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Chicken wings with a Thai sweet and spicy sauce and a side of Pineapple shrimp fried rice


Happy Mother’s Day – not sure this one will be like any other. Not sure about your area in this crazy world but flower delivery is not considered an essential business, not that I ever got flower’s for mothers day delivered. One of my kids lives with me and the other is just up the road. But I sent a few over the years. Sorry Mom your going to get a call in a bit.
I hope you are hanging in there and staying safe and healthy! I hear about so many people cooking at home a lot more or even learning how to cook. I actually haven’t gone above and beyond my “norm” in all fairness my “norm” is usually making something I haven’t made before or changing up something we have on hand.

Wings Ingredients 

1/4 cup Thai sweet and spicy chili sauce
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon ginger 
1 teaspoon lemongrass paste
20 chicken wings, split and tips tossed

Wings Directions

Make the glaze, in a small bowl, whisk the sauces, sesame oil and ginger together.
preheat the oven to 375’F
Lightly brush or spray with the oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Place wings on a sheet pan
bake for 10 minutes.brush the wings with the sauce; bake another 10 minutes.
Flip the wings and baste again with the sauce, bake for another 10 minutes. 
Turn one last time and baste with the last of the sauce and bake another minute or so until the cooked through.

Stir Fry Sauce – 1 cup chicken stock, 1 cup soy sauce, 1 cup oyster sauce, 2 teaspoon sugar combine and whisk till the sugar dissolves. the leftover can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container

This past week I needed a little more space in my freezer so I pulled out some chicken wings and had some leftover white rice that I had made for dinner a day or so ago so here is what I made that was not my “norm”

Pineapple shrimp fried rice Ingredients

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small white onion diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
6 ounces peeled and deveined shrimp
1 egg
6 cups steamed jasmine rice – best if it is a day old
2 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons stir fry sauce
1/4 cup drained canned crushed pineapple
1/4 cup toasted cashews
2 green onions, cut on an angle
salt and pepper 

Pineapple shrimp fried rice Directions
make sure to have everything prepped – it goes quickly

heat am empty wok over high heat until it begins to smoke, swirl in the oil. Once the oil is shimmering, add the onion and garlic and stir-fry until they are softened and translucent. add the shrimp and cook until slightly opaque, 10-20 seconds. 

Add the egg and mix with the onion and garlic. once the egg is soft scrambled, add the rice, sugar and stir fry sauce. working the rice around the wok so the sauce distributes evenly and breaking up the egg. 

stir-fry until there is no more moisture in the rice and it is lightly toasted, not fully brown you don’t want it to stick to the wok. 

remove from the heat and add the pineapple, cashews and green onion. taste for seasoning add salt and pepper if needed. 
Serve warm



Guacamole & Sweet and Salty Wings for the big game

We are the typical New England sports fans – we watch the Patriots, Red Sox, and Bruins – Neither one of us enjoys watching Basketball on TV but we did get to a playoff game once years ago and it was amazing to be in the old Boston Garden, that place was rocking – I can safely say that as we had nose bleed seats and saw the dust coming off the rafters when the fans were jumping & yelling!  So it was pretty sad that the Patriots couldn’t pull off the last win to get to the Super Bowl – the game was super ugly and they definitely deserved to lose – very disappointing!

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Whether we stay home or head to a party I always make some guacamole, this year we are staying in to watch the game so I am also going to make some Sweet & Salty Wings and an extra-large Italian Grinder to cut up and share.  For dessert I am going to make some Chocolate Mousse for the first time.

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Guacamole – Base your measurements on how many avocados you have

4 ripe Haas avocados

1 small onion chopped

2 small tomatoes diced and seeded

1 lime juiced

2-3 cloves of garlic crushed

1 TBS Cilantro

4-5 shakes of hot sauce

Salt & Pepper to taste

Chop onions pretty small, dice and seed tomatoes, crush garlic add all to a medium bowl, cut avocado in half remove seed and add meat to the bowl.  Juice lime and add cilantro.  Stir and breakdown some of the avocados – I like to leave them a little chunky.

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24 Chicken wings – tips removed and wings segmented – bake at 400′

I like to bake mine – it makes me think they are slightly healthier…

24 wings segmented

3-4 slices of bacon cooked crispy

½ Cup real Maple Syrup

Kosher Salt



Wire rack and sided baking sheet – sprayed with non-sick cooking spray

Single layer, not touching (they can a little but you want the wing to crisp up) Bake for 20 minutes, turn and cook for another 15 or until cooked through. Place on tray of choice.  Chop up the crispy bacon into small pieces, and sprinkle over the chicken. Heat the maple syrup till warm and pour all over – serve warm, you will need wet wipes of some sort but they are worth it!