Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Yam Ring with Meat and Vegetables


I had tried this dish before CNY, and it didn't turn out satisfactory. The yams I used before were small and more like taro, and my ring was thicker and no crispy enough to my liking. So, after discussing with C. and L. about the dish, I decided to try again with the bigger size light-colored yams available here. However, I didn't purchase enough yams, and ended up with a smaller, thinner, and delicious yam ring. Didn't take a picture of the final result as H had cut into it already! So here's a plated picture instead. Thanks GFs for your tips. Used the recipe by Amy Beh


Ingredients

600 yam

90g wheat starch or tang mein fun

50g shortening

50g maragine

Seasoning:

2 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder

1/2 tsp pepper


Filling:

400g chicken meat, skinned and cubed


Seasoning for the chicken:

1/2 tsp oyster sauce

1/4 tsp sugar

A dash of pepper

A pinch of salt and sugar

2 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp chopped garlic

Handful of fresh mushrooms, soaked and cubed

1/2 c water chestnuts, sliced

1 carrot, sliced

1 c baby-corn

deep-fried cashewnuts

Seasoning (combine):

1 tsp oyster sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp chicken stock granules

A dash of pepper

1/2 cup water or stock

1/2 tsp corn flour


Steam the yam until cooked. Mash the yam and add shortening, seasoning and wheat starch. Mix thoroughly until mixture becomes a paste and does not stick to your hands. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Remove yam paste and shape into a ring. Deep-fry the ring in hot oil until golden brown. Deep-fry the beehoon until crispy. Dish out and place on a large plate. Place the deep-fried yam ring over the crispy beehoon.

Heat oil and sesame oil in a wok, saute garlic until fragrant. Add the seasoned chicken and stir-fry well. Stir in mushrooms and the rest of the ingredients. Mix in combined seasoning.

Bring to a boil then simmer for one to two minutes until the gravy turns thick. Pour the mixed vegetables into the yam ring and serve the dish immediately.

5 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yum, it sure looks very crispy! I want a piece too!!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Thanks C! Yeah, maybe I make it for you one day! ;)

san.y said...

Yummy.

lilyng said...

i want some too, have not ate this for donkey ages. make in october and then i can come and learn how to do it.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

San.y
Thanks!

Lily,
I will have the ingredients ready, and you can show me your method, ok? :)