Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sticky Asian Style Drumsticks

You know on the Fruit Loop commercials where Toucan Sam follows his nose? That is exactly what happened when I was making these. My daughter was in her room on the other side of the house and followed the scent of these drumsticks into the kitchen. And trust me, they taste just as amazing as they smell. These right here are finger licking good!

12-15 chicken drumsticks (fresh, not frozen)
1 1/2 Tbs cornstarch
1/2 cup + 1 Tbs soy sauce
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1 Tbs honey
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
juice and zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cup sesame seeds
3 Tbs chopped fresh chives

Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with baking paper. In a saucepan add 1/2 cup soy sauce, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, sesame oil, pepper, lemon juice and zest. Stir over medium heat. In a small bowl whisk together 1 Tbs soy sauce and cornstarch then add to the saucepan and whisk continually for a few minutes until thickened then set aside. Pat the drumsticks dry then brush each drumstick with marinade and arrange on baking sheet. Reserve remaining marinade. Bake for 40 minutes, basting a couple more times with the reserved marinade and turning the drumsticks over half way through. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan over medium heat for a few minutes, or until just starting to turn golden. Sprinkle cooked drumsticks with sesame seeds and fresh chives.

*Source: Everyday Delicious Chelsea Winters

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