Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken Wings

Here is the latest chicken wing recipe installment; just in time for the games this weekend.

Regardlesss of summer or winter season, I am a big fan of Asian/Hawaiian type flavors.  So this recipe really hits the high notes for me.  It is a common recipe in the islands.
Of course it doesn't hurt that the recipe is easy and uses things I usually have in my kitchen.  I hope you enjoy.

Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken Wings

1 package chicken wings
2 cups water
1 small onion
2 cups soy sauce
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
1 cup sugar

Combine all ingredients except the chicken in a large pot and heat until the sugar dissolves.
Taste it and add more sugar is you want it sweeter and/or more water is you want it less salty.
Once the liquid comes to medium boil (and the sauces is to your liking), add the chicken simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and very tender.
Serve with sticky rice and stir fried cabbage, if desired.

Until next time.
Happy Cooking and Eating
Chef Leslie Bartosh

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Alvin Community College Culinary Arts Club Cookbook

Attention Alvin College home chefs, the culinary club is soliciting recipes for a cookbook.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Until next time:
Happy Cooking and Eating
Chef Leslie Bartosh

Monday, October 1, 2012

For John: Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings

I found this recipe online a few months ago and finally got around to making it.

John, this is for you and your love of Sriracha!
Bet you can't eat just one!

Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings-

10 pounds chicken wings, excess skin removed
1/4C coriander seeds, crushed
1t cumin seeds, crushed
1t cinnamon
1/4t ginger powder
2T kosher salt
1/4C extra-virgin olive oil
3/4C Sriracha chile sauce
1 stick of unsalted butter, melted
1/2C chopped cilantro
Finely grated zest and juice of 3 limes
3 quarts vegetable oil for frying. **

In a very large bowl, toss the wings with the coriander and cumin seeds, cinnamon, kosher salt and olive oil. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 375°. Spread the wings on 3 large rimmed baking sheets and roast for about 30 minutes, until firm but not cooked through. (At this point, if you don't want to fry the wings, you can roast them for 1 hour longer, until crispy and golden.) **

Mix the Sriracha, butter, cilantro, lime zest and juice in a large bowl.

In a deep fryer or a very large saucepan, heat the vegetable oil to 375°.
Fry the wings in 4 or 5 batches until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes per batch; drain, shaking off the excess oil. As each batch is finished, add the wings to the sauce and toss well. Transfer the wings to a platter, leaving the sauce in the bowl for the remaining batches.

Serve hot.

I baked the wings at 375 for 30 minutes and then increased the heat to 400.
They were cooked through in approximately 1 hour.
The lime and cilantro play nicely with the heat of the Sriracha!!

Hope you enjoy.

Until next time
Happy Cooking and Eating
Chef Leslie Bartosh