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Traditional Vietnamese Recipe - Gà Hấp Muối Sả (Steamed Chicken With Lemongrass Salt)

Gà Hấp Muối Sả (Steamed Chicken With Lemongrass Salt)


1 chicken (1.5 kg)

600g rock salt

10 lemongrass bulbs

2 pieces of ginger

3 chili peppers

100g lemon leaves

Tools: Foil, cast iron pot or earthen pot


Wash the chicken with a mixture of salt, crushed ginger and white wine and then rinse with clean water

Lemongrass divided into 2 parts, 1 part smashed and 1 part minced

Peeled ginger, washed, half sliced, half minced

Marinate chicken: Mix a mixture of minced lemongrass, minced ginger, finely chopped lime leaves, 1 teaspoon of seasoning, 1 teaspoon of pepper powder, then rub it on the chicken and marinate for 20 minutes.

Put some crushed lemongrass, lemon leaves and a few slices of ginger in the belly to make the chicken more delicious.

In a heavy pot/cast iron dish add salt, lemongrass and lime leaves, finally Place the chicken in the pot on top of the lemongrass and lime leaves so that the chicken is not exposed to too much salt to avoid getting salty.

Close the lid, turn on the stove and start steaming the chicken for about 20-30 minutes. When steaming, keep the heat on high for the first 5 minutes for the pot to heat up, then let the heat gradually decrease and steam for about 20-30 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the steamer on the stove for about 10 minutes.

Finished products: Take the cooked chicken and cut it into bite-sized pieces. Enjoy with salt and lime dipping sauce or fish sauce dipping sauce.

Steamed chicken with lemongrass salt absolutely do not add water to steam. Do not use finely ground salt or iodized salt to steam chicken because this makes it easier for the salt to penetrate the meat, making the meat salty and tasteless.