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Serves 4 as an entrée or 6 to 12 as an appetizer

24 chicken wings

1 cup hoisin sauce

⅔ cup plum sauce

¼ cup oyster sauce

2 teaspoons Asian chile sauce

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon minced ginger


2 tablespoons grated orange zest

1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

¼ cup sugar

½ cup distilled white vinegar

½ cup orange marmalade

¼ cup minced ginger

1 tablespoon Asian chile sauce

Lollipop the chicken wings. You should have 48 pieces. In a bowl, combine the hoisin sauce, plum sauce, oyster sauce, chile sauce, garlic, and ginger. Mix well. Dip the lollipop ends into the marinade, then transfer to a shallow baking pan. Marinate for 1 to 24 hours in the refrigerator (the longer, the better).

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a shallow baking pan with foil, and spray the foil with nonstick spray. Stand the lollipop wings, meaty end downward, on the baking pan. Place in the oven and roast for 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the glaze. In a small saucepan, combine all the glaze ingredients, bring to a boil, and boil until it begins to thicken, about 4 minutes. After the wings are cooked, brush them with the glaze. Serve at once.

Carpenter, H., & Sandison, T. (2008). The Great Wings Book. Chartwell Books, Inc.

Beer Types and Serving Suggestions

Here are some favorite common beers, with some food pairing and serving suggestions:

  • Lager Smooth, light beer, slightly tangy
    Fish, Hamburger, Curry Dishes
  • Pale Ale Light, slight fruity ale
    Green Salads, Fish, Pork, Hamburger
  • Pilsner Light-bodied, mild malt beer with flowery aroma
    Light Soups, Pizza, Fish
  • Brown Ale Smooth, rounded beer with a nutty taste
    Chicken, Salad, Pork 
  • Bock Strong beer with caramel taste
    Chicken, Game, Creamy Desserts, Lamb, Sausage
  • Porter Dark ale with a rich taste
    Cheese, Beef, Barbeque, Fruity or Creamy Desserts
  • Stout Opaque, dry ale with a chocolate taste
    Shellfish, Chocolates, Rich Desserts or Rich Meats

Some other tips:

Beer is a delicious aperitif. Choose a light beer to serve before a meal.

Serve pale beers with light soups and heavy, malty beers with stews.

Light beers are delicious with green salads and vegetable courses.

Serving a chocolate dessert? A rich, sweet, dark beer is the perfect match. Fruitier beers work well with fruit desserts.

A strong sweet beer is a nice digestif, with or without a separate dessert.

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