Frog legs with Ginger & Scallion – 姜葱田鸡

Frog meat is literally named “field chicken” in Mandarin, which is indeed a more than appropriate name. For those who hasn’t tasted frog meat before, It does taste very similar to chicken, with a slightly soft and springy texture.

Ginger and scallion is a combo one can’t go wrong with! This aromatic combo conceals the slightly fishy flavour. And when paired with the succulent frog legs, makes for an EXCITING and DELICIOUS meal. Best served with piping hot porridge!

Using the same sauce and marinate, you can also substitute the frog legs with chicken, fish or even other meats.

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  • Servings: 4

  • Time: 30 min

  • Skill: Easy

Ingredients:

  1. 4 frogs (skinned and cleaned)

  2. 5 stalks spring onions

  3. 3 cloves of garlic

  4. 40g of ginger (fine strips)

  5. ½ chili (fine strips)

  6. 2 tbsp oil

  7. 2 tbsp cornstarch solution (½ tbsp cornstarch mix with 2 tbsp water)

marinade:

  1. 1 tbsp dark soy sauce

  2. 1 tsp sesame oil

  3. 1 tbsp chinese rice wine (optional)

  4. ¼ tsp pepper

  5. ½ tsp sodium bicarbonate

  6. 1 tbsp cornstarch

  7. Sauce

  8. 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  9. 1 tbsp rice wine

  10. 1 tbsp oyster sauce

  11. 1 tsp dark soy sauce

  12. ¼ tsp salt

  13. ¼ tsp pepper

  14. 100 ml water

Steps:

  1. Dice the white part of 5 stalks spring onions

  2. Cut the green part into 5 cm long

  3. Slightly crush 3 cloves of garlic

  4. Cut 40g of ginger into fine strips

  5. Cut 4 frogs (skinned and cleaned) into smaller pieces

  6. Marinate with 1 tbsp dark soy sauce,

  7. 1 tsp sesame oil,

  8. 1 tbsp chinese rice wine (optional),

  9. ¼ tsp pepper,

  10. ½ tsp sodium bicarbonate,

  11. and 1 tbsp cornstarch

  12. Mix well and set aside for 30 mins

  13. For sauce, mix 1 tbsp light soy sauce,

  14. 1 tbsp rice wine,

  15. 1 tsp dark soy sauce,

  16. 1 tbsp oyster sauce,

  17. ¼ tsp salt,

  18. ¼ tsp pepper,

  19. and 100 ml water

  20. Mix well and set aside

  21. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok

  22. Add white part of spring onions and garlic

  23. Add ginger strips

  24. Stir fry until fragrant

  25. Add frog legs

  26. Stir fry for 1 min

  27. Add sauce and bring to boil

  28. let it simmer for 5 mins

  29. Thicken with 2 tbsp cornstarch solution

  30. Add green part of spring onions and mix well

  31. Serve and garnish with chili strips