Friday, September 28, 2007

Spicy honey chicken

Spicy Honey Chicken
I am going to attempt this dish sometime soon. Analyzing the ingredient:
Ingredients :

6 chicken drumsticks
1 tsp turmeric spice - kunyit powder
salt to taste
10 tbsp tomato paste - those tin can tomato sauce. thicker than tomato sauce
2 tbsp ground chili paste ( dried red chilies OR fresh red chilies ) - will use dry cili
honey to taste
2 clove. Buy from indian spice shop:
1 cinnamon bark (cintan kayu)- Kayu manis. Buy in indian spice shop.

Picture: Cinnamon bark

1 star anise (cintan manis) - buy in indian spice shop.
2 cardamon pod

1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground garlic
2 tsp ground shallots - small red onion
cut onion rings

Method :
1) Marinate the chicken drumsticks with turmeric spice and salt, set aside.
2) Pan fry the marinated chicken drumsticks until the skin is slightly crispy, set aside. ( traditionally, the Ayam Masak Merah recipe requires deep frying until the chicken is done. )
3) In a wok, stir-fry the cardamon, clove, star anise, cinnamon bark until fragrant, add the ground ginger, shallots, garlic in, continue stir-frying until fragrant.
4) Add the tomato paste in, honey, ground chili paste, and simmer until thickened and boiling, toss in the fried chicken drumsticks, cut onion rings, and give it a quick stir-fry until all the sauce thickens and the chicken is done. Dish up and ready to serve.

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