I have a whole lot of ideas for stir-fries but almost none for steamed food except the usual steamed fish or egg. Hence I began researching on new recipes for steamed food and I came across this interesting Steamed Chicken with Salted Fish & Black Fungus Recipe. I adjusted the recipe with less sesame oil and more ginger juice and it turned out perfect for me. The soup was truly unforgettable as the flavour of the dried salted fish made it taste even sweeter.
Steamed Chicken with Salted Fish & Black Fungus Recipe
Ingredients (serves 3-4)
1/2 chicken, remove skin & trim fats, cut into pieces
3 slices ginger, cut into thin strips
10g dried black fungus, soaked in hot water & cut into smaller pieces
15g dried salted fish, soaked in water till soft & cut into small bits
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
1 tbsp juice from grated fresh ginger
1 tsp light soy sauce
1. Marinate chicken with sesame oil, wine, ginger juice and light soy sauce. Chill in fridge for at least an hour before cooking.
2. Pan-fry salted fish in a pan without oil till they turn golden brown and crispy. Remove and set aside.
3. Transfer marinated chicken to a steaming dish and scatter salted fish, black fungus and ginger strips over the chicken.
4. Steam at high heat for about 30 minutes till chicken is thoroughly cooked.
(Recipe adapted from NoobCook)