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

24 chicken wings

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1 cup chopped fresh pineapple

Grated zest from 1 lime

2 teaspoons Asian chile sauce

1 teaspoon salt

¼ cup chopped mint leaves

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro sprigs

3 tablespoons flavorless cooking oil

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons minced ginger

Cut of the wing tips and save them for making stock. Cut the wings in half through the joint. In a large bowl, combine the coconut milk, orange juice, pineapple, lime zest, chile sauce, salt, mint, and cilantro. In a deep 12-inch pan, combine the oil, garlic, and ginger and cook over medium heat. When the garlic begins to brown, add the coconut liquid. Bring to a low boil and add the wings. Cover, turn the heat to low, and simmer until the chicken wings become very tender, about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. This can be done 24 hours prior to serving.

To serve, bring the wings and sauce to a low boil. Cook until nearly all the sauce evaporates and forms a glaze around the wings. Serve.

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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