October 14, 2010

Spicy Southwestern Buffalo Wings

1 pound chicken wings

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Clean wings and cut into three segments at the joints. Reserve the two meatier portions for this recipe and reserve the wing tips for another use.

Line a cookie sheet with foil and lightly spray with oil. Place the chicken wings on the foil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until they begin to brown well. Remove wings from the oven and brush with glaze until generously coated. Return wings to oven and bake for 10 more minutes. While wings are baking, prepare the dipping sauce.

Glaze:
1/2 cup green jalapeno pepper jelly
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 kiwifruit, peeled and mashed

Mix jelly, garlic, brown sugar and kiwifruit until smooth.

Dipping Sauce:
2 tablespoons red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 bunch fresh cilantro
1/8 small sweet onion
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded
2 tomatillos, husks removed and cut up
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
Dash of salt
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons green jalapeno pepper jelly
1 to 2 kiwifruit, peeled and mashed

Place bell pepper, cilantro, onion, jalapeno pepper, tomatillos, lime juice, salt, brown sugar and jalapeno jelly in a blender or the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Blend until the ingredients are smooth. Pour the blended mixture into a bowl and add the mashed kiwifruit. Stir until well combined.

Serve wings with the hot kiwi dipping sauce.

Sesame marinated Tilapia

Sesame seed oil have a wonderful nutty taste. According to an ancient Assyrian legend, the gods drank wine made from sesame seeds when they met to create the world. This sesame marinated tilapia should ideally be prepared one day in advance to give the fish time to marinate in the fridge over night.
  • 2 (4 ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Place the tilapia fillets in a bowl and drizzle them with sesame oil.
  2. Mince the garlic cloves and sprinkle over the fillets.
  3. Season with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  4. Cover the bowl and leave the tilapia fillets to marinate in the fridge for at least ½ an hour, preferably longer.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Move the fillets and the marinade to a baking dish and bake until the fish can be easily flaked with a fork. This will normally take around 30 minutes. 

Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey Chicken

2 frying chickens (2 lbs each)
1 cup Jack Daniel s bourbon whiskey
salt & pepper to taste

-----whiskey sauce-----

1 pound white mushrooms -- sliced
6 green onions , chopped
2 tablespoon butter
2 ounces Jack Daniel s bourbon whiskey
2 cups brown sauce

Have the butcher split two small fryers or if you prefer, buy cut-up chicken pieces. Place the chicken in a shallow pan and douse with whiskey.
Sprinkle salt and pepper over the pieces; marinate for 2 hours. Soak some wood chips (they specify Jack

Daniel's Barrel chips) in water--if you're using regular wood chips, I'd suggest soaking them in whiskey?
While the chips are soaking, build a charcoal fire in your grill. Use the wood chips in your grill to create a good smoking fire. Grill the fryers over the pit until well cooked. Serve with whiskey sauce.

FOR WHISKEY SAUCE: Sauté‚ the mushrooms and green onion in butter until tender. Add whiskey and brown sauce and simmer until flavors have blended and the alcohol has evaporated. Keep warm until serving time.
BROWN SAUCE - To make Brown Sauce; thicken beef bouillon with cornstarch or roux. Or better yet, make it from scratch.