Posts in Recipes
There's Rice at Home: Sriracha Glazed Chicken Wings

Over the weekend, we were doing some chicken wing math and came to the conclusion that Lagos restaurants are really killing us with the prices. Not just chicken wings either...

Anyway, sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands and make these things in your own kitchen. Like, these Sriracha Glazed Chicken Wings we "invented" lol. 

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Time: 3 hours

Active Time: 1 hour

 

Ingredients

1KG Chicken Wings

Glaze

  1. 4 tablespoons Sriracha
  2. 1.5 tablespoons pure honey
  3. 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
  4. 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

Dry Rub

  1. 1 Maggi Chicken cube
  2. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  4. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Method

The first thing you have to do is separate the flats from the drumettes. I’ve done this by myself a couple of times but since I started buying chicken from Hubmart, if I ask nicely the butcher will cut the chicken to my specification. I don’t like those pesky little pointers so I also ask for those to be removed when they separate the wings for him. Save them though because they can be used to make stock.

Next, measure out all your dry rub spices and combine. Toss in a plastic bowl with the chicken. Please, always wash your hangs after coming into contact with raw meats especially poultry because of the risk of salmonella. Cover with cling film and place in the refrigerator to marinate for two hours. Be sure to come back and wipe the surface where you handled raw chicken, because like I said cross contamination is real and I try to be very careful about it.

Pre heat your oven to 200 degrees celsius.

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Arrange your chicken wings on a flat baking tray with enough space between them and bake for 30-35 minutes turning once half way through.  At this point, your chicken wings are cooked through and we can apply the glaze.

Transfer your chicken wings to a large frying pan, wok, or cast iron skillet. Either works well. I use a large frying pan because I don’t have a cast iron skillet YET.

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Over high heat combine the glaze with the chicken wings and continuously turn the wings as the glaze begins to bubble. You can reduce the heat to medium when the glaze starts bubbling. Continue to toss the wings in the glaze until browned nicely (3 - 5 minutes).

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Transfer to serving dish and sprinkle with sesame seeds a la #saltbae.

RECIPE: One Pot Suya Chicken and Spinach Pasta

We have Anu back on the blog again and this week, she's sharing her "one pot" chicken and spinach pasta. One pot meals are a favorite because you aren't washing too many dishes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 Chicken breasts
  • 2 Green peppers
  • 1tbp Suya spice
  • 350g Spaghetti
  • 1 Large onion
  • 1 tbsp Minced ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp Crushed garlic
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 Rodo
  • 3 tbsp Soy suace
  • 1 tbsp Lime juice
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup Peanut butter
  • Handful of spinach
  • 4 1/2 Cups of water
  • 1 Stock cube
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder

This recipe is perfect if you're a super lazy bachelor like Nosa and need to meal prep for the week.

PS: Anu is hosting our next Lunch Club and she's going with an all plantain menu. It's pretty interesting. If you want a ticket, reserve HERE.

Anu Bello Culture: How to Make the Perfect Ewa Agoyin

You can keep up with Anu and check out more of her recipes on Instagram @fromlagoswithlove


Thirsty Thursday: Beach is Better
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FOLLY: I think everyone already makes this cocktail without realizing it's an actually recipe with a name and not just cranberry-vodka.

NOSA: Most people never get the mix right, to be fair. Especially Lagos bartenders.

FOLLY: Next time you want to give it a go, add some grapefruit juice to give the drink just a little tang. 

Ingredients

  1. 1-part Absolut Vodka
  2. 3-part grapefruit juice
  3. 1-part cranberry juice
  4. 1 lime wheel
 

How to make 

  1. Fill a highball glass with cubes
  2. Pour in your Absolut
  3. Pour in your grapefruit juice
  4. Pour in your cranberry juice
  5. Stir lightly
  6. Give your lime wheel a squeeze and drop it into the glass