Sally's Recipe Of The Week: Tequila-Lime Wings & Beans and Rice
Tequila Lime Chicken Wings
Here is what you need:
1 pound of whole chicken wings
1/3 cup lime juice
1 tsp lime zest
¼ cup tequila
1 to 2 TBS agave
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp adobo (can use the sauce or the spice)
Salt and pepper
lime wedges for serving
Here is what you need to do:
Preheat your oven to 350.
Cut the wings into three segments, tips, middle and mine drums. You can toss out the tips or freeze them in stock or water so the next time you make soup you can add them in for flavor when making stock, but toss them out after.
On a large baking sheet, spray lightly with a cooking spray. Season the
wings with salt and pepper. Put wings on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
While wings are baking make the sauce. Combine the lime juice, zest, tequila, agave, cumin, adobo in a large bowl. Season with 2 tsp of pepper and 1 tsp of salt. Taste it and adjust as you like. Set aside.
When the wings have baked for 45 minutes, heat up a grill or grill pan to medium high. Add the wings and grill for 10 minutes to get some nice grill marks, turning midway through.
Place the wings in the bowl with the sauce and toss to coat wings. Serve them up. Let’s Eat!!
Kicked Up Beans and Rice
Serves 4 to 6
Here is what you need:
2 TBS olive oil
1 onion , chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped (any color you like)
5 to 6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
2 tsp cumin
2 microwave packets of white or brown rice
1 15 ounce can of black beans (do not rinse and drain)
In a mid size pot heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the bell pepper, onion, cumin and some salt and pepper. Cook them down until they soften, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add in the garlic and stir until fragrant, 30 seconds to a minute. Add in the tomato sauce along with about ½ cup water. Bring the sauce to a simmer and let it reduce a bit.
Taste the sauce and season if necessary.
Add the beans to the pot, do not rinse or drain them. Lower the heat, cover the pot with a lid and let the beans gently warm.
Microwave the rice according to package directions. Microwave one at a time. Add the hot rice to the beans and mix gently to combine. Taste again and season if necessary.
Scoop into bowls and add toppings if you want. Let’s Eat.