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Drunken chicken with shaoxin granita and wolfberries

epicure 17 July 2013
Cuisine ,
Type of Meal
Vegetarian-friendly No

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Serves 4
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes + 3 hours to refrigerate chicken until set

2 pieces boneless whole chicken leg
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
2 tbsp ginger juice

250g ice cubes
1 tsp concentrated chicken stock
3 tbsps Shaoxing wine

spring salad mix
Shaoxing wine soaked wolfberries

  • Season chicken leg with salt, pepper and ginger juice. Transfer to a large piece of cling wrap and roll up like a roulade. Tie up both ends and re-secure with aluminium foil. Steam chicken for 20mins and plunge into ice cold water. Allow to steep for an hour.
  • Divide spring salad mix into four portions. Slice the chicken leg and arrange on the salad mix.
  • In a high powered juice blender, blend the ice cubes, concentrated chicken stock and Shaoxing wine to get a simple granita. Spoon over chicken pieces and garnish with wine soaked wolf berries before serving


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