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Serves 4 as an entrée or 6 to 12 as an appetizer

12 chicken wings

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes

¼ cup chopped parsley


1 tablespoon grated lime zest

½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice

½2 cup sugar

½ cup water

1 tablespoon cornstarch

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon crushed red chile flakes

Lolipop the chicken wings. You should have 24 pieces. Using your fingers, rub the garlic into the lollipop chicken wing meat. In a bowl, combine the cumin, coriander, cinnamon, salt, and chile flakes. Stir to mix evenly, then rub the spices into the meat. This can be done 12 hours before cook-ing; keep refrigerated.

To make the mop, in a small saucepan, combine the mop ingredients. Place over medium heat. Stir until the mop boils. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a shallow baking pan with foil. Coat a wire rack with nonstick cooking spray and place the rack in the baking pan. Dip each lollipop into the sauce. Stand the lollipops, meaty end downward, on the wire rack. Place in the oven and roast for 30 minutes. Brush the meat with the mop after 15 minutes of cooking. When the wings are cooked, transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle with the parsley. Serve at once.

Carpenter, H., & Sandison, T. (2008). The Great Wings Book. Chartwell Books, Inc.

Beer Types and Serving Suggestions

Here are some favorite common beers, with some food pairing and serving suggestions:

  • Lager Smooth, light beer, slightly tangy
    Fish, Hamburger, Curry Dishes
  • Pale Ale Light, slight fruity ale
    Green Salads, Fish, Pork, Hamburger
  • Pilsner Light-bodied, mild malt beer with flowery aroma
    Light Soups, Pizza, Fish
  • Brown Ale Smooth, rounded beer with a nutty taste
    Chicken, Salad, Pork 
  • Bock Strong beer with caramel taste
    Chicken, Game, Creamy Desserts, Lamb, Sausage
  • Porter Dark ale with a rich taste
    Cheese, Beef, Barbeque, Fruity or Creamy Desserts
  • Stout Opaque, dry ale with a chocolate taste
    Shellfish, Chocolates, Rich Desserts or Rich Meats

Some other tips:

Beer is a delicious aperitif. Choose a light beer to serve before a meal.

Serve pale beers with light soups and heavy, malty beers with stews.

Light beers are delicious with green salads and vegetable courses.

Serving a chocolate dessert? A rich, sweet, dark beer is the perfect match. Fruitier beers work well with fruit desserts.

A strong sweet beer is a nice digestif, with or without a separate dessert.

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