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Ginger & Green Onion Sauce (for confinement)

Submitted by on December 30, 2012 – 8:51 pmNo Comment | 6,556 views

 

This is the ultimate confinement accompaniment to provide that much needed heaty boost while you’re recovering. This common staple “condiment” is used in a variety of dishes, but is most commonly paired with simple, steamed chicken. You can however, pair this with steamed fish, plain rice, noodles or just about anything. Make it in a big batch and keep in the fridge for up to one week of usage for convenience. It’s warming, tasty and ideal for the entire duration of confinement.

Dish Name: Ginger & Green Onion Sauce, Ginger Scallion Sauce

Traditional Chinese Name: 薑蔥蓉 (jiāng cōng róng) or 薑蓉 (jiāng róng)

What are the ingredients?

Good for 2 cups in serving:

  • 8 ounces (or about 2 bunches) of finely chopped scallions
  • 2 ounces of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thinly into half-inch slices
  • 1 cup of oil (peanut or corn oil is best in this case as it doesn’t leave a metallic taste)
  • 1 clove of garlic, diced (optional)
  • salt to taste

 

How do I prepare it? (The traditional and dangerous way)

  1. Put the scallions, ginger and salt into a deep, big ceramic bowl (no plastic as the oil will melt it!)
  2. In a low pan, heat up the oil and garlic together until the oil is steaming and the garlic is slightly browned
  3. Ensure there is no one around you or the bowl when you do the next step
  4. Pour the hot oil and garlic into the bowl (with the scallions and ginger) – take caution as it will bubble and fizz
  5. Mix quickly and evenly with a spoon
  6. Serve and enjoy!

How do I prepare it? (The safer way)

  1. In a pot, heat up one teaspoon of oil, garlic, ginger and scallions
  2. When the ginger and scallions become limp (not completely cooked), remove from heat and set aside
  3. When cooled, add salt and mix
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Any benefits?

  • This portion can go far when stored in the fridge
  • It is diverse and can be used as a condiment for all foods
  • It is heaty, warming and ideal for confining mothers (and even hubbies and family members)
  • Consumable right from day 1 of confinement until day 30
  • It’s a great base for adding other ingredients (such as soy sauce, spicy sauce, oyster sauce) to suit any palette

Any precautions?

  • The traditional way of making this can be dangerous (so keep small children away!)
  • If you’re breastfeeding and concerned about allergies or potential allergies for your baby, avoid peanut oil and use corn oil instead
  • Avoid olive oil

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