Monday, September 3, 2012

Ronda from ~ The Family Table, brings us "Red Curry Honey Lime Chicken Wings!"

The weather is changing in Northern California. The fog is rolling back in and the mornings are crisp. School is in full swing and those precious weekend times just beg for a little rest and relaxation. With a house full of sports minded boys, we love to watch football and that usually means a crowd around the TV and table as well. 

No football viewing party would be complete without a tasty chicken wing front and center. These wings will fly off the plate and have your guests licking each and every finger. 

For those of us that live in Petaluma, California,  we are still in throes of Little League World Series fever. Our hometown team made it all the way to the top and finished in 3rd place. Our eyes have been glued to the games, cheering and screaming for our sweet boys. When we played Tennessee, we had a small viewing party and served these wings. What an amazing, amazing game!! The electricity was palpable and even though we lost the game, our team won the hearts of the town and we are all so proud! 

So, find a reason to celebrate. Get together with friends and serve these wings asap:)

Red Curry Honey Lime Chicken Wings
adapted from a recipe by Bobby Flay

4 pounds chicken wings
Olive oil for drizzling
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 stick of unsalted butter
1/2 cup local honey
1-2 T of Thai Red Curry Paste (Thai Kitchen Brand)
Juice of 2 limes
Zest of 2 limes
2 tsp of soy sauce

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Spray baking sheet. Place wings on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat evenly. (you don’t want them too oily). Generously sprinkle wings with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Roast wings until cooked through, brown and crispy for about 30-40 minutes. About halfway through, pull out of oven and scrape up wings with spatula and turn them over to crisp and brown evenly. When done, pull from oven.

While wings are in the oven, make the sauce. Heat stick of butter in microwave. Add about 1 T of curry paste, and rest of ingredients. Mix well. Taste and if you can take more heat, add t the rest of the curry paste. Adjust salt as well. This should have a salty, sweet, spicy combo so it is a taste and adjust moment. Trust your buds:) Then put wings in big bowl, pour sauce over wings and toss. Plate the wings onto a large platter and add some more fresh lime zest for garnish. 

For about 8 people, we had 4 lb and ran out. We even served lots of other goodies. I will definitely double this recipe next time I make it. Leftovers are yummy after school snacks or make your own lunch-able type lunch with wings, celery, carrots, grapes, cheese and crackers. 

***substitute orange and orange zest for the lime for another delicious variety.

Happy Cooking,
Ronda from The Family Table

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