If you are in the Alderwood Mall area in Lynnwood, WA, a stop in at H Mart would be well worth your time. Though mainly a Korean market, they also carry a wide variety of other Asian groceries. It is clean, bright, easy to navigate and well stocked. Folks working there are friendly and helpful. I picked up a variety of ingredients for another variation on a Thai style marinade for my chicken tonight. The weather, so far, is not cooperating for an outdoor grilling session, but rain or shine, we be grillin'.
1 Whole organic chicken, deboned
3 Stalks lemongrass, pounded and cut into 2-3" pieces
Handful of kaffir lime leaves, about 20 or so, crumbled in you hand to release the flavor
Handful of Thai red basil leaves, about 20-30
4-5 Small shallots, peeled and smashed and cut in half
3 Thai chilis, slit open
3 Tbsp fish sauce
2 Tbsp sweet soy sauce
1 Small can of coconut milk (5.6oz)
2 Tbsp honey
Mix all marinating ingredients together. Place in a large ziplock bag with the chicken. Massage the chicken a bit to work the marinade into the chicken. Place in the refrigerator overnight turning once or twice. Grill chicken over medium heat for about 20-30 minutes. I served mine with white rice and sauteed long beans.