Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Home Cook Steam Chicken with Red Dates & Wolfberries

You know when comes to cook for 2 persons, you will tend to wonder how much food should I prepare and how many dishes should we have for 2 persons. If, we are cooking for a bunch of people like 4 to 6, that would be more easy to manage.

I know steaming food is always easy to cook, everything just steam steam and steam. No other ways of doing it, you don’t need to worry will it be tasted good or bad.

Let me share this with you today, Mom’s recipe – Steam Chicken with Red Dates and Wolfberries.

It’s simple and easy to make.

2 Chicken Legs + Thigh
1 Hand full red dates
2 Table spoons full of wolfberries
Few slices of Chinese Angelica Sinensis Root (Dong Quai)

a. Clean the chicken with salt first

b. And, chop it into pieces

c. Marinate with salt, more for taste

d. Wash the red dates with hot water

e. Wash the wolfberries with cold water

f. After marinate for about 30mins, place the pieces of chicken on the plate and put red dates and wolfberries on top of it

g. Put those Dong Quai in between the chicken

h. Steam for about 15 to 20minutes

Do you realize you do not need to add any oil on it once it’s done, cuz, while you steam the chicken oil will automatically flow out.

Another way of doing it, is to add 2 table spoons of Brandy or XO after steamed then served. That’s is also helping one to have a better blood circulation. Mostly confinement food will be like that.


Little Inbox said...

I cook the similar dish last Saturday, but in different method. I wrap up all the ingredients including kampung chicken, red dates, tung sheng and wolfberries in aluminium foil, and steamed for 20minutes.
Man cannot eat Dong Quai la.

cariso said...

My style is same as yours. :)

Food For Tots said...

I luv this dish esp when u add the brandy or xo. But now I need to remove the tong guai or brandy/ xo becos of my son. Tks for sharing ur mom's recipe and the link!

worldwindows said...

This is my fav. Chicken leg will yield tender meat. The dong quai and some brandy are also very important components.

Food Paradise said...

I agree with you that some time it is hard to cook for just two persons. lol So usually I cooked simple dishes too. I also cook sort of similar steam chicken but I add some other herbs in there too. lol

Allie said...

I like to cook this dish too because it's simple and not much afterwards cleaning is required. But I didn't put any dong guai.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Today I steam 2 chicken thighs with garlic and ginger for lunch. Will try this tomorrow to boost up my recovery.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hmmm my mom cooks exactly the same thing!!

yeah its always hard to estimate how much to cook..

ling239 said...

we have this for dinner at home sometimes...^_^

New Kid on the Blog said...

Hi Little Inbox, huh?? Not that I know off wor... why ah??

Hi Cariso, really?? Think it's normal hor?

Hi Food for Tots, ya ya ya... not because we are kaki botol, but it tastes good! BTW, thanks for dropping by.

Hi WorldWindow, :) oh ya!!

Hi Food Paradise, what kind of herbs???

Hi Allie, did you put brandy or XO??

Hi Sweet Jasmine, glad to hear from you. Am sure you'll be recovered soon.

Hi Joe, yup!!!

Hi Ling239, guess kinda normal for many families in M'sia, hor???