Ka lee Ped (Duck Curry)
dried chilli peppers, soaked in water until soft
7 sm shallots
3 tb curry powder
1 fully grown coconut
10 potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces of chosen size, then washed and left on a plate
ground black pepper
From: TRADITIONAL RECIPES OF LAOS by Phia Sing, ISBN 0 907325 60 2
Duck preparation: plucked, gutted and cut into pieces as desired--these to be
washed, sprinkled with salt and ground black pepper and left on a plate.
Coconut preparation: opened and the meat grated by using a ka-tai kood mok-pao
(a 'rabbit' for grating coconut, see page 28)-then make the first extraction of
cream, followed by the second and third extractions of milk, approximately enough
to fill a large soup bowl.
Put the coconut cream in a wok and place it on the fire. Leave it until the
cream separates, and then add the kheuang hom. Stir until it gives offa good
Next, put in the salted pieces of duck and stir until they have shrunk a bit.
Add the fish sauce and curry powder. Stir some more and then add the second
extraction of coconut milk and the potatoes. Put the lid on the wok. When the
duck and potatoes are well done, taste, then dish up in a bowl, garnish with
ground black pepper and chopped coriander leaves, and serve.
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