Monday, May 31, 2010
DAY 19:KANGKONG WITH CHICKEN.
I have decided that on Sunday, I'm going to be a good Catholic and keep the Sabbath holy , so hence no cooking for the blog, yesterday i was feeling the need for some answers in life and so took my kids and went to Mount Mary's to pray and just ponder, Zeke ,Zene and me bought coloured candles and went and paid our respects,prayed and felt very very blessed, protected and wonderful..
We then went to our favorite haunt "Candies"to stuff our faces with all we love, i was so happy when Zene said ,"mama you make these muffins and i love your muffins"...so in the middle of sandwiches and chocolate tarts, and running for pee pee and she's not sharing etc etc
I decided to go vegetable shopping at Pali Market, i went mad buying Thai spices and then i spotted "morning glory " a veggie that i simply adore, i really felt like "Kylie Kwong" in China, unbelievably happy but still well behaved , very unlike me ha ha ha , did not want to frighten the vendor with overwhelming happiness at the sight of these greens you know ,wanted to scream like a hooligan and do a cartwheel , but did not scream as i have kind of grown out of my hooliganish behavior and i don't yet know how to do a cartwheel, but decided there and then, that that's what I'm making Monday evening, because i like having light dinners....
Kangkong with Chicken
1 clove finely sliced
1 birds eye chili
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 chicken leg
5 tbsp oil
150 g morning glory
50 g mushroom
Mix half the garlic, chili, soy sauce, fish sauce and a little oil and marinate the chicken and keep it aside...
Heat 2tbsp oil in a wok until its smoking, add the chicken and cook it for about 8-10 minutes or till it is cooked but succulent..
Add the remaining oil to the wok, and when it is crazy hot , add the morning glory and cook for about a minute tossing it, add the soy sauce, chili, fish sauce, mushrooms and continue to cook till it is soft and a beautiful edible green, stir in the chicken , add salt and pepper and , have it nice and hot....
I used chili oil in my marinade , because i like it HOT...
This dish tastes fresh and clean and like something you would eat at an exotic diner , also i did not use too much oil , and like the fresh taste of greens infused with the really well-flavoured chicken, basically i love ,love ,love kangkong ha ha ha
So with lotsa love and tender care "Kangkong with Chicken "piping hot from "Maria's Kitchen" !
P.S. Zeke did this photo ... n i'm a proud mama..eat, love,pray ,laugh n hug...good night !