Barbecue marinades are a personal thing and can be knocked together quite easily. Depending on your mood, taste or even guests, you can go oriental, Tex-Mex, or concoct your own combination of condiments and spices. Chicken wings are cheap and cheerful and go down well with anyone who doesn't mind getting sticky fingers - especially kids.
1kg chicken wings
For the marinade
100ml tomato ketchup
100g clear honey
50ml soy sauce
1tsp Chinese five spice
30g root ginger, peeled and chopped
6 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
2tbsp Worcestershire sauce
4tbsp hoi sin sauce
Blend all the ingredients for the marinade and mix with the chicken wings. Put them in a non-corrosive container in the fridge, cover with cling film and leave overnight.
Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas mark 4. Transfer the wings and marinade into an ovenproof dish and cook in the oven for 1 hour stirring every so often. If the marinade becomes dry and is in danger of burning, just remove the dish, add a little water, stir well and return to the oven.
Serve with a finger bowl of warm water with a slice of lemon in it to cope with the mess.Reuse content