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Deep Fried Steamed Aromatic Squab

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Just the aroma of this Deep Fried Steamed Aromatic Squab will transport you all the way to China. If you are planning a home cooked Chinese dinner, you can very well have this Deep Fried Steamed Aromatic Squab in your menu. Delicious indeed!
  Dried bean curd stick 1
  Squabs 3
  Fresh ginger root slices 2
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Sherry 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 2
  Star anise 1
  Cinnamon 1 Inch
  Bamboo shoots 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Scallion stalks 2
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Stock 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Oil 2 Tablespoon

1. Soak dried bean curd.
2. Wipe squabs with a damp cloth and dry well with paper toweling.
3. Heat oil. Add squabs, one at a time, and deep-fry, turning and basting, until light golden. Drain on paper toweling.
4. With a cleaver, chop squabs, bones and all, in 1- by 2-inch pieces. Transfer to a heatproof bowl. Slice ginger root, mince scallion; and add, along with soy sauce, sherry, star anise and cinnamon stick.
5. Steam 30 minutes
6. Meanwhile slice bamboo shoots and soaked bean curd. Cut remaining scallion stalks in 1-inch sections. Blend cornstarch and cold stock to a paste.
7. Heat oil. Add bamboo shoots, bean curd and scallions. Stir-fry to cook through (3 to 4 minutes).
8. Stir in salt. Then stir in cornstarch paste to thicken. Pour over squabs in their steaming bowl

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3955 Calories from Fat 2857

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 317 g488.2%

Saturated Fat 105.2 g526.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1140.5 mg380.2%

Sodium 3619.4 mg150.8%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.7%

Dietary Fiber 3.8 g15.1%

Sugars 2.4 g

Protein 228 g455.6%

Vitamin A 67.7% Vitamin C 117.2%

Calcium 25.6% Iron 248.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Deep Fried Steamed Aromatic Squab Recipe