September 3, 2009

Spicy Oriental Wings with Hot and Sour Slaw

Week 1
Tailgate Thursday

It’s that time of year again, for some us we say, thank you God! College Football fever is in the air and every Thursday through the end of November, I’ll feature great recipes from my food blog buddies and a few of my favorites as well. Whether you make it to the game or not, enjoy some find eating.

This week in following posts you will find 3 great wing recipes and in anticipation of the upcoming game day, take a look at some of the best and worst up for grabs in tailgating finds.

Spicy Oriental Wings with Hot and Sour Slaw

1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
3 lb chicken wings (about 16)

Stir together garlic, five-spice powder, salt, and soy sauce in a large bowl.
Cut off and discard tips from chicken wings with kitchen shears or a large heavy knife, then halve wings at joint. Pat dry and add to spice mixture, tossing to coat. Seal in sealable bag until ready to cook.
Spray the grates with cooking spray and preheat grill to medium high heat.
Arrange wings on grate 6 to 7 inches from heat, cooking for 5 to 7 minutes. Turn wings over and cook the other side until wings turn brown and are cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes total.

For the Slaw:

1 small head cabbage (2 lb), quartered, cored, and thinly sliced
1/2 lb carrots (3 medium), shredded
1/3 cup finely chopped scallions
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes

Toss together the cabbage, carrots and scallions in a large plastic container. Seal and keep cool.
Bring vinegar, sugar, ginger, and red pepper flakes to a boil in a very small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let cool and pour into a small jar with a tight fitting lid.When ready to serve, sprinkle salt over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Let stand 5 minutes until cabbage wilts slightly. Toss with the vinegar mixture and serve.

See two more great wing recipes in part 2 - 'Not Your Basic Tasting Wings' and 'Hoooo-Wheeee Hotter than Heck Drumettes'.



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