Chinese style chicken wings
恭喜发财 / 恭喜發財
GŌNGXǏ FĀCÁI / KUNG HEI FAT CHOI
Sticky, sweet and aromatic wings!
- 500g chicken wings, halved
- 3 garlic cloves grated
- 40g ginger grated
- 1 red chilli chopped, remove seeds if you don’t like too much heat
- 1 tbsp. tomato paste
- 1 tsp five spice paste (you can use the powder if you can’t find the paste)
- 2 tbsp. hoi sin sauce
- 2 tbsp. runny honey
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
- 2 star anise
- 4 tbsp. apple juice
- 1 tsp red food colouring (optional)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Season the wings with the salt.
- Place all of the marinade ingredients into a bowl and mix well, I crushed my star anise, but you can leave these whole and remove later.
- Taste the marinade, this is important, it should be sweet with a little heat, but make sure there’s enough spice and sweetness. If not, add a little more soy or honey.
- Once the marinade tastes great pour it over the wings and mix well. Marinate overnight.
- To cook, pre-heat oven to highest temperature.
- Place the wings evenly into an oven dish and pour over the apple juice, make sure you get all of the marinade into the dish.
- Cover with foil and cook at the highest temperature for 15 mins, then turn to 180 degrees and cook for a another 20 minutes.
- Remove the wings and place onto another tray lined with parchment, place back into the oven at highest heat.
- Place the marinade onto the hob and put on a high heat, let this bubble, thicken and reduce. I added another tablespoon of honey to mine.
- Brush the wings with the marinade and cook until crisp and charred.
- Stir the rest of the marinade through and serve.