What do we chat about when a few food lovers get together for a night cap. Instead of boys, husband, kids or the latest gossips. The table is filled with chats of food, culinary adventures and recipes. There's no measurements. The recipes are vague which will leave you filling the blanks. We describe more on the final dish. The taste, its texture and more of the experience of eating it. The way she describes her recollections of this soy sauce chicken wings, so tantalizing and memorizing it propels you to go back to test out the recipe. And I did. The next day and this recipe totally live up to its name. Microwave Soy Sauce Chicken Wings. Deliciously succulent sweet soy wings.
I didn't know how this recipe came about but its history was from a renowned Chinese artist Chen Yifei. One of China's most acclaimed and commercially successful painters and visual artists. Known for his oil paintings, which were a blend of romanticism and realism.
A friend of my artist friend, where Chen Yifei made this dish one evening before his death in 2005. It was so amazing good that she asked for the recipe. I am glad that my friend shared this recipe with me. So easy that it only need two steps to cook.
To achieve this perfect wings, you only need a bowl and microwave. Unlike braising in a pot where the wings are cooked from the outside first. Microwave cooks the meat from within with the skin keeping all its juice inside.
The best ever microwave dish.
10 chicken wings
3 thick slices ginger
3 garlic cloves, roughly smashed
2 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 heap tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon chicken stock powder
2 tablespoon shaoxing wine
1 tablespoon sesame oil
¼ teaspoon white pepper
3 tablespoon water
Put all the ingredients together and let the chicken wings marinate (Best to marinate overnight in the fridge or a minimum of an half hour). Microwave on high for 10 minutes. Mixing halfway through the cooking.
-till next post, ss.
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