Sunday, March 21, 2010

Peteformation Shortcut Ayam Penyet (Flattened, Smashed Chicken) Recipe

If you Google ‘Ayam Penyet’, you will find that there are many versions of this wonderful Javanese, Indonesian recipe. Ayam Penyet, got its name from a chicken that is flattened (or smashed) with a mortar before it is cooked. If you had a bad day at the office, maybe then you might want to smash the chicken on the wall or use it as a punching bag (imagine your boss face) before cooking it! Ha ha ha, just joking! The original ayam penyet are boiled with the marinade ingredients and then fried, but in my version of recipe, I actually marinated the chicken with all the ingredients and then roasted it using an oven. It is common to eat Ayam Penyet with sambal (spicy chilly sauce with toasted fermented shrimp paste and lime juice). I added chilly and lime juice when marinating the chicken so that I do not have to prepare additional sambal sauce. He he he, this is the little ‘shortcut’ here! I also did not use coconut milk (santan) in my version of Ayam Penyet. Check out my shortcut version of Ayam Penyet!

Chicken, 1 whole, cut through the breast side and flattened
Serai, 1 pc Shallots, 3 pcs
Garlic, 3 cloves
Lengkuas (galangal), 1 small piece (1”)
Serbuk Jintan Manis (Aniseed Powder), 1 teaspoon
Serbuk Jintan Putih (Cumin powder), 1 teaspoon
Serbuk Ketumbar (Coriander powder), 1 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder (kunyit powder), ½ teaspoon
Bay Leaf, 1 pc, cut into small pieces
Lime Juice from 2 limes
Palm Sugar, 2 table spoons
Salt to taste
Chilli Powder, 1 tablespoon
Coconut milk (optional), ½ coconut

Blend serai, shallots, galangal and garlic. Marinade the chicken with all the ingredients for at least 40 minutes. Roast the marinated chicken in preheated oven at 180 Dec C for 1 hour. Alternatively, you can also deep fry the chicken just like the original version. Serve while still hot!
Excuse me, I am going to eat my Ayam Penyet for dinner now! LOL!

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reanaclaire said...

Next time i suggest having a pot bless/pot luck when meeting up with bloggers.. everyone brings their own food and hope you bring this one!!! your cooking is making me drool and at the same time, guilty for not learning how to cook properly.. :)

tuti said...

this chicken so obedient, lay still whilst you marinate and contort him/her into this position. :p

wenn said...

wow, i sure love it!

foongpc said...

I will take your advice to clobber, smash and flatten the chicken when I am angry. After releasing my anger, then can cook it and eat as ayam penyet. Not bad! Haha!

Cheryl said...

Looks delicious and the receipe is very easy to follow.

shahana said...

Wow! tempting dish!!
First time here.You got a wonderful space with alot of delicious recipes.Im following you..

suituapui said...

A number of places here selling this Indon specialty...but have yet to try. So far, haven't heard any rave review of any of those we have here... Bet yours is nicer! Hint! Hint!

fufu said...

wow wow wow... i wanna cook this... but i think simple dishes are my way :p

smallkucing said...

agree with Claire..hahhahaha

mNhL said...

Heard of the ayam penyet outlet around PJ. Have not try them yet but hopefully someday. Yours look good. Instead of fry you roasted them. Healthier.

[SK] said...

wow, you are trying to steal business from the AP Ayam Penyet is it?? gosh, you just know how to cook anything.. you are the God of Kitchen!!

wendyywy said...

I first tasted ayam penyet from KLCC's food court. The name really caught me.
It was really good. Wonder since u didn't put in coconut milk, why don't u substitute it with either evaporated milk or yogurt?

Blessed Homemaker said...

I love ayam penyet and yours look absolutely mouth-watering!


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