Monday, January 31, 2011

Baked Chicken Wings


12           chicken wings
3/4 tsp    caraway seeds
1/2 tsp    pepper
3/4 tsp    ground cumin
3/4 tsp    ground coriander
4             garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp        paprika
1/2 tsp     salt
2 tsp        brandy
2 tsp        lemon or lime juice


  1. Defat the chicken wings by cooking them in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Using a large mortar and pestle, grind together the bay leaf bits, caraway seeds, pepper, coriander, cumin, garlic, mustard, paprika, and salt for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the brandy and lemon or lime juice to the pulverized herbs and stir into a thick paste. With a pastry brush, cover both sides of each wing with the herb paste.
  5. Arrange the chicken wings on a baking sheet. Bake until the skin turns deep brown and is quite crisp approximately 15 minutes.

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