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Gai Gorae.

Spicy Grilled Chicken (Serves 10)

Ingredients

1kg chicken breast thinly sliced
8 tbsn red chili curry paste
5 tspn ground pepper
10 tbsn sugar
6 tspn fish sauce
5 tsp turmeric
4 tspn of ground cumin
5 tspn of ground coriander seed
300 ml of coconut milk
cucumber diced

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Ingredients

Method

Heat half the coconut milk in a saucepan. Add the red chili paste and stir well.

Add the fish sauce and sugar then all of the other dry ingredients. Stir well (tasting the mixture occasioally) then turn off the heat and leave it to cool for a couple of minutes. Pour the mixture onto the chicken pieces in a bowl and add the rest of the coconut milk.

Mix well then leave it to marinate for 30 minutes in the fridge

Put on sticks and grill or barbecue until cooked.

Serve with diced cucumber

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Level 1 - Cow Pad Gung (Fried Rice with Shrimp) Increase quantities by integer multiplication

Level 2 - Massaman Gai (Chicken and Potato Curry) Increase quantities by multiplication

Level 3 - Gai Gorae (Spicy Grilled Chicken) Decrease quantities

Level 4 - Gwittyo Tom Yam Gung (Spicy Lemon Shrimp Soup with Noodles) Mixed questions

Level 5 - Tom Yam Gung (Spicy Lemon Shrimp Soup) Hardfer mixed questions

Level 6 - Geng Jute Jang Ngok (Glass Noodle Soup With Pork) Puzzling questions

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