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Fa Cai Smoked Lemongrass Chicken

Makes: 4
4pcs Chicken Legs Bone-in
2tbsp. Fish Sauce
3tsp. White Pepper Powder
3cloves Garlic
2stalk Lemongrass
1tbsp. Sesame Oil
5stalks Spring Onion
2pcs Kaffir Lime Leaf
1tsp. Sugar
1tsp. Salt
Recipe preparation
In the kitchen:
  • Blend the White Part of the lemon grass, together with all the other seasonings until a fine paste.
  • Brine the Chicken legs in a salt solution with 3 Table Spoon Salt & Sugar for 1 hour.
  • Remove the Chicken legs from the brine and marinate with the lemongrass paste for another hour.
At the barbecue:
  • Preheat the Weber Grill to 200 Degrees Celsius and prepare for In-Direct Heat. If using a charcoal barbecue, you will need ¾ Weber Rapid-fire Chimney Starter of lit briquettes.
  • Place the Weber Cedar Wood Plank over Direct heat to get it smoldering. Once the plank starts releasing smoke, place chicken skin side up on the plank on Indirect Heat.
  • Roast the chicken for 30 minutes until skin becomes crispy.
  • Check that the internal temperature has reached 80 degrees Celsius with the Weber Instant Read Thermometer.