Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Braised Chicken Wing with Pineapple/波蘿燒雞翼



Another chicken wing recipe!  I have been making a lot of chicken wing dishes recently and my family loves it.  Who doesn't love chicken wings!  My daughter is already a chicken wing fan and she will eat chicken for every meal if she could.  When we give her chicken wings we always take off the skin so she can enjoy the flavourful meat which is the best part.  Unlike other parts of the chicken, chicken wings have less meat so it doesn't take long for them to absorb the flavours.  Every wing is wrapped by the skin, so the meat will stay tender and juicy after cooking.  

This is actually the very frist time I made this Braised Chicken Wing with Pineapple and it was so delicious!   The pineapples give a unique tropical flavour and it tastes a little bit sweet and refreshing.  Pineapples goes great with the chicken wings and I also served it along with some strawberries.   I just dropped these strawberries into the dish when it was ready to serve and the sauce goes great because it absorbs the flavour from the chicken and pineapple.  It turned out super delicious!  I think next time I may drop some kiwi into the dish and see how that turns out!  I believe cooking is all about experimenting and creativity. When you have the passion and you care, everything you make is delicious!




Ingredients:


  • 1 lb chicken wings
  • Half pineapple
  • 5 green onion 
  • Half cup garlic
  • A quarter cup ginger slices
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce 
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 6 piece crystal sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • A few strawberries


Directions:

  1. Cut the pineapple in cubes and the green onion approximately 1.5 inch long.
  2. In a medium pot, bring half pot of water to boil.  Blanche the chicken wings in the boiling water and then transfer to a plate when the water is boiling again.
  3. In a non-stick wok, heat oil over medium heat.  Add ginger, garlic and green onion to cook.  Stir everything for about two minutes, and then add the chicken wings.  Stir everything evenly and add 1 tbsp soy sauce and 2 tbsp oyster sauce.  Keep stirring everything for about 4 - 5 minutes, add 2 cup chicken stock (just slightly over all the wings).  Bring to a boil, and then add crystal sugar.  Cover, and simmer for about 25 minutes.  Add all the pineapples, and let it cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.  Add 1 tsp sesame oil, and transfer everything to a serving plate.  Dip the strawberries in the dish when you serve this dish if you like, it will give you an extra flavour and it's perfect for summer!