Wings. Always the same ol’, same ol’- deep fried, and vinegary enough to give you heart burn. Buffalo, BBQ, Sweet and Spicy, blah, blah, blah. It’s time to spice things up a little, people! And what better time to pull out the big guns than for the big game? These African wild wings are packed full of flavor and the best news is that they’re baked so they won’t stop you from jumping up and cheering for your favorite team.
Let’s start by making your marinade. Throw your onions and garlic into a food processor and blend them into a paste. Once you have a nice, thick paste, mix in your spices. All eight billion of them. Add vegetable oil and set aside.
Next we prepare your wings. On some wings there might be an extra little flap of meat. Cut this off and reserve for another use (such as making stock).
Toss prepared wings in the marinade. Let rest overnight. Don’t skimp on the resting time. This is what gives your wings mean flavor!
Once wings have had the chance to soak in all that spicy goodness, wrap a pan in foil and line the chicken wings on it skin side up. We want that skin to get nice and crispy in the oven. Bake at 450 for 25 minutes or until they’ve reached your desired amount of crispness.
While the wings bake, blend up your sauce. It’s SO quick and easy! Just throw the remaining ingredients into the blender and voila!
Plate, and dunk… I mean touchdown? Enjoy!
Mama to two little ladies and wife to a geologist, Maia is passionate about life and all it entails. She is a cellist, a teacher, and a food enthusiast. She ran a bed and breakfast while she was in high school to save money for college.