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Fried Chicken Wings

I used about chicken middle wing part. About 400g.

1, Put all the chicken into a big bowl. Add in 1 tsp ground garlic, 1 tsp ground ginger, 2 tsp paprika powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp black pepper. Mix well.

2, Marinate for about 2 hours.

3, In a bowl, mix 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup corn starch, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.

4, Roll chicken in flour mixture. Prepare a bowl of water. dip Flour-coated chicken into water. Then roll in dry ingredient again. Shake off the excessive.

5, Deep fry for about 8-10 mins or till golden brown color.

Omelette (with filling)

For the fillings, I use chicken, eggplant, onion and carrot.

Ingredients:

Chicken 50g

small eggplant  1

small carrot 1

small onion 1/2

light soy sauce 2 tsp

oyster sauce 1 tsp

salt 1/2 tsp

sugar 1/2 tsp

  1. Cut chicken, eggplant, carrot, onion into dice. Put eggplant into a plate and sprinkle some salt. Let it stay for 10 mins. Then squeeze the water out.
  2. Heat a pan, Add in 1 tbsp oil. Chicken in first. When chicken is no more pinkish, add in carrot, eggplant and onion. Stir fry for about 2 mins.
  3. Add in light soy sauce, oyster sauce, salt and sugar. Stir fry evenly. Juice of vegetable will come out. Simmer for 3 mins. Then set aside.
  4. Heat the pan again. Add in 1 tbsp oil. Beat 2 eggs in a bowl, whisk very finely. When oil is hot. Pour the egg in.
  5. Use the chopsticks to push egg to the center. Then a big egg disc will be formed. When the bottom is a bit brownish, Add fillings to the center. Gently cover it by folding the edges towards the center.
  6. Flip it with the help of spatula.  Fry for another minute.
  7. Serve with chili sauce.

Pandan Chicken

Today is my resting day. I was planning to make some dessert. That’s why I bought some fresh pandan leaves from supermarket. Yet, I checked my kitchen, there was 1 ingredient missing. So I decides to make pandan chicken instead.

1, To prepare marinade. 4 cloves of garlic, 3 red shallot, 1 small chunk ginger, 2 tbsp fish sauce, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp coconut milk. Put all of them into blender and blend into paste.

2, Prepare chicken. I use chicken legs. So I need to remove the bone first. You can just use boneless chicken leg or chicken breast. So the chicken is about 400 g. Cut them into smaller pieces. Similar to size of my half palm or even smaller. Because later they will be fried. If the chicken pieces are too big, it will be easily for them to get burnt while the inside still remains uncooked.

3, Put all the chicken into a big bowl. Add in marinade. Marinate for 2 hours.

4, Wash pandan leaves. Make them a knot and put the chicken inside the knot. Just make sure chicken stays inside the pandan leaves. You can pin it with toothpick if you want.

5, Deep fry them in oil with low medium heat, till the chicken turns beautifully golden brown color. Pandan leaves will also be crispy. And your kitchen will smell incredible. 🙂

Lime Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

chicken leg 3 about 700g

Small lime 10

chopped green chili 4 (you can use red chili too)

chopped garlic 4 cloves

light soy sauce 1/2 1 tbsp

sugar 1 tsp

salt 1/2 tsp

ice cold water

1, Put chicken into a pot, add in enough water. Bring to boil with high heat. Skim the soup and remove all the dirt. Turn to low heat and simmer for 40 mins.

2, Soak cooked chicken leg into ice cold water to let them cool down.

3, Squeeze 5 limes to get the juice and cut the rest 5 into slices.

4, Tear chicken leg with hand, remove the bone and tear chicken meat into small chunks.

5, heat a pan, add in 2 tsp oil. Saute chopped garlic and chili till aromatic.

6, add in light soy sauce, sugar and salt. When sugar is fully dissolved, off the heat and cool down.

7, Add lime juice into the sauce, mix well.

8, In a big bowl, add in chicken meat, sauce mixture and lime slices. Mix well.

Very refreshing for hot weather. My husband loves it.

Cordyceps & Chicken Leg Soup

Ingredients:

1 big whole chicken leg

cordyceps 50g

red dates 3 (seed removed)

logan meat 1 tbsp

goji berries 1tbsp

  1. Put chicken leg into a pot. Add in enough water. Bring to boil with high heat.
  2. Skim the soup and remove all the dirt.
  3. Add in cordyceps, red dates and longan meat. Slow cook with low heat for 40 mins.
  4. Add in goji berries and cook for another 5 mins.
  5. Season with salt.

Super nice soup.

Chicken and Mushroom Stew

This is a typical dish of Northern China cuisine. 2 secret ingredients are dried mushroom and sweet potato glass noodles.

I brought them here from my hometown when last time I went back.

This type of sweet potato glass noodles need to be soaked in water for hours to get softened. Also wash mushroom many times and soak them before cooking.

  1. In a pot, add in chicken cutlet. And pour in enough water. Bring to boil and keep boiling for 5 mins.
  2. Rinse chicken in water and remove all the dirt.
  3. Heat a pan, Add in 2 tsp oil. Fry chicken till slightly golden brown.
  4. Add in ginger slices, green onion slices and dried chili. Stir fry till aromatic.
  5. Add in other spices: star anise, bay leaf, and cinnamon. Stir fry till aromatic.
  6. Drizzle in 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce and also add in 1/2 tbsp sugar.
  7. Add in enough hot water covers all ingredient.
  8. Spread glass noodles over the top. (because my glass noodles really need a long time to be fully cooked). Lid on and simmer with low heat for 15 mins.
  9. Add in mushroom. Simmer for another 20 mins.

Stir occasionally and reduce the sauce with high heat.

Crispy Fried Chicken Wings

  1. Cut chicken wings 2 times on both sides.
  2. Sprinkle salt, black pepper, paprika powder, ground ginger and ground garlic (or garlic paste) over chicken wings. Mix by hands evenly and let them marinate for 2-3 hours.
  3. In a bowl, add in flour and starch, ration should be flour: starch = 5:1. Also add salt, black pepper to taste. To add more flavor to the chicken, I add in mixed herbs. You can just add in the herbs you like.
  4. Prepare a bowl of water.
  5. Roll chicken wing in the flour mixture first. Then dip in water quickly and roll in flour mixture again. Shake off the excessive.
  6. Heat oil. Test the temperate with chopsticks. If there are many bubbles around the chopsticks, the oil’s temperature is ok.
  7. Deep fry chicken wings till the flour shell is very hard. Then turn up the heat a bit. Fry chicken wings for the second time to get gold brown color and also to make them crispier.

Soy Sauce Chicken Wings

This is one of my husband’s favorite dishes.

Ingredients:

chicken wings joint 6-8

cooking wine 1 tsp

light soy sauce  1 tbsp

dark soy sauce 2 tsp

sugar 1/2 tbsp  (you can reduce according to your taste)

ginger slice 2 or 3

water

  1. Mix light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar and cooking wine in a bowl.
  2. Add chicken wings in and marinate for 2 hours.
  3. Heat a pan, add in a little oil. Fry chicken wings till both sides turn golden brown.
  4. Pour in marinade, Stir fry a bit to let them fully mixed.
  5. Pour in enough water just covers all the chicken.
  6. Bring to boil with high heat. Then turn to low heat and simmer for 20-25 mins with lid on.
  7. lid off and turn up the heat to reduce the sauce.

Cooking for Charlie

I tried to cook rice and chicken before for my dog Charlie.

https://foodrecipe33.com/2020/03/26/home-cooked-food-for-my-dog-charlie/

After that, I tried some other ways to make home cooked food for my Charlie.

  1. Canned  food & rice.

It’s pretty simple. You can just mix dog canned food with cooked rice. Dog canned food can be easily bought from supermarket, and there’re so many choices to make. No matter chicken, beef or lamb.

Charlie loved it.

2. Salmon macaroni

I chop salmon (no skin) and carrot into very tiny pieces. Put them in a pot with macaroni and some green peas. Add in macaroni and enough water. Cook them according to the instruction on macaroni’s package, usually 8-10 mins. You can cook longer to make sure everything is fully cooked.

First time for Charlie to try salmon. He was so excited and keep licking his mouth before I served this meal to him.

After he finished his meal, he still kept licking his bowl all around the house. 🙂

Home Cooked Food for My Dog Charlie

My husband and I got this poodle Charlie last month. Ever since this little cutie came to our house, our life completely changed.

I feel so lucky to have such a little playful buddy as our family member.

Most time, Charlie has dog food which was bought from pet store. But sometimes, especially on some big occasion, I will cook for him.

Actually, cooking for dog is much easier than cooking for human, as there is no need to season or to make different flavor. Home cooked dog food has a very simple rule – boil.

Ingredients I use are always chicken breast, potato and carrot. Charlie is only 3 kg now. He was 1.5 kg when he first came. So Charlie has very little appetite. He can’t eat too much.

The very simple way to deal with ingredients is to chop everything into small dices. You can choose 1 vegetable and 1 meat. For example. I always chop chicken breast (about half of my palm size), 1/4 of a medium potato, or 1/4 of a medium carrot. You can adjust the ratio. Put them into a bowl, add in enough water covers everything. Bring to boil, then turn to low heat and simmer for 15 mins or till they are completely cooked.

There are 2 ways I used to cook for Charlie.

  1. Cook meat & vegetable and rice separately. Cos most time, I also need to cook for me and my husband. So Charlie’s meat & vegetable will be cooked in a small pot. After they are done, I will just add in 1-2 tbsp cooked rice from rice cooker. Mix them well. Cool down and give it to him.

2. Cook meat, vegetable and rice together. This way is much simpler. You just need to put everything into rice cooker. I usually cook 2 meals at one time for him. Then I can save the rest and keep in fridge. He will enjoy for the next meal. Food cooked this way is nicer since it will give rice more flavor.

Charlie  obviously like cooked food much more than dog food. He’s often distracted by the sound while he’s having dog food. He needs to go and check. But when he’s having home cooked food, he’s more concentrated and cannot wait to finish them all.