Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Saffron Chicken wings
I bought some saffron quite a while ago in Istanbul Spice Market but was quite afraid to use it in my dishes due to various comments from my friends. Some of them didn't like the bitterness, the others the colour, but still it's one of the most expensive spices in the world. So there must be a reason why it is so appreciated by gourmet chefs. So I started my saffron experience with a simple Middle Eastern chicken wing recipe. I don't know if it's because of saffron or the way of preparing the wings, the meat was so soft and flavourful. I'll definitely make it again!!!
What we need:
10 chicken wings
1 small teaspoon of saffron
2 tbsp of olive oil
salt and pepper
2 tbsp of flour
1 chili pepper ( optional)
What we have to do:
1. Put saffron in 1 tbsp of olive oil, mix it and leave it for 15 min. Then season chicken wings with salt and pepper, chopped chilli and pour over saffron with oil. Leave it for 15 min.
2. Dust chicken wings with flour and fry them in oil for about 5-6 min. Just until the skin gets a bit brown. Transfer the wings onto a tray with baking paper.
3. Put the wings into a preheated oven ( 180C) for about 20 min.
4. Traditionally chicken wings are served with lavaş or pide bread. But you can choose your favourite side dish! Enjoy!!!