Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Soy Braised Cornish Hen

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Cornish Hen is a small chicken. The size of a black chicken.


1 cornish hen
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1/6 cup brown sugar
1 Tbp. oyster sauce
1/8 cup sherry
2 Tbp. dark soy sauce
1/4 tsp. 5 spice powder
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp. cloves
1 2cm piece of fresh ginger, crushed
1 clove of garlic, crushed


1. Mixed all ingredients in a large bowl with the hen overnight in the fridge. The next day, pour all the marinade without the hen in a wok and turn on the heat. When boiled, add in the hen and simmer for about 40 mins on each side, covered. Keep adding water if it's dry out. Remove and cool before cutting into pieces.

2. Pour the thicken marinade sauce over the cut out chicken before serving.


Anonymous said...

wow, the hen looks so yummy. Why the skin looks crispy huh ? I first thought it was a roast chicken. Well done !

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks jc! Don't know why the skin looks crispy to you though, it looks soft to me. :oP