Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pan Grilled Cinnamon Flavored Red Wine Sauce Drumstick

I have some leftovers of homemade cinnamon flavored red wine sauce from making Red Wine Pear Cake. Instead of wasting the red wine sauce, I decided to use them for my  pan grilled drumstick for Wild Boar's dinner.  He is not a fisherman  fish man so this very aromatic pan grilled meat is a welcome for him.  He loves it especially the cinnamon flavored red wine sauce .  The flavored red sauce infused well into the meat and when you pan grilled it....wow...the smell is darn good ...believe me * drooling this thinking of it.  Arrrrgh...I wish I could have a piece for myself but NO ! I have to be satisfied with my piece of salmon  which I will share with you guys later :)  Meanwhile be happy with this Cinnamon Flavored Red Wine  Sauce Pan Grilled Drumstick !  There is no boundary for me where cooking western food is concerned LOL! 

This would be great for a christmas dinner and Wild Boar thought that it Christmas came early :) LOL! and all those fresh cranberries goodness lately....I really have to go for my brisk walk exercise again. I am looking more like a water tub instead of a oversized vase :p  Oink Oink ! Haih....I love food and I love cooking and baking...how not to have a body shape like a water tub ???  Wild Boar ! he is worst ! He looks like a beer barrel now!  Ooops....shhhhhh don't let out to him or he will pan grill me with the wine sauce !!!!!

the homemade red wine sauce complemented the meat well
so do not worry if you have leftovers of this cinnamon flavored
red wine when you make your Red Wine Pear Cake which I am going 
to share with you on my Sweet Delights blog :)

Wild Boar chomped it down fast and asked for more
tsk tsk...I told him no more LOL!  and greedily ate more slices 
 of my Red Wine Pear Cake for dessert !

I lightly stir fry some carrots slices ,onion rings and 
button mushrooms with balsamic vinegar and a pinch
of sea salt as a side to go with this delicious meat dish :)

Pan Grilled Cinnamon Flavored Red Wine Sauce Drumstick

2 chicken drumsticks - deboned leave skin intact - cut criss crosses on the surface 
to enable the red wine sauce to infuse deep into the meat

1/2 cup of cinnamon flavored red wine sauce  
1 tbsp of grapeseed oil for grilling

* Marinate the drumsticks with the red wine sauce for a few hours, turn over every 30 minutes.


Heat up a grill pan and add 1 tbsp of grapeseed oil . When it is hot, put in the marinated drumstick and pan grill over high heat till the meat is cook through on both sides. Put in the remnants sauce onto the drumstick and continue to cook till the sauce thickens.  Dish up and serve hot. Drizzle extra sauce on the drumstick when serving.

Side dish :-
1/2 carrot- cut into slices
1 red onion - cut into rings
5-6 button mushroom - cut into slices
a glug of balsamic vinegar
a pinch of sea salt to taste
a pip of garlic - chopped finely
1/2 tbsp of grapeseed oil


Saute the chopped garlic with 1/2 tbsp of grapeseed oil till fragrant. Add in the rest of the ingredients except balsamic and salt for 8 minutes.  Add a glug of balsamic vinegar and salt before dishing up. Serve as a side dish.

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  1. i beh tahan liao looking at your tempting chicken. Bookmark first..i just look at the recipe for the sauce..so if i want to just cook the sauce, i can just leave out the pears?

  2. Lena...yup...tasty ! remember we don't get to eat this anywhere LOL! Just cook the red wine, cinnamon and sugar and lesser water if not making the pears - reduction method ( until the sauce thickens and liquid reduced . Not sure can call me any time :)

  3. How did I miss the red wine pear cake? Yum :-)
    Great use for the leftover sauce.

  4. This sounds so good! I can just imagine how good it smells. You are so creative I love it!

  5. Cher...yea...oh you must try making the cake then...a lovely cake, texture and taste :)

    Lyndsey...thanks to Piggy for sharing on her blog. She is the creative one :) I am very much inspired by all her recipes she shares on her blog :)

  6. Elin, the red wine sauce sounds wonderful as the meat marinade. The chicken turned out really delicious.

  7. This looks wonderful, Elin! What a great idea to use up the red wine sauce from your cake. It looks like it gave the perfect glaze to this dish. Your cake looks so very pretty as well! I am sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well. I hope you get to feeling better soon.

  8. Angie...yea red wine is a great marinade for chicken :) I love it!

    Elaine...thanks for dropping by and I am much much better now after a curse of anti-biotic :)

  9. Great recipe ! I made it! It`s delicious!!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Nicole.... Thanks for trying out the recipe... glad you like it ;)


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