Crispy fried chicken wings marinated in fermented shrimp sauce is my favourite snack to serve when friends gather to watch soccer games on TV. The fermented shrimp adds umami flavour to the juicy, crispy wings. This recipe takes little time to cook, so you can wow your guests and cheer for your favourite team at the same time! Just prep the wings overnight and fry them up in batches before the big match and/or during the commercial breaks.
20 pieces chicken wing
3 tablespoons fermented shrimp sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon Chinese rose wine(optional)
1/3 cup rice flour
1 tablespoon cornflour
1). Marinate wings with shrimp sauce, sugar, chili powder, garlic powder and rose wine. Keep them sealed in a ziplock bag and store in the fridge overnight.
2). When you’re ready to serve, combine rice flour, wheat flour and cornflour in a ziplock bag and toss the wings until they are evenly coated.
3). Heat oil and deep fry wings until golden brown.
The shrimp paste is already salty so do not add salt!. I use Lee Kum Kee or Co Gai.