Barley miso marinated baby chicken recipe
Chef Colin Clague shares his signature dish Discuss this article
- Picture 1 of 2
It seemed to be Chef Colin’s destiny to discover contemporary ways to create Japanese dishes with Zuma – here he shares one of his mouth-watering recipes.
Chef Colin says: ‘This dish is simple, Japanese and tasty! We chose it because it is most representative of the Zuma concept, in terms of modern Japanese cuisine.’
• 2 corn-fed chickens, approx 800g each
• 2 cedar wood sheets (you can get these form Deans Fujiya Supermarket, near Lamcy Plaza, 04 337 0401; alternatively you can use a barbecue with wood chips instead of charcoal)
• 60ml vegetable oil
• 1½ finely chopped garlic cloves
• 30ml ginger juice (squeeze out from grated ginger)
• 2g shichimi pepper
• 80ml barley miso
• 20ml soy sauce
• 30ml sake (can be non-alcoholic if necessary)
• 30g mirin (can be non-alcoholic if necessary)
• 40g finely chopped shallots
1 Heat the mirin and sake to form the marinade. Allow to cool.
2 Mix the remaining ingredients together and add to the cooled sake and mirin mix.
3 Reserve one quarter of the mix and use the rest to marinate the baby chickens for 24 hours.
4 After the 24 hours, remove the chicken from the marinade and roast in the oven on cedar wood sheets (or on a wood-chip barbecue) until golden.
5 Top with the reserved marinade (not too thick), and put it back in the oven (or on the barbecue) for about 10 more minutes until cooked.
6 Cut the chicken at the table to help bring home the Zuma experience.
Name: Colin Clague
Nationality: Manx (Isle of Man)
Chef Colin worked in London during the ’80s where he cooked alongside culinary legends including Anton Mossiman, Peter Langan, Gary Hollihead and Sir Terence Conran. He also spent time travelling and, while working at the Park Hyatt in Sydney, Australia, he met Zuma co-founder Rainer Becker. In 2002 he joined Becker and was the head chef as Zuma launched in London. He moved to Zuma Dubai when it opened in 2008 and is the executive chef and creative force behind Zuma’s award-winning menu.
Time Out Dubai,
- Academic City(8)
- Al Barsha(1)
- Al Quoz(25)
- Arabian Ranches(13)
- Bur Dubai(197)
- Business Bay(55)
- Discovery Gardens(16)
- Downtown Dubai(216)
- Dubai Internet City(13)
- Dubai Investments Park(5)
- Dubai Marina(303)
- Dubai Media City(55)
- Emirates Hills(25)
- Festival City(50)
- Green Community(14)
- International City(25)
- Jebel Ali(24)
- Jumeirah Lakes Towers(78)
- Knowledge Village(5)
- Motor City(10)
- Nad Al Sheba(8)
- Oud Metha(113)
- Palm Jumeirah(71)
- Sheikh Zayed Road(200)
- Silicon Oasis(9)
- The Gardens(36)
- Umm Suqeim(77)
- Afternoon tea(63)
- Alcohol available(657)
- All you can eat deal(107)
- Beach access(19)
- Brunch served(105)
- Business lunch(115)
- Celebrity chef(9)
- Family friendly(284)
- Floating restaurant(10)
- Great view(71)
- Kids Welcome(23)
- Live music(178)
- Notable views(42)
- Outdoor seating(570)
- Pork served(97)
- Private dining area(85)
- Sea view(24)
- Smoking permitted(397)
- Supervised play area(20)
- Table reservations(74)
- Take away(390)
- Valet Parking (Free Valet Parking)(41)
- VIP areas(12)
- Wheelchair Access(75)
Most viewed restaurantsAll reviews
Most viewed articles
- 30 to try: Iftar in Dubai
- 5 minutes with... Eat Greek's chef in Dubai
- Ramadan activities in Dubai 2015
- Recipes to try in Ramadan
- Iftars and Suhoors Dhs100-199
Our favourite features
Selfie-worthy Dubai hotel lobbies Which Dubai hotel lobbies look so great you just have to take a picture?
Dubai’s celebrity fans Pictures that show how much the stars love Dubai
Travel: Great summer holidays 20 trips within six-and-a-half hours flying time from Dubai
29 burgers you have to try in Dubai Dubai burgers that are way more than just a patty and bun
Do something different in Dubai Ride the Seabreacher, enjoy a desert safari or book a table at a club in...
Dubai's best restaurants 2015 The 67 best restaurants in Dubai - this is where to eat out in Dubai
50 delicious recipes from Dubai chefs Learn how to whip up a food feast in the kitchen thanks to great Dubai c...
70 sunglasses you NEED to buy in Dubai Looking for some cool shades to get your through the Dubai summer?