This is some next level cutters, a Korean styled fried chicken with well known trini flavors. This was my first time making this dish and I didn’t hesitate to go brave and experiment rather than stick to the traditional recipe. Now flavor-wise everything was on point but the finished product in terms of aesthetics wasn’t exactly what I hoped for. I was aiming for a deep reddish color by using the roucou and soy sauce but clearly the ratio was off because the dark color of the soy sauce overpowered the roucou. So next time I try it I’ll swap measurements or I might even omit the soy sauce totally.
To season the chicken I used some Shadon Beni salt that I made myself and I might post a video soon on how you can make that. Its really simple get about 10 bundles of Shadon Beni, cut off the stalks and dehydrate them. You don’t need a dehydrator to do this, you can use your oven at about 180 degrees for 2-4 hours then grind it in a food processor and mix with some coarse sea salt. That crispy finish that Korean styled fried chicken is known for comes from the use of cornstarch and double frying so you know we have that double fried action going on.
All in all this is a great recipe to try out, perfect for a house lime with friends and family or for a stay-at-home date night vibe. You’re sure to score some points with this one.