Time flies...this Sunday, Josh will going back to college to start his 3rd year in Business Studies and Joanna will be flying off to UK in two weeks time....gosh my babies will be leaving me soon and I have been cooking their favourites the last few weeks and trying to grasp as much time as I can to be together with them. I guess every Momsie will feel the same heaviness as I am feeling right now when they leave home for their further studies. Pamper them as much as I can for they will be leaving the nest soon.
I know that Piggy gal will miss home cooked food especially this dish...Steamed Chicken With Dong Quai ( a chinese tonic herbs ) and Wolfberries. Asian Momsies are worrisome lots :) I have been boiling herbal soup for them during this semester break so that they stay healthy and fit :)
The best chicken to use for this dish is free range chicken. I prefer the texture of this chicken and guess where I bought this free range chicken...yesss...from my malay colleague who reared them and sell them RM15-16 per chick and saved me a trip to the wet market. He will deliver the chicken to the office every Friday after we placed our orders on Thursday :))
This is a delicious, aromatic and nutritious steamed chicken. Just rub salt on the chicken, add in the pieces of chinese herb - Dong Quai and a tbsp of wolfberries and a few pieces of chinese red dates. Steamed for 40 minutes under medium heat . Take out and add chinese wine or brandy to the chicken for extra flavor. A simple and yet delicious and aromatic chicken dish that most asians will love.
Steamed Chicken With Dong Quai & Wolfberries
1 free range chicken - cut into half
6 pieces of Dong Gui
4pieces of red dates - stone removed cut into half
2 tbsp of chinese wine or brandy * optional
Rub salt all over the chicken . Place in a steamer plate . Place the Dong Quai , wolfberries, red dates on top of the chicken. Steam in hot boiling water for 40 minutes or till cooked. Take out and cut into bite size pieces . * Add brandy or cooking wine to the cut pieces before serving.
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