Qin’s Chinese Chicken Barbecue2017-08-09
Qin’s Chinese Chicken Barbecue
Source of the recipeI've got this recipe since I met my dear Chinese friend Qin, a lovely girl who was a work colleague as I decided to take an engineering job in Germany, Baden Wurtemberg, south of Stuttgart.
I am not going to lie : my years in Germany were miserable. I'm not a German hater, I like their discipline, but honestly, between the cold weather, the miserable local cuisine, and sometimes cold German people (not all of them I have to say), my life was not as good as my life in California.
However, in this cold Germany, I met a warm Chinese Sun, my friend Qin, who seemed even more desperate to be in Germany.
And so Qin ws trying to make the best of her life, and she brought me to the finest Chinese restaurants, where I discovered true Chinese food, and she then taught me a few recipes from her native China. This is one of the recipes I have kept preciously.
My friend Qin taught me how she was making her Chinese BBQ Chicken, and not only were they delicious, they were also so simple to prepare !
And since I have the recipe, I keep BBQ'ig those Chicken, but also other meats like Porc, and it's a delight that my guest love everytime
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Modifications to the original recipeI modified only a few things...
Asian IngredientsI urge you to buy Chinese ingredients in an Asian supermarket, and not at your local store. Not only it is one secret that will make your recipe taste really good like in restaurants, but it is also often cheaper...
In the States, it has become quite easy to find Asian stores. In California, it's so easy we have even Chinese chains like 99 Ranch markets.
99 Ranch Market
345 E Main St
Rice Vinegaris obtained by fermentation of rice alcohol. You need to buy it from an Asian store, or over the internet.
You will find several colors at the supermarket. If you can, buy a red one which will give a fragrant color to the meat
5 Spices Powderis a fine powder that adds a lot of Chinese flavor, I would not skip that one, as it gives a fine taste to the recipe !
The meatFor the meat, I take
Chicken Thighs(1 ¾lbs or 800 g), but you may use other meats. I tried this recipe with Pork, and that worked beautifully as well
The marinadeThe sauce is so simple to make !
Simply mix in a bowl:
To peel the
Ginger Root, simply use a spoon, not a peeler ! Then grate it, or even use a small food processor like this one
MarinadeAdd in the the
Chicken Thighs(1 ¾lbs or 800 g) and mix with your hands or with a fork, and make sure the meat is entirely coated with the marinade sauce
Cover and marinate
overnightin the fridge,
4 hoursat least !
This marinade time is a key secret to master the Chinese BBQ
Barbecu'ingTime to cook !
1 hourbefore cooking, take the meat out of the fridge so it is tempered by the time you cook.
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