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Piri Piri Wings

post #1 of 18
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In response to a recent post, Dave Omak, trusted site expert and guru of garlic, referred to the "concoctions" I come up with. I loved it! I do like trying to find that new flavour profile.

 

One of the drivers of my experimentation is chicken wings. Both She Who Must Be Obeyed and I love them but I like them sticky and she likes them dry. I am constantly trying to find a middle ground.

 

 

SWMBO pulled 12 wing segments out of the freezer with instructions to make them. The dance continues.

 

This effort was one of my favourite flavours, Piri Piri. It is a great flavoured sauce and marinade but is not sweet and sticky.

 

I started by mixing up a basic Piri Piri marinade:

 

  • 22 ml (1 1/2 tablespoon) olive oil
  • 22 ml (1 1/2 tablespoon) lemon juice
  • 3 ml (1/2 teaspoon) garlic powder
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) paprika
  • 1 ml (1/8 teaspoon) cayenne (up to 1/2 teaspoon for very hot)
  • 1 ml (1/8 teaspoon) salt
  • 1 ml (1/8 teaspoon) pepper (fine grind)

 

The reason for the fine grind pepper is I was going to be injecting and you don't want pepper chunks plugging the syringe.

 

I injected some of the marinade under the skin of each segment.

 

 

Then I tosssed the wings in the remaining marinade and let them sit in the fridge for an hour.

 

 

I preheated the pellet smoker to 325 F.

 

 

I fired the wings on and smoked for 30 minutes.

 

 

After 30 minutes, I turned the segments and brushed with the remaining marinade. It is important you do not brush with the marinade after this as it has been contaminated from contact with raw chicken and has to have time to cook off.

 

 

I smoked for 20 more minutes and served.

 

 

 

The Verdict

 

These were very tasty. The skin had a great bite through texture, the sauce gave it a bright lemon flavour with just a touch of heat. I went with the lower limit of cayenne as SWMBO doesn't tolerate high heat. It would have been better with more heat. However, if I had done that, I would be speaking in a higher octave.

 

This is a great balance between great skin and a saucy taste.

 

Disco

post #2 of 18
Points!

Looks great Disco! We like piri piri too!
post #3 of 18

Those look amazing. I will give that recipe a run later in the week......

Thanks,

Brad

post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

Points!

Looks great Disco! We like piri piri too!

Thanks, Case! I might make two batches next time. One mild for SWMBO and one hotter for me. Piri Piri should have some bite!

 

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Originally Posted by bkleinsmid View Post
 

Those look amazing. I will give that recipe a run later in the week......

Thanks,

Brad

Thanks, Brad. I hope you like them!

post #5 of 18

Another awesome smoke from you Disco!

 

You are the Man!!

 

Thumbs Up

 

Al

post #6 of 18
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Another awesome smoke from you Disco!

 

You are the Man!!

 

Thumbs Up

 

Al


Thanks, Al, but I am only the man because She Who Must Be Obeyed says it is OK.

post #7 of 18

Disco I am not much for wings,I may have to try this with Thighs  Points

Richie

post #8 of 18
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Disco I am not much for wings,I may have to try this with Thighs  Points

Richie


Thanks for the points, Richie! Piri Piri thighs rock!

post #9 of 18
I would of kicked up the heat,and told SWMBO she only pulled enough for me! Then slept on the couch if needed.biggrin.gif
post #10 of 18
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I would of kicked up the heat,and told SWMBO she only pulled enough for me! Then slept on the couch if needed.biggrin.gif


You're a braver man than me. I keep waking up with a pillow just an inch or two above my face. I don't think I can take the chance.

post #11 of 18
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You're a braver man than me. I keep waking up with a pillow just an inch or two above my face. I don't think I can take the chance.

Disco come on,you may only wind up  getting some Hot Tongue :ROTF

 

Richie

post #12 of 18

Oh those look awesome!  Thanks for sharing.    Maybe I will be able to get her off the "Teriyaki Only" wing kick she has been on.

post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post
 

Disco come on,you may only wind up  getting some Hot Tongue :ROTF

 

Richie


Sure, that is possible. There was a pig flying by recently.

post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by BenA View Post
 

Oh those look awesome!  Thanks for sharing.    Maybe I will be able to get her off the "Teriyaki Only" wing kick she has been on.


I had that problem years ago. I started making split batches. When she tried others she got hooked.

post #15 of 18

Was wondering how to prepare the wings I just brought home from W/M. You solved the problem. Good show Big D. Point.

 

T

post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by Mr T 59874 View Post
 

Was wondering how to prepare the wings I just brought home from W/M. You solved the problem. Good show Big D. Point.

 

T


Thanks for the point, T.

post #17 of 18

Delicious looking wings my friend.

post #18 of 18
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Delicious looking wings my friend.


Thanks, Foam.

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