With no hesitation, my hands are above my head!!!
All these Bobby Flay BBQ chicken recipes at here, here, here and here and his burger recipes at here, here and also his most ultimate burger recipe featured in the Food Network magazine, September 2014 issue are all that I have bookmarked... but didn't eventually cook them because they are either too hot and spicy or too complicated with a long list of ingredients! This is so Bobby Flay! Always so mah fan (Mandarin language meaning bothersome) and super complicated!!!
For instance, I like to cook one of his BBQ chicken recipe which contain his famous sixteen-spice rub but can't do it because it requires a few particular kinds of chile powder that is not commonly found in our supermarket! Well, I could have made Bobby Flay's sixteen-spice rub into twelve or thirteen-spice rub... LOL! but I didn't. I believe that the presence of all these sixteen spices in this recipe is pretty essential.
Is food made with complicated method really so delicious? I have to say that... After tasting these chicken wings baked with Bobby Flay's inspired Asian-style Pineapple-Ginger BBQ sauce, I have to give Bobby Flay's complicated way of cooking the benefit of doubt as these wings are really really really good.
Originally, this BBQ sauce recipe from Food Network is used to grill ribs which will take more than 4-5 hours. 4-5 hours!!!??? There is a long preparation step required to make the BBQ sauce and the ribs has to be cooked for more than 2 hours until tender!
I think this 5 hours of cooking is really too much for me and so I have slightly simplified this recipe to bake both spicy and non-spicy chicken wings all in about 2-3 hours...
|Chicken wings baked with Bobby Flay's Asian-style pineapple-ginger BBQ sauce|
|To start, combine these ...|
|... and these to make the spice rubs|
|The beautiful Asian ingredients that I have used to make the BBQ sauce.|
|For convenience, I'm using can pineapples instead of the fresh ones.|
|To cook the sauce, I have caramelized the ginger, onion, garlic and pineapple first.|
|Add these ...|
|Finally... These are the sauces!|
|Using the oven, I'm baking these wings.|
|The baking takes me about an hour.|
|The wings are ready!|
|Serve them with roasted sesame seeds and finely chopped spring onions.|
Boy can't talk. Too busy eating.
Mum: This recipe is originally used to cook ribs.
Man: Oh! This sauce must be very delicious with ribs! Please cook this again with ribs!
Mum had fainted due to exhaustion!!!
Here's the recipe that is mostly adapted from Food Network
Cooks 16 BBQ chicken wings
16 chicken wings
1/4 cup Spanish paprika or Hungarian sweet paprika which is less spicy and more kid friendly
1 1/2 tbsp dry mustard
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp ground star anise or Chinese 5-spice powder which includes ground star anise and cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp ground all spice or more Chinese 5-spice powder which includes ground star anise and cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper or white pepper
1 tsp chili powder, optional (add if you like your BBQ to be spicy)
2 tbsp canola oil
4 cloves garlic, smashed
3-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 large Spanish onion, coarsely chopped
3 cups fresh ripe or canned pineapple chunks from two 440g cans
1 cup fresh pineapple juice
2 cups hoisin sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 to 1/2 cup dark brown sugar (depending on sweetness of pineapple) and I used 1/4 cup because mine canned pineapple in juice
2 tbsp Dijon mustard or 1 tsp mustard powder
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp ground star anise or Chinese 5-spice powder which includes ground star anise and cinnamon
1 tsp ground cinnamon
salt and freshly ground black pepper
For spicy BBQ sauce, add these:
1 habanero or 4 large hot chilies, chopped
6 small bird's eye chillies
3 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp black sesame seeds, roasted
1 tbsp white sesame seeds, roasted
1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped
For the wings: Stir together the paprika, dry mustard, ground ginger, ground star anise plus all spice / 5-spice powder, salt, pepper and chili powder (optional) in a bowl. Rub the chicken wings with the spice mix, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hrs and up to 24 hrs.
For the sauce: Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan. Add the garlic, ginger and onions and cook until soft, about 5 mins. Add the pineapple chunks and cook until it caramelizes slightly, about 3 mins. Add pineapple juice, cook hoisin, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, honey, soy sauce, ground star anise / 5-spice powder and cinnamon and cook until thickened, about 30 mins.
Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper . Pour into a bowl and allow to cool to room temperature.
Remove the chicken wings from the fridge about an hour before baking.
Remove the chicken from the oven and coat the chicken with the pineapple BBQ sauce and return to the oven, basting occasionally for a further 15-20 mins. To finish, transfer chicken wings to fresh sheets of baking paper without any sauce. Return to bake the chicken wings with thin layer of a final baste at 160°C fan forced for 5 mins at each side until the wings turn golden brown and sticky.
Served with roasted sesame seeds and finely chopped spring onions.
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