I Want to Try This Recipe, But....

country_bumpkin_alDecember 22, 2010

I've never used "Dry Sherry" in anything. I'm assuming I'd have to make a trip to the liquor store..right? Is there something I could use to substitute. I got the recipe from Farmer's Almanac.

Oriental Chicken Wings

Chicken wings just disappear from the table! This recipe is quick, easy to make, and loved by adults and children alike. If your family enjoys munching on chicken wings, they will be very happy when you serve this as a main dish with rice.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings (24 pieces)

12 whole chicken wings

1/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup water

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon dry sherry

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

Remove and discard the wing tips from the chicken and cut each remaining wing in half at the joint.

In a large nonreactive bowl or zippered plastic bag, combine and mix all the remaining ingredients except the cornstarch. Add the chicken; stir to coat. Refrigerate overnight, stirring once. Drain and reserve the marinade.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange the chicken in a single layer on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until browned and done.

Just before serving, bring the reserved marinade to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Combine the cornstarch with a tablespoon of cold water to make a thick paste. Add to the marinade and cook until thickened. Serve with the warm chicken as a dip.

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Considring its only 1 TBSP I probably would just leave it out or use chicken broth if you have any.


    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 1:19PM
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I wouldnt buy dry sherry just for one recipe...I'd leave it out. There are loads of good flavours in there ...I dont think you'll miss a spoonful of sherry!

Karen UK

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 1:22PM
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CB, I'm the same way. I never have sherry in the house.
BUT you can buy a small bottle of vermouth, and use it in place of sherry and white wine. I've done it, and it works great!

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 1:23PM
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Any dry white wine. Dry is the operative word here. Or I've read you can substitute red wine vinegar or apple juice or white grape juice.

Since you're only dealing with a tablespoon, it could probably be left out altogether.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 1:33PM
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You could even use orange juice. I agree with jasdip & duluth too.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 2:13PM
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Those wings sound delicious! If your grocery sells beer and wine, look in the wine dept. Just don't buy the sherry you see on the condiment (I think) aisle. It's very salty. I use cream sherry or vermouth no matter which kind the recipe calls for. LOL! Sherry adds a nice taste to lots of recipes, but you have plenty of flavors in the recipe already.

I agree with just adding broth or even a little extra water if you think it needs it.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 2:36PM
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I agree with the others; either leave it out or use beef or chicken broth. Sounds like a really good recipe!

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 2:40PM
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I say leave it out or use chicken broth... sounds yummy..


    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 3:22PM
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Alrighty!! I'm gonna leave it out and maybe use broth!!


    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 3:40PM
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I would just use yellow vinegar, because I always have that in the house.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 4:03PM
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In the meantime Brenda, go buy yourself a small bottle of dry vermouth. You can then use it in all recipes calling for dry booze!
I used it in my wild rice soup and it was delicious.

BTW your recipe sounds awesome. Give us a review when you're done dinner please!

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 4:54PM
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Marcia Thornley

Dry sherry is not sweet so if you have any dry booze or wine maybe use that, but I'd be inclined to just leave it out.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 5:19PM
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Dry sherry is very cheap compared to the cooking wine one might buy. I think if you invested you would find it a wonderful addition a splash at a time to many things. It is worth the special trip, but I shouldn't talk, I send my husband!!

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 5:23PM
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