Thursday, August 28, 2008

Chicken Inasal

Chicken Inasal is a recipe that comes from the south of the Philippines. Chicken is marinated in annato oil, lemongrass, vinegar, soy sauce and other seasonings before being barbecued while continually being brushed with annato oil. Traditionally, it is served with sinamak which is vinegar with garlic, chili, and other spices.

Chicken (cut into quarters)
Lemon grass 1 bundle
Soysauce 1/4 cup
Vinegar 1/4 cup
Fish sauce (patis) 2 tablespoons
Annato 2 tablespoons
Canola Oil 1/4 cup
Black Peppercorn 1 tablespoon

Make annato oil by heating canola oil in a pot, adding annato and cooking just until oil colors. Drain and discard seeds. Marinate chicken in annato oil, soysauce, fishsauce, vinegar, crushed lemongrass(white part only) and black peppercorn overnight. Preheat grill and cook chicken 5 minutes each side, if chicken is still raw, add another 3 minutes on each side. Baste chicken with marinade while grilling. Serve hot with rice and sinamak vinegar.

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