Steamed chicken stuffed with bird's nest

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ pounds Dried bird's nest
½ cup Smoked ham
¼ cup Water chestnuts
1 tablespoon Sherry
½ teaspoon Salt
1 (3-4 lb) chicken
5 cups Stock

1. Soak bird's nest.

2. Mince smoked ham and water chestnuts. Blend well with sherry, salt and soaked bird's nest.

3. Wipe chicken with a damp cloth. Make an incision along its backbone, but do not cut through bone. Stuff chicken with bird's nest mixture and sew up securely or skewer.

4. Place bird in a large heatproof bowl and pour stock over. Steam over low heat until tender (2 to 3 hours). See "How-to Section".

NOTE: A rich clear stock should be used for this dish. See the Note for "Bird's Nest Soup #1".

From <The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook>, ISBN 0-517-65870-4. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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