Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Spicy Lemongrass-Kissed Chicken Wings + Product Review #sponsor #giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gourmet Garden. All opinions are my own.

I have worked with Gourmet Garden on several different events in recent years. Through those events - #HotSummerEats, #FreshTastyValentines, #10DaysofTailgate, and #TripleSBites - I have created a variety of savories and sweets, including - but not limited to - Grilled Lemongrass LambSavory Hops GranolaChili-Cumin Pan-Fried MeatballsSavory Hemp Seed Pesto TrufflesRoasted Broccolini SoupLemongrass Ginger Cheesecake.

Needless to say, I'm more than a little smitten with the ease that these products provide.


Gourmet Garden has Stir-In Herb Pastes as well as Lightly Dried Herbs. I once shadowed a chef for a day and he commented that, if you're using quality ingredients, you often don't need much more than salt, pepper, and some herbs. Those herbs add layers to a dish through their flavor, color, and aroma.

And, let's just be clear, we don't all have an herb garden at our fingertips. Even if we do have an herb garden, it doesn't produce all year long. That's where my love of Gourmet Garden come in. Their products are available in the refrigerated produce area of your grocery store; their herbs stay fresh for weeks. Weeks! So, you can have herbs at the ready when you need them.

Additionally, all of the products are GMO-free. These are products I feel good about using.


And, though I love all of their stir-in pastes, my absolute favorite is their lemongrass paste. Do you know why? Have you ever tried to mince lemongrass? It takes more patience and more knife-skills than I have. So, when I am creating a recipe that requires minced lemongrass, I head to the grocery store for a tube from Gourmet Garden.

I want to share one of my favorite ways to use lemongrass. At the bottom of this post, you have a chance to win an entire package of herbs and spices from Gourmet Garden, so keep reading.

 Spicy Lemongrass-Kissed Chicken Wings

Ingredients serves 4
  • 2 pounds chicken wings, separated into drumettes and wings (tips discarded)
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • freshly ground salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 C hot sauce
  • 1 t white garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 t black garlic*, peeled and minced
  • 1 T red chili pepper paste (prefer Gourmet Garden)
  • 1 T lemongrass paste (prefer Gourmet Garden)
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 T toasted sesame oil
  • 1 T water
  • 2 T vinegar (I used a rice wine vinegar)
  • 2 t gluten-free tamari (soy sauce is fine)
* If you are unfamiliar with black garlic, you can read about it: here. And if you can't find any, just use more white garlic.


Procedure
Preheat the oven to 450° F. Line baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, toss the wings with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place wings - skin side up - on the prepared baking sheet. Roast them for 45 to 50 minutes. They will be cooked through and the skin nicely browned and crisped.

While the wings roast, whisk all of the remaining ingredients together to create a hot sauce. When the wings are done, add them to the sauce. and toss to coat. Serve immediately.


The Giveaway
This giveaway runs from May 25th, 2016 through June 6th, 2016 and is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up only. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. One winner will be selected. The prize package will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsor. I am not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

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*Full Disclosure: I received an assortment of prepared and lightly dried herbs for recipe development and an assortment to giveaway to a reader. I received no additional compensation for this post; all comments are 100% accurate and 100% my own.

14 comments:

  1. Basil and just plain parsley are my favorites!

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    1. Yes! Those are two of my favorites, too. Good luck, Jenn!

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  2. Basil and Thai spices are my go-to favorites!

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  3. Believe it or not, Cilantro is my favorite. Followed by oregano.
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  4. Had to enter, I love having herbs at my fingertips, in the fridge and ready to go. And the wings sound so good.

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    1. Thanks, Sid. You definitely can't beat the convenience.

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  5. My favorite spice is cumin and second favorite is garlic.

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    1. Nice! Those are two of my favorites, too.

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  6. So far, my favorite I have tried is the ginger!! IT's so fresh! I always have it in my fridge!

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  7. My favorite herb is sage, but I use it mainly in colder months.

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