Gkai Kamin

Gkai Kamin


"This dish is a popular Southern Style Thai dish. Delicious, simple, and really easy to prepare, it is a good recipe for a working woman. Good compliment for papaya salad."


servings 407 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 407 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 21.7 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.2g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 39.7 g
  • 79%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 121 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 3608 mg
  • 144%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cut roots and leafy tops off lemon grass stalks. In a mortar and pestle, pound lemongrass, salt, garlic, turmeric, and pepper into a fine paste.
  2. Cut open chicken lengthwise. Separate into 2 pieces, and rinse well. Rub chicken with mixed spice paste. Marinate in refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Grill over moderate heat for 10 to 15 minutes, or until well done and evenly brown. Serve hot.
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  1. 14 Ratings


I've used this recipe several times now with some slight variations with what I had on hand. I used ground lemon grass in a tube, and I used 2 TBSP of dried ground tumeric. I put all the marinad...

Delicious! A word of caution though, this has permanently stained my marble mortar and pestle a bright orange. Any ideas on how to remove the stain?

My husband and I enjoyed this recipe very much.

Loved this recipe!!!

This is a winner. The flavor is deep, and well-spiced, but not overpowering. The chicken was juicy and the texture of the rub was really great. I have never had anything made with fresh turmeric...

Holy cow! This was good! I pounded the garlic, salt and pepper in the mortar and pestle, then mixed it with dry turmeric (5 tsp) and about 3 tbsp of lemongrass paste in a separate bowl (no stai...

Ok...I Really wanted this recipe to work because it had some great reviews and I had just found fresh lemongrass and turmeric tubers at the market. Sorry to say it just Didn't work for me. The t...

WOW! Yummy. I did have to change a few things because of what I had in the house. I used lemon grass in a tube, and I used ground turmeric from the spice rack. I will say that using this much...

My lemon grass was way too tough to grind to a paste, so I prepared the rest of the marinade, rubbed it onto the chicken, then mixed in the lengths of lemon grass, stirring them in through the c...