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Archive for the month “April, 2013”

Sweet Baby Ray’s Chicken Wings

I bought a couple of kilos of big chicken wings this morning and was racking my brains as to what to do with them when I remembered I had recently bought a bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue Sauce.

Too easy – I chopped of the ends of the wings (used them for chicken stock) and poured half a bottle of the sauce over the wings and massaged it in.  Left them to marinate for an hour or two then roasted in the oven.  Simply sensational…

Chicken Wings

I lay them flat on baking paper and roast at 180c fan forced for 30 minutes then turn them over and roast a further 20 minutes. Sticky sweet and delicious – and only takes minutes to put together – these are the recipes I love…  🙂

Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Barbecue Sauce

Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue Sauce

This sauce is fabulous – you can use it as a marinade or use it to baste your meat and sausages on the BBQ.  My cousin in America tells me it’s one of the best!  I buy this at LaManna Direct in Essendon…

Bon Appetit!

 

**Update – We have an Aldi Supermarket just opened near us and I found they sell Sweet Baby Ray’s Sauces in their American Section.

Spicy Dutch Meatballs

This is a recipe I stumbled across recently and having made them today I had to share with everyone.  They are delicious!  It seems odd putting sweet biscuits in a meat dish but trust me this works really well.  Sweet, sticky and spicy  – we were scoffing them down as I lifted them out of the pan…

Enjoy… 🙂

Spicy Dutch Meatballs

Spicy Dutch Meatballs

Ingredients:

4 slices thin bacon

4 slices ham

6 Speculaas (Dutch biscuits)*

1 kg good minced beef beef (I always use diet mince)

3 teaspoons spices (Speculaas spices)**

6 tablespoons Ketjap Manis***

1 1/2 tablespoon Sambal Oelek****

2 tablespoons butter

Method:

Cut the bacon and ham into very thin strips.

Grind the biscuits into fine crumbs and mix them with the speculaar spice powder, ketjap, sambal and bacon, then using your hands, mix all of it thoroughly with the minced beef.

Roll the mixture into balls about the size of a golf ball (about 20 or so).

Heat the butter in a large pan and cook in batches for about 10 minutes on a low heat until golden brown and cooked though.

Serve while warm with a little extra Sambal Oelek

*  Speculaas are a crunchy Dutch cinnamony spicy biscuit readily available in all supermarkets.

** Speculaas Spices are a combination of spices – I mixed together about 1/4 – 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon powder, all spice powder cumin powder, ground nutmeg, coriander powder, ginger powder and cumin powder to make up about 3 teaspoons.  You can add anything else more or less depending on what your favourite flavours are…  Some delis do sell the powder already made up…

*** Ketjap Manis is a thick sweet Indonesian Soy Sauce and is readily available in all supermarkets.

**** Sambal Oelek is a paste made with ground chillies and is readily available in all supermarkets.

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