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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Orange and ginger caramelized chicken wings


Another savoury dish , guys ! You just can't live by cookies alone , you know lol

Lemongrass is an essential herb in Vietnamese and Thai cooking . It's so versatile and has a great health benefits . As a culinary herb , its citrus-like flavor is a great addition to some Asian dishes . In this dish , it adds a subtle fresh flavor that goes really well with orange and ginger .

This is a Gordon Ramsay recipe , love him or hate him , he sure can cook and create fantastic Asian recipes ! I borrowed his book from the library and of course , I gravitate toward his chicken recipes . Chicken wings are cheap , just needs minimal cooking time and with right amount of seasonings , it'll certainly taste wonderful !

The flavor in this wings is a balance of sweet and spicy ( not hot ) , the caramelized sauce alone is worth making and can be use with fish , pork and beef .


Recipe adapted from Gordon's Great Escape : Southeast Asia , page 55

Serves 4 ( I've made half of the recipe , in green is my minor tweaks ) 

6-8 shallots , peeled and sliced
4 garlic cloves , peeled and sliced 
2 lemongrass stalk , trimmed and bashed
5 cm know of fresh ginger , peeled and julienned
zest and juice of 2 oranges
150 grams sugar 
160 ml water
2 tablespoons fish sauce 4 teaspoons
1 kg whole chicken wings 1 pound mid-joint wings
salt and ground black pepper

* Preheat oven to 180°C .

* In a mixing bowl , combine the chicken , salt and black pepper , mix together , set aside . 

* Heat oil in the pan , add shallots , garlic , lemongrass , ginger and orange zest , cook for 2-3 minutes , or until all ingredients have softened , Add the sugar , water , orange juice and fish sauce and stir to dissolve . Cook over medium-high heat or until the mixture has reduced and thickened . This should take about 3-4 minutes and the sauce should start turning syrupy . Remove from heat and transfer into a heat-proof bowl , set aside . 

* Wash the pan and heat it , add in oil when oil is hot , add chicken in batches , cook until both sides turn browned , about 3 minutes . Transfer chicken to an ovenproof dish and pour over the caramel sauce , mixing well to coat . Cook in the oven for 40-45 minutes I cooked mine for 30 minutes , turning the oven temperature to 220 °C after 25 minutes of cooking until golden brown and sticky , halfway through cooking , baste the chicken wings . 

* Remove chicken from the oven , let cool a bit and serve on its own , with beer or with steamed rice . 


This post is linked to the bloghop event Cook like a Star , organized by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids , Yen of Eat your Heart Out and Mich of Piece of Cake . The Chef for the month of August is Gordon Ramsay .


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Also linked with Cook your Books , hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours

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13 comments :

  1. Your chicken wings look finger licking good!

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  2. o my...these look fingerlickingly delicious, Anne. The photos are as amazing as the recipe.

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  3. These look wonderful and moist. I'll have to save this recipe. It would be perfect around SuperBowl time.

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  4. Ciao carissima..che bel piatto..queste alette sai che sono le miei preferite? Caramellate devono essere squisite.
    Visto che sono le uniche a buon prezzo si possono fare quante volte si vuole.
    Un abbraccio e buona serata

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  5. Hi Anne,
    I am licking my fingers now...lol
    How I wish I can grab a few wings through my iPad :D
    I am going to cook this.

    mui

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  6. Hi Anne,
    This looks super delicious! I have seen this recipe and have bookmarked to make, along with tons of other recipes!
    Regarding your question on the mascarpone cheese, yes, I used Anchor brand.
    Give it a try, very easy peasy, and so economical making your own Mascarpone Cheese! It costs a bomb for a small tub over here!

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  7. Hi Anne,

    I'm admiring the glossy glaze of these chicken wings... The reflection of the lights on them is telling me that they are stickily GOOD!!!

    Zoe

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  8. Oh! they look insane.... now I'm the most hungry person in the whole world..

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  9. Yes, we need to eat savory food too, but these chicken wings are sweet too! looks so good!

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  10. Of course not, cookies are for snack and you do need something yummy for lunch, like this ginger caramelized chicken. Seriously Anne, I am salivating.

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  11. tangy, sweet and savoury chicken wings, who can resist!

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  12. OMG Anne, your chicken wings look so glistening.... makes me wanna grab one and eat it right now! I love GR a lot too, his recipes are always great though some of his ingredients (for his Western recipes) are not very easy to find in KL.

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  13. these look seriously good and making my mouth water right now! grrr...!

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