HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO MASTER A DELICIOUS THAI DISH LIKE A PRO CHEF? At Lil Chef's Academy, off Central Florida Parkway, how about 6? Or 12. Culinary excellence, taught by dedicated and energetic individuals who share a passion for Early Childhood Development, Culinary Arts, Bi-Literacy, and Diversity, makes your Lil Chef's success its number one priority. Classes at Lil Chef's Academy incorporate immersive language learning and innovative cross-training methods in the culinary industry.
Every week celebrates a new theme, country, culture and culinary expression; and during our visit, Thailand was the flavor of the week! The recipes included an Ajaat (Cucumber Relish), Khao Pad Sapparod (Pineapple Rice), and Kai or Mu Sa-te (grilled pork or Chicken). We got to see behind the masks, and each Lil Chef's grimace screamed enjoyment for the experience, and were happy to share the following recipe for you! Visit our online article at Citylifestyle.com/SouthOrlando for a whole lot of Lil Chef's smiles.
KAI (CHICKEN) OR MU (PORK) SA-TE
- 1.5 lbs. of chicken breast or pork
- 1/4 teaspoon roasted coriander seeds powder
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 3 slices galangal
- 1/2 tablespoon chopped lemongrass
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 5 garlic cloves
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- small wooden skewers
- Slice chicken or pork - 1.5 inches.
- Pound together coriander seeds powder, turmeric powder, curry powder, galangal, lemongrass, garlic cloves and salt.
- Put mixture into coconut milk.
- Add sugar and vegetable oil and blend into marinade.
- Soak the meat in the fresh marinade for 2 hours.
- Take the slices of meat and thread them into skewers while heating the marinade until boling.
- Roast the meat and apply the marinade to it.
- Serve cooked skewers with the boiled sa-te sauce.