To celebrate the release of our 2022 Estate Verdelho we created this cracking chicken wing recipe. The touch of heat from the wings is soothed by the luscious tropical fruit characteristics of our 2022 Estate Verdelho.
Ingredients 40-48 chicken winglets 2 tbsp oil
Rub 1 tbsp salt ½ tsp cayenne pepper 1 tbsp smoked paprika 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tbsp brown sugar
Garnish Sesame seeds Coriander Spring onion – sliced Lime wedges
Sauce 1. Blend the pineapple and juices into a puree 2. Add to a saucepan along with sugar, chilli, vinegar and ketchup 3. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes 4. Stir in the lime juice 5. Mix cornflour with 2 tbsp cold water and stir into the sauce, continue simmering for 2 minutes 6. Split the sauce into 2 containers
Wings 1. Toss the wings in oil 2. Add all rub ingredients together and toss the wings in it – leave to marinate for 30mins or overnight if time permits 3. Heat the oven to 150c and place wings on a wire rack 4. Cook for 15mins and then baste with the sauce and cook for a further 15mins 5. Turn the wings over, baste and cook for a further 15mins 6. Remove from the oven and toss in the remaining sauce 7. Sprinkle garnish on and pour yourself (another) glass of verdelho!
Tips & Tricks
• If you are short on time, just toss the wings in the rub and cook. • The longer you marinate them the more flavour they take on board • Splitting the sauce in 2 containers means cross-contaminaton won’t occur • Add more chilli flakes to take the heat of the wings to another level • Using a wire rack helps the air circulate & cooks the wings evenly
• Chef knives • Chopping board • Large mixing bowl • Ziplock bag • Measuring/weighing utensils • Small food processor • Wire rack & baking tray • Pastry brush