Yesterday I knew that I had a friend coming over for an evening of math tutoring so my dinner ideas were restricted to a quick prep time followed by roughly two hours of waiting. The choice was obvious – marinate something! That morning I pulled some chicken drumsticks out of the freezer to let thaw throughout the day. As soon as I got home from work I checked my inventory to see what kind of marinade I could whip up.
I used a base of 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce, 1/4 cup soy sauce, and 2 Tbsp honey. A bit of flavor came from 1/2 Tbsp fish sauce, 1/2 Tbsp lime juice, and 1/4 Tbsp See Dick Burn hot sauce I picked up in Louisiana.
The drumsticks were simple to prepare, all that was required was to remove the skins. If you’ve never done it before, you just grasp the chicken and pull the skin back off the bone end.
It’s kind of like pulling off a sock so it’s inside out. Once the skin gets to the joint it takes a bit more effort, but it’ll come Continue reading