550g Chicken feet, claws snipped and boiled in water for 5 mins and drained
125g Raw peanuts, outer layer of brown seed coat removed
4 Dried Shiitake Mushroom, soaked and sliced
2 shallots, sliced thinly
5 pips garlic, minced
1 knob ginger, sliced (amount same as garlic)
2 star anise
1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
4 tsp Sesame oil
2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
2 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp White pepper
1/2 cup Dark soy sauce
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 cup water
1) Heat 2 tbsp cooking oil in a large cooking pot.
2)Add in the shallot, garlic, ginger and star anise. Mix and saute for 1 min. Add in the mushroom and saute for another 2 mins.
3)Add in the chicken feet and peanuts. Stir to mix with the content of the cooking pot.
4)Add in the sesame oil, cooking wine , white pepper and 5 spice powder. Stir to mix and close the pot lid and let the content steam for 5 mins.
5)Pour in the dark soy sauce, soy sauce and water. Sprinkle in the sugar and stir to mix, turn down to medium low heat and let the content cook and simmer for 40 to 45 mins, stirring every 10 mins. The liquid will be reduced and check at the last 10 mins of cooking , if required add another 1/4 cup of water and cook for the remaining time or till the soft texture you want.
6)Serve warm and garnish with cilantro.
Serves : 3 to 4 person