Every week I have a hard decision to make. And no, I'm not talking about what to watch on my TIVO line-up (though that is a tough one sometimes), I'm talking about what Tyler Florence recipe to make for Tyler Florence Fridays. One recipe that I kept coming back to time and time again, was The Ultimate Chicken Wings with Curry-Lime Butter from Tyler's Ultimate. What's not to like in that title, I mean really, chicken wings, curry, lime, butter, it all sounds good!
While these chicken wings tasted good (especially the next day, when I rebaked them and they got all glazed and crispy), I made a few notes of things that I might do differently. A few of the things I noted: the wings were left whole - next time I would discard the tips and separate the 2 parts, one baking sheet was not enough - my wings were too crowded which impacted how crisp they got, and the oven could have probably been a little hotter.
So, today, when I was getting ready to type in this post, I went searching for the recipe online, so that I wouldn't have to go back upstairs and get the book! And what did I find? A version of the recipe that looked exactly how I envisioned it would look with all the changes I would have made!!! Here is the recipe on-line by Tyler for Food & Wine, The Ultimate Chicken Wings with Curry-Lime Butter. Seriously, how cool is that? All of the changes that I noted were included. I don't consider myself very talented when it comes to cooking..I basically follow the instructions, so it was nice to see that I was right on the money with these changes.
The Ultimate Chicken Wings with Curry-Lime Butter
From Food & Wine
Serves 4 to 6
4 pounds chicken wings, tips discarded, wings separated into 2 pieces
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Salt and freshly ground pepper
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
1 tablespoon honey
Juice and finely grated zest of 1 lime
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Preheat the oven to 475°. Spread the wings on 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and toss. Bake the wings for about 40 minutes, or until browned and crisp.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, blend the butter with the curry paste, honey, lime juice and zest and soy sauce. When the wings are done, transfer them to the bowl and toss with the butter until well coated. Transfer the wings to a platter and serve.
P.S. Happy New Year!!!!