Thursday, October 04, 2012

Samgyetang (삼계탕)

Samgyetang (삼계탕) is just a "basic" Korean chicken soup named Ginseng Chicken Soup. I have seen this in some many dramas and all the celebrities always mention it at some time. I remember I the first time I read the ingredients and saw ginseng chicken I was like -ouh ginseng that's something different-. Well i kept looking and found it it is quite simple to make. Among the recipes i found I decided to go with this one from Maangchi.com -she even haves a video- The whole cooking process takes about an hour.

Note I didn't had the ginseng so I used ginger (lol!) I couldn't find the jujubes and I added a few flavors like red pepper flakes but not a lot since I can't handle too much spice. Also I didn't have the sweet rice so I used regular rice but didn't soak it for an hour like the recipe says and I regret it BIG time. So just do it. In other words I did what I could with what I had. But I'll try to get all the exact materials for the next time.

This is the stuffed Cornish hen. Garlic, green onions and ginger (yes I used ginger)

Ready for the stove

Just after taking it out from the stove. It opens easily and the meat is really juicy.

Since I didn't soak the rice after it was done I removed the hen and put the rice back on the stove alone for 5 minutes and it was all good. The flavors of the garlic and ginger combined with the red pepper flakes was awesome.

3 comments:

  1. yuck! That was what i thought when i looked at the foods but now, i am okay with it although i would never eat! you're from china/japan and i respect that.

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  2. oh, sorry! sorry, sorry, sorry! didn't look at the post but just the foods.....i guess the overall effect is what doesn't look good and the first pic too but i guess the other two looked like it was ''eatable''

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  3. Hi! I am not from China/Japan. I just like trying new things. I'm from Puerto Rico. The food is really good. Still i want to taste the real Samgyetang with gingseng roots and jujubes. Anyways thanks for commenting.

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