Friday, June 29, 2012

I am going picnic with my X

Louise, the host of "The Picnic Game" left a comment on my last year’s post on a dish called Xerem that I brought to “The Picnic Game 2011”. She invited me to join in this year's game. By the time I contacted her to tell her I will be going, guess what? What you are thinking right now is absolutely correct. Yes, I have to go picnic with my X again. 

It’s Months of Edible Celebrations Picnic Day again! 

I’m going on a picnic, and I’m bringing…

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X -  Xim-Xim De Galinha 

Xim-Xim De Galinha
Adapted from Food.com By FLKeysJen
with modification.


This is a Brazilian dish with seafood and meat. This is a very delicious dish with an explosion of flavors. It is best served with steam plain rice.




Ingredients:
2 pieces of fried chicken breast with skin on
2 tbs lemon juice
1 lemon rind
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
2 tbs dried shrimp
1 large shallot, diced
1 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs minced garlic
3/4 cup water
8 big prawns, shelled and deveined
3 red chilli, diced           
2 tbs ground roasted peanuts
1 tbs ground cashew nuts
1/2 tbs minced ginger
1 tbs canola oil

Method:
Marinate the chicken in the salt, and pepper for half an hour and brown the chicken breasts. Drain off the oil with paper kitchen towel and cut them into bite size and set aside. Blend dried shrimp, shallot, lemon rind and tomatoes in a food processor into a thick paste. Heat the oil over medium heat in a pan and add the garlic. Saute garlic till brown and add the paste and stir fry for about 5 minutes. Add the shallot, tomato, and shrimp paste and stir fry for about 10 minutes. Add in chilli and ginger and stir fry some more. Add water and lemon juice. Let it simmer for another 10 minutes on low heat.  Add ground roasted peanut, roasted ground cashew and drained chicken pieces. Let it simmer for another 10 minutes or till chicken breast is cooked. Add in the prawns and let it cooked for another three to five minutes before turning off heat. When ready to serve, drizzle the canola oil over the xim-xim and cook for a few more minutes. 

52 comments:

  1. What an interesting dish! And such an interesting name too! All the easy alphabets are taken up... trust you to come up with something so exotic with an alphabet that nobody can think of making :) Smart girl!
    I'm imagining it would taste a little like a satay sauce?

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    1. Ping, you are right a little like satay sauce but without too much chilli, also the nuts are finely ground. I am a smart girl? AHEM!! LOL!

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  2. I have to take a double look when I read the ingredients starting with chicken and then i saw the prawns in the picture... then only i realize you mixed these two protein meat together.. never tasted this mixed combination before... should be "explosive" as you mentioned! :)

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    1. Yes, try this Claire. It is easy to make and delicious.

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  3. This prawns curry so attractive! :) Nice! Thanks for sharing.
    Quay Po, my 'previous home' got problem, c't sign in.
    Welcome to visit xucaca-life.blogspot.com
    Thanks!

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    1. Joceline, I wouldn't call this curry. Not spicy enough:D I am sorry to hear that your website got problem. Hope it get straightened out soon. Thanks for informing.

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  4. Hmmm..i am having hard time pronouncing it but I don't think I will have problem eating it.ahhahahha

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    1. Sure you won't. I knew that when I was with you in Sibu! hahaha

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  5. Yeah never tried a combination of chicken and prawn in a dish. Must be really good.:)

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    1. Carolyn, it is good. Your kiddies can eat this, no problem.

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  6. Gosh!!!! That is absolutely killing me. It looks soooooo good, I'm drooling out of control!!! Slurpssssss!!!! Picnic? Haven't been on a picnic for years and years now... Too fat, if sit on the ground...cannot get up! Muahahahahaha!!!!!

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    1. same here....drooling....but if ask me to cook sure K-O.

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    2. hahaha I GOT YOU this time!! I love it when my dishes can torture you and make you drool! muahahaha.... Aiyoh, this is a virtual picnic not a real one lah. I also have not been to a picnic for donkey years. Same here, hard to get up when sat on the floor. Old age syndrome!! kekeke

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    3. Kathy, you don't pretend, I have seen you cook nice dishes! :D

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  7. This is an interesting dish with a fun name! It looks so delicious! Can i have a bowl too :)

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    1. Tze, I would love to have a meal with you someday.

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  8. Oh my goodness, again another letter 'X' for this year picnic party! You're darn creative, Lucy. Guess, QL has no complain. haha... Thanks for bringing in another fabulous dish to the party. I think I need to bring some extra containers to the party & 'da bao'. :o)
    Hope you're enjoying your trip, lady.
    Kristy

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    1. Thanks Kristy. It is not by choice but I am glad I found this recipe and can bring an X dish to the picnic. Sure, da bao a much as you like in exchange for what you bring to the party. No more trip my dear, I am back home already.

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  9. What an exotic dish. When I looked at the photo,it looks like curry but the ingredients tell me otherwise. Interesting!

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    1. Yes, it looks like curry isn't it? Photos can be misleading sometimes.

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  10. Wow! This dish sure looks good & very appetizing too! I can eat 2 bowls of rice with this sedaplicious Xim-Xim De Galinha! Like the name too! :p

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    1. That was what I did, I eat two bowls of rice with it.

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  11. This sounds amazing. Wish I was coming on a picnic with you :) Have a great day Diane

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    1. I really wish I can meet up you in person someday Diane. Wish you are staying nearer. Have great weekend.

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  12. How is the taste like? Judging from the ingredients, it will be slightly tangy and spicy..?

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    1. Yen, I think you can join the Master Chef competition. By sight, you already got the taste right. You know if you do, I will be supporting you all the way!

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  13. What an incredible dish you are bringing to the picnic Veronica! I guess I should be sorry you got the difficult letter X again but oh how could I be, look what you've shared!!!

    I can't put my finger on it but it sure seems like a dish that sparks a taste I've seen in some of the Brazilian or Spanish cookbooks I have. I wonder if the name has been translated to something more simply. I love the exotic flair and the combination of ingredients. I'll be searching you out at the picnic for sure!

    Thank you so much for "playing" the Picnic Game. As you can see, we are going to have quite the assortment of food. Bring a huge appetite and the rest of the family!!! Louise

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    1. Louise, thanks for thinking of me and invite me to the picnic again. Let's have some fun. See you there! Hugs.

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  14. WOW
    I wish I could join you :D

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  15. SO impressed you found an X food!

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    1. Thanks. I am lucky I found one that I can handle.

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  16. Hi, I am stopping by from the Picnic Game. Your letter X dish is so amazing! I was tossing up between U and X (the only letters left) and I could not for the life of me figure out a letter X so ended up with the U. I am so in awe of this! Mich@piece of cake

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    1. Oh Michele, so you are one step earlier than me and grapped the U! hehe... See you at the picnic. Thanks for dropping by.

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  17. It is indeed a very delicious and unique dish, I love those huge prawns!

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    1. Looks like you are a prawn lover like me. When are we going to eat seafood together?

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  18. I like the use of cashews and peanuts in many Brazilian dishes.

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    1. I think the nice texture and flavors mainly comes from the toasted nuts.

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  19. So YOU were the genius who came up with the X! And a delicious recipe at that!

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    1. Thanks Lizzy. No genius, just a copy cat. hehe

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  20. Looks like the letter R is still open...from the comments I read on Louise's blog, few people wanted it, and now I don't see anything showing up.
    Veronica, you're the "Madame X"...lol, I think it is also an old movie title!
    Your dish is superb, just love the creativity of this delicious combo with shrimp and chicken!
    Great job, well done!
    xo

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    1. Elisabeth, you are ever so encouraging. Thanks again. Ya, I saw that R is empty and wonder why. Someone took the R and cannot make it to the picnic? Oh my goodness, Madame X is a wonderful drama film and the actress is Lana Turner. At her death scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHNjmiTJ4pE , she said this to her son, "it's the only prerogative of Motherhood I still possess." made me cry. I know I would do the same for my son. XOXO

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  21. Wow! Where are you sitting at the picnic. I want to be on the next blanket. This sounds amazing.

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  22. This is such a delicious looking dish with a lovely name! I bet it would go great with bread too!

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    1. Yes, it will be great with bread and I think will go well with pasta too.

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  23. I have eaten chicken with shrimp in different cajun dishes. This looks equally delicious! We have so much great variety at the picnic!

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    1. Yes, we do, another year of scrumptious collection of dishes at the picnic.

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  24. Wow that's a really delicious dish to be brought to picnic, I would love to go for a picnic with you too (to enjoy your delicious cooking!) :p

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    1. Jasline, come, come, let's go!! hahaha

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  25. This looks absolutely fantastic! I'm so glad that you got the letter "X" again this year!

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  26. Hi! I'm visiting from the Picnic Game. Love this dish - what a creative "X" - hope you manage to get a different letter next year or you can continue to amaze us with your 'x' recipes!

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