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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Recipe - Garlic Ginger Wings

These were yummy in my tummy!!!

INGREDIENTS:

10 whole wings - My chicken is hormone free and free range. Bought it from my favorite lil farmers market. . $2.50

Sea Salt - I dunno. Maybe 5 pinches. Enough to lightly season.

black Pepper - Same as salt.

Pepper flakes - Same as above. You could substitute with hot sauce.

1 tbsp Oil - Use any type you like. I used coconut oil. It is really good for.

1/2 cup of wheat flour - I used organic whole wheat flour. You can use white flour. $.10

For the sauce:


3 garlic cloves - pressed


1.5 inches of ginger - pressed


1 tbsp of organic molasses
- I chose to use molasses because it has less calories and sugar. Honey is another great substitute. You could also use brown sugar. I'd keep away from that bleached stuff though.


3 tbsps of coconut oil

4 tbsps of balsamic vinegar


Optional: Soy sauce (2 tbsps)



TOTAL COST: Under $3


DIRECTIONS:


Clean wings. Cut wings into halves (flats and drummettes). You can cut off the tips if you want. I like them on. Season the wings with sea salt, black pepper, and the pepper flakes. Drizzle about a tbsp of coconut oil over wings and mix to make sure every wing is coated.


Put flour into gallon sized ziplock bag. Place wings into baggy, seal, and shake until all wings are evenly coated with the flour. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cover baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray down foil with cooking spray. Place wings onto foil and spray wings with cooking spray.


Place wings into oven to bake for 40 minutes.

Sauce: Place sauce pan on stove on medium high setting. Add coconut oil to pan and then add garlic and ginger. Saute for about 1 minute and then add balsamic vinegar and molasses (or whatever you decided to use). Let it simmer for a few minutes until it gets rich and creamy. Remove and place in a big bowl.




When the wings are done, place them in the bowl with the sauce. Cover the bowl with a paper plate (or lid of some sort) and shake until all the wings are coated with the sauce. Place wings on a tray and enjoy!!!


These were really really good. My daughter didn't like them because they were too spicy. Many of my substitution were primarily based on my personal choice for healthier alternatives. So go ahead and use what you want. Don't over do the molasses though. That organic stuff is PURE and very potent. Luckily in this recipe it is up against two other very strong flavors (ginger and garlic) and couldn't over power them.

Anyhoo enjoy and let me know how your version comes out if you wind up changing the recipe.

9 comments:

Fabulously Broke said...

I make these all the time. The spicier the better.

Another option is to make a ghetto grill in the oven and grill them if you want them crispier instead of being creamy.

Rice powder works great as a substitute for the flour, because it makes it taste like it's been fried when it hasn't. $2 for a large packet in a Chinese grocery store.

Fabulously Broke in the City

"Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver."

Fabulously Broke said...

Oh and peanut oil or sesame oil is great as a substitute for coconut oil. I wouldn't recommend canola or any other veggie oil because it's too subtle.

Fabulously Broke in the City

"Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver."

Dimples said...

@ Fab Broke

These actually came out crunchy. The wheat flour I used had graham (crackers?) in it. Thanks for the info on rice powder. I'll look into it. Girl what is a "ghetto grill" and how does one make it? LOL

I can't seem to find peanut oil anywhere, not even at my local whole foods store. I don't do canola or veggie. I am on a road away from processed stuff. I am doing more natural and organic foods and it has definitely paid. I have lost 35 pounds since September and that is just with changing my eating habits.

Next time I make these I think I'll try honey instead of the molasses and see how it is. I know it will be real good.

Sheena said...

Wish I could grab one off the screen. They look superb.

Dimples said...

@ Sheena

Girl they were. Mmm mmmm

Ms. MoneyChat said...

Dimps: where did you find wheat flour w/graham crackers? where they crunchy like fried chicken?

Fab Broke: yes, please explain more about the ghetto grill, i'm all in. also, i've never heard of rice powder ... i have to check that out.

I think i'll give this technique a try.

Dimples said...

@ Ms Moneychat

I used Organic Whole Wheat Graham Flour by Hodgson Mill. I bought it from Walmart. It was about $2.15 for a 2lb box. Here is a link

Yep the chicken was crunchy just like if you fried it. That is how i "fry" all my food. Using the oven.

Ms. MoneyChat said...

thanks dimps! i will definitely give this technique a try. i look forward to more recipes from you (hint hint) ;-).

velvet jones said...

1. That chicken looks great!

2. Thanks to Fav for the tip on rice powder (who knew?) and more info on this "ghetto grill" please. The name is cringe-worthy, but I'm still curious.