Talking about wine..I love all kinds of wine..red wine, white wine, chinese rice wine and even raisin wine...yea wine made from yellow raisin ! My colleague Mrs N gave me a 2 litres jar of home brewed raisin wine :) haha I can drink it neat if I want to, it is sweet and the taste is lovely. She brewed them herself and I am the lucky one to receive a jar from her. It goes well for this chicken dish . I am going to learn from her how to make the raisin wine :p
Brewing wine can be as simple or complex as you wish to make it. Wine is brewed by just adding 3 important ingredients to the fruit or flower - namely yeast, sugar and flavor of your choice. Mrs. N told me to try brewing my own raisin wine but I still haven't got the guts to try it out myself. But since I like her version much better, I think it is time for me to learn how to brew some for myself instead of depending on her to give me a jar each time she brews them :p Though I wish to get a jar from her each time she brews them :))
Instead of using chinese rice wine for this chicken recipe, I used Mrs. N 's raisin wine. I pour one cup of raisin wine into the chicken dish only when it is ready for serving. This is a common chicken dish ,cooked with wood ear fungus and lots of ginger shreds. I like the ginger shreds to be fine and saute in sesame oil and grapeseed oil till fragrant, add in the wood ear fungus and the cut chicken pieces ( marinate with cornflour and light soy sauce ) and stir fry till 3/4 cooked. Add in one cup of water and simmer till the chicken pieces are thoroughly cooked through. Before serving pour in the raisin wine and add sea salt to taste and dish up and serve hot with either rice or vermicelli ( mee suah ) . Easy ? Simple and taste good. This reminded me so much of my confinement period 23 years ago :))))
Enjoy and have a great Monday....
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