Spicy Minced Chicken With Egg Tofu
Cooking a meal is one of the most personal and intimate things you can do for someone.The special thing about a home cooked meal is the feeling of abundance it provides, everything you have and need is right in front of you and within arms' reach. Watching my dad cook was always something I wanted to try. Now that I can, I cannot get enough. There are so many different things to try and no matter how I feel, I want to cook.
If there is one thing that will not make me stressed, its cooking. I love just going over to the my kitchen and making something that not only will take my stress away, but eat some delicious food as well. There are so many different types of food out there that there are endless possibilities of what one can cook. Whether it may be a different style, type, or even just a different version - up to your creativeness and patience. I just love to cook as well as to eat. I have always love Chinese Cuisine so much and always lookout for preparing them at home as my family also enjoy it as much as I do..The following recipe is something that I always look forward when I visit my parents.
Tofu is the generic ingredient and most loved by my family members. Its not only healthy, it's so easy to cook and can be paired with almost anything ingredient. Each tofu has its unique texture and taste and I have a crazy for "EGG TOFU" I use egg tofu because of its eggy taste and heavy density. When seared, the tofu crisp up on the outside and remains soft inside. A dish worth trying at home to get the satisfying taste of Chinese food at your doorstep !! Whether you're with friends or family, or just cooking alone, there is always a certain joy in cooking, The satisfaction of having something that you just made with your own two hands, and then the compliments from other. Nothing beats that.
Serving Size: 4 Persons
4 egg tofu rolls cubed evenly
1 cup minced chicken
4 garlic pods minced finely
1 red onion dinced thinly
3 red chillies sliced
a small ginger sliced thinly
chopped coriander leaves
salt and pepper for taste
For The Spicy Sauce:
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
1 tbsp light soy sauce
4 tbsp red chillie sauce ( soak 10 dried red chillie in warm water for 10 minutes - then grind to paste)
1 tsp corn flour mixed with 1 tbsp water
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and keep aside.
Pat tofu with kitchen towel. Heat a wok with oil and slowly slide the tofu. Sear for 2 mins each side, Remove and keep aside. In the same wok saute the diced onion garlic red chillie and ginger til fragrant.Then add in minced chicken and saute till the chicken is cooked well. Mix all the sauce in a bowl and pour over the mixture. Arrange the tofu on a plate and pour the sauce mixture over it. Crack a egg in bowl- season well with salt and pepper-beat til smooth and fluffy. Pour the egg mixed evenly over the tofu and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Remove and garish with chopped coriander leaves.