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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

Ingredients
(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)

Directions
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.

Notes:
- 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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62 Responses to “Steamed Chicken with D.O.M Liquor”

  1. smallsmallbaker — August 13, 2009 @ 1:07 pm

    I better start eating this frequently from now on. Need to stay young forever. :)

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

      yes, must start early :P

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  2. myasiankitchen — August 13, 2009 @ 1:32 pm

    wow!! lovely meal..I bet it’s must taste delicious!!your mom so early gave you DOM!! my 1st time tasting DOM was after my daughter is 1 month old..my mom said I can’t take DOm when I had C section lor!

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    • wiffy replied: — August 13th, 2009 @ 2:08 pm

      she has too much liquor at home so she can’t wait to give some away so it takes up less space in her place :P I didn’t know C Sec moms can’t take DOM 8O

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  3. Ellena — August 13, 2009 @ 3:56 pm

    Wow.. i wan i wan… this is one of my favourite dish!!!!! It can have two bowl of rice with this :p

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  4. tintin — August 13, 2009 @ 6:31 pm

    Glad that you love it. This was one of my family’s favourite recipe. I love your blog and the recipes you share. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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    • wiffy replied: — August 14th, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

      Thank you again for this recipe! I’m so glad to have learnt this nutritious and yummy dish :-)

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  5. diva — August 13, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

    i remember the ads for DOM when i was kid. something like a little shot glass each night to relax and for gd health. in chicken soup, i think u’ve hit the X. :D looks incredibly delicious. x

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    • wiffy replied: — August 14th, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

      Oh yes, now I remember the advertisements. Looks like we are from the same generation hehe :halo:

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  6. mikky — August 13, 2009 @ 10:59 pm

    my hubby would love this… thanks for sharing… :D

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  7. tigerfish — August 14, 2009 @ 11:12 am

    I have also heard D.O.M can make some people sleep better…I supposed they make people “drunk”? ;p

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    • wiffy replied: — August 14th, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

      I like your theory! lol :D

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  8. dhanggit — August 15, 2009 @ 2:47 am

    i am not so familiar with DOM liquor but judging from your photos that chicken looks absolutely divine!! :XO:

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    • wiffy replied: — August 17th, 2009 @ 8:39 am

      Oh really! It’s a french liquor, you’re staying in France so I’m surprised you aren’t familiar. Maybe it’s an export thing :D

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  9. Cooking Gallery — August 15, 2009 @ 6:18 am

    This recipe sounds so inviting, just one I’ve been waiting for…! I’ve got 2 chicken thighs in my freezer waiting to be used and I’ve got all the other ingredients (except the liquor – never heard of this before actually…, can I change it with Shao Xing wine?) . I am sure that I will make this soup within the next few days…! Thank you for the recipe.

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    • wiffy replied: — August 17th, 2009 @ 8:39 am

      I think you can, though I don’t think you will get the same benefits from shao xing wine. Coz DOM is made from plants & spices, so maybe that’s where the anti-anging and health benefits come from.

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  10. Nilmandra — August 15, 2009 @ 10:22 pm

    Wah very nourishing indeed! Classic confinement dish LOL ;)

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