My mom gave me a Chinese cookbook a while back, but I have never actually opened it or used it. Now I cook a lot of run of the mill Chinese food, using a lot of pre-made sauces thanks to Lee Kum Kee. However, this time I decided to open the book and try a chicken recipe. This recipe is called “Shiny Chicken” and I was hesitant because of the name, but it actually turned out pretty well. It can be used as an appetizer, or serve it with some rice and call it a main dish. However you want to do it! Have a crack at it and let me know what you think.
- 1/2 chicken, or chicken wings/legs
- 4 tbsp soy sauce, separated
- 2 green onions chopped
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- t tsp sesame oil
- oil for frying
- Wash and dry the chicken
- Rub the chicken with 1 1/2 tbsp of soy sauce
- Combine the green onion, ginger, sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, and 2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce in a bowl and set aside
- Heat a wok and add the oil to fry (or use a deep fryer if you got one)
- Fry the chicken wings until skin is golden and crispy (and the meat is cooked)
- Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken and feast!
I have been trying to eat healthier recently. More salads, fruit, and fish. It is not really easy since i like meat so much, but it hasn’t been all bad either. I came across this recipe for a honey baked cod on Yahoo! Food that was taken from another blog and it seemed easy and delicious. Turns out it is quite easy and tasty, but I couldn’t get the dark caramelization that they show in the picture. I am not convinced that you can get that by baking it. I think you have to broil it, but hey, I just followed the recipe on this one (kind of).
- ¾ cup honey
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ⅓ cup sesame oil (seemed excessive but who knows)
- ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1½ tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 tsp freshly chopped ginger
- 4 to 6 oz cod fillets
- Combine all the ingredients in a bag and marinate the cod for 24 hours (my slight change was I marinated it for ~5hrs)
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and bake for ~8 min
- Enjoy a nice healthy meal
So this week I decided to bake some chicken thighs. When I bake chicken, I like to use bone-in and with the skin still on for the added flavor.
Marinade (all measurements approximated because I guessed)
- 2 cups soy sauce
- 4 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 3 cloves of minced garlic
- dash of minced ginger
After mixing the marinade, add the chicken thighs and some green onions, making sure to coat the chicken. Let the marinade and chicken rest for ~1 hour. After, place the chicken in a baking pan with the skin side up. Pour the rest of the marinade over the chicken and bake at 350 degrees for ~1 hour. Serve with rice or whatever you want to do with it, but enjoy!