Honey and Meyer Lemon Chicken Wings

By Rinku Bhattacharya /Spice Chronicles
March 7, 2015
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Author Notes: This recipe pairs chicken wings wing with my favorite citrus – the Meyer Lemon. The marinade has deep and smokey notes from cumin and cayenne and a fresh spark from ginger and garlic, all of this gets balanced with some honey. It overall creates a well seasoned but light variation of chicken wings, which makes it different from the typical heavy fried or coated varieties. The seasonings work well with the most texture of the wings, the key is to allow them to marinate until well seasoned.Rinku Bhattacharya /Spice Chronicles

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons whole cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon whole coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 11/2 teaspoon dried mint or 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 pounds chicken wings, separated and tips removed
  • 2 meyer lemons (plus more for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Sliced Red onions and cilantro to garnish

Directions

  1. Lightly roast the cumin and coriander seeds in a skillet for about 2 to 3 minutes, until fragrant and a few shades darker.
  2. Grind the whole spices to a powder
  3. Place in a blender with the garlic, ginger and mint leaves with a little water if needed and blend to a smooth puree.
  4. Place in a large bowl or zip lock bag, mix in the cayenne pepper, salt and honey and coat the wings evenly and marinate for 5 hours or longer.
  5. During the last hour of marinating cut the Meyer lemons, remove the seeds and squeeze in the juice and toss well.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees, grease a baking sheet and spread the wings and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Turn and broil on low for about 2 to 3 minutes until the wings have gentle crisp spots, turn and repeat.
  8. Serve the wings with sliced lemon, red onions and cilantro if desired.

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maggiesara December 2, 2015
You know there's no honey in the list of ingredients?