablespoons whiskey
5 tablespoons hom daeng (shallots), sliced very thinly
5 tablespoons kratiem (garlic), minced
5 tablespoons coconut milk
3 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon prikthai (black pepper), freshly ground

Mix the marinade ingredients, except the coconut milk and in a saucepan or wok, simmer until reduced to about half the original volume. Allow to cool, and add the coconut milk, stirring until combined.

Marinade the meat for 1 to 3 hours in a cool place, then drain well, and thread onto skewers.

Barbeque the meat until cooked.

Heat the marinade until simmering, stirring for 1-2 minutes (to cook any blood that has dripped from the marinating meat, and hence sterilize it), and serve as a dipping sauce for the meat.

Special thanks to – Muoi Khuntilanont.