I have been thinking of my mother-in-law’s sour plum duck lately. Awww…that was really delicious. There was such a balance of flavour and taste that would make you think of it many days after. Each time when we go back for holidays to visit her, she would definitely cook that for me. She’s such a sweet, awesome mother-in-law.
The latest trip that I went back, she quickly went a buy a duck to cook this dish. My gosh…I ate almost the whole duck alone! Have I ever been so greedy and ate so much? That’s really rare…only once in a blue moon. That’s just how good that dish was.
She taught me before but I could never get it right because she goes by taste and not by any measurement. That’s my greatest frustration! Well, I’m going to try it out on my own. I’m trying it with chicken first which I’m better at and faster to cook. So, here’s my Sour Plum Sauce Chicken which I tried the other day. It’s of course very different from my mother-in-law’s signature dish but my family loved it very much. Well, in life, we can achieve many things if we keep learning and keep smiling. I’m sure I’ll get there one day….cooking my sour plum duck!
4 whole chicken legs
1 egg (beaten)
Debone the chicken. Don’t throw away the bones. You can use it to make a very nice vegetable soup. I made cabbage soup and it was very delicious. If you are busy or don’t enjoy all the deboning, you can just use ready de-boned chicken thighs. Cut the chicken thigh into bite size pieces and mix together with the salt and beaten egg in a mixing bowl. Leave to marinade for at least 30 minutes.
2T sour plum sauce (or less)
2T soya sauce
1t sesame oil
1T chili sauce
Mix everything in a small bowl.
4 stalks of spring onions
Wash the spring onions and cut into short lengths.
Heat up some oil in a wide based frying pan and shallow fry the chicken pieces. My frying pan is wide based and I can fry all the chicken pieces in one go which makes all my cooking fast. Whe it’s browned on one side, turn over the pieces to fry the other side until browned and cooked. Add the spring onions and fry well until the spring onions are wilted. Lastly, pour in the seasoning sauce. Mix well and let it boil for a while as you keep mixing. Dish up on to a plate and serve hot with rice or noodles.
Have you every eating any food cooked with sour plums? How do you like your chicken cooked? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Other chicken recipes that you may be interested in:
Delicious Malaysian Fried Chicken (Part 1)
Fast And Easy Malaysian Chicken Curry
Baked Chicken Curry
Cashew Nuts Chicken
Super Fast Chinese Roasted Chicken
Teriyaki Chicken And Rice
Tandoori Chicken And Nan
Nutritious Ginger Wine Chicken Soup
Fried Korean Kimchi Chicken
Chicken Tonic Soup
Spicy Creamy Fried Chicken
Quote of the day……
‘If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.‘