Thursday, April 04, 2013

Steamed Chicken with Abalone

Chicken with Canned Abalone and Brocoli
Chicken Preparation
1 whole chicken (about 1.2kg)
4 cloves of garlic
2 blades of pandan Leave
1 stalk of lemongrass (bruised)
1tsp salt

Sesame oil

  • Rub salt over chicken, stuff garlic, pandan leave and lemongrass into the cavity of chicken.
  • Fill a pot (make sure the chicken can fit in) with water.  Bring to boil.
  • Place chicken into the boiling water.  Bring pot with lid and bring water back to boil again.
  • Once the water boil, after 30mins of boiling, off water and drain chicken from water.
  • Submerge chicken in a big pot of ice water to cool the chicken.
  • Drain and rub sesame oil on chicken.
  • Chop chicken into bite size.  Arrnage nicely on a plate.
  • Blanch brocoli and place round the chicken.

Abalone Preparation
  • Slice canned abalone, arrange on top of the chicken.

Sauce Preparation
1 tbsp oyster sauce
300ml chicken stock (if use canned chicken stock, dilute 150ml chicken stock with 150ml water)
1tbsp cornflour mix with some water

  • Bring chicken stock to boil, add oyster sauce.  Slowly add cornflour mixture into sauce till slightly thickened.
  • Pour sauce over the chicken, abalone and brocoli.
  • Serve

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