Tamil Chicken Wings

Elagupillai Mageswari seasons chicken wings with a fragrant Sri Lankan paste and serves them with a refreshing cucumber salad.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

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Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 261
Caloriesfromfat 52 %
Protein 22 g
Fat 15 g
Satfat 4.2 g
Carbohydrate 9.5 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Sodium 658 mg
Cholesterol 63 mg

Ingredients

1 stalk (2 oz.) fresh lemon grass or 3 strips (3 by 1/2 in. each) lemon peel (yellow part only), chopped
3/4 cup fresh cilantro sprigs, rinsed
8 cloves garlic, peeled
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon white or black pepper
8 chicken wings (about 1 3/4 lb. total), rinsed and patted dry

Preparation

1. Remove stem end and tough outer leaves from lemon grass. Cut inner stalk into chunks; put in a food processor with cilantro, garlic, salt, turmeric, and pepper. Whirl until finely minced. Pat mixture over chicken wings. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 1 day.

2. Lay chicken wings on a lightly oiled barbecue grill over a solid bed of medium coals or medium heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 4 to 5 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook chicken, turning occasionally, until no longer pink at the bone (cut to test), about 15 minutes total. Transfer to a platter. Serve with Cucumber Salad.

Note:

Elagupillai Mageswari, Harbor City, CA,

May 2005