Deep-Fried Chicken with Seaweed Recipe

Deep-Fried Chicken with Seaweed Recipe

Ingredients :

400 g chicken breast fillets

1/4 cup Japanese soy sauce

1/4 cup mirin

4 cm fresh ginger, grated very finely

2 sheet nori, crumbled into fine pieces

1/3 cup cornstarch

Cooking oil for deep-frying

Pickled ginger slices, to serve

Thin cucumber slices, to serve

 

Method :

Trim and remove any sinew from the chicken fillets before cutting into an even bite-sized pieces. Place the chicken pieces in a bowl. Mix the Japanese soy sauce, ginger and mirin in a small bowl. Pour the mixture over the chicken pieces, tossing them to ensure evenly coated with the marinade. Set aside for 15 minutes, then drain off any excess marinade in the bowl.

 

Mix the crumbled nori with the cornstarch. Using your fingertips, coat each chicken pieces lightly with the cornstarch mixture. Heat a pan with oil on medium heat. Add the chicken, a few pieces at a time and fry until golden. Turn the chicken constantly for even cooking. Drain on paper towels. Serve the chicken with steamed rice together with the pickled ginger and sliced cucumber. Garnish with extra strips of nori if necessary.

 

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