2011, Recipes 15 & 16: The Ultimate Chicken Wings with Curry Lime Butter & Carmelized Onion, Sun-dried Tomato & Baby Bella Pizza

Ultimate Chicken Wings with Curry Lime Butter
Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence
  • 4 pounds chicken wings
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 big, fat rounded tablespoon Thai red curry paste
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 lime, halved
  • Chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Rinse the wings under cool water and pat dry. Put them in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Toss to coat with the seasoning. Then spread the wings out on a baking sheet and roast about 25 minutes until the skin gets crisp and brown, and the meat is tender.
While you wait, throw the butter, red curry paste honey and soy sauce into a blender. Season with salt and puree. Scrape into a big bowl. When the wings come out of the oven put add to the bowl with the curry butter. Squeeze the juice of the lime over the wings. Give it a toss and you're done. Garnish with cilantro.

Results: Seeing as I don't eat Chinese food, I have no soy sauce in the house so I eliminated that.  I also didn't have cilantro since it looked awful at the farmer's market this weekend and was too expensive at the grocery store.  In spite of those things, these wings were GOOD!!  They came out of the oven a beautiful golden brown.  Then the sauce just hit it right! Rashan loved them!

Carmelized Onion, Sun-dried Tomato & Baby Bella Pizza
Recipe based on one from Livestrong.com

1 medium onion
pinch of sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
8 oz. baby bellas
1 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 tsp. salt
Trader Joe's pizza dough
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
4 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
2 tsp. Italian seasoning, crushed against your palm
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flake

Preheat oven and pizza stone to 425 (or you can roll dough on a cookie sheet, but it will not be crispy).

Chop onions and sautee in vegetable oil. Add sugar and salt. Cook until caramelized. Add chopped garlic and cook a few minutes until garlic is also browned.  Wash and slice mushrooms. Lightly sautee in oil until slightly browner.  Add salt at the end.

Roll dough and put onto heated stone.  Spread sauce onto pizza, add onion and garlic mixture. Top with tomatoes, then mushrooms.  Finish with Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

Results:  MMMM!!!  Rashan was so happy to have me cooking for him today!!  Also: TJ's dough? 99 cents every day!  That's what I'm talkin about!  I already had all the ingredients in my house so this cost me just about nothing today.


GorgeousPuddin said...

OMG!! Those wings!!!!!!!!! They look so good. I love Asian so I'm sure I'll love these!. Thanks for sharing.

K. Rock said...

Those wings look like the bizniz!

Jameil said...

They were fabulous y'all!!