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Paper-Wrapped Chicken with Mushrooms Recipe

Paper-Wrapped Chicken with Mushrooms Recipe

Paper-Wrapped Chicken with Mushrooms Recipe

Ingredients :

    • Whole chicken – 1, about1.25 kg, cut into 10 large pieces
    • Spring onion (scallion) – 1, chopped
    • Coriander (cilantro) leaves – 2 sprigs, chopped
    • Dried Chinese mushrooms – 20, soaked to soften
    • Oyster sauce – 1 Tbsp
    • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
    • Ground white pepper – 1/2 tsp
    • Sesame oil – 1/2 tsp
    • Dried scallops – 2, crushed
    • Cooking oil – 3 Tbsp + more for deep-frying
    • Ginger – 21/2-cm knob, peeled and crushed
    • Fresh chicken stock – 125 ml or water
    • Greaseproof paper – 5 sheets, folded into ten 10 x 15-cm bags
    • Corn oil – 1 Tbsp, mixed with 1 tsp sesame oil
    • Cucumber slices

Seasoning

    • Salt – 1/2 tsp
    • Ground white pepper – 1/2 tsp
    • Five-spice powder – 1/2 tsp
    • Sugar – 1 tsp
    • Oyster sauce – 2 Tbsp
    • Brandy – 1 Tbsp
    • Ginger juice – 1/2 Tbsp
    • Light soy sauce – 1/2 Tbsp
    • Sesame oil – 1/2 Tbsp
    • Cornfl our (cornstarch) – 1 Tbsp

Method :

    1. Marinate chicken pieces in a bowl with combined seasoning ingredients and chopped spring onion and coriander. Leave for 3 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
    2. Marinate mushrooms with oyster sauce, sugar, pepper and sesame oil for at least 1 hour.
    3. Steam dried scallops for 15 minutes or until soft. Shred with fi ngers and set aside.
    4. Heat cooking oil in a wok and fry ginger for 30 seconds. Put in dried scallops and toss for a few seconds. Add marinated mushrooms and stir-fry for 1 minute. Pour in chicken stock or water and simmer over low heat for 8–10 minutes. Remove and leave to cool.
    5. Lightly grease the inside of each paper bag with corn oil and sesame oil mixture. Put a piece of chicken and two pieces of marinated mushrooms into each bag. Fold and seal the opening with a stapler.
    6. Heat oil for deep-frying in a wok. Deep-fry paper parcels for 7–8 minutes. Remove and drain.
    7. Arrange parcels on a serving dish and garnish with cucumber slices.

Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cooking time : 40 minutes
Serves 10