Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bitter gourd braised chicken

1 bitter gourd about 300g
1 pc chicken thigh ( cut into big pieces )
2 shallots ( cut into thin slices)
5 slices of ginger
1 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tsp black bean sauce
1/2 tsp dark soya sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
some salt
some oil
1. Cut the bitter gourd into rectangular shapes. Rub it with some salt and leave it for 5 minutes ( to remove bitterness). Wash away the salt.
2. Marinate the chicken with 2 tbsp light soya sauce and pinch of salt for 30 minutes.
3. Heat up some oil in the saucepan and shallow fry the bitter guord for about 5 minutes until it is half-cooked. Dish up and set aside.

4. Pour out the oil and leave about 2 tbsp oil in saucepan.
5. Stir fry the shallot until fragrant. Add in the ginger and chicken.
6. Stir fry chicken for a while over high heat.

7. Return the bitter gourd to the saucepan. Put in oyster sauce, black bean paste, sugar, dark soya sauce and stir fry to mix well.
8. Add in 60ml water and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
9. Dish up to serve.

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