I spotted these giant chicken espetadas at Checkers earlier in the week and bought them, mainly because I wanted the skewers, which are not sold separately in the store. I seem to be having a Malaysian moment this week and have been hankering for sweet and sour sauce, although espetadas are a Portuguese dish and the skewers are usually cooked over a wood fire. As there are no resident food police in my kitchen, I felt free to break the rules and made up a quick sauce:
3 Tablespoons All Gold tomato sauce
1 Tablespoon sambal oelek
1 Tablespooon smooth apricot jam
1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
3 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoon Maizena (corn starch)
1 Tablespoon sunflower oil
I was quite surprised to learn that the oldest wine company in Malaysia was only established in 1979. It seems beer is more popular, although the majority of Malaysians are Muslim and not allowed to drink. Interestingly enough, the top result for my search for ‘beer in Malaysia’ yielded an advert to ‘Retire in Penang’. Google can be so insulting sometimes, as if I am that old!
And the foodreference.com trivia of today in history?
1977 Buffalo,New York declared this day ‘Chicken Wing Day’ in honor of the famous Buffalo Chicken Wings, created by Teressa Bellissimo in October, 1964. Buffalo Wings were created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo,New York, for her son and some friends for a midnight snack.
Seems I have to go off and buy some chicken wings; O Bunn has a weekend sleepover party and I am sure the girls will forage for a midnight snack.