Thursday, 22 May 2014

Bav's Spicy Drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks are always a popular choice for sticking on the barbecue, a favourite of mine and even children.

With an increasing amount of ready made marinades now available in our stores, its easy to just pop open a bottle and pour over the chicken. Though if you like me and want spice, heat and depth you make your own, here is my Spicy Drumsticks with an Indian Chinese flavour.  


12 chicken drumsticks
5 fresh basil leaves
1 large red chilli
large piece ginger (20gms) chopped
50ml Teriyaki sauce
25ml mirin sauce
1/2 juice fresh lime
1tsp kasmiri chilli powder
1tsp ground coriander
1tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground star aniseed
1tsp salt
Serves 4-6


Place all ingredients into a small food blender and whisk a few times until the ginger, chillies and basil have broken down.

Pour over the marinade over the chicken, rub in well using your hands.

Allow to marinate for 3 hours or for best results leave overnight in the fridge.

Either grill, oven or BBQ them

Serve with lime wedges.