Saturday, September 15, 2007

Braised Chicken in Ginger 麻油姜鸡

This is another dish I ate a lot during my confinement. This also a regular on our dinner table. My son like to pour the sauce over his rice and I love it with extra Fried Shredded Ginger. Good to get rid of wind in my body.

In fact, the confinement food I had are often seen on our dinner table. You don't need to be doing confinement to enjoy those food. They are actually quite 'normal' dishes except to contain lots of ginger or wine. You can cut those down if you don't like it too strong.

  • 2 Chicken Drumstick, chopped into 3 parts each
  • 70g Ginger, shredded thinly
  • 2 teaspoon Sesame Seed Oil
  • 2 teaspoon Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Cooking Wine
  • 1/2 tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chinese Cooking Wine
  • 2 teaspoon Sesame Seed Oil
  • 2 teaspoon Ginger Juice
  • 2 teaspoon Sesame Seed Oil
  • 500ml Water
  • 2 drop Dark Soy Sauce of colour (optional)
How to do it:
  1. Marinate the chicken for 2 hours
  2. Heat wok with sesame seed oil.
  3. Add fry half of shredded ginger till golden brown
  4. Remove, drain and set aside.
  5. Add in the rest if the ginger and chicken
  6. Stir fry till chicken is slightly brown but not thoroughly cooked.
  7. Pour in the sauce.
  8. Bring to a boil.
  9. Reduce heat and let it simmer for another 2 hours.
  10. Sprinkle earlier fried ginger shreds.
  11. Serve with rice.

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  1. wow! this is definitely a dish that goes well with rice! the way, can I omit the chinese cooking wine?will the taste still be the same? and why do you need to fry half the ginger first? how to make ginger juice?

    =P I think I asked too many questions

  2. SomebodyHasToBe,
    Sure you can omit the wine. Taste just at good.

    You dont have to fry half of the ginger. I like crispy ginger to top with the chicken ;)

    To get the ginger juice, you grate the ginger, then you'll be able to squeeze the juice out. ;)

    Hey, no problem with the questions. ;) I'll try my best to answer them within my knowledge. :)

    Happy Wokking!