Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Cooking: How To Cook Roasted Spring Chicken the Hong Kong Way?

Roasted Spring Chicken
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Looks yummy? My wife's favourite! I cooked it. Wanna learn how to cook roasted spring chicken the Hong Kong way? Let's get started.
Star Anise in the sauce
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The sauce is the essence of the entire dish. If your sauce is right, your chicken will not go too wrong. First, you need to prepare ingredients needed,

  1. lots of star anise,
  2. a bottle of soy sauce
  3. 3 teaspoons of (Chinese Shaoxing) wine
  4. sugar
  5. 1 to 2 cups of water
  6. rosemary (optional)

Second, dump everything and the chicken into a pot and bring it to boil,
Spring chicken being marinated
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Third, once the sauce is boiled, turn off the stove and allow the sauce to cool. Turn the chicken around occasionally to ensure all parts are being marinated.
Spring chicken almost ready to be roasted
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Fourth, repeat the boiling and cooling steps once more to ensure the entire chicken is cooked. Up to this step, your soy sauce chicken is made and ready to serve, but if you want to have it done crispy skin, then you should read on.

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Fifth, at 250°C, roast the chicken for 20 minutes in an oven, spread honey or syrup onto the skin at 18th minute.

Just out of the oven
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Sixth, I used the chicken sauce and oil at the bottom of the plate to fry the vegetables but you can use it for whatever you like.

Can you see the crispy skin?
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What are you waiting for? Tuck in!

A few more entries like this and I am on my way to publishing my first cook book.

PS: I'm learning how to write an Android app for the English Playground recently, I had a design for it but I decided that it wasn't good enough so I'm redesigning it. The learning of Android isn't as easy as I thought and weeks of effort is guaranteed. I hope that I can get it done before September but hey, I haven't done programming for a long long time.

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