Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Green Beans with Chicken Gizzards in Soy Sauce Recipe

How time flies. Its already the 17th day of Ramadhan. 13 more days before Syawal comes which means the end of fasting month and all muslims would be celebrating Eid ul-Fitr or as we Malaysian call it, Hari Raya. A Merry Day. That's celebrated not just for a day, but the whole month. More on Hari Raya later though.

I started fasting when I was 7 years old but I only managed to fast for the whole month the next year when I was 8. Back then as an incentive, my parents (and I think most parents do too) would give us $1 for every day that we fast. Well, that lasted until we turned 12 and after that we just do it because its our responsibility.

When I was a kid and staying at home with my parents and 3 brothers, waking up for sahur for our very early morning meal is rather a challenge. I may be a light sleeper now but definitely not then. But I would still get up and eat the meal with everybody for I dont want to be hungry the next day. However, by the time I got up, my mom usually would have the food ready on the table. The spead is not as much as of for iftar/breaking of fast but enough to last us the whole day of fasting. Those are some of my favourite childhood memories. I attended a full boarding school since I was 13 so I didnt get to spend much time with my family anymore.

Well, I better proceed with the recipe post before I get too emotional. Today's recipe is about internal organs. Chicken gizzards that is. I just love love love these things. Dont ask me why. I just do. And as my other recipes, this is also very easy to make and nutritious too.
Green Beans with Chicken Gizzards in Soy Sauce
Serves 3-4

1/2lb chicken gizzards, cleaned and halves/quartered
Salt & turmeric to coat
2 handfuls of green beans, cuts into 2in long
3 garlic, thinly sliced
1in ginger, thinly sliced
Half onion, sliced
1 red chili, sliced
5-6 tbsp sweet soy sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2-3 tbsp water
Oil for deep frying

1. Coat chicken gizzards with salt & turmeric, set aside

2. In a wok, heat the oil and deep fry chicken gizzards until golden brown. Set aside.

3. Transfer access oil into a container leaving about 2 tbsp in the wok. Medium heat.

4. Sauteed garlic and ginger until fragrant.

5. Add water, sweet soy sauce and light soy sauce. Stir.

6. Add green beans, onion and red chili. Stir. Turn heat to high and cover. 2 min.

7. Bring the heat back to medium and uncover. Add chicken gizzards and stir a few more times.
8. Serves with warm white rice.

I am also linking this to Kitchen Flavours for Joy from Fasting to Feasting.


Tastes of Home said...

eh F I LOVE Chicken gizzards!!! YUMMY

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Kudos to you for featuring chicken gizzards!

I loved chicken gizzards as a kid, but haven't had a chance to eat them in more than 20 years. Hm, maybe it's time to get on the chicken gizzard train now.

noobcook said...

wah ... chicken gizzards ... I love it with chicken rice... and I didn't realise they can be stir fried ... nice!

Zue Murphy said...

I like fried chicken gizzard. But your recipe definitely step up a notch.

Pebbles said...

Happy Fasting.....And Selamat Hari Raya!

ICook4Fun said...

I always prefer chicken liver than gizzard as I find them too hard until Zue thought me to goreng it. Now I never throw it away :)

natrah said...

ohw,chicken hubby is a big fan of it..kdg2 dia beli yg tu je setengah kati..suruh I goreng! I don't like frying chicken gizzards...sbb dia suka meletup..kan?makan I suka...
farina,now Micheal tak yah ajak mkn kat luar lagi dah la...rajin u msk ek..he must be very happy.

Rebecca Ilham said...

Hi Kak Farina,

unfortunately I don't like internal organs..huhu..but I love any veggies goreng kicap (even though I don't really eat the veggies I would still savor the kuah kicap...)

Ms eNVy said...

I'm a fan of chicken gizzards! .. I goreng terjun je .. lepas tu dipped kat chilli ngan kicap manis .. ahhh bliss for the whole day! .. hehee .. thanks for sharing your puasa story .. make me miss home very much! ..

Anonymous said...

I have not had gizzards for ages! I like them, but hubby is not too fond of innards.

All the best with Ramadhan - not long to go before Hari Raya! It's very admirable how you guys can go without food for most of the day! For a whole month!!

Maya said...

Farina :

Brings back memories of my mother's kitchen - stir fry gizzards and vegetables was a true classic in our house, especially for sunday lunch.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Jannie, time to stock up on those internal organs. lol.

EatingClub, thank you. 20yrs? Yup, I think its time too. ;)

Noobcook, you can stir-fry, deep-fry or even put it in curry. Just like chicken. ;)

Zue, i can eat them in any way. Masak kicap on its own pun sodap jugak.

Pebbles, welcome and thank you. ;)

Gert, u mean uv been throwing them away all these while? oww! Since u like curry, u can also put them in curry. ;)

Nat, kalau kat Msia memang benci betul kalau kena goreng hati/pedal ayam. But here somehow they dont do tht as much. dunno why.

Becky, how can u not like internal organs? lol. but looks like u dont like veggies either.

Envy, dah closer to raya ni lagilah syahdunya kan?

Jeannie, neither does my hubby. hehe. Thanks for the wishes. Trust me, its so much easier puasa back home than here. sigh..

Maya, somehow here ppl dont really eat hati/pedal ayam ya? i wonder why.

Yatie_T said...

I am not a big fan of pedal ayam but if it is hati ayam atau lembu... no problem. Your dish is one of my mom and one of my elder sister's favorite. They will fight for it too. hahaha

So.... your parents pay you $1 riggit a day huh? My parents gave us double duit raya for fasting a whole month. My Uncles and Aunties also double bagi duit raya. Imagine 9 uncles and aunties double duit raya.... kaya babe, kaya! hahaha

Salt N Turmeric said...

Yatie, i semua sapu. Kalau hati lembu i suka masak black pepper since my mom always cook tht for my sil when diorang berpantang. Amboi, ur duit raya lagi kelas! lol.

Kate / Kajal said...

confession ... i dont eat gizzards, liver , brain , intestines of any animal ... call me weird but i'm just too freaky abt it ... :))

Salt N Turmeric said...

Kate, you're not weird. ;) Its just that for us Malaysian, gizzards, liver, brain, tongue and tails are well used in our cooking.It is an acquired taste. lol.

MamaFaMi said...

No gizzards for me, but liver maybe. Don't quite like gizzards as they are a bit too chewy! But I love green beans!

tigerfish said...

I'm one of those who like gizzards too. My hb prefers chicken liver.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Mama, gizzard tu cheewy sedap bukan cheewy menyakitkan hati. lol.

Tigerfish, you know what? You can use both for this recipe. ;)

Cynthia said...

Chicken gizzards - love them!

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Salt N Turmeric said...

Cynthia, me too! lol.

Anonymous said...

I do something very similar with gizzards, except I add fish sauce in addition to the soy sauce. I also use different vegetables, usually peppers and onions. Sometimes I add tomatoes, catsup, hot sauce etc. or even peanuts. Here in Egypt gizzards are one of the cheapest meats available and so we are fortunate because it is the favorite meat of both my husband and I.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Anon, cheap doesn't mean theyr not good and proven by the gizzards and liver. You're lucky your hubby likes it too. Mine cant even see them. lol.

Anonymous said...

I love chicken gizzards and green beans but have never had them together. I will try your green beans with chicken gizzards in soy sauce recipe! Thank you.