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Dak Dori Tang

Dak Dori Tang recipe, eat well on universal credit

To celebrate the last of our 100 Asian recipes we thought something seasonal was appropriate. A real winter warmer.


Chicken Drumsticks & Thighs
1 Onion, cut into wedges
1 Leek, thickly sliced
2 large new Potatoes, quartered with the skin on
1 Carrot, thickly sliced
1 Red Pepper, deseeded and chopped
500ml of Chicken stock
Oil to fry
Chopped Spring Onions and Sesame Seeds, to garnish

Sauce Ingredients:-

2 Tbsp of Soy Sauce (Gluten free in our case)
1 Tbsp of Gochujang Paste
½ Tbsp of Sugar
3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
2 Tbsp of Shaoxing Wine
A thumb nail of Ginger, grated
½ Tsp of Chilli flakes
½ Tsp of Chipotle Chilli Flakes
1 Tsp of Sesame Oil


(1) In a bowl add all the Sauce ingredients and mix well.
(2) In a frying pan add a little Oil and brown the Chicken on all sides.
(3) Coat the Chicken in the Sauce and then transfer everything to a casserole dish.
(4) Add the vegetables  and the Chicken Stock.
(5) Cover with a lid and place in the oven at 160c for 3 hours.
(6) Garnish with Spring Onions and Sesame Seeds.

I think it’s fair to say we’ve really enjoyed this experiment. We’ve learned new techniques, discovered new ingredients and attempted to get our tongues around some very strange recipe names. Living in York has been very helpful as we have a thriving Asian student population. To cater for them and the local Asian restaurants there are several really good Asian supermarkets within easy walking distance.

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Seriously silly Burger

Both Sue and I have done a stint at McBurger King in the past. They don’t do burgers like this!

When I was scouting the yellow sticker fridge a couple of evening ago I came home with Blue Cheese and Beef mince. We already had a small Gluten free Sour-dough loaf and salad which were free as they were well past their ‘End of Live’ date and were heading for composting.

All the ingredients for a ‘Lock-Down’ burger to both entertain us playing in the kitchen together and provide a cracking meal. Well actually two meals as we’ll be eating the remaining half today!

There’s not a lot of point typing up a recipe for this creation as it’s unlikely we’ll ever perfectly replicate it. But the unusual ingredient was the Blue Cheese and Mushroom sauce Sue created. Ousing Cheesy mushroomy goodness!

Perhaps not a burger to try to eat with dignity in public – But there’s only us and the cat here to see our greasy chops!

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