- Negi-shio Chicken Drumsticks- Tofu Salad
Chicken drumsticks are staple at my house. It is cheap, versatile and juicier and tastes much better than more expensive breast.
I usually buy 2kg and cook half of it straight away and marinate and freeze the other half. It is another "go-to" meal when I don't wanna cook or don't have time (which are most of the time). Just throw in the 200˚C oven for 20~40mins depending on the size of your drumsticks.
Negi-shio is a Japanese sauce made with spring onion, salt, garlic and sesame oil (recipe below). It will go with any protein but commonly matched with chicken, ox tongue or pork.
Since the sauce was chunky, I stuffed negi-shio sauce in between the skin and the flesh of drumsticks and this made the chicken really moist and flavourful. It really worked well and I will be doing the same for any marinade for drumsticks from now on.
Negi-shio Sauce Recipe
2 Spring onions (white and green parts), finely chopped
1 Garlic, grated
1Tbsp Sesame oil
Juice of 1 Lemon
1Tbsp White sesame seed, toasted
a pinch of Pepper