Chicken Wings Made Special – Coriander Pesto Gives Game

September 3, 2013

Admittedly, a few years ago I would have turned my nose up at anything with even a coriander leaf in it. But coriander – it grows on you in a big way. I couldn’t possibly get through the week without the it. My go to herb, chuck into anything & it immediately has a personality, a bit of a foodie vibe, you know what I’m talking about. Fresh, so fresh. Now I also love me some chicken wings – tasty morsels of meat, so much flavour when roasted. I also love me some pesto. BUT. I find the sameness of the basil variety – rather dull. Coriander pesto on the other hand – hello my new little friend, hello! I went there & added this new green delight to chicken wings because I can & I thought it would be rather tasty & well… the housemates smashed them in five minutes, which meant a win all round…

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Chicken Wings With A Coriander Bang

12 chicken wings, cut in half, wing tips removed *save for stock*

Maldon Salt & Freshly ground black pepper

1 red chilli – slit lengthways

1 tub *Mediterranean Delicacies Coriander Pesto*

1/2 tsp (5 ml) ground cumin

To serve:

Ripe vine tomatoes, sliced

Red onion, sliced

Anchovy fillets

Capers, rinsed & drained

Olive oil, lemon juice & freshly ground black pepper

So super easy, so simple & my favourite thing – just so damn quick. Place the chicken wings in a roasting tray *remember to save those wing tips for stock another time*. Season the chicken wings lightly with some Maldon salt & freshly ground black pepper. Add the red chilli (this is just to infuse some flavour) the tub of *Mediterranean Delicacies Coriander Pesto* & ground cumin. Coat the chicken well & pop into a 200C oven for 20-25 minutes, turning the chicken regularly until crispy & sticky. Serve with a simple tomato, anchovy, onion & caper salad. Place the tomatoes, onions, anchovies & capers in a serving dish. Dress with olive oil, lemon juice & a feisty grinding of black pepper.

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People will be loving you when you place a pan of this coriander delight in front of them – yes they will.

 

 

 

 

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