2 pounds chicken wings, wings and drummettes separated
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons dry sherry or Chinese rice wine
3/4 cup Coca-Cola (not diet or anything flavored!)
2 scallions, chopped
A few pinches of freshly ground black pepper
Put the chicken wings in a large bowl and pour half of the soy sauce on top. Turn the wings so they are well-coated and allow them to marinate for 10 to 15 minutes at room temperature.
Heat a wok or large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken wings until they are golden brown on each side but not cooked through, about 3 minutes each side. Pour in the other half of the soy sauce, the sherry, and the Coke and bring the liquid to a simmer. Simmer the wings uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes, until the liquid is reduced to a glaze.
Season the chicken with black pepper. Transfer the chicken to a plate, garnish with scallions, and serve.
5 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 lrg. onion – chopped
1 dash ground thyme
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
3 Tbls. all-purpose flour
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 Tbls. butter OR margarine
1 tsp. sherry
salt and pepper – to taste
In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, cook mushrooms, onion, and thyme in broth for 10-15 minutes, until mushrooms are tender.
Pour half of the saucepan contents into a blender with the flour and puree; return puree to saucepan.
Add remaining ingredients to saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.