This is the first recipe I am posting after a long, long time! It’s a simple chinese recipe which I am sure you will all enjoy. It has a sweet and orangey taste to it because I use kumquats. Kumquats (金橘) closely resemble oranges but are much smaller in size. In China, they are especially very readily available in winter. I will be using them along with chicken wings to make this delicious chinese recipe! I hope you will enjoy my new chinese chicken wings recipe!
1. I am using a non-stick pan here, but I recommend using a wok. A wok is way much better to use when cooking chinese food. I look forward to when I will have my own kitchen with my own wok!
2. I noticed that many people tend to add oil to their pan/wok without letting it heat well first. In home, my parents would always teach us to FIRST let the wok heat well first, THEN add oil and let it heat well too. I saw many people just add oil to their pan, add the food and then turn on the heat. I think it is quite logical to first let the oil heat before starting to cook. Doing so makes the food cook faster and it ends up less oily too.
Chinese Chicken Wings with Kumquat (orange) recipe
12 chicken wings
10-12 kumquats, with small cuts on four sides
3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1cm piece of ginger, roughly chopped
1 tbsp cooking wine
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
15ml light soy sauce
10ml cooking wine
1 tsp cornstarch (for thickening)
1. Clean and wash the chicken wings. Cut slices through the meat.
2. Marinate the chicken wings in the marinade.
3. Cut small slices through each kumquat as shown in picture. Cut on four sides and squeeze each one using your thumb and index finger.
4. Heat pan/wok. When hot, add 1 tbsp oil and let it heat over medium heat. Fry the marinated chicken wings until golden-brown on both sides. While the chicken wings are frying, prepare your sauce and keep in a bowl for later use.
5. Remove and drain. Keep.
6. Clean your pan/wok. Let it heat and add oil for cooking. When hot, add the garlic and ginger. Fry until fragrant.
7. Add the sauce.
8. When it starts to boil, add the chicken wings. Let cook for 5 minutes.
9. Add the kumquats. Mix them in. Add some water, if needed, until the kumquats are almost half “submerged”.
10. Cook over medium heat until the sauce thickens. Turn the kumquats so each side is nicely coated with the sauce.
11. Remove and enjoy with hot rice!