Asian food and I are not friends. I know I know there are some gems in Asian cuisine and there is a lot to choose from but I do not enjoy it. If I get a choice between eating Asian food and some other cuisine chances are that I will go with the other cuisine. I have traveled to Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore and eaten some great food but I am sorry to say that I am still not a fan.
So one of the things that I want to do this year along with learning to bake is to also learn Asian cuisine and become friends with it. I want to start taking baby steps rather than jumping right in and getting scared with the flavors or getting marred with techniques or elaborate preparation.
I am going to start with something really simple and just make some Sticky Chicken drumsticks Asian style and see how it goes.Because I want to start easy, I want to use fewer ingredients and still try and get good flavour. And we all know that Soy sauce and honey usually make the bases of most Asian marinades so that was a good place to begin.
People who know how to cook good Asian food please do not laugh at me because this is the first time I am doing anything remotely Asian and I am not even following a recipe. I am going by memory and tastes of some food I have tasted before.
I have used only 6 basic ingredients and the taste was splendid. D kept stating how great and different they tasted.
Here is the recipe:
4 Chicken Drumsticks (2 per person)
½ cup Light Soy Sauce
½ cup honey
Salt to taste
2 – 3 chopped Garlic flakes
Juice of 1 Lemon
In a bowl add the Honey, Soy Sauce and Salt.
Add the Garlic cloves and Lemon Juice and marinate the Chicken for 30 minutes or more.
When you are ready just put them on a Baking tray which is lined with an Aluminum Foil and grill for 20 – 25 minutes or till the Chicken is cooked. Serve with some Chilli Sauce.
See how gorgeous they look. Yummy eh J