Balinese Recipe : Ayam Betutu

For those fortunate to have stayed at Karma Mayura resort in Ubud, you may have tried this richly spiced Balinese dish. Ayam Betut is essentially steamed poultry (chicken or duck) that is marinated in the most aromatic blend of flavours and spices, then wrapped in banana leaves and steamed or grilled. So tasty!


Paste (bumbu  rajang):

Prepare the aromatic spice paste

Chop all the vegetables, herbs and spices finely to create a paste (you can use a food processor). Add  coconut oil and shrimp  paste.

Marinate and wrap the chicken

*Marinate the chicken with  salt  and  pepper. Keep aside for 2 minutes then marinate with your  paste (bumbu  rajang ) – cover the entire chicken. Set aside for 1 hour.

*the chicken in banana leaves. Steam for around  35 –  45 minutes

Remove the chicken  from  the  steamer  and  place on  the  grill for around  3 minutes until it turns golden color. Your delicious Ayam Betutu is ready  to  be served.  

Selamat Makan!

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