Sunday, 20 January 2013

Baked Orange-Rum Chicken Wings





One of the things that confronts most Filipinos  like us living outside the country or just visiting foreign countries is the reality that our country is very far behind specially in terms of economic growth and modernization.  

Prices of basic goods in the Philippines is very high.  I always compare prices every time we go to foreign countries and it's saddening to know that  Malaysian, Indonesian, Singaporean, and Qatar prices are cheaper compared to that in the Philippines.  Chicken for instance here in Qatar has the same price as those in the Philippines, sometimes the price here is even lower.  We buy red onions here in Qatar at P20 (Peso equivalent) per kilo.  In Singapore we can buy 5kg of red onions at P150 or even less (Peso equivalent).  Whereas, a kilo of red onions in the Philippines costs between P80 to more than P120.  That is to think that the income of most Filipinos outside the country is higher compared to those in the Philippines.  No wonder why some Filipinos are starving.  BUT if you are living in the rural areas, and provided you are industrious enough to grow your own food, you will never go hungry and even live a comfortable life :-)  Just saying

Going to my baked orange-rum chicken wings, this recipe is not a success because the flavor or rum and orange is nowhere to be found :-(  It lacked the very flavor I wanted to be infused in the chicken meat :-( Don't be disappointed though, these baked chicken wing is succulent :-).

What happened?  My husband's guess is as good as mine, the amount of rum and the orange flavor is not enough.  One reason may be is that I mixed the orange zest with the marinade after I had injected the chicken wings with the sauce :-(  I actually almost forgot to add orange zest.   I will be improving on this recipe and try it again next time.  I'll use the thigh part may be.

Anyway, here is my not so successful  BAKED ORANGE-RUM CHICKEN WINGS

Ingredients:

Chicken wings - 8 pcs
Vegetable Oil

Marinade Sauce:

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice - 1/2 c
Dark Rum - 1/4 c
Orange Zest - 1/2  tsp
Ginger, ground - 1/2 tsp
Garlic, minced - 3 cloves
Black Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Brown Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp

Cooking Procedure:

1. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade sauce. 
2. Place the marinade sauce in an infuser and inject each wing with the marinade.
3. Transfer all the chicken wings in a zip-locked bag.  Pour the remaining marinade on the chicken then seal the bag and place it inside the refrigerator. Marinate it overnight
4.  Remove the marinated chicken wing from the refrigerator at least an hour before cooking.
5.  Heat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.
6.  Brush the baking dish with a small amount of oil then line up the chicken wings.  Place in the oven and bake it for 10 minutes.
7.  Flip the other side of the chicken wings and bast them with the marinade then bake them for another 10 minutes or until the chicken wings are cooked. 

To check if the chicken is cooked, insert a knife or any pointed object into the chicken wing's meaty part, if the juice runs clear and if no blood comes out, the chicken wing is done.

© myFresha-licious (20January2013)


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