Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Steamed Chicken with Mushroom and Black Fungus

I’ve seen and tried several versions of steamed chicken. One of my recipe is to have the chicken steamed on its own with very minimal seasonings. The other kind of cooking is to have it steamed together with other ingredients and seasoned with wine. I experimented the latter with DOM. It tasted more towards sweet side due to the DOM flavour. Probably I added too much of DOM :). This time, I substituted DOM with Shao Xing Hua Diao Jiu, that is glutinous rice wine. I did this simply for comparison purpose. As a result, I prefer the one with glutinous rice wine. It suits my taste buds better.

Steamed Chicken With Mushroom and Black Fungus
Serves 3

Half of free range chicken, skinned and chopped into pieces
5 slices of ginger
2 dried mushroom, dehydrated, stalk removed and sliced
1 piece of black fungus, dehydrated and sliced thinly

1 tbsp of light soy sauce
1.5 tbsp of glutinous rice wine
1 tbsp of sesame oil

1 tbsp of wolfberries, dehydrated
Some chopped spring onion

1. Arrange ginger slices on a heat-proof porcelain plate.
2. Arrange chicken on top on the ginger slices.
3. Top it with mushroom and black fungus.
4. Steam over high heat for 20-25 minutes. If you are using normal chicken, you can reduce the time accordingly.
5. Garnish it with wolfberries and spring onion. Serve hot with rice.


ICook4Fun said...

I like this type of simples dish. This is the right way to enjoy the sweetness of the free range chicken. This dish of yours look great.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I like to prepare the similar steamed chicken dish like your , love the gravy and nice to eat with steamed rice.

Min {Honest Vanilla} said...

I love the wolfberries and black fungus! The set up with these on top is just so enticing ;) It must be so wonderfully sweet with all these amazing yet simple ingredients

TasteHongKong said...

Yes, Shaoxing wine is also good helper to me for seasoning meats. I also like the dish being accompanied with ginger and wolfberries.

lena said...

yes, i believe that the rice wine does help in flavouring the dish. But i've never tried using dom before and i would like to try them ond day.

PapaCheong's 拿手好菜 said...

looks nice. will try it on my wife!

Unknown said...

sometimes I add dried lilybulbs, simple and nice ;-)

Priya Suresh said...

Makes me hungry, delicious dish!

tigerfish said...

This is also kinda minimal. I like it as well, compared with those "really minimal" steamed chicken. The "really minimal" with just sesame oil or ginger, wine etc. is for days when other ingredients run out; and this is for days when we have more ingredients on hand and want more nutrition on one same plate. I have been doing the same with steamed fish recently. :)

daphne said...

I like both!! It's so simple with lovely flavours- esp with the goji berries!

My Little Space said...

I love this kind of dishes. Simply purely delicious. Even better if add in some s'mui xiang' alted fish. Yummm....
Have a lovely evening.

A Busy Nest said...

This steam chicken recipe looks delicious. I haev never heard of wolfberries.

Joanne said...

Normally steamed chicken looks boring but you really make it look delicious!

mycookinghut said...

I remember this dish!! My mom cooked it often when I was a teenager.. it is just simply delicious and full of flavours.

The Experimental Cook said...

I believe you have been told many times, but you have mouthwatering pictures !

petite nyonya said...

oh this is delicious. i like this.

李思慜 said...

Next time, try some black vinegar will taste even better.


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