Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Gok Cooks Chinese

Gok Cooks Chinese is terrific.  I loved watching this programme and am looking forward to seeing the next ones.  It gave me so much enthusiasm, as he made the cooking look pretty easy, that I went out and bought some won ton wrappers to make the minced chicken/leek dim sum. (Recipe link)

"Gok Cooks Chinese" is a lovely book.

Here's his recipe for Simple Soy-Glazed Chicken

Simple soy glazed chicken

Ingredients - Serves 4

  • 4-6 chicken thighs, skin removed
  • Neutral oil such as groundnut or peanut oil, for frying
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ red chilli, finely sliced
  • 3 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 2cm piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 75ml dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
To garnish
  • Spring onions, finely sliced diagonally
  • Chilli, finely sliced diagonally


  1. Slash the chicken thighs with three lines along the meatiest side.
  2. Heat a large wok over a high heat and add a dash of oil. Add the chicken and colour on all sides to seal the meat. Remove and leave to one side.
  3. Fry the garlic, chilli, spring onion and ginger for 30 seconds in the hot wok, adding a little more oil if necessary, tossing now and again.
  4. Put the chicken back in the wok. Add the soy, along with 6 tablespoons of hot water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer, turning now and again for 5-10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce reduced.
  5. Remove the chicken, brush each thigh with a little honey and serve garnished with shredded spring onions and chilli.

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