Friday, May 13, 2016

Mojo Spice Wings

I swear sometimes I just can't leave well enough alone.
I made a really lovely marinade a few weeks ago and used it to make some Mojo Shrimp and then used it on some pork and made Mojo Pork Bites. 
Well...
I had some extra Marinade in the fridge and wanted to see how it would work on chicken wings. 
But I wanted a slightly different flavor profile, so I had fun.
And since we had our Boat Club Potluck last Monday, I had an excuse to make these. 
Mojo Spice Wings

I took the basic marinade and added a little more of a fruity element.

3 lbs. Chicken Wings, frozen or fresh
salt (opt.) 
Prepare the chicken wings, spreading them out on some a re-usuable parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet.  (I love my re-usable parchment paper, makes cleanup so much easier and no scrubbing of pans, especially when you've got a lot of sugar involved.)
Sprinkle the wings with salt if you like, or not.   Bake at 375 for 30 - 40 minutes, turning them over at the halfway mark, just until the wings are done and browning. 
While they're cooking/baking, prepare the marinade.    
Marinade:
1/2 of a 20 oz. bottle of Mojo Marinade
4-6 dried Thai Chile Peppers, crushed (less if you like less heat, or more if you stand it.) 
1 cup brown sugar 
1 cup Orange Marmalade 
1/2 cup Raspberry Jam
1/2 cup EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

Mix all the ingredients together and simmer for 10 minutes.  Let it cool a little and set aside while you cook the wings.  You can also prepare this way ahead of time if you like, it keeps beautifully in the fridge.
This is a two part process. 
After the wings have baked for 30-40 minutes, take out of the oven and baste the wings with some of the marinade/sauce and place back in the oven for 10 minutes, baste at least twice more, baking them inbetween bastes.  You want to get a nice caramelization going.  If they haven't browned enough, or caramelized enough, place them under the broiler for just a couple of minutes, keeping a close eye on them.  With all that sugar they can burn very easily.  
Serve when ready.  
I did have to taste test a couple before serving them...
 And it's a good thing I did, cause they all got eaten. 
Mojo Spice Wings



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Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

2 comments:

  1. Our family will just love these wings and can't wait to make them! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you, heading over there right now to share another recipe.

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