I’ve been mixing in a bit of India most of my life, although only for the past 12 months as a #PataksMom. This month, I let Pataks take the lead and I tried one of the recipes in their free downloadable cookbook, entitled Smoke & Spice.
I’m not normally a huge fan of drumsticks, but they are so economical I wanted to give them another try. To make these, all you need (besides your chicken, 8 drumsticks) is a pouch of Patak’s Spicy Cumin & Ginger Cooking Sauce for Two and an equal amount of plain Greek yogurt. You mix the sauce and yogurt together in a large plastic zipper bag, add the drumsticks and let them marinate in the fridge for at least an hour or up to 24. I marinated mine for about 3 hours and they were great. I can’t help but think this marinade would make great wings as well. Mmm… wings.
When you are ready to grill, put the drumsticks on your preheated grill and don’t be too anxious to flip them, let them get some good grill marks. In the cookbook it says to cook them on medium high, but if I did that on my wonky grill, they’d be burnt to a crisp and raw inside… so I started them on low and then cranked the heat at the end just to give them some more colour once I knew they were cooked all of the way through.
By letting Pataks take the lead this month, I finally discovered drumsticks that I like (that weren’t deep fried), bravo! I think I’ll be trying their recipe for Indian Corn on the Cob next, it’s in the same cookbook and a flavour combo I’ve never tried. Don’t forget to download your free copy while it’s still available.
Disclosure: I am part of the Patak’s Canada Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.