• 1 cup of pomegranate molasses
  • 1 cup of pomegranate juice
  • 1 chili pepper chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 shallot sliced thinly
  • and the zest of 1/2 a lemon

remember i told you about ad hoc at home by thomas keller? i made that yummy creamed corn. we still are talking about it here (i bought more farm stand corn this week). it will make a great accompaniment to this next recipe.

this is definitely a great dish to serve this weekend if you are entertaining. just picture it…

you start with the bean dip. serve with tortilla chips, some simple salsa and guac.

for dinner: creamed corn, a wedge salad, and these wings (could use any chicken piece or a mix of).

dessert: a simple fruit salad with tons of watermelon.

the original dish calls for quail (duck, now that would be awesome) but i wanted to make it a little more kid friendly, so i chose chicken wings. i added a little spice (i think it could of used a little more) because chicken wings need spice (come on, buffalo wings!).

it was a fun dish to make, after i made one batch of the pomegranate molasses i ended up making one more because it was that good.

this recipe may seem a touch complicated but it is easier then you think. trust me. i freak out the first time i cook from recipes. yes, i freak out. this one was easy to make and it was so worth it.

pomegranate glaze:

  1. to a saucepan add 2 cups pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup sugar and the juice of 1/2 a lemon. bring to a boil, simmer for an hour until it reaches the consistency of molasses.
easy right? prepping the chicken is even easier:
bbq’d pomegranate glazed chicken wings
  1. whisk all the marinade ingredients together and pour over chicken.  marinate for 4-6 hours. this is something you could overnight easily.
  2. when it’s time to cook, take the wings out of the marinade and bbq, do NOT throw out the sauce.
  3. take the sauce and bring it to a boil on the stove top then down to a simmer until the sauce reaches a thick consistency, like syrup. it takes about 20 minutes.
  4. when chicken and sauce are ready, toss chicken in the sauce, fork onto a platter and serve.if you like spicy add another chili pepper, i am making this again this weekend for adults and i am planning on it. chop some scallions and sprinkle on top, the green of the scallions will really bring out the color of the wings.
have a great weekend and enjoy the holiday :-)



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