Friday, March 19, 2010

Foodie Friday

Here's a recipe Annie tried out for us last night. It is a bit hot for us old folks, but I think she may have doubled the chili flakes...yikes! They were tasty though. If you like spicy this is the wing recipe for you. Oh, and I'm doubling the sauce ingredients as we found that there really wasn't half enough.

Sriracha Chicken Wings
ingredients: (makes about 2 dozen chicken wings)
1 tablespoon Sichuan peppercorns, crushed and chopped finely ( substitute 2 minced jalepeno peppers if you don't have red pepper flakes)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3-4 pounds chicken wings, split into drummettes and wingettes
2 tablespoons butter  
4 garlic clove, grated or finely minced
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons Sriracha
My additions:
1/3 cup apricot or peach jam
grated rind of 1 lime
1/2 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and grated

- Preheat oven to 425ยบ.
- In a small container, combine Sichuan peppercorns and salt. Sprinkle over both sides of the chicken wings.
- On a foil-lined, greased baking sheet, add chicken wings. Place in the oven until almost cooked-through, about 20 to 25 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a saucepot over medium heat, melt butter. Take off heat, adding minced garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar and Sriracha. Whisk well to combine.
- When the chicken wings are removed from the oven, preheat the broiler.
- Transfer chicken wings and Sriracha-butter mixture into a bowl. Using tongs, mix together until wings are liberally covered with sauce.
- Return coated wings to the foil-lined baking sheet. Place in the broiler until the wings are nicely browned, about 3 to 4 minutes, checking occasionally.
If you would like to use another variety of peppercorns, feel free to do so. A tellicherry or pink peppercorn will also do wonders for this dish. And if you desire a spicier chicken wings, you can also add more Sriracha.
Serve with plenty of lemonade....yum!

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