Piri Piri Wings

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by disco, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Points!

    Looks great Disco! We like piri piri too!
     
  3. bkleinsmid

    bkleinsmid Smoking Fanatic

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

    Thanks,

    Brad
     
  4. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Case! I might make two batches next time. One mild for SWMBO and one hotter for me. Piri Piri should have some bite!
    Thanks, Brad. I hope you like them!
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Another awesome smoke from you Disco!

    You are the Man!!

    [​IMG]

    Al
     
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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

    Richie
     
  8. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the points, Richie! Piri Piri thighs rock!
     
  9. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would of kicked up the heat,and told SWMBO she only pulled enough for me! Then slept on the couch if needed.:biggrin:
     
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
     
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Disco come on,you may only wind up  getting some Hot Tongue [​IMG]

    Richie
     
  12. bena

    bena Meat Mopper

    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.
     
  13. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I had that problem years ago. I started making split batches. When she tried others she got hooked.
     
  15. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

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

    T
     
  16. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the point, T.
     
  17. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Delicious looking wings my friend.
     
  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Foam.
     

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