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Feb 2, 2012 06:46 AM

Gourmet's La Brea Tar Pit Chicken Wings

In order to comply with a dinner-party theme, I'd like to sprinkle some chopped roasted peanuts over my la brea tar pit chicken wings. Do you think this combo sounds compatible?


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  1. I think this loks interesting. Adding peanuts would be interested. Add maybe a SE Asian style?

    Any ideas on subbing out the red wine?

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    1. re: Westy

      Well, I think this recipe is a favorite of many chowhounds the way it is, so I don't know if I'd want to mess with it (aside from addressing my peanut/theme issue), but I often substitute red wine in recipes when I don't have ShaoXing wine. Maybe it works the other way, too?


    2. Sometimes I add a pinch of 5-spice to give if a more Asian flavor. The peanuts on those would probably be pretty good.

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      1. re: Terrie H.

        Ooh, I like the 5 spice idea, too!


      2. I've done similar wings, and found brown sugar is better than white. You get a more caramelly flavor. If you live near a Costco, they have wasabi roasted peanuts. If you lived near me, I'd give them to you since I'm not crazy about eating them plain but I think they'd be good on your wings.