It’s no exaggeration to say that chicken plays a key role in Cantonese dinning culture. We always have a whole chicken whenever we have a big table meal. Learning how to cook chicken is hence an essential topic for people who like receiving guests at home. The Steamed Chicken with Ginger and Scallion we are going to share is a dish that can be commonly found in any Cantonese restaurant in Hong Kong. it’s actually very easy to make at home!
薑蔥霸王雞 Steamed Chicken with Ginger and Scallion
Steamed Chicken with Ginger and Scallion is a Hakka style dish but the use of ginger and scallion is a very Cantonese flavour so people in Hong Kong love this dish. Together with the presentable looking of the dish, it’s always a popular dish on table
A mouthful bite of chicken meat with the aromatic ginger and scallion, what a lovely dish!
Ingredients include a whole chicken (rinsed), a chunk of ginger and lotsssss of scallion. For seasoning we have oyster sauce and Shaoxine wine
First we are going to prepare the marinade. Slice and crush some ginger and scallion
Add some salt and mix well
Stuff the marinade into the inside of the chicken
Put some salt onto the chicken
The marinade will later mix with the sauce, so don’t need to add to much salt here
Let it marinade for an hour
The pot we used was Vermicular Oven Pot Round 22cm
Put the pot into steam oven. Set 100°C for 45 mins
We used the traditional way of steaming for this time. To make this dish we can also consider to us methods like waterless steaming or sous vide.
While steaming the chicken we can prepare the sliced scallion and ginger
We chopped the ginger for this time but turned out that sliced ginger should be better
After steaming the chicken we could set it aside for cooling down
When it’s cooled down we can chop the chicken and put the ginger and scallion on top
Next time we will also share our way of chopping chicken
For the soup remained, we can first skim it
After that we can add sugar, oyster sauce and Shaoxine wine for seasoning
Pour the seasoned soup to the chicken. Avoid soaking the scallion with the soup
Boil some boil and pour to the scallion. Done!
A nice dish of Steamed Chicken with Ginger and Scallion!
People from different regions have different ways of cooking chicken
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