Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings - Appetizers #2

Here is the second recipe for my series of appetizers. These are a favorite at any game day party. You might just want to double or triple this recipe to ensure you get at least one or two. They will go fast, I promise!

1 onion, chopped
2/3 cup finely chopped scallion
2 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup minced scotch bonnet or habanero
1 teaspoon black pepper
6 drops of Tabasco, or to taste
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil

18 chicken wings (about 3 1/4 pounds), the wing tips cut off

In a food processor or blender purée the onion, the scallion, the garlic, the thyme, the salt, the allspice, the nutmeg, the cinnamon, the jalapeño, the black pepper, the Tabasco, the soy sauce, and the oil.

In a large shallow dish arrange the wings in one layer and spoon the marinade over them, rubbing it in (wear rubber gloves). Let the wings marinate, covered and chilled, turning them once, for at least 1 hour or, preferably, overnight.

Arrange the wings in one layer on an oiled rack set over a foil-lined roasting pan, spoon the marinade over them, and bake the wings in the upper third of a preheated 450°F. oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until they are cooked through.