Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Minced Chicken with Oyster Sauce


From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I am really thrilled to be using the recipe of a friend for the "something borrowed" portion of my old, new, borrowed, blue extravaganza. Many of you already know Kristy and follow her blog My Little Space. Those of you who are unfamiliar with her work, should know that while the space in which Kristy cooks may be small, her Malaysian kitchen produces enormous flavors, many of which can be reproduced in Western kitchen and enjoyed by Western palates. That's the case with one of the dishes she recently featured. Kristy had developed a recipe for seaweed tofu that sounded delicious, but what caught my eye was the sauce she made to accompany it. As I read through the ingredients, I could see that it would also work well in lettuce cups or served over rice. It was a great recipe on several levels. It used readily available ingredients, it was affordable, it was easy to make and, best of all, it could be on the table in less than 30 minutes. Not having any ground chicken in the house, I pulled out a pound of ground turkey and got right to work to see if I could add delicious to the list of adjectives used to describe the dish. I definitely could, and I'm delighted to share my version of the recipe with you. It's perfect for busy nights. I know that those of you who try this will not be disappointed. Here's the recipe.

Minced Chicken with Oyster Sauce...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Kristy at My Little Space

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup minced shallots or red onions
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 pound ground chicken or turkey
6 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper (white, black or red)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup water or chicken broth
1 small red bell pepper, cut in 1/4-inch dice
1 small green bell pepper, cut in 1/4-inch dice
Cooked rice

Directions:
1) Heat a wok or large frying pan. Add oil and heat until it shimmers. Stir in shallots and garlic and saute until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
2) Lower heat to medium. Stir in chicken and saute for about 2 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink.
3) Stir in oyster sauce, soy sauce and whatever pepper you have chosen. Bring contents of wok to a simmer. Dissolve cornstarch in water or stock. Add to wok and cook until thickened. Stir in diced pepper. Remove from heat. Serve hot over rice or at room temperature in lettuce cups. Yield: 4 servings.

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Chicken Meatball and Orzo Soup - A Self-Confessed Foodie
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Turkey and Chicken Meatloaf - Our Kitchen Island
Chicken Chili - Beautiful Life
Ground Chicken Teriyaki with Zucchini and Onions - Life's Ambrosia

48 comments:

Red Nomad OZ said...

If it tastes as good as it looks in the photo, then we're in for a treat! I just MIGHT be able to squeeze it in before the next heatwave down here in Australia!!

Happy 2011 travels!! And thanx so much for following and commenting on my blog in 2010 - I'm honoured!!

penny aka jeroxie said...

She is very creative and talented cook. :)

lena said...

yummy! over here we always have this at home..either with minced chicken or minced pork and you made this with turkey, i guess this is just as good!

j3ss kitch3n said...

wow you placed them so perfect! looks very yummy! we always eat this way in Singapore too!!!

kitchen flavours said...

Looks delicious! This is great over chinese egg noodles too! Have a lovely day!

Anna A. said...

Yum! Your food looks so perfect!

yunitarahmasari aka tatabonita said...

It's simply yum-yum! I love simple recipe like this :D

My Little Space said...

Happy New Year, Mary! Thank you very much for mentioning me. I was thrilled when you seeing you posting this recipe. I like your version too. I can just wallop the minced turkey with all the sauce accompany by some white rice. I wonder your little grandson will love this too! :o) Have a great start & enjoy your day. Thanks again.
Blessings, Kristy

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ann said...

Mary, what a beautiful picture for a delicious recipe. That's my kind of meal. Hope all is well.

Katerina said...

It looks delish Mary. The photo is absolutely mouthwatering!

Priya said...

Slurp,ur click makes me hungry..

Rita said...

What an amzing presentation. Love the coombination of ingredients;must be so good.

Penny said...

Love your presentation. I have some rings that I could fill like that. I also like the idea of the lettuce wraps. Much to comtemplate here. Happy New Year Mary.

Lea Ann said...

Great photo. I have a Vietnamese cookbook that has alot of chopped dishes like this and I've always wanted to try them. Sounds so delicious.

The Food Hound said...

Looks so tasty-- love oyster sauce!-- and the picture says a 1000 words!!

Jenn said...

I bet this tastes amazing!! Definitely the perfect filling for a lettuce cup! YUM!

Barbara said...

What a lovely presentation, Mary! And I love Kristy's recipes. This is bound ton be a winner.
Happy New Year to you!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

What a beautiful presentation! I wish I could make my food look so lovely - like a work of art.

alice said...

Doesn't this look great - so filling, healthy and comforting. So far away from all the bulk of Christmas food. And I love the idea of it in lettuce wraps even more.
I'm really interested to see how you do the something blue bit!

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

I love the way you presented the dish. You've made a tasty dish exceptional! Happy New Year Mary!

Lori said...

This looks good! I bet it would be good wrapped in some lettuce too. Oyster sauce has such wonderful flavor.

Happy New Year Mary!

Kath said...

This Minced Chicken with Oyster Sauce looks fabulous, Mary! I just need to get some peppers to make it for dinner tonight!

Kim said...

It is a great week night recipe, loaded with lots of flavors. Sounds good to me!

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely presentation mary,looks yummy...

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I follow Kirsty but think I missed this one. Now I know what to do with my mince turkey in the feezer!! Diane

Design Wine and Dine said...

I really love finding fun and flavorful recipes using ground chicken and/or turkey, because I ALWAYS pick it up - especailly when on sale! There's something about it being SO SUPER affordable (yet feeding so many) that gets me excited!

Thanks for sharing her recipe!

teresa said...

oh wow, just look at that beautiful plate. i want to dig in, but i also don't want to destroy such a lovely creation. excellent job!

High Plains Drifters said...

That looks amazing! Very well done on the presentation and photography fronts. More evidence that one doesn't need to go to the Louvre to see beautiful art. Cheers!

Karen said...

This sounds wonderful! Fast and easy, and very tasty. Glad I stumbled upon your lovely blog. Happy New Year! :-)

Emily Malloy said...

Simply stunning!!

A Year on the Grill said...

Wonderful presentation...

i love the idea of the series. As always, great place to visit

Dave

Joanne said...

I love finding new Asian-infused dishes! This one looks delicious. So perfect that the ingredients are ones I already have! Looks like I know what I'll be making in the near future...

Nisha said...

Happy New Year

Faith said...

I love the tasty Asian flavors in this dish! The minced chicken looks really beautiful sitting on top of that bed of rice...bookmarking this and adding ground chicken to my grocery list! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds great!

Ginny said...

This looks just delicious! It looks pretty, too. You must have used some kind of mold.

From the Kitchen said...

I can see that this sauce would turn the most humble meal into a spectacular one. I have a few odd pieces of chicken in the freezer and was wondering how to make them into a meal. I think I shall receive kudos and I'm sending you some as well.

Best,
Bonnie

Juliana said...

Oh Mary, I love this kind of food, yours are so nicely presented...yummie! Great photo! Happy New Year to you and your family Mary!

A Canadian Foodie said...

That is a gorgeous dish and fairly straightforward to make! I immediately thought of wrapping the rice and the leaf in some lettuce. I love the lettuce wraps and this looks flavourful enough to hold up to that format!
Another perfect bite!
Happy Happy!!!
:)
valerie

Kim said...

Mary- You have plated and presented this dish beautifully! I'm not too familiar with oyster sauce, but it does sound and look wonderful.

Elin said...

Mary...this taste good and we have this very often but yours looks delish and I can imagine how much your family would love this :)

Happy 2011 !

JG said...

This looks so yummy and colorful sitting on a bed of rice!
~Judy

Faith said...

Mary that looks soo good! I am always at a loss as to where to find ground chicken (and too lazy to do it myself!) but I think it would be great with the Turkey!

Claudia said...

I do love Kristy's dishes and I am loving thhis and I have 8 pounds of ground chicken in the fridge. It is in my future.

Lucie said...

Mary, this is definitely my kind of recipe. Anything with oyster sauce makes me happy! I hope you have a wonderful 2011 :)

Self Sagacity said...

I can't miss this one. Your presentation is so cute of the rice and the veggies.

That Girl said...

I don't like oysters, but I do like oyster sauce.

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