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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Asian Cooking Recipe of Beggars Chicken

It is said in Qing dynasty, at the foot of Yusan Mountain in Changshu, a beggar caught a chicken. He just killed the chicken and got out its viscera. Because there were no boiler or cooking stove, he packed the chicken by using several lotus leaves, and sealed the chicken with mud, then baked it on a simple constructed furnace. He removed mud after the chicken was cooked, the good smell coming out immediately. A lot of people stopped walking, just to breath the fragrant and delicious smell. Later on, this cooking method has spread away wildly. People call this asian cooking recipe beggar's chicken.

  • 1 (3 pound) broiler-fryer chicken
  • dozen chinese black mushrooms
  • 6 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 1 (1-inch square) piece fresh ginger root, pared and cut into thin slices
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Asian Cooking Recipe of Beggars Chicken Directions

Remove giblets from chicken and reserve for another use. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper toweling. Place chicken on large piece of greased extra-wide, heavy duty aluminum foil. Rub or brush 2 1/2 tablespoons of the soy sauce completely over chicken. Rub or brush the oil completely over chicken. Pull skin at neck end under chicken and secure with small skewer. Tuck wing tips under thicken.Combine remaining 4 tablespoons soy sauce, the sherry, sugar, five-spice powder, onions and ginger and cleaned chinese black mushrooms. Pour mixture into cavity of chicken, holding tail end of chicken up slightly so liquid does not run out of cavity. Secure tail end of chicken with small skewers. Wrap foil around chicken, sealing securely.Combine flour and salt in bowl. Gradually mix in enough water to make a firm dough. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface until about 1/4-inch thick (dough must be large enough to completely cover chicken.Place foil-wrapped chicken onto center of dough. Fold dough over chicken, pressing edges and ends together to seal completely. Place chicken in well greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake chicken in preheated 450 degrees F oven 1 hour. Reduce heat to 300 degrees F. Bake 2 1/2 hours longer.Remove chicken from oven. Using mallet or hammer, break pastry. Remove chicken from pastry and place on serving plate. Carefully remove foil and skewers. Searve and enjoy this amazing Asian Cooking Recipe of Beggars Chicken!!

Easy Asian Recipe with Corn Pancakes

Easy Asian Recipe with Corn Pancakes
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh coriander stems
  • 2 tablespoons of cornflour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh green peppercorns, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons of soft brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of oil, for deep-frying
  • 2 medium cobs of fresh corn
  • Serve hot with Chilli sauce.

Easy Asian Recipe with Corn Pancake Directions

Step by Step Cooking Instructions: 1. Peel the husk from the corn and remove all the silk strands. Using a cooking knife and cut the cobs downwards. Remove the kernels and discard the cob.2. Combine cornflour, eggs, coriander, garlic, the corn, spring onions, peppercorns, fish sauce and brown sugar in the bowl. Beat up the mixture, using a wooden spoon, until well mixed.3. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Drop in tablespoonful of the prepared mixture and cook until underside is golden blown. Turn the pancakes to the other side and fry them for another 25 seconds.4. Serve hot with Chilli sauce. Enjoy this Easy Asian Recipe with Corn Pancakes!

Crunchy Asian Salad Recipe

Asian Salad Recipe
  • 1 envelope GOOD SEASONS Italian Salad Dressing & Recipe Mix
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 pkg. (3 oz. each) ramen noodle soup mix
  • 2 pkg. (16 oz. each) coleslaw blend
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup PLANTERS Dry Roasted Sunflower Kernels
  • 1/2 cup PLANTERS Sliced Almonds, toasted

Crunchy Asian Salad Recipe Directions

PREPARE salad dressing mix in small bowl as directed on envelope. Stir in sugar and soy sauce.

BREAK apart noodles; place in large bowl. Discard seasoning packet or reserve for another use. Add coleslaw blend, onions, sunflower kernels and almonds to noodles; mix lightly.

ADD dressing; toss to coat well. Enjoy this Crunchy Asian Salad Recipe!!

Poached Asian Pear Recipe with Tropical Fruit

  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Dry White Wine
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Meyer Lemons juice
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 1 Canela (Cinnamon Sticks) (2 inches)
  • 1 Ginger Root sliced (2 inches)
  • 4 Asian Pears
  • 3/4 pound Papaya diced
  • 14 ounces Organic Mango diced

Poached Asian Pear Recipe Directions

Bring first 7 ingredients to boil in heavy large saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Peel and core pears. Add to syrup. Add enough water to cover pears. Cover pan; simmer until pears are tender, about 40 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer pears to bowl. Increase heat; boil liquid until reduced to 3/4 cup, about 25 minutes. Strain syrup; pour over pears. Chill until cold. Enjoy this Poached Asian Pear Recipe!!