Tuesday, January 22, 2013

not bake but 'half baked'

A 'half baked' dish that I did last weekend.
Oyster sauce ginger chicken.

As usual, I forgot to add in a few ingredients. I have this bad habit of forgetting to add one or two ingredients when I cook. The problem only happens when I don't refer to the 'recipe collection'.
Sometimes Most of the time, I'm just to lazy to go back and forth to refer the recipe when I cook. hahahaha....

5 little chicken drumsticks
1 tablespoon of oyster sauce + pepper
julienne ginger
1 teaspoon of soy sauce

my missing ingredients was
sesame oil
chinese wine

I marinated the chicken with the oyster sauce and pepper for an hour of more. I prepared the ingredients in advanced and then went on cleaning and mopping the house.

oyster ginger chicken by melmok
photo by melmok

Stir fry the ginger till the smell exploded (which smells wonderful) then add in the chicken. Let it cook for a while till the chicken is white.
I probably added about half a cup of water and let it simmer till it dried up.

oyster ginger chicken by melmok
photo by melmok

The last time I cooked this 'little' chicken drumstick, I undercooked it. The outer part was white and cook, but the inner part near the bones was red and uncooked.
So this time around, I left it there to cook longer with the help of the water.

The dish came out ok. Meat = Totally cook. :)
Just without the kick of the sesame oil smell and the chinese wine taste.

oyster sauce ginger chicken by melmok
photo by melmok

Accompany with Pork Bone Soup with Red Dates, Dried mini Scallops and NZ Spinach.

soup by melmok
photo by melmok

Together with my disappointing Fried Slice Luncheon Meat.

luncheon meat by melmok
photo by melmok


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