100g golden caster sugar
4 tbsp gluten-free fish sauce
1 red chili, halved (optional)
small piece cinnamon bark
small piece ginger, finely chopped
juice 1 large lime, plus extra for squeezing over
1kg chicken wings, tips removed and cut in half
small bunch spring onion, green ends only cut into 1cm lengths
large piece ginger, cut into matchsticks
1 red chili (seeds removed if you don't like it too hot), cut into rings
handful coriander sprigs
boiled white rice, to serve
Serves - 6
Put the sugar in a medium sauté pan with enough water to make it go sludgy. Place on a low heat and bring to the boil, then cook until you have a dark amber caramel.
At arms length, add the other ingredients, except for the chicken and garnish, and bring to a simmer – take care as it will spit.
Once it has calmed down a little and you have a thick sauce, stir in the wings until well coated.
Pour over 100ml water and simmer on a medium heat for about 30 mins, stirring every now and then until the sauce is a thicker consistency – add a splash more water if needed.
Turn down the heat and continue to cook, covered, for a further 15 mins, stirring occasionally, until the wings are lacquered and tender and the sauce is very thick.
Turn off the heat and quickly stir through half the ginger and chili.
Tip the wings and sauce onto a platter. Scatter with the remaining garnish and coriander, and serve with extra lime and rice.
Recipe adapted from: Good Food