Jun 11, 2012

Kayotic Chicken Drumsticks

Kayotic Chicken Drumsticks

It’s that time of the year again: EK 2012.

I’m not a big soccer fan and traditionally I only watch those games in which I see a lot of orange shirts on the field… and when Portugal plays; those guys are seriously handsome.

Anyway, I, too, watched the tragedy unfold before my very eyes last saturday when NL played against Denmark. I don’t want to talk about it. *wipes tears* I need a hug. Anyone?

I focused on the food from thereon. Lots of grub should be passed around on a night like that. Nothing like a batch of good ‘n spicy drumsticks to eat away the pain, finger-food style.

This is my love’s all-time favorite marinade for chicken drumsticks. It’s pretty spicy and incredibly flavorful. No sauce needed.

 

Ingredients:

2 pounds chicken drumsticks
1 or 2 garlic cloves
2 stalks lemongrass
3 tbsp kecap (sweet soy sauce)
1 tbsp honey
1/2 to 1 tbsp sambal (or a chili pepper)
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground coriander seed
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp oil

 
Directions:

 
You can use your food processor or spice mill for this marinade but you can also finely mince everything and stir it by hand.
 

Remove the outer leaves from the lemongrass and chop only the white part. Add the garlic, ground coriander seed and ground ginger.
Kayotic Chicken Drumsticks

Pour in the kecap, oil and honey. Again, this is a terribly sweet soy sauce (ABC) feel free to add a tbsp brown sugar if yours isn’t.
Kayotic Chicken Drumsticks

Opting for a very hot Surinamese sambal. My favorite. You can also use a chili pepper, seeds and all. It should be a spicy marinade.
Kayotic Chicken Drumsticks

 
I’m using a full tbsp. Feel free to tone it down a notch if that’s too spicy for you.
 

Squeeze in the lemon juice, add the salt and blitz. This will be a flavorful and thick marinade.
Kayotic Chicken Drumsticks

The chicken drumsticks were still half-frozen. Put them in a large Ziploc bag.
Kayotic Chicken Drumsticks

Pour in the marinade and squeeze the bag with your hands.
Kayotic Chicken Drumsticks

 
Put the Ziploc in the fridge and leave it there for as long as possible. I went for a full 24 hours. Scrape off most of the lemongrass.
 

I used my oven to bake them. Gave them 20 minutes at 355F˚-180C˚.
Kayotic Chicken Drumsticks

Flip them over and give them another 20 minutes.
Kayotic Chicken Drumsticks

Serve with lemon wedges and (optional) sweet chili sauce, though they really don’t need sauce.
Kayotic Chicken Drumsticks

Kayotic Chicken Drumsticks
Ingredients
    2 pounds chicken drumsticks
    1 or 2 garlic cloves
    2 stalks lemongrass
    3 tbsp kecap (sweet soy sauce)
    1 tbsp honey
    1/2 to 1 tbsp sambal (or a chili pepper)
    1/2 tsp ground ginger
    1/2 tsp ground coriander seed
    1 tbsp lemon juice
    1/4 tsp salt
    3 tbsp oil

Directions
    You can use your food processor or spice mill for this marinade but you can also finely mince everything and stir it by hand.

    Remove the outer leaves from the lemongrass and chop only the white part. Add the garlic, ground coriander seed and ground ginger. Pour in the kecap, oil and honey. Add the sambal (or chili pepper). Squeeze in the lemon juice, add the salt and blitz.

    Put the drumsticks in a large Ziploc bag, pour in the marinade and squeeze the bag with your hands. Put the Ziploc in the fridge and leave it there for as long as possible. I went for a full 24 hours. Scrape off most of the lemongrass. I used my oven to bake them. Gave them 20 minutes at 355F˚-180C˚. Flip them over and give them another 20 minutes.

    Serve with lemon wedges and (optional) sweet chili sauce, though they really don’t need sauce.

Meal type: finger-food, party food
Servings: 4
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