Chicago chef Rick Bayless has been sharing his deep knowledge of Mexican food for decades in his restaurants, on television, and through eight cookbooks to date. This recipe is excerpted from his latest book, More Mexican Everyday (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.).
This is not mama’s fried chicken, but mamak, a word that’s used to describe the fusion of Indian and Malay flavors. Mamak food stalls can be found everywhere on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, but if you’ve ever been there during Ramadan, food vendors as far as the eye can see line the sidewalks beginning at 6 P.M.
At my house there's fresh basil on the counter, I'm freezing basil for winter, and I've now made two batches of Basil Pesto with Lemon, so it's not really surprising that a recipe using pesto would catch my eye.