Monday, May 25, 2009
You hear what they called you? They called you a little piece of chicken.
So yesterday seemed like a chicken wing kind of day to me. When I got home I made a marinade of Filipino adobo sauce (Mang Tomas brand, hot n' spicy), Maggi seasoning, and some chili garlic paste. I threw the wings in the marinade and chilled. K and I grabbed a bottle of Chianti and walked to the park for the dying hours of sunset, sat in the grass, and drank while watching the sun disappear. An immense East African gathering was happening nearby and we kind of wanted to walk over three to see what kind of food was being served but I knew that soon we would have some wings. Everyone was very friendly, especially the drunk guy who came and sat next to us. I think he wanted our wine and to know if we had something perhaps a little stronger. We were out of wine and it was time to go eat some wings. We got back home and I turned the oven on to broil. 8 minutes each side (2 sides) and they were juicy and spicy and delicious. I served them with a little bit of Kecap Manis, rice wine vinegar, and Cap Jempol (Kecap=sweetened soy sauce, Jempol=Indonesian Hot Sauce). Sided with a Full Circle Farms salad and a soy/sesame vinaigrette and some more wine. Yes, it definitely was a chicken wing kind of day.