Friday, February 1, 2013

My Winning Chicken Wing Recipe Finally Revealed

Well here they are. Hope you got to watch the Today Show on NBC this morning. I can now finally give out my winning recipe. Hope you enjoy these as much as I have in creating them.
My Wicked Wasabi Wings

Wicked Wasabi Wings (created by Nancy Judd)

3 pounds chicken wings, cut in half at joint and wing tips removed

½ cup light brown sugar

¼ cup orange juice

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup soy sauce (low-sodium if desired)

4 (slightly rounded) tablespoons orange marmalade

2 teaspoons (or more if desired) HOT wasabi paste

*3 ½ -4 inch fresh whole jalapeno pepper (remove stem only) and finely diced (include seeds and membrane)

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 inch or more piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely minced (should make at least 1 tablespoon minced)

3-4 tablespoons or more crushed HOT wasabi peas

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cover a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Put chicken wing pieces on the pan and bake for 40 minutes then turn each wing over and continue another 10 minutes or more until wing pieces are golden brown and looks crispy. Remove pan from oven and let cool.

In a blender put the brown sugar, orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, marmalade, minced garlic and minced ginger. Blend on high speed for about 15-20 seconds. Pour mixture into a medium size heavy sauce pan scraping all sauce out of blender with a spatula into the saucepan.  Put sauce pan on stove and bring to a rolling boil and boil hard (stirring occasionally) for about 9 -12 minutes until like a very thick syrup. (The mixture should be dark and thick like molasses.)  Remove from heat and add wasabi paste and diced jalapeno and blend well.

Put one third of the baked wings into the sauce and cover completely with sauce. Remove wings and put back on pan. Continue with remaining pieces. Make sure all wing pieces are completely covered with sauce. Drizzle remaining sauce (if any) over top of pieces again.

Arrange chicken wings on a platter and sprinkle each piece generously with the crushed wasabi peas. Garnish platter with additional whole wasabi peas if desired.  Makes about 18 wing pieces and serves about 4. Expect rave reviews, finger licking and everyone clamoring for more!

NOTE: If desire even more heat add more wasabi paste and substitute a habanero pepper for the jalepeno pepper. For extreme heat add more wasabi paste and substitute chopped Thai chilies for the jalenpeono.

THANKS for coming by. I'll be back from New York
 on Sunday night and hope to be able to get a
bunch of photos up and tell about  ALL the
fun things we did. 
 We are taking (two) three hour food tours
of New York while there and with each tour they
take us to at least 7 restaurants to try the
the food. Someone will have to roll me home!!


Diane said...

Nann - hope you got my message. I did watch and you did a great job! I took photos, so e-mail me, if you want them. Thanks for the recipe!

Domesblissity said...

What a great recipe Nann. I was looking at the NBC web site all day to try to catch it online. I'll go and check if it was uploaded. Hope you have a lovely time in NYC.

Anne xx

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Nann, you were just a natural on the Todat Show!! That was so exciting watching you..... woo hoo!! Thanks for sharing you recipe with us.

Nellie said...

Nann, I sent you email this morning after I watched the Today Show! I was so happy to see you there! It's great that you are going to have such a good time in NYC!

xo Nellie

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I so enjoyed watching you--you did great! I am not very good with spicy foods--but my husband would love these! Looking forward to hearing about your trip. :)

Sue said...

That's so funny...I was watching the Today show yesterday, and thought, "Hey, I know who that is!" and sure enough, it was! I paid attention when you mentioned the number of kids/grandkids you have:) CONGRATS on your new fame! A NY food tour sounds fabulous! said...

You made it BIG time! How exciting for you and your family. So happy for you!! Hopefully I will get to hear all about your trip. said...

A great recipe Nann,
Congratulations on your show.
We do not get the programme here.. but I know that you deserve your new found fame.. your recipies are divine.
wishing you all the best
a happy tuesday

Mary said...

Hi Nann~ So fun to see you on The Today Show! I was pulling for you, your recipe looks and sounds wonderful with the combination of the sweet & hot! Your food tours sound like loads of fun :)

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hey sweetie, I am pinning this winning recipe! This girl loves wings!

Unknown said...

Hi There - I have been roaming through your posts and those wings look YUMMY to me. You have a lovely blog and interesting with all your travel. Congrats on being on the Today Show to cook your chicken wing recipe. First time visitor - I shall return :)

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