Did you realize that I haven't baked for a while? Of course you did. After all, I started off as Phong Hong Bakes and then I realized I couldn't live up to that name and changed it to Phong Hong Bakes & Cooks.
So where is the "Bakes" part you ask? Does baking chicken wings count? I don't know why, but I lost my baking mojo again.
One moment I would be planning a bake and when the day comes, I'm not in the mood. The thought of lining a baking pan and weighing the ingredients just puts me off. Terrible, isn't it?
It's just a phase I hope because I'm craving for a warm chewy cookie right now. And you only get to enjoy those if you bake them yourself.
Anyway, instead of baking cookies or cakes, I baked me some chicken wings. Only 4 wings? These were very large wings, much bigger than regular wings. I just grabbed them at the supermarket one weekend without noticing their size. Frankly, I prefer smaller wings.
The ingredients for these wings not complicated. I had all of them in the my kitchen. In fact I was so lucky I found a lonely lemon on the fridge. But I chose to omit two ingredients - cili padi (did not want the wings too hot) and honey (lemon and honey reminds me of lemonade).
The wings turned out not too bad - salty, spicy and tangy. They went rather well with a refreshing salad. And I can tell you that I had these for lunch and dinner. Two wings per sitting. Ah, for once I am such a "dainty" eater!
Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings
Recipe source : Adapted from Daily Meal Sets Made Simple (page 103)
- 4 large chicken wings
Marinade ingredients :
- 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- zest from 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together.
2. Put chicken wings into a plastic bag and pour the marinade in.
3. Using your hands, squish the wings to distribute the marinade and coat all the wings. Set aside for a few hours or overnight.
4. Bake the wings at 200C for 25 minutes or until cooked.