Football season is here so lets break out some tailgate recipes to go with it! I recently made Piri-Piri chicken wings which is one of my favorite ways to use them. The recipe is loosely based on a Stephen Raichlen one which tries to capture the taste of a place called Nando's in South Africa. I got lucky recently when I saw Nando's sells their piri piri sauce by the bottle and its available at the Whole Foods in Lincoln Park. But that's not all you'll need.
Homemade Piri Piri Marinade
Its an overnight thing so you have to plan ahead so the wings can marinate. In that picture of ingredients in the blender is a half cup of Nando's Piri Piri sauce (If dont have use another higher end brand or tabasco if you have to). I threw in two diced habeneros as well as a Serrano and a couple of Thai chile peppers, a chopped yellow onion, two bushels of cleaned and chopped green onions (all parts), chopped ginger/garlic/cilantro with lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper added in and blended. Let that sit overnight for up to 24 hours. I grilled these indirect and shuffled them around every 15 minutes or so to keep the cooking even.
Tossed in basting sauce and then over the coals for 5 minutes
When the wings are nearing done take some butter and melt in a small pot. Add a bottle of Nando's Piri Piri sauce and a couple of chopped garlic cloves and some chopped cilantro and lemon juice and let it all warm up together and toss in the wings when ready. Throw the wings back over the charcoal and toss them around for several minutes and serve. This is like the two point conversion after the touchdown. More to come.
Piri-Piri Wings: Worth the Effort
See ya next time @chibbqking