It’s September, and our team is planning two weddings and one anniversary celebration with a Caribbean look and feel.

That’s fine with me. I love the vibrant colors connected to Caribbean design, and I am a huge fan of West Indian food.

It all started approximately nine years ago when a Cable TV colleague introduced me to her amazing West Indian-infused cooking. One bite into her famous curried goat, and I have never looked back.

I tried this jerk chicken wing recipe last night and it was supreme. I made a mild batch too, so that I could accommodate my guy’s sensitive stomach; however, you can make them as spicy as you want.

I found this recipe on the Recipezaar web site, but the contributor, HeyJude, mentioned that s/he found the recipe in the Chicago Tribune’s “Good Eating” section. This recipe provides 6 appetizer servings.
Ingredients —

  • Three pounds of chicken wings
  • Three hot red peppers, chopped (to taste)
  • Two garlic cloves, crushed
  • One onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • Two tablespoons of white vinegar
  • One tablespoon of fresh thyme, chopped
  • One tablespoon of sugar
  • Two teaspoons of allspice
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • One teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper

Directions —

Step #1: Arrange the chicken wings in a single layer in a large baking pan.

Step #2: Combine remaining ingredients in a blender or a food processor. Puree until it is very smooth. Pour sauce over the wings, coating evenly. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least two hours.

Step #3: Heat the oven to 350 degrees, and bake until the wings are brown and crispy, which typically takes one hour.

Love & Soul Always, Kay

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