3/29/2010

Braised chicken wings in hoisin sauce



We had these braised chicken wings last night and Alicia happily ate up two midwings with rice and broccoli served on the side. She must be wondering where mummy has been hiding all the good food from her all this while... lol. Anyway, we've decided to start feeding her table food as long as it's not too unhealthy or extreme in taste. She's been rejecting her porridge so we figured she should be wanting to start on our food and since she's 20.5mths old already, I feel that it's alright that she stops eating baby food. I'm sure there will be some who don't agree that children should eat such food but I think it's really up to the individual. To each his own. My picky one eats - that's all that matters to me. :D


Braised chicken wings in hoisin sauce

Ingredients:
  • 1kg frozen chicken wings (cost me only $4.50! and the taste is not compromised in any way)
  • 4 slices ginger
  • 2 bunches spring onion (cut into 1-2" length)
  • 2 cloves shallots (sliced thinly)
  • 2 cloves garlic (sliced and lightly smashed)
  • enough water to cover my 1kg of chicken wings (it's ok for the tips to stick out a bit from the water)
  • cornflour


Marinade for the chicken:
  • Lee Kum Kee chicken marinade
  • ground black pepper
  • hua diao jiu

Seasoning (amt depends on how much chicken you have and water you add)

  • 3-4T hoisin sauce
  • 1T oyster sauce



Method:
  1. Clean the chicken wings and remove the extremely fatty portions. Marinate chicken for a few hours (I did so overnight).
  2. Heat some oil in a wok and fry the ginger till fragrant first.
  3. Add the spring onion, shallots and garlic and fry till fragrant.
  4. Add the chicken wings and sear both sides (I had to do this in two batches since my wings were fat and huge).
  5. Pour enough water to cover the main body of the chicken wings, add the seasoning and bring to a boil.
  6. Cover the wok and simmer for 40min on low-medium heat. Stir every now and then for even cooking.
  7. Add a little cornflour solution to thicken the gravy.
  8. Serve hot with hot fluffy rice.


For toddler's consumption:
  • Remove the meat from the chicken wing for the tot if she is unable to handle the chicken wing on her own.


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