I spotted this packet of Ipoh Salted Chicken Spices Mix at the chinese medicine shop and looking at the front picture , I was half sold and after finished reading the instructions at the back of the packet, I was completely sold ! I bought one packet back to try out and guess what? It was good and the taste was like those salted chicken sold at the shop, except that mine was more roasted and browned , coz I have the chicken roasted without cover. I wanted it that way coz Wild Boar doesn't look at taste but the appearance. The instructions asked to wrap the seasoned chicken with aluminium foil ( by the way, the packet of spice mix came with a piece of alumiunium foil ) but I didn't and I was glad I did cover the chicken :) It was one great spices mix - make up of chinese herb- tong guai , salt and pepper. It was aromatic and delicious. When I am lazy or pressed for time, I will go for the easiest and yet delicious method and this is one good one. Just rub the spices mix on the chicken and wrap with the foil provided. Dump into the oven and that's it. Of course, don't let the Wild Boar knows that is a premix and not my own concoctions LOL! shhhh.......just read on.........
The magic is in this packet of premix spices mix ! A packet for a chicken, but since I am only using two chicken legs, I used half the premix and I don't even have to add salt. It was flavorful and smelled divine. Can't wait to use up the other half this coming weekend :) You know, actually I prepared this for Wild Boar but it smelled so good, I told him, I want one leg for myself....LOL! so the poor Boar has to forgo one 'leg' for me :p One can smell the strong aroma of tong guai while it was roasting in the oven, so how could I not drool over it....and of course that changed my mind and I want one ! I offered some of my
' goat food '
salad to WB but he finds them not interesting, so I fried an omelet for him instead :p
I assume you can find this brand in any chinese medicine shop
the main ingredients are 'ground tong guai' , salt and pepper
half way roasting, turn over the other side so that
it will be evenly browned.....
I forgot to grease the foil before I lay
the chicken legs on them...I have to make sure
to grease the foil before putting in the chicken
so that the skin will not tear nor stick to the foil
A simple meal for a busy day !
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