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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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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