I was poking around my pantry the other day and I came across three packets of fish curry powder. I am making a conscious effort not to waste cooking ingredients and I don't know what possessed me to stock up on fish curry powder.
I confess that I am not a fan of fish curry. I prefer chicken or better still, mutton. The people in my family especially the boys - my father and my two brothers love fish curry. If I remember correctly, grandpa was also a fan.
I wasn't about to launch into an experiment with fish curry and the best thing to do was to work with something I am more comfortable with - chicken wings.
I remembered a recipe that married curry powder, fish sauce, honey and lemongrass. It was an odd combination which worked pretty well and resulted in a very tasty Grilled Lemongrass Prawns. I reckon that it would work well with chicken though that tanked when I made Chicken Kebabs.
I had two packets of chicken wings which I defrosted overnight in the fridge. Usually I would leave the wings whole but this time, I removed the tips and separated the mid-wings from the drummets. I have taken a liking to mid-wings due to Diana's influence hah..hah...
The chicken wings turned out very well except that I put too much curry powder. Two tablespoons should suffice but I dumped the whole 25g packet (about 3 tablespoons?) because I did not want any leftover curry powder.
To complement the wings, I made a simple pineapple salsa. I just cut up two slices of pineapple and added sliced onions and mint. Then I mixed it all up with lime juice, fish sauce and Thai chilli sauce.
I was very pleased with chicken wings and I finished the whole lot, no not in one sitting, but had them for lunch and dinner. They went really well with the pineapple salsa. Now I have to think of what to do with the other two packets of fish curry powder. And hopefully, I do something with fish hah..hah...
Roasted Spicy Chicken Wings
Recipe source : Adapted from here
- 10 chicken wings, separate mid-wings and drummets and discard tips
- 2 tbsp chopped lemongrass
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 3 tbsp fish sauce
- 2 tbsp curry powder
1. Combine all marinade ingredients and marinate chicken wings for 2 hours or overnight