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Matilda's Recipes

Chicken wings

Serves 4

 

Ingredients

12 chicken wings

Marinade:

2 small shallots, peeled and roughly chopped 

1tbsp soft brown sugar

4 kaffir lime leaves, torn

2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 

2 stalks of lemongrass, outer layer removed, roughly chopped 

2cm piece of ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

½ bunch coriander including the stems, chopped 

4tbsp soy sauce 

1 tbsp. rice vinegar

1 tbsp olive or vegetable oil  

 

To serve:

Chilli sauce

4tbsp sweet chilli sauce

2 spring onions, finely sliced

Peanut/satay sauce

3tbsp smooth peanut butter

1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped or crushed

2tbsp white rice vinegar

1tbsp soy sauce

2tsp soft brown sugar

75ml hot water

 

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C/180Fan. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

  • Place all the marinade ingredients in to a blender with the oil and blitz until a paste is formed.

  • Place the chicken wings in a large bowl, pour the mixture over on top and use two large spoons to mix well so all the pieces are evenly coated – the blitzed onion might make your eyes water but it’s worth doing a good job. 

  • Place the chicken in the fridge to marinate for at least half an hour if you can, even better if you can leave it overnight. 

  • Place the chicken wings on the lined baking tray and discard any excess marinade left behind in the bowl.  Cook in the oven on the top shelf for 25-30 minutes, turning half way through and basting with any cooking juices.  

  • While the chicken is cooking you can make up a couple of dipping sauces;  Mix tablespoons of sweet chilli sauce with some fresh spring onions to make it a bit different.  To make the satay sauce simply place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over a moderate heat and cook until the sugar dissolves and the sauce is nice and smooth – if it gets too thick you can add a little more water.

  • Serve the chicken alongside bowls of the sweet chilli and satay sauces.

 

Summer kale salad with honey dressing

 

Ingredients

2 medium sized nectarines, de-stoned and sliced

4 small plums, de-stoned and sliced

2-3 apricots, de-stoned and chopped

2 small bunches of kale, leaves stripped from the stalks and shredded

2 handfuls of pistachio nuts

Sprinkling of goji berries (or dried cranberries)

4 tbsp toasted coconut chips (optional)

Approx. 200g goat cheese, crumbled

Mix all the ingredients together in a large salad bowl.

                                               

Honey vinaigrette

30ml apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

2 tbsp honey

60ml Olive oil

Salt and pepper

 

Place all the ingredients for the dressing into a jar, screw the lid on tightly and shake well.

Dress the salad just before eating.

 

 

 

 

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