Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Nothing but a chicken wing

Growing up in South Florida there was a great wing place my good friend, Tara, and I used to frequent at least once a month.  I like to think we had pretty distinguished pallets at a young age because Chez Porkys was very sophisticated for a couple of high school kids!  We always split our wings and ordered them over rice with a side of curly fries (in high school, calories don't count), our favorite sauces were Asian, Lemon Garlic and Butter and the sweetest most delicious Raspberry wings I have ever tasted.   Living in Atlanta I miss Tara and I miss Chez Porkys...I also miss eating curly fries without thinking about how I shouldn't be eating curly fries, ugh.

This recipe pays tribute to my high school days....I give you grilled coconut curry wings with fresh cilantro!  They make great wings on game day!!!  You can also try boneless skinless breasts (dredge in flour first) sauté in a little olive oil and serve with the sauce over jasmine rice.

Yellow Curry Coconut Chicken Wings

2 pounds of chicken wings 
    and/or drumettes 2 T olive oil
Pinch red pepper flakes
Zest and juice of one lime
Small Red Thai Chilies 
  (as many or few as you want)
2 T curry powder1 can coconut milk
1 T soy sauce
1 T brown sugar
3 T chopped fresh cilantro
salt and pepper

Make marinade first

In a small sauce pan heat olive oil, red pepper flakes and curry powder over medium heat for 1-2 minutes (do not let burn). 
Add your whole chilis (just slice them open)
Add coconut milk and rest of the ingredients except cilantro
Bring to a simmer over med high heat, stirring constantly.
Taste sauce and adjust seasoning accordingly.
In last minute add cilantro
Take off heat and cool.
Store in a mason jar or air tight container.

Note….you will need to allow to come to room temperature if putting in fridge prior to making wings. 

Grill wings for about 15 minutes on each side, turn often.

Remove wings from grill and place in large storage container with a tight fitting lid. 
Pour yellow curry sauce over wings, cover, shake until coated.

Place on serving dish and sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro.

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