Goodbye Year of the Horse and Welcome to the year of the Wooden Sheep!
It was Chinese New Year yesterday and we had this Orange Chicken Wings inspired by the Chinese Orange Chicken. As usual, I read what’s instore for us in the coming year..
“In 2015 life will be a win-win situation for you; after all, this period will be controlled by your patron the Wooden Sheep (Ram, Goat). You’ll be lucky practically in everything and everywhere starting with minor household matters and finishing with your cherished dreams and wishes. If you’ve been begging God to give you love, full wallet and health for your family, then you shouldn’t even have the slightest doubt that you’ll get it all – the Ram will first pour chocolate all over its own life and help other signs afterwards. If you want to get a better picture of how lucky you’ll be, simply think of yourself as a kid who got a whole toy store as a birthday gift. However, the horoscope forewarns you: some efforts will still have to be made in order for you to achieve life success.“
Looks like it’s gonna be a lucky year for us born in the Year of the Sheep. I’m already thankful for every blessing that we received last year specially moving into our new home and peanutbutter♥ coming home for good. I was sad when I had an Anembryonic Pregnancy during the middle of the year but I guess it wasn’t just meant to be. I got pregnant again after a month and now I am halfway through my pregnancy. Yay!
Speaking of the five-month old bun in my oven… We listened to her heartbeat today.
She’s really very active. I can feel her doing somersaults inside my tummy and during the most quiet times of the day too! My doctor said I can have an ultrasound anytime .. I’m very excited and thinking of having it next week together with peanutbutter♥ and Ykaie. Ykaie is very excited to know whether she’s gonna have a brother or a sister. I will definitely keep you posted and we just might have a “Guess My Baby’s Gender Giveaway” here soon.
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 2 eggs
- 1 kg chicken wings, cleaned
- cooking oil for frying
- ½ cup fresh orange juice
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup orange marmalade
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp water
- Pour 1 cup of cornstarch into a Plate and beat eggs in a shallow bowl
- Dip chicken wings (one by one) into the beaten eggs and then dredge each wing in the cornstarch. Place chicken wings onto a large plate or baking sheet and set aside.
- Pour cooking oil into your frying pan and wait until hot.
- While the oil is getting hot, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce except the cornstarch in a small saucepan. Bring sauce to a slight boil, reduce heat to low and continue to simmer while frying the chicken.
- Fry chicken wings in 3 batches until fully cooked through and golden brown.
- Place fried wings onto a paper towel-lined plate.
- While the last batch of wings is frying, whisk cornstarch mixture into the orange sauce and heat until thickened.
- Pour sauce over the fried wings in the bowl and toss to fully cover all of the wings.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped scallions before serving.
- Serve with steaming hot rice.