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Sweet and spicy chicken wings: MEMES

Sweet and spicy chicken wings.

1kg/2lb 3¼oz chicken wings, cut in half through the joint and tips discarded
For the marinade
1 tbsp Sichuan pepper corns, toasted and ground
1 tbsp minced garlic
3 tbsp minced fresh ginger
3 tbsp finely grated orange zest
4 spring onions cut into 2.5cm/1in pieces
1 fresh red chilli, finely chopped
2 tbsp liquid honey
2 tbsp soy sauce
450ml/16¼fl oz corn oil
125ml/4½fl oz sesame oil
freshly ground black pepper
For the garnish
1 tbsp finely grated orange zest
2 tbsp chopped parsley
2 tbsp snipped chives

spicy chicken wings

In a pestle and mortar blend together the peppercorns, garlic, ginger, orange zest, spring onions and chilli until you have a paste.

In a large bowl combine the honey, soy sauce and oils with the paste. Season to taste. Add the chicken wings, turn to coat, then allow to marinate for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.

Cook the chicken wings in a hot griddle pan or on a hot barbecue for 7-8 minutes each side or until thoroughly cooked and golden brown.

Garnish the chicken with a mixture of orange zest, chopped parsley and chives.

Source: Spar