There is a technique for storing opor without putting it in the refrigerator too

  12 April 2024 20:00 - Opor ayam is a popular traditional Indonesian dish, especially during special moments such as Eid al-Fitr or Eid. Opor ayam has a rich and savory taste, as well as an appetizing aroma of spices. As the name suggests, the dish is made from chicken pieces cooked in thick coconut milk sauce, with the addition of spices and other seasonings.

The process of cooking chicken opor usually takes quite a long time, to ensure that the chicken meat is tender and the spices are absorbed well. The main spices used in chicken opor include shallots, garlic, galangal, ginger, turmeric and bay leaves. The coconut milk used also gives softness and a savory taste to this dish.

Most people make this chicken opor in large portions, because they want to serve it for family events. However, sometimes this opor tends to remain. However, dishes made from coconut milk tend not to last long and can change taste in a matter of hours.

So, if you experience a condition like that, there's no need to worry, there are tricks you can do to store chicken opor so that the coconut milk doesn't break and change taste. This trick was shared by Instagram user @tehnickeofficial. Through one of the uploaded videos, he admitted that he had two special tricks.

"This is often a problem, mothers. At night we were tired of cooking, it turned out that in the morning the opor was stale. So I'll give you some tips," said Instagram @tehnickeofficial as reported by BrilioFood .

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photo: Instagram/@tehnickeofficial

So, the first trick to do is to store opor in the refrigerator. However, this can only be done if the opor is already cold. So if you have just cooked it, let the opor sit at room temperature until it cools.

Once the opor has cooled, transfer it to a plastic or airtight container. Only then place it in the refrigerator . Then, if you want to eat it, you can move it to a pan and cook again until it is hot or warm. That way, opor will be more delicious to eat.

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photo: Instagram/@tehnickeofficial

For those who don't have a refrigerator at home, there's no need to worry. In the second trick, he uses a manual technique or without a refrigerator.

So, so that chicken opor can last a long time without a refrigerator, you must always warm it every 4 hours. This will ensure that the coconut milk in the opor doesn't break and the taste remains the same as when it was just cooked.

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photo: Instagram/@tehnickeofficial

This post about tricks for storing chicken opor has been viewed more than 51 thousand times on Instagram. It's not surprising that the video was flooded with comments from netizens. Some Instagram users even gave other suggestions for storing chicken opor so that they last longer.

"The tip... divide into several portions (if cooking in large portions) of chicken in the seasoned sauce until it is absorbed. When you want to serve it, add the coconut milk while stirring so it doesn't break. Coconut milk is fine to consume as long as it is not reheated," said Instagram. @lizakusumawati.

"As for my tip, the point is, if you make opor or even dishes made from coconut milk, you have to remember it often, Ma'am... Minimize it so it doesn't get stale quickly. Because unfortunately, if you end up throwing it away, it's a waste," said Instagram @ameliaa.mrs.

"If you want it to last longer, cook the coconut milk first until it boils and roast the candlenuts first, God willing, it will last," explained Instagram @memil_lia.

Tips for cooking free-range chicken so it's tender and saves gas.

So that free-range chicken becomes tender and saves gas when cooked, you can try the following tips:

1. Choose the right cut.

Use free-range chicken cuts that are suitable for your cooking, for example the more tender thighs or breasts.

2. Soak in salt water.

Soak the chicken pieces in salt water for a few moments before cooking to help make the meat more tender.

3. Add stiffening agent.

Use natural ingredients such as vinegar, lime juice, or yogurt as a natural tenderizer before cooking.

4. Use the grilling technique.

Grill free-range chicken with the right grilling technique to produce soft and tender meat.

5. Use Pressure.

Cook free-range chicken using a pressure cooker to speed up the cooking process and produce tender meat.

6. Add spices.

Use spices that are suitable for free-range chicken, such as spices or other kitchen seasonings, to give it a delicious and tender taste.

7. Slow roasting.

If grilling, use a low temperature and longer grilling time to make the free-range chicken meat tender.

8. Use the right frying pan.

Use the right pan, for example a non-stick pan, to fry free-range chicken so that it is soft and doesn't absorb too much oil.

9. Proper use of fire.

Use medium heat when cooking free-range chicken to save gas and ensure the meat remains tender without burning too quickly.

Disclaimer: This translation from Bahasa Indonesia to English has been generated by Artificial Intelligence.