Have you got chicken breasts? If so, slice them or cube them, then marinade them:
Thinly slice the chillis (take out the seeds if you don't like it really hot) Take off the hard, outer leaves of the lemon grass, then finely chop the stalks Finely chop the shallots and the garlic Peel and finelly chop the galangal (it's like root ginger)
Stir the chicken into this. If you've got some fish sauce or soy sauce add a splash of that, or some fresh lemon/lime and possibly a little bit of sesame oil.
Season with some black pepper.
Marinade for around 30 minutes, then stir fry and serve with boiled rice or noodles. If you've got some fresh coriander chop this and stir it in just before serving.
Sorry I've taken so long to reply, was on limited time at the library when I posted.
BIWI, thanks for the idea, I'll get some chicken this afternoon and give it a go for tea for myself and my fella. I had no idea what the galangal was, that one had me baffled. Handy to know it's like root ginger, have made a note of that in case I come across it again/
Stirling, link much appreciated, I'm going to print a couple off while I'm at the library for future reference. I've not been around for ages as our laptop is knackered & can't be fixed so we're saving (but not very well) to replace it. There's no suggestions or anything on the pack, it just tells you how much it is, what's in there & the bbe date.