Soyaki Drumsticks

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Selma and I are currently going through our stock pile of meat from her dad and trying out new recipes while we’re at it. This time, we decided to make the drumsticks (at 84 cents/lb!!!) because that’s what was defrosted at the time. Even though Selma actually hates dark meat, I thought I could prepare it in a way that wouldn’t make her vomit and hate me.

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My plan was to cook them up in a dutch oven and then glaze them with Soyaki sauce from Trader Joe’s. Soyaki is a marinade made with fresh ginger and sesame seeds and is pretty much awesome on anything it comes in contact with. You can use it as a marinade for any type of meat and fish or even a dipping sauce for pot stickers.

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The recipe:

  • 8 drumsticks (washed and patted dry)
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Soyaki sauce

To start, preheat the oven to 350 and heat your dutch oven on medium heat with the canola oil. You should never heat your enameled cast iron without oil or some kind of fat because it will cause your dutch oven to chip over time. Next, make sure the drumsticks are completely dry and season them with salt and pepper (or your favorite seasoning).

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Then, add in the drumsticks and sear them until all sides are golden brown.

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Next, place the whole thing uncovered in the oven for 25-30 min.

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Finally, remove the chicken from the dutch oven onto a plate and transfer the pot to the stove over medium heat. Add in the Soyaki sauce and let it reduce until it’s nice and thick. Then, add the drumsticks back in and coat them evenly with the sauce.

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These turned out better than expected and I think Selma actually liked them (or at least she pretended to). The Soyaki sauce is delicious and goes with just about everything so I definitely recommend picking up a bottle the next time you’re at Trader Joe’s.

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