The Late Great Cinqo de Mayo Wings

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by disco, May 13, 2016.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am way behind on my postings. Since I retired, I just don't have any spare time. You guys who work for a living don't know how difficult it is.

    Anyway, here is what I made on Cinqo de Mayo.

    I didn't have any taco seasoning so I made some:
    • 25 ml (2 tablespoons) chili powder
    • 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) garlic powder
    • 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) onion powder
    • 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) crushed red chilies
    • 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) dried oregano
    • 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) paprika
    • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) cumin
    • 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) ground coriander
    • 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) salt
    • 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) ground pepper

    Note the fancy label and jar. Presentation is everything.

    I had a dozen chicken drumettes that I put in a bowl. I tossed them with 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of vegetable oil and 10 ml (2 teaspoons) of taco seasoning.

    I put them on the pellet smoker preheated to 325 F.

    After 25 minutes, I gave them a flip.

    While they were finishing off, I made a glaze by mixing the following in a small saucepan:
    • 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
    I heated that on medium heat, stirring, until the glaze was thickened and shiny.

    After they cooked for 25 minutes on the second side, I took them off and put them in a large bowl.

    I tossed them with the glaze.

    The finished product.

    We served them with baked potatoes and carrot sticks.

    The Verdict

    These were very tasty. I thought they were a touch salty but I am very sensitive to salt and She Who Must Be Obeyed said they were perfect. There was the brightness of the lime, the pungent cumin and a touch of sweet. Apparently, I can make these again.

  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Another excellent cook!

  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You're too kind to a fat old Canadian, Case. Thanks for the point.

  4. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Tasty looking wings. I will try your seasoning mix. How hot are the wings? My people like them with just a hint of heat.

    Reading your complaints about spare time I will probably never retire. I like my spare time. Can't risk it.
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    These aren't really spicy. There is a some spice from the chili powder but I buy a pretty tame version of chili powder. I would say they are about the same spice level as a Taco Time Burrito without the hot sauce.

    Wise choice on the retiring. I think I have to go  back to work to get a rest.

  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Excellent looking wings Disco!

    They look absolutely delicious!

  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Al. I am a wing junkie.

  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Disco nice job I love the wat your smoker works,I no what it is with retiring.Honey do this that and every other thing LOL Thanks for sharing Points

  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Richie. Sadly, a lot of what takes up my time is for me. Curling, golfing, smoking, etc.
  10. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking wings!
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking wings Senor~ Disco!
  12. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    D, They look awesome and it's too bad you are  SO busy ![​IMG]  
    Last edited: May 14, 2016
  13. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You're really cranking out some awesome food on that pellet pooper my friend.  Happy to see the celebration made it that far up north!  

    Punto premio a mi amigo!!!

  14. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gracias, Kevin.
    Yes. It is a burden. Thanks for the kind words.
    Gracias Amigo! I will celebrate any national holiday that brings great food!

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