Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Bpeek Kai Mao Daeng - Drunken Chicken Wings

In Thai mao means drunk (kimao means to be drunk), and daeng means red. bpeek kai are chicken wings.

This is a useful recipe for something to do with chicken wings. My wife cuts the wings off all the chickens she uses and keeps them in a large bowl in the freezer, when the bowl is full we make this up, and serve it as "tapas" in the restaurant in the evenings. It is good finger food, but perhaps only for adults.


  • one and half pounds of chicken wings.marinade
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • quarter cup thinly sliced lemon grass
  • 10-15 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly milled black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red birdseye chilis (prik ki nu)
  • quarter cup chopped coriander/cilantro (including roots if poss)
  • quarter cup tomato ketchup
  • quarter cup whisky (preferably bourbon or rice whiskey)method


  • Mix the marinade, stir the wings until thoroughly coated and leave to
    marinade for 12-24 hours in the fridge.
  • They should then be barbequed or grilled over fairly high heat until
    cooked through.
  • This is then served with a dipping sauce that consists of 4 parts
    mayonnaise, 4 parts tomato ketchup to one part hot chili sauce (Tabasco
    is suitable, or anything hotter than that.)
  • (as for the leading question, most if not all the alcohol is burned off
    in the barbequeing process, so it is quite safe for children, but if you
    *are* making it for the kiddies you might want to reduce or leave out
    the chilis!)

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