"This recipe is for enjoying the texture of eggs at the most tendermost but easiest level. It has the sweetest aroma I have ever tasted in eggs using the least ingredients." — CONNIEL1M
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cooled chicken or fish stock
chopped cooked chicken breast meat
shiitake mushroom, sliced into strips
fresh parsley, for garnish
This is very similar to the traditional recipe I know of. The key of steaming eggs is to keep the heat at medium low or low to obtain a smooth surface. I also lay shrimps and ginkgo nuts when the surface is set and steam for about 7 more minutes.
I wasn't wowed by this. For the amount of work that went into cooking it, I expected a better dish. Flavor was bland and uninteresting. Texture was nice and smooth, though, and aesthetically, it was a nice dish to serve to dinner party guests. I woudn't make this specific recipe again. It wasn't bad. It just wasn't very flavorful.
I also decreased the amount of broth by half and the steam eggs were perfectly creamy and soft. Be sure to cook it gently over medium low heat. Instead of the mushroom, I added in kernels of cooked corn and minced chicken (raw is fine). I also added a touch of sesame oil. Very yummy.
Wonderfull! I tried this recipie out for brunch today and it was simply delectable. My guests at first were a bit hesitent, but found it adictive as they delved into the dish. A suggestion, one may wish to decrease the chicken stock to a half cup if one wants a more solid texture to the egg. As the result with one cup can be slightly soupy.
I took the advice of those who reduced the broth, but I had no cooked chicken breast. What I did have was leftover lamb and it was FANTASTIC (I figure most any egg dish is essentially an omelet to toss in what you wish anyway).
No steamer so I inverted a couple of ramekins into the water to raise the egg filled ones off of the bottom of the bottom of the pot to make sure it was cooking with steam and not direct contact with the heating element.
Just like advertised, it came out light, aromatic and delicious.
I wish I had listened to the earlier reviewers, rather than trying to exactly follow the recipe the first time. Half the broth would have been better, as it separated out somewhat. Cooking on low heat likely would have produced a smoother end result.
This was quite nice, simple flavors that blended well with each other. I made a substitution of the sake with zinfandel. In my bowl I used turkey and in my husband's chicken. Also I threw a bit of green onion on top with the parsley.
Simple, easy and taste terrific. What else can you ask for? I substituted the chicken with shrimp and came out even betteR!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Steamed Egg (Chawan Mushi)
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 73
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