Cinqo de Mayo Wings

Cinqo de Mayo Wings at oldfatguy.ca

Sorry for the late posting of this Cinqo de Mayo dish. I don’t know where time goes. I am retired but I just seem to be behind. You people who are still working don’t know how difficult it is. Regardless, I did find time to fire up the Louisiana Grills pellet smoker to make Cinqo de Mayo wings.

I started by tossing the wings in some oil and then tossed them with some taco seasoning.

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I put the wings in my pellet smoker that I had preheated to 325 F.

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While the wings were cooking, I mixed the glaze ingredients and heated them until the glaze thickened.

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After the wings had cooked 25 minutes, I turned them and cooked for another 25 minutes.

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I put the wings in pot and poured the glaze over them and tossed to coat.

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We served the wings with a baked potato and carrot sticks.

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The Verdict

These were very tasty but I found them just a touch salty from the soy sauce. She Who Must Be Obeyed said they were among the best wings I’ve done.

Some explanation is required. You’ll note I use very little salt in my recipes. Add to that the fact I don’t eat out a lot and I have become used to less salt. I often complain dishes are too salty when everyone else thinks they’re fine. It is me not the dish.

Other than that, I loved the flavour profile and will make these again.

The Old Fat Guy.

Cinqo de Mayo Wings

Yield: 12 wing segments

Cinqo de Mayo Wings

Ingredients

  • 12 chicken wing segments
  • 10 ml taco seasoning
  • 15 ml vegetable oil
  • Glaze:
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) soy sauce
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) lime juice
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) chili sauce
  • 3 ml (1/2 teaspoon) taco seasoning
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) molasses
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Preheat your smoker, oven or gas grill (indirect heat) to 325 F.
  2. Put the wings in a bowl. Add the oil and taco seasoning. Toss to coat.
  3. Put the wings in the smoker or grill, or in the oven on a rack over a tray.
  4. Cook the wings for 25 minutes.
  5. Mix glaze ingredients in a small saucepan.
  6. Heat the glaze over medium heat until thickened and glossy.
  7. After the wings have cooked for 25 minutes, turn and cook for 25 minutes.
  8. Put the wings in a bowl and toss with glaze.
  9. Serve
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