My Five Favorite WINGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
I'm such a fan of chicken wings! They're inexpensive, and can be coated with so many combinations of flavors to serve a family or huge crowd. I actually prefer to use wingettes (and drumettes) since they're easier to hold with one hand, with a drink in the other. I've chosen five of my favorite wings recipes from around the world, and hopefully you'll try them all!
If you’re a fan of Thai curry, you will love these spicy chicken wings bathed in green goodness. Traditionally, green curry is blended with a mortar and pestle, which brings out the best flavors in the ingredients, but this recipe uses a food processor to make the job easier and faster.
I love the flavors of Indian spices with yogurt. The tamarind syrup adds a depth of sweetness that makes this marinade perfect for coating any meat or fish. But, spicing it up and coating it on wings is the perfect appetizer or snack! I prefer to use wingettes and drumettes instead of whole chicken wings since they’re much easier to eat with your hands (Indian style).
The American southwest has some of the best cuisine in the U.S. I collect dried chiles and powders to make my own versions, including this dry rub for chicken wings and drumettes. If you don’t have ancho and chipotle powders, you can substitute with other chile powder, but I highly recommend getting fresh ones from Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The flavors of the Caribbean are welcome any time of year in my kitchen, and this jerk paste smeared all over chicken wings will start a party in your mouth. You’ll want to use this recipe for larger cuts of chicken (or whole chicken) to grill outside, but try it on wings cooked in the oven to serve a crowd.
Romesco is a sweet and spicy sauce from Spain that is so versatile! It is commonly served with fish, but I serve it on all meats and veggies. It’s also delicious with roasted or fried potatoes. Let’s just be honest….it’s good on everything! Did I mention I love it on an omelet?