Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ponzu Lime Mojo Wings

Chicken wings baked with a lime mojo marinade that brings a wonderful spicy, sweet, savory, citrus tang to average wings.
Chicken wings baked with a Ponzu Lime Mojo marinade that brings a wonderful spicy, sweet, savory, citrus tang to average wings.

Ponzu Lime Mojo Wings

One more for the wing collection and then I'm going to {try} to take off from blogging to get ready for and enjoy the Super Bowl! {okay, I might try to squeeze in just one more recipe...}  If you're still on the hunt for some Super Bowl party food ideas, you can pick some great menu ideas right here. They are all mine, all tried and true, and all right here on this site. Check 'em out!

I recently had the opportunity to try Kikkoman's new Ponzu Lime Seasoned Dressing and Sauce. It's a new soy sauce with a twist - an extra burst of citrus and umami. We all know about the four basic tastes - sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Umami is a reference to the fifth taste - a sort of meaty savoriness. The Kikkoman Ponzu Lime Seasoned Dressing and Sauce combines traditional soy sauce with lime, vinegar and seasonings, is lower in sodium than regular soy sauce, and has no fat and no MSG. It can be used as a dipping sauce for sashimi, drizzled on grilled foods as a finishing sauce, as a condiment, or anywhere you'd use regular soy sauce.

The Kikkoman website had a few suggested recipes, but I wanted to try to do something a little different and since it was almost Super Bowl Sunday, wings popped into my mind.  Wings are a favorite football appetizer for me so I'm always up for any new wing recipe but had to get creative to utilize this new lime infused soy based sauce. The first thing that came to my mind was to do a mojo inspired wing and this is the recipe that resulted.

I am happy to say that I was thrilled with this wing recipe. It has a wonderful spicy, sweet, savory, citrus tang to it and the sauce reduction is just incredible, so be sure to reserve about a cup of the marinade before you place the chicken in it to reduce on the stovetop and use as a sauce.

I highly recommend using Reynolds Wrap Non-Stick Aluminum Foil when preparing wings in the oven.

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Recipe: Ponzu Lime Mojo Wings

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour

Total time: 1 hour 10 min
Yield: About 4 to 6 servings

  • 4-1/2 pound package of chicken wings
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 1 package of Good Seasons dry Italian dressing mix
  • 1-1/2 cups of orange juice
  • 1/4 cup of Kikkoman Ponzu Lime sauce
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 3 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Juice of one lime
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cajun seasoning (like Slap Ya Mama), to taste, optional

Cut the tips off of wings and separate, if desired. Place wings in a zipper bag. Whisk together all of remaining ingredients, except the salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning, and once combined, pull out one cup of the marinade to set aside. Pour the remaining marinade over the wings. Seal the bag, and mush it all together; refrigerate for one hour, turning occasionally.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Remove wings from marinade and place in a single layer on an aluminum foil covered baking sheet. Sprinkle the wings with salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning. Bake on the lower rack of the oven at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring the reserved marinade to a boil on the stovetop; reduce to a medium simmer and allow to reduce until thickened. Remove wings, turn the oven up to 425 degrees, and brush the wings with the reserved, cooked marinade. Turn and brush the other side and return to oven to the middle rack. Bake at 425 degrees for another 30 to 40 minutes, or until done, turning and brushing with the marinade several times. Total cooking time will be dependent on the size and thickness of the wings.

Serve with the marinade reduction as a dipping sauce.

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