Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Stuffed Turkey Wings

I was originally planning to follow a recipe I'd found for stuffed chicken wings, but upon closer inspection I realized that the ingredients for the marinade and the stuffing were all mixed up and some were even missing. I mentioned this to Perry and we decided that instead of trying to figure out how they were supposed to be made, we'd prefer to make up our own recipe. We are so glad we did as these were wonderful. The filling was so incredibly tasty. I didn't write down exactly how much of each ingredient we added, but I think I can take a pretty close guess.

Here's what we did...

Perry removed the bones from the wings and I put them into a freezer bag with about 20 cloves of minced garlic, 1 teaspoon agave nectar, 1/2 cup minced lemongrass, 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce and 1/2 cup chopped cilantro. Marinated these in the fridge for 24 hours.

To the bowl of a food processor, added 1 cup shrimp

Added 2 minced green onions and 3 finely sliced Kaffir lime leaves

Added 2 tablespoons minced lemongrass and 3 chopped Thai bird chiles

Added 2 tablespoons Massaman curry paste, 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce, 10 cloves of garlic mashed together with 1 teaspoon evaporated cane juice

Blended these ingredients and added 1 cup lean ground pork. Placed this into a freezer bag and cut off one corner. Piped this into the boned turkey wings. Secured with toothpicks and baked at 400F for 20 mins., turned over and baked for 20 more mins.

Served the wings with a salad made from 1/2 a sliced English cucumber, 1/2 sliced red onion, 3 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts, 2 tablespoons fried shallots. Poured over a dressing of 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons agave nectar, 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce and 2 minced Thai bird chiles.

The Lean Green Bean