Flambéed chicken maryland

Flambéed chicken maryland

flambéed chicken maryland

Flambéed chicken Maryland is a show-stopper on any dinner party table.

  • 1 hr
  • 6
  • Intermediate

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • 400g tomato purée
  • 8ml hot sauce
  • 60ml dark molasses
  • 45ml Dijon mustard
  • 45ml whisky or brandy + extra
  • 45ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 15ml apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • sunflower oil, for frying
  • 6 chicken Marylands

FOR THE BRANDY BATTER BEANS

  • 1 egg
  • 250ml iced water
  • 80ml brandy
  • 310ml cake flour
  • 2 handfuls fine green beans, stems cut off

METHOD

  1. For the chicken, bring the tomato purée, hot sauce, molasses, mustard, whisky or brandy, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and garlic to a boil on a medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes. Season.
  2. Heat a splash of oil on high in a large pan and fry the chicken for about 10 minutes, until golden all over. Season. Pour the sauce over the chicken, bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes, until the sauce has caramelised and the chicken is cooked through.
  3. For the beans, beat the egg, water and brandy. Stir in the flour. Season. Do not over-mix! Heat enough oil for deep-frying on medium high. Dip the beans individually into the batter, shaking off the excess, and fry in batches for about 3 minutes, until golden and crisp.
  4. Pour a splash of extra whisky or brandy over the chicken, allow it to heat up and set alight with a match or lighter. Allow the flames to subside completely and serve immediately with the beans.

Note

Chicken Maryland is a butcher’s cut for a portion consisting of the intact thigh and drumstick.

FEATURE: MARGIE ELS-BURGER ASSISTED BY NOMVUSELO MNCUBE PHOTOS: DYLAN SWART

Tip

Use a spaghetti stick to flambé if you’re uncomfortable using a match or a lighter.

Magazine issue date: June, 2019


Joni van der Merwe

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Digital editor I’m getting married in 2018 and I think it’s the perfect time to focus on my relationship with not only my fiance but my friends, family and colleagues too. I want to nurture and cherish the people I love by being more understanding and present in their lives.

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