Steaming preserves the vitamins and minerals in foods and healthy as you do not need to add any oils or fats.
Also, steamed food has a stronger, more flavourful taste, more so with foods steamed with herbs......
Simple, quick and easy to prepare, nutritious too
Recipe for Steamed Herbal Chicken
3 free range chicken drumsticks, cut into bite size pieces
3 slices Dong Quai/Chinese Angelica, break into small pieces
2 Teasp Kei Chi/Wolfberries
4 Teasp Fish Sauce/Nampla
1/2 Teasp Sugar
1/8 Teasp Pepper
2 Teasp Cornflour mixed with 3 Tbsp water
2 Teasp Shaoxing wine (optional)
Spring Onions, chopped
Marinate the chicken pieces with the above seasoning
together with the Dong Quai pieces and kei chi
for about 2 to 3 hours, or preferably overnight
Steam over rapidly boiling water for about 10 to 15 mins.
or till chicken pieces are cooked
Turn off heat
Drizzle 2 Teasp of Shaoxing wine
Garnish with choppped spring onions