Grill/Barbecue

Grilled Achiote Wings

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September 20, 2010
Author Notes

We just got back from a week in Akumal and I have achiote on my mind ... —aargersi

  • Serves 4-ish
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 limes
  • 4 packets achiote powder (we get Sazon - I think it is widely available)
  • 3 tablespoons neutral oil, like canola or vegetable
  • salt and pepper
  • a handful of fresh chopped cilantro
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Trim and cut your wings, save the tips to make stock. Whisk together the OJ, juice from one lime, and achiote in a large bowl. Put the wings in and marinate for at least 2 hours, 4 is better. If they aren't completely covered make sure to stir a couple times.
  2. When it's wing time, heat the grill to medium or just a wee bit higher, but not blazing hot. Remove the wings from the marinade and pat them dry. Toss them with the oil and some salt and pepper (I like things salty but use your personal judgement - the achiote adds a little salt but not a ton)
  3. Grill the wings, checking them and turning them every few minutes. Do not walk away and do a victory touchdown dance in the living room or you may scorch a couple. Ask me how I know. Grill the wings until they are done and nice and crispy outside.
  4. Remove them to a platter, squeeze some more lime juice over, sprinkle with cilantro and serve. TOUCHDOWN!
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