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Steamed Chicken with D.O.M Liquor

Steamed Chicken with D.O.M Liquor
Ultimate delicious comfort food – Steamed Chicken with D.O.M Liquor

My mum gave me (more like forced me to take) a bottle of DOM liquor some time back coz she said it is good for me. I’m not a fan of hard liquor so I seldom consume it. Then a few weeks ago, I was having lunch with my friend heibo, who told me that D.O.M wine is very nutritious, improves general well being and helps one to sleep better. Looks like mum knows what is good for me! I didn’t sleep well for the past week so I tried consuming some D.O.M daily, but it was too strong for me. So I started googling for some recipes using D.O.M and found this gem at Cooking Crave. It’s one of those few recipes which is love at first sight – where you know even without trying, that this recipe will work and will taste good. I can almost smell the aroma as I was reading the recipe, and throughout the week, I was restless to try it. The results did not disappoint – the chicken was full of aroma, and the soup was pure bliss. Most of the alcohol content had evaporated leaving behind the wonderful aroma of D.O.M. And yes, I did sleep well after that and as a bonus, I was told I had rosy cheeks after consuming it the second week.

I like the story of how the writer discovered this recipe – apparently this recipe is the secret to how a lady of 63 years looked really young for her age (rosy cheeks, no wrinkles, firm skin). I was sold. Although I am a little more than halfway to being 63, it’s great to know that I have at least a 30 year head start to consume this anti-aging dish. I reckon I better start to eat this regularly NOW so that I still look good at 60. B says the anti-aging process starts at the point in time where you start eating anti-aging foods (like it cannot go back in time prior to that). So I am glad I discovered this early, hopefully I can preserve my looks at my current age when I am 60! :P

Steamed Chicken with D.O.M Liquor

(Serves 2)

– 2 large chicken thighs (I leave the skin on, but trim the excess fats around it)
– 3 tbsp DOM (D.O.M) Benedictine liquor (法国廊酒)
– 1 tbsp ginger juice (grate the ginger, take the ginger pulp and squeeze out the juice)
– 5 tbsp water/stock (I use clear chinese soup which I cooked that day)
– 1 tbsp wolfberries
– 10 red dates
– 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
– 10 shitake mushrooms, stems removed and then sliced thinly
– spring onions, sliced thinly to wispy strips (to garnish, optional)

1. Place the chicken thighs in a wide and deep plate. Line the bottom of the vessel with sliced mushrooms, reserving some to top the chicken.
2. Add in ginger juice, D.O.M, water/stock, sesame oil, wolfberries, red dates and the rest of the sliced mushrooms.
3. Cover the vessel with a lid or seal tightly with aluminium foil and cook the chicken on high heat until the water at the steamer is boiling.
4. Lower down the heat and continue to cook for about 40-50 minutes.
5. Season the soup with some salt if you like. I didn’t do that since I am using Chinese soup for the stock. Use a spoon to drizzle some soup onto the chicken. Garnish with spring onions. Serve with warm rice.

– The original recipe calls for the chicken to be double boiled. If you prefer this method, place the chicken and ingredients in the double boiler pot and filled the outer pot with water (not covering more than half of the inner pot)). After cooking, arrange the contents into a bowl/plate.
– Whether you steam or double boil, the important thing is to seal the vessel you are using so as not to lose the aroma and soup due to evaporation.
– To test if the chicken is cooked, insert a fork in the thigh area. If clear liquid (no blood) runs out, it is cooked.

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64 Responses to “Steamed Chicken with D.O.M Liquor”

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  1. npm — August 12, 2009 @ 8:05 pm

    good to see this delicious dish. i still have half a bottle of DOM sitting on the shelf for not-sure-how-long already! shall put it to good use.


  2. HoppingHammy — August 12, 2009 @ 9:19 pm

    First comment! Woo-hoo!

    This was very interesting to read, as I’ve never heard of it. Looking over your past many blog entries, I can say you will have no problem with looking young as you age, because you eat healthier and more natural then anyone I know!

    Photos are lovely too! :XO:


    • wiffy replied: — August 13th, 2009 @ 9:04 am

      I eat lots of junkie stuff too … just that I didn’t post them here, haha :D You are so funny :)


  3. daphne — August 12, 2009 @ 10:18 pm

    I’m sold on this too. I have two bottles of DOM because my grandma said it is good for me but I rarely use it unless I am soaking some raisins for fruit cake.


    • wiffy replied: — August 13th, 2009 @ 9:07 am

      Oh can use DOM to soak raisins? I thought people usually use rum, I’ll try it out next time :halo:


  4. HoppingHammy — August 12, 2009 @ 10:24 pm

    Darn! My comment was posted too late. Oh well, I tried. :|


  5. ladyhomechef — August 13, 2009 @ 12:41 am

    Wow, this is definitely a cure for people like me – dry, dizzy, weak, cold. Everything bao kar liao in one bowl, how nice could it be:lol:


    • wiffy replied: — August 13th, 2009 @ 9:05 am

      Yup, I’m also on the “weak” side and find that my I am less weak after consuming it. Yeah, it’s almost a one-dish-meal, just got to cook some rice to go with it :wink:


  6. Ching — August 13, 2009 @ 2:24 am

    Wow, didn’t know this is anti-aging too! Now I need to cook more with my DOM. Your pictures are beautifully taken!


  7. Bob — August 13, 2009 @ 3:13 am

    I’ve never had DOM, but I can certainly agree that consuming wine increases my general sense of well being. :D
    The soup sounds great too.


    • wiffy replied: — August 13th, 2009 @ 9:06 am

      A little bit of wine in moderation is definitely good for the health :up:


  8. lisaiscooking — August 13, 2009 @ 3:38 am

    This sounds like a great dish. The dates, wolfberries, and mushrooms sound delicious in this.


  9. mochachocolatarita — August 13, 2009 @ 10:49 am

    ohhhh i want youthfullness and health also…ps. will this get me drunk? hehehe


    • wiffy replied: — August 13th, 2009 @ 2:06 pm

      I don’t think so …. unless you have it together with a tall glass of DOM on the rocks? :lol:


  10. Miffy — August 13, 2009 @ 11:05 am

    i carted 2 bottles of dom from singapore in may for my pregnant sister.
    my mom will be cooking the same steam chicken dish after my sister give birth. apparently its good to keep the new mom’s body warm and helps produce lots of milk.


    • wiffy replied: — August 13th, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

      now this sounds like good confinement food for new moms as well, hehe :P


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