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Chicken Binakol with Fresh Oyster Mushroom

posted Mar 17, 2012, 6:07 AM by Ministry of Mushrooms
Ingredients

1 tablespoon canola oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
thumb-sized ginger, chopped then squashed
4 pcs chicken legs, cut into chunks
3 pcs young coconut (juice & meat)
2 packs of MoM Fresh Oyster Mushrooms, sliced
Pepper, corns & salt to taste
1 tablespoon fish sauce (patis)
a bunch of fresh spinach or malunggay leaves


Instructions
  • Beat canola oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
  • Be careful not to burn ‘em, or you will have a burnt flavour soup.
  • Toss in all the chicken pieces then pour a tablespoon of fish sauce.
  • Saute until the chicken meat releases its own juice without adding water. stir often.
  • Shop open the top shell of the three young coconut and pour all the fresh coconut juice into the chicken pot. let boil for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Scrape the young coconut meat and mix it with the chicken.
  • Drop about 7 to 10 pieces of peppercorns.
  • Simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Put the sliced fresh oyster mushrooms into the simmering soup.
  • Let boil for another 3 minutes.
  • Add in the spinach leaves, and continue to simmer for another minute.
  • Season with salt to taste.


Tips

Do not add water into the soup. Use only fresh young coconut juice as soup.
Chicken binakol MUST be served warm to enjoy its goodness
Fancy using the coconut shells as Chicken Binakol’s serving bowls.
Top the soup with chopped fresh red chilli if you prefer the soup with a bit of spicy bite.
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