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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Spicy chicken wings adobo , Filipino-style


I've been blabbing for nearly 3 years and it would be remiss of me not to include our unofficial national dish , the adobo , in this site .

There are several variations out there on how to make Filipino-style adobo and it all comes down to your own personal preference . The traditional way of cooking this dish is really easy , dump everything in a pot or wok and simmer until chicken is cooked through . Most Filipinos prefer eating it with rice . 

The recipe that I want to try is the one that I've seen at Serious Eats last year . It's the recipe of Marvin Gapultos of Burnt Lumpia from his book The Adobo Road Cookbook . That is , until I stumbled upon another recipe at Martha Stewart's. The recipe of April Bloomfield . 

I love the recipe of Miss Bloomfield , it may not be the traditional way to cook adobo , browning the chicken first and also adding ginger and onion but I like it much more better than the original adobo recipe . Though looking at her recipe , the amount of the vinegar is just too much , but hey , it's the way she likes it ! 

My own concoction though needs more garlic , maybe 10 instead 6 cloves . I've also added calamansi juice just because I like it and of course , chilli flakes for that extra kick  ^___^ '' 


750 grams chicken wings
5 shallots , cut in half
6 cloves garlic , peeled or unpeeled , smashed with the side of the knife
10 grams ginger , with skin-on , thinly sliced
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
2 dried bay leaves
1/2 cup / 8 tablespoons vinegar 
6 tablespoons light soy sauce
generous tablespoon of calamansi juice  
1 1/2 teaspoons raw sugar or granulated sugar
generous teaspoon of chilli flakes

*  Heat wok or a large pan , add some oil and when it is hot , fry chicken wings in batches until both sides are golden brown . Transfer to a plate . 

* In the same pan , over medium heat , add in the shallots , garlic , ginger , peppercorns and bay leaves  , cook  for 5 minutes , stirring from time to time . Add in the wings , vinegar , soy sauce , calamansi juice , sugar and chilli flakes . Let boil , adjust taste , then turn heat down to low and simmer for 20 minutes . 

* Serve hot with rice . 

18 comments :

  1. Beautiful recipe, Anne! I learnt how to make this on one of my many dive trips to the Philippines, with lots of ginger and black pepper! This one is a winner!

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  2. I love adobo...and it's always a hit with any of our international guests...your idea of adding calamansi juice sounds nice...must try that one too:)

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  3. 这个吃法对我来说很新鲜
    我最喜欢吃鸡翅膀了,呵呵

    感谢分享哟

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  4. Hi Anne,
    Delicious chicken dish! I love spicy dishes and I have a jar of adobo sauce bought quite sometime ago. One of these days, I'll just have to use it for myself as it is too spicy for my kids. Yes, I can see this recipe uses lots of vinegar! With all the other ingredients, this dish must have tons of flavours! Looks very good with the white rice! yum!

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  5. that post remind me about your 2 earlier entries - I am going to make the dandan noodles and your coffee cakes

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  6. Gorgeous photos, Anne! Makes me want to lick the screen! I'll have to google calamansi to see what it is and if I can get it, b/c I'd love to try your wings :)

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    1. Se ve muy delicioso con rico adobo igual que Liz quiero comerme la pantalla,abrazos.

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  7. Nice to see you dishing up this unofficial national dish, love it, i's simple to make and delicious! Hoping to see more of this type of dishes :))

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  8. I love adobo which I've tried here and so happy that you shared this recipe with us :D Definitely love to try this version with my family.

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  9. This looks good! Finger licking good!

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  10. Simply look delicous, thank you for sharing :)

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  11. My kind of everyday dish...this looks flavourful and delicious, Anne.

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  12. This is a very delicious dish that I would love to try too! Sweet, sour with some spice, sounds like my kind of dish!

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  13. Me encanta los sabores y textura se ve increìble,saludos y abrazos.

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  14. Oh my Anne, those are some nice looking wings. Finger looking good just as Mich says! I may have to look up calamansi also. I'm not sure what it is. I do love the way you have kicked up the garlic in this recipe and the vinegar sounds quite intriguing. Thank you so much for sharing, Anne...I suddenly have a craving for wings and I haven't even eaten breakfast yet!

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  15. Hi Anne, your this chicken dish is very inviting and exceptionally good. I definitely need 2 bowls of rice. LOL

    Best regards.

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  16. I made this once 2-3 years ago, it was really good!

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