Monday, February 4, 2013

Spicy Lemongrass Chicken Wings


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I’ve no idea how and why we talked about Super Bowl when we had these chicken wings for dinner the other day. We don’t have Super Bowl in Australia, but I know Super Bowl is all about chicken wings. I can imagine how nice it would be for football fans watch their favourite championship games while nibbling some delicious chicken wings. To myself, it’s evenly good to have these wings when watching any good television shows, maybe the MasterChef Australia. What do you reckon?

Spicy Lemongrass Chicken Wings (Printable recipe)
By Christine's Recipes
Prep time: 10 mins + chilling time
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield: 3 to 4 serves

Ingredients:
  • 450 gm chicken wings
  • coriander, for garnish
Marinade:
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1½ Tbsp palm sugar, grated
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemongrass, only the white part, roughly chopped
  • 1 red Bird's eye chili, or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
Method:
  1. Cut the chicken wings into two parts at the joint. Blanch in boiling water to remove the blood. Drain well.
  2. Use a food processor, process all the ingredients of the marinade into a paste.
  3. Mix the chicken wings with the marinade paste well. Place in a plastic bag or a container. Transfer into fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Remove the chicken wings from fridge and place at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
  5. Heat oil in a frying pan or a grill pan. Cook both sides over medium heat until lightly brown and cooked through, about 7 minutes for each side. Dish up and garnish with coriander. Served hot.
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Notes:
  • I used the Three Crabs Brand fish sauce, available at Asian grocers.
  • When cooking the chicken wings, don’t use too high heat, otherwise the chicken wings are easily burnt before being cooked through as sugar is added. You might like to cook with a lid on when cooking the other side in order to get the wings cooked through thoroughly. After a while, remove the lid and continue to cook until the water dries up.

11 comments :

  1. I can easily finish the whole plate! Yummy!

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  2. So delicious looking! I can't wait to eat this!!

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  3. i love this dish! i'd make some without chilli for my kids
    finger licking goooood :)
    Happy CNY to u and family :)

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  4. I think chicken wings are just perfect with any of our fav shows,not just Superbowl! :)

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  5. Yum! Who can resist those chicken wings! :) I like the combination of the marinade.

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  6. Looks delicious, can't wait to try it. How long did you blanch the wings for?

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    1. Just three minutes or so. You don't need to cook them through, just remove the impurities, oil or blood if any.

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  7. What brand of light soya sauce do you use?
    I have tried a few but they were too salty ;)
    Thanks ;)

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    1. I use Lee Kum Kee premium soy sauce. We're quite satisfied with the price and taste.

      Or you might find some salt-reduced products in the market. But the price might be more expensive.

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  8. Can you bake the wings in the oven? If so what degree do you recommend for a fan forced oven? Thanks.

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    1. Yes, you can bake the wings, at about 180C. But keep an eye on them because the sugar in the marinade will make the wings easily burnt.
      If the wings get browning too quickly, loosely place a foil on top.

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