13 June 2012

Quick meals

A quick post! Everything is fast these days at the Sims Household. Quick meals, quick clean up, quick everything!

Recipe for a simple Hainanese Chicken Stew

1 whole chicken leg, cut into bite size
2 potatoes quartered
1 onion, quartered
1 garlic minced
2 tbsp of oyster sauce
2 tsp tomato paste
1/2tsp black soya sauce
2 cups of water

1 tsp 5 spice powder
Dash of pepper
2 tbsp oyster sauce
Dash of sesame oil

1.Marinate the marinade ingredients with the chicken for at least 20 minutes.
2.Heat oil and fry the potatoes till its slightly golden brown but not cooked through, dish out and set aside.
3.Sear the chicken until its browned again not cooked through, dish out.
4.Sauté the onions and garlic before adding in the chicken.
5.Mix well the remaining ingredients with water in a bowl and pour into the pot. Give it a good stir and let it simmer for 5 mins before adding in the potatoes. Continue to let it simmer with the lid on until the sauce thickens, chicken cooked and potatoes soft about 20 mins. 
6.Season to taste and add in a special ingredient, a good pinch of gula Melaka !
7.Dish out and serve.