Dragon & Phoenix in a Basket
The perfect couple in Feng Shui: the dragon is yang while the phoenix is yin. Here’s a quick and easy Chinese fusion recipe for bringing good Feng Shui to your family and friends.
Let's start cooking!
Step 1 - Marinate the chicken
Cut chicken into 1 cm cubes. Combine 1 tsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp wine, and ¼ tsp pepper in a bowl.
Add chicken and stir to coat. Set aside to let marinate for 15 minutes.
Step 2 - Boil the asparagus
Bring a large pan of water to a boil.
Add asparagus and cook until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes.
- Drain and set aside
Step 3 - Stir-fry chicken and vegetables
Place a wok over high heat until hot.
Add oil, swirling to coat sides. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add chicken, red bell pepper, and mushrooms.
Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Step 4 - Thicken the sauce
Add ¼ cup chicken stock and 2 Tbsp oyster sauce then bring to a boil.
Dissolve 1 tsp cornstarch in 2 tsp water then add this mixture into the pan.
Stir until sauce boils and thickens.
Step 5 - Finish the dish
Add asparagus, spring onions and thai basil then toss to mix.
Season with salt and set aside.
Step 6 - Deep-fry edible basket
To make the edible basket, heat cooking oil in a wok for deep-frying to 190°C.
Dip strainers into the hot oil to coat them.
- Line one strainer with vermicelli about 1 cm thick.
Nest second strainer on top of vermicelli then immerse strainers in oil.
Deep-fry until golden brown.
Remove vermicelli basket from strainers and drain on paper towels.
Plate and serve!
Spoon chicken and vegetables into basket and serve immediately