Chicken Karrage, fried marinated chicken nuggets

Yummy juicy and tasty chicken nuggets marinated before they are coated and then fried.

Karaage is a Japanese cooking technique were you marinate smaller pieces of meat, by massaging the marinade into the meat, and then lightly coat them with  seasoned wheat flour or potato starch mix before frying in a light oil.

500  g boneless chicken meat, diced

0,5 dl salt reduced soy sauce
0,5 dl mirin
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
3 cloves minced garlic

1,5 dl potato starch
1,5 dl wheat flour
0,5 dl sesame seeds
I sheet of nori finely cut
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp ground pepper

Vegetable oil, for frying


Cut the chicken.


Combine the marinade ingredients in a zip lock baggie and add the chicken. Close the bag and massage the marinade into the chicken, then leave for about 30 minutes.

Combine all the coating ingredient in a bowl.

Heat a large saucepan with about 2 inches of vegetable oil and heat over medium-high heat to about 180 C.

Dip the chicken in the flour mix, put the chicken in the saucepan and cook until golden brown and cooked through.

Serve with rice or noodles and some teriyaki or tonkatsu sauce.


Chicken stir fry with a rainbow of vegetables

Almost a meat free monday. To eat as healthy as possible, eat the colors of the rainbow in vegetables.

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue , indigo and violet. Blue and indigo are hard to find or should I say nonexistent, so substitute with other shades of green or purple.

For this recipe I used an equal amount of all the main ingredients

2 dl chopped onion
2 dl diced chicken
2 dl chopped red bell pepper
2 dl sliced carrots
2 dl sliced baby corn
2 dl cut spring onion
2 dl cut Snow peas
2 dl kale chopped
2 dl red fine-cut cabbage
3 tbsp salt reduced soy sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp concentrated salt reduced Chicken stock
1 dl water
1 tsp sesame oil
salt and pepper

Stirfry onions and chicken and then all the vegetables from the ones that takes the longest to cook finishing with the snow peas and spring onions.

At the end stirfry with soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil for a little sauce add chicken stock and water.

Enjoy this with rice or noodles.


Ike’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings

I got very curious when I read about these wings on this Blog 

I had to try to make it so I googled the recipe, I have never been to the Restaurant in Portland Oregon that serves them and never had them roadside from a stall in Saigon, so I do not know if they taste the same. But I can tell you that we love them, even picky eater MiniMe loves them.

I found the recipe HERE The story is that Ike carried this recipe around with him until he opened his restaurant Pok PokI have made these wings a few times since I first posted them on my norwegian blog back in October 31. 2011, and I have even made the dish with pork.

I tried the wings with just the syrup and it was very sweet and salty, and then I tasted a wing with the syrup, crispy garlic, chopped cilantro, mint and chili. WOW what a flavor bomb and I highly recommended that you try to make these.

Dan: Mum, it is so strange, that dish really stinks, but it is really yummy. I knew that you were making this dish, I could smell it outside.

We eat this with plain jasmine rice and a salad of shredded cucumber, mango (sour / sweet), chopped green onion and a little salt and pepper, to balance the salty wings.

I doubled the coriander and mint,and added chili.

  • 1/2 cup Asian fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, 2 crushed and 2 minced
  • 3 pounds chicken wings, split at the drumettes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for frying
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 tablespoon chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chili
  1. In a bowl, whisk the fish sauce, sugar and crushed garlic. Add the wings and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 3 hours, tossing the wings occasionally.
  2. Heat the 2 tablespoons of oil in a small skillet. Add the minced garlic; cook over moderate heat until golden, 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  3. In a large pot, heat 2 inches of oil to 350°. Pat the wings dry on paper towels; reserve the marinade. Put the cornstarch in a shallow bowl, add the wings and turn to coat. Fry the wings in batches until golden and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels and transfer to a bowl.
  4. In a small saucepan, simmer the marinade over moderately high heat until syrupy, 5 minutes. Strain over the wings and toss. Top with the cilantro, mint, fried garlic and chili.

Chicken nuggets with orange and apricot sauce

Since I have started this new blog on WordPress I am translating most of my old post from Lizas matverden and reposting them here. I have mostly reposted them by date, but sometimes I repost them in the present. This is one of those old post I just wanted to share again, it is not that I think the pictures are great, but it was a quick and tasty little dish.
 Oranges and apricots
 Chicken Nuggets with salad and orange and apricot sauce.
I used 1 breast and half an egg per person.
Chicken breast
slat and pepper
Panko or bread crumbs
Oil for frying
Cut the chicken breast into bite sized pieces and dip them in the flour with a little salt and pepper.
 Then in beaten eggs
and finally in the Panko crumbs

Fry the nuggets until golden.

Orange and apricot sauce
4 dl freshly squeezed orange juice or ready-made if you want
8 dried finely chopped apricots (for sweeter sauce use more apricots)
1 to 1,5  tsp corn starch
3-4 tbsp cold water
chopped fresh mint and chopped fresh coriander.
1 pinch salt
Bring orange juice and apricots to a boil and add cornstarch to thicken the sauce.
When the sauce have the right consistency add the fresh herbs right before serving.

Sopas, chicken and pasta soup

If you are not feeling very well, brewing on a cold or just simply ill.

This Filipino chicken noodle soup differs from other simmilar soups is that in this one you add milk to the soup. But tisk, tisk, I drropped the milk and used fusilli instead of macaroni
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 chopped onion
3 cloves crushed garlic
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
1,5 liters of chicken stock
(1 cup milk)
2 carrots, cut
2 cups uncooked pasta
2 stalks celery
Shredded meat of one chicken
Salt and pepper as desired
I added parsley and chili to this soup, not very Filipino, but I thought it looked nice.
Saute the onion, garlic, ginger in a pot until the onions are glossy.
Add the chicken stock, carrots and pasta, boil for five minutes before adding the remaining ingredients except parsley and chilli.
Let this simmer about 5 minutes until pasta is done.
Add the parsley and garnish with some extra parsley and chili.

Chicken bbq Filipino style

Barbequed meat on skewers are a very popular street food in the Philippines, and is very similar to the Indonesian Satay. It is usually made with chicken or pork which is then grilled in a slightly sweet sauce on skewers.

800 g Chicken meat
1 dl soy sauce
1 dl banana ketchup, Recipe HERE
I dl Sprite, 7 up or ginger alc
1 lemon, juice
3 tbsp palm sugar or regular sugar

 8 cloves crushed garlic
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground pepper
Combine soy sauce, banana ketchup, Sprite, lemon juice, sugar, garlic, ginger, and salt pepper, in a bowl.
Cut the chicken into strips and put the strips in the bowl with tthe marinade. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Light a grill. Thread chicken onto skewers, reserving marinade, and brush with oil.

Grill, turning as needed and brush with the reserved marinade until charred and cooked, about 12 minutes.

Serve this with extra banana ketchup, rice and an egg and tomato salad.

Tomato salad recipe HERE


Paella is one of my favorite spanish dishes and after this summers vacation buying ready made ones, I had to try to make this myself of course.
I made this dish twice in one week, the family is in shock, one and the same dish three times in such a short time. There are minute differences, one is made on the grill and the other on the stove with a few differences in ingredients.
Two different paellas using what I had available at the time.
The recipe below is how I have interpreted the various recipes I’ve found on the net,
4 servings
12 chicken clubs
1 finely chopped small onion
1 large carrot diced
2 cloves crushed garlic
2 roasted peppers
2 peeled chopped tomatoes
1-2 tbspolive oil for frying
3.5 dl Paella rice
Pinch of saffron soaked in 1 tbsp hot water
5 dl ckicken stock
3 dl white wine
Adjust the amount of liquid, depending on how much the rice soak up.
200 g peas
12 small squids
1 1 kg mussels
12 large raw shrimp
12 slices chorizo sausages
4 langoustines
Start off by giving the chicken a sizzle.
Saute the onions, carrots and minced garlic
Chop the roasted bell peppers and add that to the pan with
the chopped tomatoes.
Then add the rice
and the saffron, stir and lett it cook a bit.
Next you pour in half the wine and stockSå har du i haalvparten av hvitvin og kraft, let this boil in a bit and add the rest of the fluids and the peas.
Then I added the squids,
and lastly the rest of the ingredients.
Then I covered the pan and let it simmer on medium heat untill it was done, a sure sign that it is finished is that the mussles open up.
Enjoy your dish:)

Balti Butter Chicken


This is one of my Indian favorites 🙂 The first time I tasted this was when we lived in Hong Kong atJo Jo Indian Cuisine and when I was pregnant with number three, I really craved this and had it as often as possible.
I kg chicken cut in pieces
150 ml creme fraiche or plain yoghurt
50 g ground almonds
1.5 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp crushed bay leaf
1/ ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp garam masala
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp crushed garlic
1 tsp salt
75 g butter
1 tablespoon corn oil
2 medium onions, sliced
1 can crushed tomatoes
2 cinnamon sticks
4 whole bay leaf
6 whole green cardamom pods
6 whole cloves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
4 tablespoons of cream
Place the yoghurt, ground almonds, all the ground dry spices, ginger, garlic and salt in a mixing bowl and blend together thoroughly.
Put the chicken into a large mixing bowl and pour over the yoghurt mixture.
Set aside.
Melt the butter and oil in a medium frying pan.
Fry the onions for about 3 minutes.
Add the chicken mixture and stir-fry for about 7-10 minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients, save half of coriander for garnish.
Stir and bring to a boil.
Serve garnished with the remaining chopped coriander.

Enjoy this with naan bread

and some Mango lassi

Wine recommendation: Plaffenheim Pinot Blanc