Oyster Glazed Chicken with err… the idea of spring onions.
We had the 1st Blind Date Dinner Party tonight and it was Miss Oyster Glazed Chicken and Mr. Rice meeting each other for the 1st time. (and of course we had to dress them up…alot)
From what was left in the fridge, this is the simple everyday homecooked dinner of what moms will cook for their children. (I am sure you have in a way come across this meal, but just in different presentations). However, in today’s scenario, I cooked for my mum.
As you can see, presentation for food is the most important thing any dish can have. The plate, the garnishing and even the choice of colour is important. For my case, I only found tomatoes (red) and spring onions (green) in the fridge. So yeah, I happen to like spring onions a little too much =)
Miss. Oyster Glazed Chicken’s dress. She got the leaf design from the latest Summer Collection! Doesn’t she look pretty? (Though I still think she wore too much green)
Oooo…even Mr. Rice put on some ‘Red Gel’ which he didn’t comb in properly =)
Of course, while dressing is important for any dish, the taste must be acceptable as well.
So, if you want to surprise your loved ones with this all too familiar dish but garnished with love and a little touch of fashion, follow this recipe. (I leave the dressing up to you =)
Oyster Glazed Chicken
– 4 Chicken parts ( 2 thighs, 2 wings or the equivalent )
– 1 Can of Button Mushrooms, drained of the liquid.
– 25g Ginger, sliced – or lesser if you don’t want it to be so spicy
– 3 clove garlic, chopped
– 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
– 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
– White Ground Pepper
– 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
– Water, lots of it (ok about 2 cups)
– 2 tablespoons oil
1. Marinate the chicken parts with the chopped garlic, oyster sauce and a few dashes of pepper. At the same time, heat oil in pan.
2. Once oil is hot, fry the ginger till fragrant. (Please don’t let it burn)
3. Place the marinated chicken parts into the oil and pan fry both sides until slightly cooked.
4. Add in the 2 cups of water into the pan. Followed by the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, button mushrooms and another dash of pepper.
5. Allow to simmer for about 15minutes. Place the lid on the pan.
6. Check if chicken is cooked, if it is not, cook for another 5 minutes.
7. Ladle into a nice plate and garnish. Serve.
Tip : You can play with the seasonings to alter the dish to suit your taste. If you’d like a little more fragrance, perhaps a tablespoon of black sesame oil can be added as well =)
Oyster Glazed Chicken all ready to eat.
Hopefully, you will have as much fun cooking this dish like the enjoyment Miss Oyster Glazed Chicken and Mr. Rice had together. Oh, just remember not to overdress with the spring onions.