I had a fantastic Easter weekend with my family! We always create food-love when we get together and this was no exception. You will see some results of this in the next few weeks, but be patient.
If you're watching the comments section, you will know that I did make duck for my family, and it was fantastic – even if I didn't think it was as good as the last couple I've made.
I gave my sister a lesson in cooking omelets since it hasn't even been a year yet that she's started to like eggs in certain formats. I got to spend a week with my sister and her family last summer and I made omelettes (yeah, I'm gonna go back and forth between spellings. I think I'll use omelettes for the fancy ones, and omelets for more traditional looking ones…) every day filled with leftovers from the night before. There were some creative combinations, but there was no way she wasn't going to fall in love with them after that week. So I'm sure I can expect some kick-ass omelette-porn from her in the future.
I know that everyone says this, but when I say it, it's actually the truth: my nephews are the cutest kids in the world! “Quarter-kids” as my sis calls them. Doesn't have the same ring as “halfers”, but still an amazing gene cocktail in my opinion. There were some great tickle fights, Easter egg hunting (and gobbling), an amazing amount of energy spent by all, and some cute photos.
Hopefully you had some great Easter moments as well. Feel free to share some (especially about Paleo magic) in the comments section.
Without further ado: These wings- wow! I had some left-over chipotle peppers in adobo sauce from a can and really wanted some smoky, spicy, sweetness. Holley had brought over a bunch of fresh strawberries to go with the brownies while we worked on the site, and it all just sorta came together. To be totally honest, I didn't have the highest hopes, expecting the strawberries to be too weak to be that interesting, and even when I first tried the sauce on it's own I wasn't that excited. But after it was baked onto the wings, I changed my tune. And with the Paleo ranch dressing made from duck egg yolk… fogetaboutit!
I bet these would be killer on the BBQ as well.
And yes: I did make more the very next day. Pretty sure that was at the top of my gratitude list that day.
- 2-3 lbs chicken wings
- 1/2 cup onions (finely chopped)
- 2 Tbsp chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
- 1/8 tsp cayenne powder
- 3/4 cup strawberries (hulled)
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp lime juice
- 2 Tbsp ghee
- salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Season chicken wings with salt, pepper and chipotle powder.
- Melt 1½ Tbsp of ghee in frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Brown chicken wings on each side, then place on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes
- Meanwhile: in a frying pan over medium heat, sauté onions in ½ Tbsp ghee. Remove from heat when soft and put in blender.
- Add chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, cayenne powder, strawberries, maple syrup, and lime juice, and blend together until smooth.
- After removing chicken from oven, move wings to a mixing bowl and toss with strawberry mixture. Coat thoroughly using tongs.
- Return wings to cookie sheet and place in oven for another 10 minutes to bake sauce onto chicken.
- Serve with Paleo ranch dressing to dip.