Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Sweet and Sour

Mint was the herb of choice at my house tonight as I decided to try out a recipe called
Sweet and Sour Drumsticks.

The recipe ended up being very delightful, a great summer dish. The flavors were well balanced which made for great drumsticks!

I am excited to share this recipe with others. I am submitting this recipe to Kayln of Kayln's Kitchen for her Weekend Herb Blogging event. I hope that you enjoy it.

Sweet and Sour Drumsticks
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cider vinegar,
divided1/2 teaspoon salt,
divided1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
8 chicken drumsticks (about 2 pounds), skin removed, trimmed
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1. Preheat grill to medium. (No grill? See Broiler Variation, below.)

2. To prepare dipping sauce, combine orange zest, orange juice, water, honey, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and coriander in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Whisk cornstarch and the remaining 1 teaspoon vinegar in a small bowl until smooth. Add to the saucepan and return to a boil, whisking until thickened, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Stir in mint.

3. Sprinkle drumsticks with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the drumsticks until crispy on all sides and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, about 15 minutes total. Serve the drumsticks with the dipping sauce on the side. Broiler variation: Position oven rack in the upper third of the oven; preheat broiler to high. Prepare sauce (Step 2). Coat a broiler pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle drumsticks with salt and pepper (Step 3), then broil, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, about 15 minutes total.


Kalyn said...

It does sound very tasty indeed. I like the idea of the combination of orange and mint a lot.

Chris said...

Yum! I am behind on my blog reading....I never really knew what was in "sweet and sour" - interesting! And tasty. See you Saturday!

Maria Helene Schlösser said...

Very interesting indeed. Will have to try it next time grilling. :)