What is oyster sauce? Oyster sauce is one of the most important ingredients in traditional Chinese, Thai, and Cambodian cuisine. It gives every dish a wonderful aroma and taste and enhances the taste. In the past, oyster sauce was made by reducing the oyster broth. The oyster broth has been cooked to a slimy brown color. Today the prepared sauce contains certain additives such as caramel color, starch, even oyster extracts and also preservatives. You can even choose a vegetarian oyster sauce, which is mostly mushrooms. Sauces are so successful that you can't think of pasta and vegetables without adding them. There are a lot of people who even use it as a topping. Some people don't like the taste of oysters. There is also an oyster sauce substitute for them. The dishes that are prepared with the sauce exude a certain aroma and a unique taste. So there is no point in making the same dishes without the sauce. However, some suitable substitutes can be added which can retain the flavor to some extent. Soy sauce is one of the main alternatives that many use. Not only is it the same color, but it also creates almost the same taste. Fish sauce is another great substitute. For those who prefer vegetarian varieties, you can replace the vegan oyster sauce with mushroom sauce. To make the mushroom sauce, all you need to do is boil a cube of mushroom broth in half a cup of water until the mixture condenses to a dark brown color. Chicken oyster sauce Have you heard of the famous paper-wrapped chicken from Thailand or Southeast Asia? It's a chicken dish in which the chicken is marinated in a special sauce and then wrapped in paper before frying. Due to the long marinating time, the taste of the sauce penetrates deep into the meat and makes the chicken tasty. You can use chicken meat or chicken wings. You can unpack the chicken before serving, or you can leave the paper on it. Remember to use paper that can withstand high temperatures, as you will need to fry the paper-wrapped chicken in oil at a high temperature. This is an ideal snack for any party or gathering. Oyster Sauce Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, cut into 12 pieces 3 tablespoons of grated ginger 3 green onions, cut to 1 inch long 12 waxed paper bags Recipes with oyster sauce: 5 tablespoons of oyster sauce 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce 1 tablespoon of ginger juice 1 teaspoon of sugar 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon of Shaoxing wine or cooking wine 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon of water 1/2 tablespoon corn flour Method:
- Mix the chicken with the marinade and season for 3 hours. Add the grated ginger and chives and mix well.
- Wrap the chicken in separately prepared bags and close tightly.
- Heat the oil for frying, place the chicken packets on top and fry for 2 minutes over high heat. Reduce heat and fry for 5 minutes. Finally, put on high heat and fry for 3 minutes. Organize and drain. Serve hot.