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Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken #197475
06/12/2019 01:34 PM
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I know it is a long shot. Years ago somebody posted the recipe for Palm's Delight Ginger Chicken and it was really good. Palm's Delight is closed now and De Coal Pot it is there instead. I would really love to make the Ginger Chicken the way Iona used to make it. Does anybody still have the recipe. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken [Re: Uschi] #197477
06/12/2019 01:39 PM
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Found it on BVIPirate - thank's Walker!

Re: Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken [Re: Uschi] #197498
06/12/2019 09:08 PM
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I have been using that recipe but there is something different. Taste is the same but the sauce doesn't seem to thicken like Iona's. Mine is closer to De Coal Pot.

Which reminds me to take a chicken brest out of the freezer for tomorrow night! smile

Last edited by GlennA; 06/12/2019 09:09 PM.

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Re: Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken [Re: GlennA] #197507
06/13/2019 01:40 AM
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If one doesn't reduce the Ginger Wine enough, the sauce won't thicken as desired. Same phenomenon as when creating an Alfredo-- you can't reduce cream by boiling, so don't even try. Deglaze and hold off on the cream until the pan jus is nearly syrup. Use full fat cream AKA Whipping Cream at the very least acceptable, and Heavy Cream as Best, and be sparing on the amount of cream product you use.

Object of the lesson is-- you cannot reduce cream. Only introduce cream when you have a thick fond in the pan and only introduce enough cream to keep a pleasing " robing" texture ( the sauce coats a spoon and the mouth texture is substantial). More sauce is not going to be better sauce.

Big hint is--on a boat stove or even in a rental unit kitchen ashore, your BTU per gas burner is going to be a fraction of what a restaurant kitchen stove will offer. No recipe can hold your hand through this learning process, just like no recipe can know the weight of those chicken breasts, the moisture or fat content.

THAT is why Iona could knock your socks off-- she was way beyond any recipe and relying on technique, informed by watching and experience.

The good news in this discussion is that most folks will be more than happy to eat the lesson results.

Re: Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken [Re: Breeze] #197511
06/13/2019 07:46 AM
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Now that makes sense! I have been reducing the wine by about 2/3 but not down to a syrup. Going to try that tonight!


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Re: Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken [Re: GlennA] #197577
06/13/2019 09:39 PM
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Back in the early '80s the BVI Cruising Guide put you into Fort Burt Marina by telling you to head toward the customs dock and when the Fort Burt Hotel was abeam and you felt comfortable turning to the port to clear Road Reef---GO A LITTLE FARTHER.. Same for the Ginger Chicken sauce. When you feel that you have reduced the ginger wine enough--reduce little more-- before adding the cream. I made it a few weeks ago for a big dinner group and it was PERFECT. Even my wife had to admit that it was just like Iona"s. I won.

Re: Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken [Re: Uschi] #197581
06/13/2019 10:07 PM
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Ok, so what’s the whole recipe ? I want to try this

Re: Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken [Re: calsail] #197610
06/14/2019 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by calsail
Back in the early '80s the BVI Cruising Guide put you into Fort Burt Marina by telling you to head toward the customs dock and when the Fort Burt Hotel was abeam and you felt comfortable turning to the port to clear Road Reef---GO A LITTLE FARTHER.. Same for the Ginger Chicken sauce. When you feel that you have reduced the ginger wine enough--reduce little more-- before adding the cream. I made it a few weeks ago for a big dinner group and it was PERFECT. Even my wife had to admit that it was just like Iona"s. I won.


About how long to reduce to a syrup consistency? Years ago I went back into the little kitchen to watch the ladies cook and they told me how to make the Gingerwine but I've never gotten that good.

Last edited by RickinAtlanta; 06/14/2019 10:37 AM.
Re: Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken [Re: jagmansr] #197615
06/14/2019 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by jagmansr
Ok, so what’s the whole recipe ? I want to try this

Full recipe here.

Re: Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #197618
06/14/2019 01:01 PM
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That is the original recipe created by Warren McKenna at " Skyworld" where Iona was the chef. Warren sold "Skyworld" and Iona opened " Palm's Delight" and, with Warren and wife Elizabeth's blessing, brought the Ginger Wine Chicken with her..there it became a huge hit. It is still on special some nights at "De Coal Pot" and is pretty close. On a trip to Sonoma Walker created the dish for all of us and it was perfect.

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Re: Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken [Re: Uschi] #197621
06/14/2019 01:25 PM
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I had it last week at D' Coal Pot and it was excellent. As Mal said, it's not usually on the menu but if you ask, they usually can make it for you.

Re: Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken [Re: RickinAtlanta] #197674
06/15/2019 10:37 AM
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About how long to reduce to a syrup consistency?

Truly, it takes as long as it takes.

How long does it take to sail to Anegada?

Re: Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken [Re: Breeze] #197679
06/15/2019 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Breeze


About how long to reduce to a syrup consistency?

Truly, it takes as long as it takes.

How long does it take to sail to Anegada?


The key word is ABOUT. Thanks for your insight.

Re: Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken [Re: RickinAtlanta] #197809
06/17/2019 09:07 AM
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Recipe sounds great. Question is: What are some sides that work well with this?

Re: Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken [Re: Uschi] #197824
06/17/2019 10:54 AM
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Mashed potatoes or rice and fried plantain are the usual sides..

Re: Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken [Re: Ottoman] #197826
06/17/2019 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Ottoman
Recipe sounds great. Question is: What are some sides that work well with this?


Making it tonight and will sear veggies, mushrooms/zucchini squash/tomatoes, in olive oil & cast iron skillet.

Re: Palm's Delight's Ginger Chicken [Re: Uschi] #197841
06/17/2019 12:18 PM
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Excellent suggestions. Thank you.


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