Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tori hamu

"Chicken ham", or how to transform a plain chicken breast into fantastic ham, japanese style.

1 chicken breast, skin removed
3 teasp salt
2 teasp sugar
1 teasp pepper
1 clove mashed garlic (optional)

Place the chicken breast, salt, pepper, sugar, garlic in a sealed plastic bag and mix to rub all the meat evenly.
Let it rest in the fridge overnight.
Next day, rub off the salt and soak the chicken in 1.5% salted water for 1 hour.
Boil for 3 min in a large saucepan with water, turn off the heat, and let it cool down until it reaches room temperature.
Enjoy in a summer salad, or in any way you would use ham. It can also be easily frozen and kept for further occasions.

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