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I live in Singapore and one of our most famous dishes is our Chicken Rice. Sometimes, gizzard is available as a sideorder. I have usually been disappointed with the flavour. This recipe is my own version, and a tasy way (my family agrees) to use often discarded chicken parts. Excellent as an appetizer.
- 1 (200 g) package chicken gizzards (or any other poultry gizzards)
- 1 teaspoon shredded young ginger
- 3 cloves garlic, coarse chopped
- 1 tablespoon black vinegar or 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce or 2 tablespoons ketjap manis (molasses-like consistency)
- 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder (see note below)
- 300 ml water
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil (canola)
- Clean gizzards thoroughly, cut off tough tendon bits.
- Dry marinate with a little pepper.
- In a small sauce pan, heat the cooking oil on medium heat.
- Add ginger and garlic, stir fry till fragrant.
- Throw in the gizzards and increase heat to hot, stir fry till the gizzards just chnge color.
- Add in the 300 ml water, the five spice powder, the sweet soy sauce, and vinegar.
- Mix well.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and cook till the sauce reduces to about a third.
- Taste, adjust if necessary.
- Check that gizzards are tender yet crunchy.
- Serve hot, warm or cold with gizzards skewered with toothpicks.
- Note You can make your own Chinese Five Spice Powder by blending the following ground spices: 1 2/3 tbsp star anise 1 1/2 tsp fennel seeds 1 1/2 tsp cassia (in the USA cinnamon denotes both cinnamon and cassia which is native to China, professional bakers prefer cassia to cinnamon.) 1/2 tsp Sichuan pepper or black pepper 1/4 tsp cloves Stir-fried vegetables are enhanced by sprinkling about 1 tsp over them during cooking.
- Add a little salt, and you have a very good marinade for chicken, duck, pork and seafood.