Monday, May 18, 2015

Why Did the Chicken Feet Cross the Road?

To get to my plate, of course!

I wanted to cook something interesting tonight... And it was absolutely delicious. The first course - chicken feet. Fried, and then brined with Xiaoshing wine, star anise, ginger, bay leaf and cloves, and then braised and finished with a sauce of fermented black bean, brown sugar, ginger, garlic and oyster sauce. There is a reason these are popular in Asia and the Caribbean Islands... They are WONDERFUL! Second course was braised and grilled lemon marinated baby octopus on oven roasted potatoes. YUM! It all went great with a wonderful little southern Rhone white, Little James's Basket Press from St Cosme, the oldest estate in the southern Rhone.

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