Saturday, December 26, 2015

Strange-flavor chicken

(aka Bang bang chicken)

6-8 scallions, white parts only
1 tbsp white sugar
salt to taste
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp Chinkiang or black Chinese vinegar
3 tbsp well-blended chinese sesame paste
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp chili oil with chile flakes
1/2-1 tsp ground roasted Sichuan pepper
3 tsp toasted sesame seeds

Cut the chicken into slivers about 1/2 inch wide (or hit it with a rolling pin then tear into shreds by hand).
Cut scallions into sections, slice lengthwise, refresh in a bowl of cold water.
Stir sugar and salt in soy sauce and vinegar until dissolved. Gradually stir in the sesame paste to make a smooth sauce. Add other ingredients except sesame seeds, mix well.
Drain scallions, pile neatly in the center, lay chicken on top, pour over prepared sauce, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Source: Land of Plenty by Fuschia Dunlop

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