5338 cajun chicken wings

4 servings
12  Chicken wings, tips removed
Bay leaves, crumbled into small bits
¾ teaspoon Caraway seeds
½  To 3/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
¾ teaspoon Ground cumin
¾ teaspoon Ground coriander
Garlic cloves, finely chopped
1½ teaspoon Dry mustard
2 teaspoons Paprika, preferably hungarian
¾ teaspoon Dried thyme leaves
½ teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Brandy
2 tablespoons Fresh lemon or lime juice

Defat the chicken wings by cooking them in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Using a large mortar and pestle, grind together the bay leaf bits, caraway seeds, cayenne pepper, coriander, cumin, garlic, mustard, paprika, thyme and salt for about 10 minutes. 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. When no more remains in the mortar, squeeze the last few drops from the brush. Arrange the chicken wings on a baking sheet.

Bake until the skin turns deep brown and is quite crisp approximately 30 minutes. Takes about an hour to prepare. Submitted By BARRY WEINSTEIN On 03-13-95

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