Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Chinese Capsicum Chicken


I made a chinese stir fry last night to finish up the remaining capsicum in the refrigerator.

Chinese Capsicum Chicken

Ingredients: 1 chicken breast (chopped in cubes)
1 large red onion
1 green capsicum (chopped in cubes)
1 carrot (sliced in rings)
1 red chilli (sliced)
1 tbs of oyster sauce
1 tbs of soya sauce
1 tsp of cornflour
salt and pepper to taste

1. Marinade the chicken with oyster sauce, soya sauce and salt. Set aside.
2. Heat oil and fry onions until softened. Add chicken and stir fry until cooked. Add 1/2 glass of water and add capsicum, carrot and chilli. Allow to simmer for 15 mins until capscium is softened.
3. Add oyster sauce, soya sauce, salt and pepper.
4. Blend cornflour in water and add to the pot to thicken the sauce.

Verdict: This dish came out very well, and you could taste the sweetness of the cooked capsicum in the sauce. This was not the most authentic version of the dish however- you could add chinese rice wine and sesame oil to the dish to add more flavour. This dish could have been good with large peppercorns (I put in fine pepper instead). Overall, Thomas gave me an 8/10 for the food. I liked how it turned out- just the right flavour and tasted great on its own.

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