Kitchen Capers Forum Index Kitchen Capers
People learn from one another, just as iron sharpens iron. Proverbs 27:17
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
 Back to Kitchen Capers Home
Claypot Red Dates Chicken Stew(recipe and pic)
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Kitchen Capers Forum Index -> Asian Soups
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Gina
super Chief


Joined: 20 Jul 2004
Posts: 5174
Location: Singapore

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 2:19 pm    Post subject: Claypot Red Dates Chicken Stew(recipe and pic) Reply with quote

the recipe was from the Chinese Kitchen book. But i modify the method of cooking. It was meant to be add water, boil and dump everything in type of stew. But I prefer to fry the chicken with the sweet smelling Szechuan peppercorns to enhance the flavour.

Turn out to be such a wonderful dish.

Soup is very sweet due to the Red Dates. Very appetizing in flavour. Chicken meat should break away from the bone easily.

This dish was meant to be cooked for 2 hours over a charcoal stove. Since I don't have one, I cook it over a regular gas stove and for 1 hour only.



Serves 4 person
Ingredients
half a chicken(cut off neck, head, feet)
750ml water(more if your claypot is bigger)
1.5 tbsp szechuan peppercorns
2 stalks of spring onions(chopped the green part, cut into longer sections for the white part)
1 tbsp sliced young ginger
1 tsp peanut oil(or onion oil)
20 pcs Preserved Red Dates
5 tbsp Light Soya sauce
100g Celery(chopped)
2 tbsp sesame oil
salt to taste(I didn't add any, optional)

Method
1. Heat up claypot with oil and add ginger slices to stir fry.
2. Add peppercorns to fry till fragrant.
3. Place half chicken, skin down to fry.
4. Let it fry over high heat for about 5 mins.
5. Turn over using a pair of kitchen tongs or chopsticks.
6. Add water, celery, white spring onions, sesame oil and cover to simmer over low heat for 45 to 50 mins.
7. Add remaining of the ingredients, cover again to cook for another 15 mins.
8. Turn off heat, serve and garnish with coriander leaves or spring onions.
_________________
Gina

The Lord is my Shepherd. I have EVERYTHING I need. Psalms 23:1


Last edited by Gina on Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:40 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
connie
Kitchen Hand


Joined: 03 Aug 2005
Posts: 231
Location: Malaysia

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina

My mil is quite impressed with me now... He he he! Razz Thanks to your easy to follow recipe. This is yummy!



Rgds, Connie
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gina
super Chief


Joined: 20 Jul 2004
Posts: 5174
Location: Singapore

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

connie

I see that you have a lot more soup than mine. Maybe becoz my pot is too small and the chicken too big Embarassed
_________________
Gina

The Lord is my Shepherd. I have EVERYTHING I need. Psalms 23:1
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
connie
Kitchen Hand


Joined: 03 Aug 2005
Posts: 231
Location: Malaysia

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina

You made me laugh.... coz when I post my photo here, I noticed yours has less water. So, I thought to myself "Ai yah! How come mine look so different from Gina's AGAIN? Too much water & the color also so different?" :lol: :lol: :lol:

Rgds, Connie
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
3lilangels
lurker


Joined: 21 Jul 2004
Posts: 53
Location: Bishan, Singapore

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina.. where can i get the szchuan peppercorns?

Thanks Smile
_________________
~ Pauline ~
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
Gina
super Chief


Joined: 20 Jul 2004
Posts: 5174
Location: Singapore

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pauline

found that NTUC sells it now. Its at the section where they put all the Asian spices like Black Pepper, White Pepper, Cloves, etc.
_________________
Gina

The Lord is my Shepherd. I have EVERYTHING I need. Psalms 23:1
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Glad
Kitchen Hand


Joined: 24 Jul 2004
Posts: 228
Location: Singapore

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina,

I tried this last night using Kampong Chicken (I put the whole chicken in instead of half and didn't change the quantum of other ingredients except reducing soy sauce). Verdict, VERY YUMMY, whole family like it.

Thank you very much. Oh ya, being lazy I didn't fry the chicken, straight away simmer it and I don't get your nice colour too. Most importantly it tasted GOOD.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Gina
super Chief


Joined: 20 Jul 2004
Posts: 5174
Location: Singapore

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad

very good as tonic. especially for rainy days. Wink the frying is just to make the chicken more fragrant, and the meat more compact. Becoz boiling it will make it too soft.
_________________
Gina

The Lord is my Shepherd. I have EVERYTHING I need. Psalms 23:1
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Joy
lurker


Joined: 09 Feb 2006
Posts: 8
Location: Alternate bet Singapore & Beijing

PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hee... this is the first recipe from KC that I have tried. I used chicken leg as I was the only person eating at home that day and I removed most of the skin cos it is too fatty. It taste really good and I finished drinking every single drop of the soup. Yummy. Thanks Gina for the the very easy to follow recipe.



Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
gracio
lurker


Joined: 18 Sep 2005
Posts: 161
Location: Dubai, UAE

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Thanks Gina, this is good. But i substitute celery with leeks. Smile
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
mitmondol
lurker


Joined: 30 Jun 2006
Posts: 54

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again, this looks soooo great!
Question is, where could I find the Red Dates, or could I use something else?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gracio
lurker


Joined: 18 Sep 2005
Posts: 161
Location: Dubai, UAE

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mitmondol, if u're staying in singapore, u can get them from any chinese medical hall, Yue Hwa @ chinatown. hope this helps.. Very Happy
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
mitmondol
lurker


Joined: 30 Jun 2006
Posts: 54

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh no, I'm in California!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gracio
lurker


Joined: 18 Sep 2005
Posts: 161
Location: Dubai, UAE

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oopss.. hehe, think I can't help u already... sorry mitmondol... :(

Any1 from CA? Help needed here!! Smile Thank u! coffee
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
mitmondol
lurker


Joined: 30 Jun 2006
Posts: 54

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gracio, thank you, maybe if we both screem for help...it will arrive! Wink :lol:
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
cwl
Commis Cook


Joined: 24 Jan 2006
Posts: 514
Location: USA

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh, your screams worked!! :lol: :lol:

You can get red dates from the Asian stores. Chinese, vietnamese, all carry them.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mitmondol
lurker


Joined: 30 Jun 2006
Posts: 54

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool! Next time I'm going to look for it.
Does it come in a can or box?

Good to know a little screaming is useful, ha :lol: :lol:
Thanks cwl!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gina
super Chief


Joined: 20 Jul 2004
Posts: 5174
Location: Singapore

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mitmondol wrote:
Very cool! Next time I'm going to look for it.
Does it come in a can or box?

Good to know a little screaming is useful, ha :lol: :lol:
Thanks cwl!


this is how it looks like. Usually sold in a pack. But in the USA, I do not know how the packing will look like. It should be dried, seedless


_________________
Gina

The Lord is my Shepherd. I have EVERYTHING I need. Psalms 23:1
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
mitmondol
lurker


Joined: 30 Jun 2006
Posts: 54

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gina, these great pics help a LOT!

Could I use something else if I can't find it?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gracio
lurker


Joined: 18 Sep 2005
Posts: 161
Location: Dubai, UAE

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha mitmondol! Glad that our screams works! Very Happy
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
cwl
Commis Cook


Joined: 24 Jan 2006
Posts: 514
Location: USA

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mitmondol wrote:
Very cool! Next time I'm going to look for it.
Does it come in a can or box?

Good to know a little screaming is useful, ha :lol: :lol:
Thanks cwl!


You're welcome Mitmondol. :lol: The dates are usually packed in clear plastic bags or plastic containers.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
coxiella
Commis Cook


Joined: 31 Oct 2005
Posts: 673
Location: Singapore

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gina for this superb recipe, both the chicken and soup are finished to the last drop. I added in a splash of Shaoxing wine just before serving, turns out heavenly! Really like a tonic soup.



Grace, thanks for making this earlier, your pic makes me want to make this Wink
_________________
Angie
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
gracio
lurker


Joined: 18 Sep 2005
Posts: 161
Location: Dubai, UAE

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angie!! (*waving frantically!) glad my pic helps. Very Happy

Thanks for the tip, i will add abit of wine in future too... coffee
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Gina
super Chief


Joined: 20 Jul 2004
Posts: 5174
Location: Singapore

PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gracio wrote:


Thanks for the tip, i will add abit of wine in future too... coffee


Grace, add a bit of Red WINE!! *hic* coffee
_________________
Gina

The Lord is my Shepherd. I have EVERYTHING I need. Psalms 23:1
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
ChocMuffin
lurker


Joined: 09 Mar 2006
Posts: 44
Location: Sengkang, Singapore

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made this for dinner today. The soup is yummy and it's easy to make too. Thanks so much for the recipe! Smile

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Kitchen Capers Forum Index -> Asian Soups All times are GMT + 8 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group