Steamed chicken & bean curd

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Chicken meat, minced
2 cups Bean curd, mashed
3 \N Egg whites
½ teaspoon Ginger juice
1 tablespoon Gin
1 tablespoon Peanut oil
¼ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Five-spice powder
1 pinch Sugar
1 large Carrot
½ cup Stock
1 teaspoon Sesame oil
\N \N Cornstarch paste
3 larges Cabbage or lettuce leaves

This dish looks good, tastes good and is simple to prepare. It is one of a family of pudding-like dishes.

Preparation: All mixing can be done in food processor. Or, use cleaver to finely mince chicken and mash bean curd. In bowl, combine egg whites, oil, ginger juice, gin, salt, five-spice powder and sugar; stir to breakdown egg and blend. Add chicken and bean curd; mix thoroughly. Dip cabbage leaves in boiling water to make limp.

Wash and peel carrot; slice thinly on bias.

Steaming: Place limp leaves in shallow bowl. Arrange carrots on leaves in decorative pattern. Pack chicken/bean curd mixture tightly in bowl to fill it. Steam for about 40 minutes at medium boil.

Steaming will make mixture very smooth and firm (avoid over-steaming, which causes bean curd to become dry and hard). When ready to serve, turn out on serving platter; gently remove leaves; cover with glaze.

Glaze: Heat stock in saucepan; when hot, add cornstarch paste to thicken. When ready to use, reheat and add sesame oil; pour over dish.

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