We had a small 3rd of July barbeque at the house this past weekend instead of a 4th of July one because my parents had another barbeque with friends on the 4th. It was a grilling bonanza.
Our fridge is still filled with grilled chicken wings, steaks and veggies. But who am I to complain?
It was a nice, relaxing Sunday. We sat out in the sun and ate from 3pm until the sun went down, there's really nothing better than that. I think I also got sun burned, which never happens! I never get sun burned. I used to sit out in the sun for hours on end in southern California and there wouldn't be a red patch of skin on my body. But for some reason, this time, in San Francisco, I get sun burned. Strange.
work. It's perfect for sipping outdoors, and it was a hit at the barbeque.
Even though the 4th of July has long passed, it's never a bad time to grill so I thought I'd throw in our family's chicken wing marinade. It's really simply, flavorful, and affordable--it's made from ingredients that are staples in every Chinese household.
11/2 lbs chicken wings, rinsed
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbs sesame oil
2 tbs brandy
11/2 tsp sugar
pinch of salt
pinch of white pepper
2 tbs minced garlic
1 tbs minced ginger
1tsp fish sauce
You can marinade the wings for as little as 1 hour to as long as over night.
For as long as I can remember, we've been using the same marinade recipe for grilling chicken so it's very nostalgic for me whenever we fire up the grill and throw these wings on.