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Wings Fra “Diablo”

Interesting recipe and great idea I just felt there was too much tomato in this one, I’m probably going to try it again as I think it has amazing potential.

Ingredients:

Olive Oil
veg oil
wings
garlic
red wine
lemon juice
Fresh Basil
dried oregano
chilli
tomato puree
sugar

Step 1: In a Large skillet over a medium heat brown the wings for 10-12min
Step 2: Add the garlic, and brown further for 2mins
Step 3: Then add Wine, juice and cook for 1min
Step 4: Finally add all the remaining ingredients and cook until reduced for 10mins
Step 5: Serve on a platter

Here are my ratings for this dish:
Texture & Tenderness: ★★★☆☆
Appearance: ★★★☆☆
Flavor & Aroma: ★★★☆☆
Overall Rating is: ★★★☆☆
(for more details on the rating system please see the ratings table at the top of the page)

Wings Tandoori

Tandoori is one of my favourite Indian styled foods. I must admit I don’t have a Tandoor (oven used for making tandoori).
That said this dish turned out very well, but definitely felt like it was missing that magical ingredient. I hope to one day fully recreate some Tandoori Chicken the way it should be …

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Ingredients:

yogurt
garlic
Fresh Coriander
fresh mint
turmeric
saffron
salt
paprika
sugar
cayenne pepper
Ground Coriander
red onion
lime juice
wings

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients (except the wings)
Step 2: Marinade the wings for 5 hours
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Step 3: Cook the wings in a pre-heated oven(190C) for 25-30min
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Step 4: Close your eyes and go on a wing journey
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Here are my ratings for this dish:
Texture & Tenderness: ★★★☆☆
Appearance: ★★★★½
Flavor & Aroma: ★★★★☆
Overall Rating is: ★★★½☆
(for more details on the rating system please see the ratings table at the top of the page)

Ancho Fire Wings

I always enjoy cooking with new ingredients especially when it comes to chilli’s.
You can find out more about Ancho Chilli’s and it’s history here.

The chile is definitely not as hot as other chiles, however it does pack a deep flavour and aroma, which makes me understand why it’s such a popular Mexican Chilli.

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Ingredients:

ancho chilli
garlic
salt
tequila
lime juice
Olive Oil
Fresh Coriander
wings

Step 1: In a food processor, puree all the ingredients (except the wings)
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Step 2: Marinade the wings for 4 hours
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Step 3: Cook the wings over a low-medium heated bbq/grill until cooked
Step 4: Serve and enjoy

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Here are my ratings for this dish:
Texture & Tenderness: ★★★½☆
Appearance: ★★★★★
Flavor & Aroma: ★★★½☆
Overall Rating is: ★★★½☆
(for more details on the rating system please see the ratings table at the top of the page)

Hot Rod Wings

This was the first time I’ve ever cooked with Chipotle peppers (dried jalapeno) so I was very excited.

This is what I have to deal with when working with friends to get tastings done…

Ingredients:

Olive Oil
lemon juice
lime juice
jalapeno pepper
chipotle pepper
chicken stock
fresh ginger
garlic
dried thyme
Franks Hot Sauce
garlic powder
onion powder
wings

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Step 1: Mix everything in a large mixing bowl.
Step 2: Add the wings and refrigerate for 4-5 hours
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Step 3: Remove the wings from the marinade and cook over the bbq for 20-25mins
Step 4: Served best with a cold drink

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Here are my ratings for this dish:
Texture & Tenderness: ★★★★☆
Appearance: ★★★★☆
Flavor & Aroma: ★★★★☆
Overall Rating is: ★★★★☆
(for more details on the rating system please see the ratings table at the top of the page)

Grilled Mint Chicken Wings

Be prepared for these wings they take 4 hours to marinade but trust me when I say it’s worth it.
I also have 15 guests that backed this, even though some of them got more chilli than they hoped for :-)

Here is my brother taking these wings for a test run:

He seemed to be struggling with the heat…

Ingredients:

yogurt
garlic
fresh mint
ground cumin
chilli
sugar
salt
ground pepper
onion powder
cayenne pepper
wings

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Step 1: Mix everything in a large mixing bowl.
Step 2: Add the wings and refrigerate for 4 hours
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Step 3: Remove the wings from the marinade and cook over the bbq for 20-25mins
Step 4: Served best with friends ;-)

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Here are my ratings for this dish:
Texture & Tenderness: ★★★★☆
Appearance: ★★★★☆
Flavor & Aroma: ★★★★☆
Overall Rating is: ★★★★☆
(for more details on the rating system please see the ratings table at the top of the page)

Blue Plate – all you can eat wings

I was very excited when my girlfriend bought us some vouchers for all you can eat wings…
That’s right 1.5 hours of time allocated for eating as many buffalo wings as you like.
Don’t get me wrong I wasn’t planning to take on Joey Chestnuts world record. FYI it’s 191 wings in 12minutes

The venue was set for the Blue Plate – Bar and Grill.

I looked over the menu the night before (with no intention of eating anything but wings) , and it got me excited because they had some good hearty American meals, and this was a sign of good original wings to come.

The evening started with a Boston Larger on the house and our first order of wings.
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I was nervous about the wings not being hot or crispy or us running out of time…

None of the above happened.
The wings (perhaps not the first 2kgs) were very crispy, in fact by our 8th bucket they were so crispy I was heaven.
They had just the right amount of spice and butter too.
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We even went as far as to try our their homemade BBQ wings.
They were very good, but I had to go back to original due to the former being rich and sweet.
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As you can see we all ate to our heats content. The vegetables didn’t get a lot of attention as to be expected ;-)
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To top things off the service was really great, the manager spent time chatting to us, making sure we had everything we wanted and got into some American beer conversations too.
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We managed 8 buckets of wings totaling 8kgs. I had a goal of 25 wings and manged 27 in the end…
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Do you know any great wing joints in Sydney?

Sierra’s Grandma’s Secret Wings

Here is another great recipe that has also come in first at the National Buffalo Wing Festival. This time it was in the Creative category.

These are beautiful tasty and moreish and I highly recommend making them…

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The ingredients are as follows:

wings
veg oil
Butter
sugar
Ketchup
garlic
onion powder
white pepper
salt
chilli
dried oregano
beer
Franks Hot Sauce

Step 1: Heat the oil to 190C, and cook the wings for 10-12min until crispy
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Step 2: Melt the butter and sugar over a medium heated stove
Step 3: Add the remainder of the ingredients and bring to a boil, then simmer for 2-3mins.
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Step 4: Don’t be shy and pour all the sauce over the crispy wings…

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Here are my ratings for this dish:
Texture & Tenderness: ★★★★★
Appearance: ★★★★☆
Flavor & Aroma: ★★★★☆
Overall Rating is: ★★★★★
(for more details on the rating system please see the ratings table at the top of the page)

Where’s my John Wayne Wings

Ok so I lied the Spicy Chicken wings weren’t the last in the old house, these were, I guess I just needed more wings ?

Ingredients

Wings
veg oil
onion
garlic
sugar
apple cider vinegar
Worcestershire Sauce
mustard
chile powder
onion powder
garlic powder
jalapeno chile
Ketchup

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Step 1: Preheat the oven to 190-200C
Step 2: In a large skillet brown the wings over a medium heat on the stove top.
Step 3: Remove the wings from the skillet and place aside
Step 4: Add onion, garlic to the skillet and brown for 3minutes
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Step 5: Stir in the ketchup, sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire, mustard and spices and cook for about 10mins
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Step 6: Add the wings to the mixture above and stir well
Step 7: Place the wings in to the oven and bake for 10mins until the sauce thickens.

Finger licking good…

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Here are my ratings for this dish:
Texture & Tenderness: ★★★★☆
Appearance: ★★★★☆
Flavor & Aroma: ★★★★☆
Overall Rating is: ★★★★☆
(for more details on the rating system please see the ratings table at the top of the page)

Spicy Chicken wings

We moving house and these are the last wings I’ll cook at my current address so it’s sort of good bye and thank you to this kitchen.

Ingredients:

Wings
veg oil
soy sauce
olive oil
fresh rosemary
garlic Powder
fresh lemon juice
cayenne pepper
Worcestershire sauce
Hot Sauce

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Step1: Brown the wings over a medium heat a skillet for 10-12minutes.
Step2: Place all the other ingredients into a large mixing bowl and whisk well.
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Step3: Add the cooked wings to the mixture and coat completely
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Step4: Serve and be happy

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Here are my ratings for this dish:
Texture & Tenderness: ★★★★☆
Appearance: ★★★★☆
Flavor & Aroma: ★★★½☆
Overall Rating is: ★★★★☆
(for more details on the rating system please see the ratings table at the top of the page)

Sweet ‘n’ Spicy wings

Yummy, is the only way to describe these bad boys.
The flavour is complex and beautiful and has the perfect balance of heat and sweet ?
Another thing to love about this recipe is that it’s only 3 steps so perfect for having when friends are around…

Ingredients:

Wings
Frank’s Hot Sauce
Butter
Orange Juice
Honey
cinnamon
ground allspice

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Step 1: Preheat oil to 190C
Step 2: Cook the wings in the oil for 10-12mins until super crispy
Step 3: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well
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Sit back and enjoy these beautiful wings and don’t forget to share

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Here are my ratings for this dish:
Texture & Tenderness: ★★★★★
Appearance: ★★★★☆
Flavor & Aroma: ★★★★½
Overall Rating is: ★★★★½
(for more details on the rating system please see the ratings table at the top of the page)