Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Wenching Tuesday - Spicing Wings Up with Nancy DiMauro

Nancy DiMauro is my kind of gal.  She adds more garlic than called for in this recipe.  Sounds like the sort of thing I do when puttering in the kitchen.  I love good chicken wings and plan to make this for our next family get together.  Since we have spicy lovers, I'll need to taste and see if the tsp of dry mustard gets the sauce to the heat level my gang prefers.  If not, there's always Tabasco!
Now sit back and enjoy Nancy's recipes, because she gives us a chaser for the heat as well as a good read!

This is a DiMauro family favorite. I have no idea where my Mom originally found the recipe or if she made it up herself. One of these days I’ll remember to ask. But summer always included barbeques on the grill and her marinated chicken wings.  I have the recipe written down as both “single” batch and “double”.   Can’t remember ever making a single batch. I wrote the recipe down from my Mom’s index card when I was still in high school (many moons ago). These wings went to Beach Week in college and what I was asked to make at most pot-luck parties. The steno book page with the recipe is stained with drops of soy sauce and lord knows what else from the years of use.   While these are great hot, they’re amazing cold the next day. That’s why I always make the double batch. If you choose to do so simply double all the ingredients.

It’s one of my favorite recipes and I hope you like it to.  

DiMauro Chicken Wings

Soy Sauce   ½ cup
Oil     ¼ cup
Meat Tenderizer/ Accent  1 tbsp.  
Dry Mustard   1 tbsp.
Lemon Juice   ¼ cup
Molasses    1 tbsp.
Crushed Garlic   ¼ tbsp.*
Chicken Wings   2-4 lbs 

* I always use more garlic than the recipe calls for. So if you like garlic, don’t hesitate to use more. 

Mix all ingredients, cover, marinate at least overnight, and stir occasionally  

Preheat oven to 350°F  

Place chicken wings on foiled and greased cookie sheet. Cook for 50-60 minutes and baste occasionally.  

If you want something cool and smooth to go down with it, try this Cranberry Martini recipe from my second mom, Phyllis Hussey.  

Cranberry Martini
Vodka     1 shot
Cranberry Juice   2 shots
Lime juice   to taste – about ½ tsp.  

Shaken not stirred.  

That’s it  - enjoy.   

Now relax. Nibble on these yummy wings while you sip a marvelous martini and read a little from Shots at Redemption my latest speculative fiction. 

Sometimes even mythical beings need a second chance at love.  

We all make mistakes. In this collection, a witch, a goddess, and a dragon each have a second chance at reclaiming lost love. 

In "Best Dressed and Obsessed, Janelle, a graduate-level witch, chooses a magic dress to enthrall her professor. Sadly, the dress is cursed.  At her graduation ball, will she kiss the man she loves? Or kill him? 

Eons ago, Zeus decreed that Odysseus leave Kalypso. In "Kalypso's Song", Odysseus is reborn as a scholar. Can Kalypso convince him to reclaim the love they were denied?

The sea dragon Ryu spares a ship crossing her domain when a human child aboard reminds her of her own lost children. Ryu finds an unlikely surrogate family in "A Sea Serpent's Tale". When her new family is attacked by another dragon, can Ryu save them?  

Shots at Redemption.  Even supernatural creatures want them. But, do they get them? 


To read excerpts from Nancy's other Musa Publishing books, please click HERE. 

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Sharon Ledwith said...

Great recipe that goes with a great read. It's harmony all around - especially with the drink! Cheers and all the best, ladies!

Sloane Taylor said...

Yum! The perfect treat for Labor Day!!