FRESH DELIVERY MEALS? HERE'S A CHALLENGE! DO YOU DARE!!!!!!!
For the money you pay to have ingredients delivered to you with instructions to make gourmet meal, you can go to your local market purchase a couple of items and with my instructions save sooo much money. Remember the price you pay for delivery comes with shipping cost, labor cost, packaging.
CHICKEN WITH BROCCOLI
1 small pkg of boneless chicken thighs
1 head of fresh broccoli
1 garlic glove or 2
small bottle of oyster sauce (make sure there's oyster extract in it). You'll use about 1-2 tablespoon
a slurry mixture of 1 teaspoon of cornstarch and water.
-a pinch of sugar
Cost so far is under $ 10 dollars. But the key to know is its fresh and your preparing it, so you made the choices , not some stranger!
They say dark meat is gamey, however dark meat is tender than breast and not as chewy and tough as breast and cost is cheaper.
Slice the chicken or cut in small morsels. make sure the size is uniform throughout. Consistent cooking is uniformed.
Add some soy sauce, garlic powder and pepper with a 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch to marinate. Set aside. Add a dash of white wine too.
Prepare broccoli. Now the floret, is the best part but the stalk is just as good, just trim the tough skin on the stalk and slice thinly. Where you would usually throw it out, its now eatable.
Cut florets evenly. Blanch broccoli to boiling water quickly until you see a emerald green color.. take out and rinse under cold water to stop cooking process. (This ensures a crispy but done broccoli). remember, stir frying will further cook broccoli, so it might not be completely cooked, just keep that in mind).
Smash the clove of garlic, if fresh garlic not available than garlic powder will do.
Ok combine the cornstarch with water. This is your slurry solution (thickener).
Ok your ready to combine everything together.
I use a nonstick pan. drizzle a little oil on pan at medium. Throw in the chicken and saute. until done. Add oyster sauce and a little white wine, stir constantly, add garlic and allow to fuse all flavors together. Stir fry all ingredients, add a dash of water then add slurry solution.
Your done. You made a meal under 10 bucks and fresh. The rest of the chicken in a vacuum sealed bag for future use.
What do you think? I'm curious.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com