sticky baked chicken drumsticks

Baby was asked to cook for Jacky and his crew
as he was going to use our living room for his film! hehe
and it was the first time we got to see Jacky in action! haha
he was the director. it was really quite cool (:

so anyways.
baby decided to cook something he thinks everyone would enjoy
and was quick to whip up so that they won’t go all hungry hehe

haha how cute are the chicken drumsticks?
it’s the only way we could fit all 35 of them (:

so here’s the recipe!
hope you guys would enjoy it!

sticky baked chicken drumsticks

(Adapted from Healthy Appetites by Gordan Ramsay)
Serves 5

olive oil
10 chicken drumsticks
salt and black pepper

Glaze :

6 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoon fish sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon light soy sauce
juice of 1 1/2 lemons
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil

Steps :

1. Heat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6. Lightly oil a large baking dish.
Season the drumsticks with salt and pepper and arrange in the dish in a single layer

2. Drizzle over a little olive oil and use small pieces of aluminium foil to wrap around the ends.
Bake in the hot oven for 20 mins.

3. Prepare the glaze in the meantime.
Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl until evenly combined.

4. Take the chicken out of the oven and pour over the glaze to coat each drumstick.
Return to the oven and bake for another 20-30mins
turning several times until the chicken is tender and nicely glazed

5. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving.

Tip : We served with bread rolls, garlic mash and some cucumber raita.
it balances the sweetness in the chicken dish!
and the sauce of the chicken was really good to go with the roll!

can u see all three of us?
it looks like Cheok is eating Lester’s head! hahaha (:
well. we are being nice hosts when we allowed the crew to have their dinner
and waited till the shoot was over before we tugged in.
little did we know the shoot would last till 10pm haha.
but was still quite fun!

Honey soy Salmon with ginger dressing

coming back to Melbourne.
Zhenghan was still at our place.
so we decided to cook for him. hehe
for the first time I think (:
and i must say
I am super happy with how it turned out! (:

we decided to splurge and got salmon
to try Gordan Ramsay’s dish that he demonstrated during the Food and Wine Show! hehe

suppose to use smoked salmon fillets.
but we just used the normal one.
and it turned out yummy as well! hehe

it was easy to cook
and quick as well! (: everyone should give it a try!
hoped Zhenghan enjoyed it. hehe
we sure did haha

it was our first time having radish this way
and it was really good.
and refreshing as well.
absolutely love it!

the ginger dressing complimented the dish so well.
i can’t wait to go back home and cook this for my family
cos I’m so sure they would love it! hehe

so give it a try! hehe

Ingredients :

3 skinless salmon fillets
100g baby spinach, washed and dried
8-10 radishes, washed, trimmed and finely sliced

honey soy marinade

1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 ts grated ginger

Ginger dressing

1 tbsp grated ginger
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
3 tbsp tahini

Steps :

1. Check salmon for pin-bones, using tweezers to remove if necessary.
Place in a shallow dish or a tupperware

2. To make marinade,  mix ingredients together in a bowl.
Pour over salmon to coat.
Cover with plastic wrap or with the cover of the tupperware and marinate in the fridge for 30 mins,
allowing the flavours to permeate.

3. Preheat oven to 230C or 210C fan. To make dressing, whisk together ingredients.

4. Lift salmon from marinade and place on a lightly greased baking tray.
Discard marinade.
Bake for 4-6mins, basting after 2 mins, until medium rare and slightly springy to touch.

5. Meanwhile, arrange spinach on plates and top with radish.
Place a salmon fillet in centre of each plate.
Drizzle over dressing to serve.

6. Glazed Salmon with spinach and radish. DONE! (: