I can't remember where I found this recipe, but I am telling you, this glaze is a real something! A combination of the sweetness of raspberries with acidity of balsamic vinegar, some extra heat of chili added ... it's just good!
- 10 chicken wings, tips removed, cut in half
- 1/2 tbsp coarse salt
- 1/2 tbsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tbsp granulated garlic
- 3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
For the glaze:
- 3/4 cup raspberry jam or preserves
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp chili powder, for that extra kick
Basically, I don't marinate the wings... Brush with olive oil, season with salt & pepper, and then - with the granulated garlic. It gives a really nice garlicky aroma, but without actually overloading your taste buds with the garlic taste.
Glaze - simply whisk all the ingredients in the bowl until blended... If the raspberry jam gives you a hard time, simply heat it for 30 seconds in a microwave, and it'll behave .
If you grill the wings - it's a direct grilling on medium heat, for total time of 20 minutes, turning 3 times (i.e. each side faces the fire 2 times). Brush generously with a glaze during the last 5-7 minutes of grilling.
If you smoke them - simply go with your favorite wings smoking method and brush with the glaze about 30 minutes before you plan to take the wings out of the smoker.