Friday, September 16, 2011

Chinese Chicken

Now this meal is totally worth trying.
Really easy and so tasty.
Doesnt it look like restaurant quality chinese!!?
Well, it tastes like it too.

Chinese Chicken
Better homes and gardens, Feb 2004

1 whole chicken
1/2 cup ketjap manis
1 tsp five spice

Wash the chicken inside and out and pat dry with paper towel.
Using strong scissors, cut down either side of the backbone.
Turn chicken over and flatten.
Place into a baking dish, and paint with your marinade.
I did this in the morning and let it sit and marinate in the fridge all day.
Oven 180C.
Cover chicken with foil and bake for 25 min.
Remove foil and baste again with the marinade.
Bake uncovered for 25-30 min until cooked through.
Cut up into portions and serve.

Fried Rice
(loosely based on the recipe "chop-shop fried rice" Poh's kitchen my cooking adventures by Poh Ling Yeow)

1 cup jasmine rice, cooked and cooled
1 onion, diced
1 carrot, diced
handfull beansprouts
couple of spring onions, sliced
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbs light soy sauce
pinch sugar

Heat oil in a wok over medium heat, and fry onion until tender.
Add carrot and spring onion, fry quickly.
Add cooked rice, salt, soy sauce and beansprouts.
Few quick stirs until cooked through, sprinkle with pinch sugar, cook further 30 sec.

Next time I will probably stir fry up a few chinese greens in garlic and a splash of oyster sauce as well.

Let me know if you give it a try.

Yesterday I climbed Mt Lofty with my sister.
Its 3.7km up, up ,up!!
It took us 1hr 10min to get to the top.
I cursed and swore and nearly cracked a tantrum.
She was a great motivator, and kept me going.
Coming down was lovely, time to enjoy the beautiful bush and waterfalls.
Will take my camera next time.
The best part was spending 2 hrs alone with my sister.
No interuptions.
Lovely time to open up to each other and discuss a few things.
So needless to say Im sore today, but you know how it feels like good sore, so its OK.

Linking up with Tea Rose Home and Lady Behind the curtain.

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