As a catering chef, I’m always looking to expand the kinds of dishes I can offer to my clients. And what I’ve noticed recently is a growing demand for Mediterranean cuisine, which makes perfect sense. Mediterranean food is DELICIOUS!
Much like Indian cuisine, Mediterranean dishes are all about spice. And I don’t necessarily mean heat. While there are some dishes that call for a good amount of pepper (fresh, crushed, you name it!), the characteristic that sets Mediterranean food apart from so many other types is the robust flavor that permeates every dish.
And so, I share with you this recipe for Mediterranean Wings. The spices used in this dish’s marinade can be considered staple spices in Mediterranean cooking. And the longer you give these wings time to soak in the motley of flavors, the tastier these wings will be!
I’ve mentioned before how much of a sauce person I am, especially when it comes to wings. But when you have a protein loaded with as much spice as here, it is almost shameful to have anything interfere with it.
So for your next gathering, surprise and impress your guests with this Mediterranean take on an American classic. You may not make wings any other way again!
(recipe serving size – 20 pieces)
For the wings:
10 whole wings, each cut into 2 pieces
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp harissa
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp sumac
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tb olive oil
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Mix the spices in a small bowl. Coat the wings with the olive oil and toss with the spices, making sure the wings are covered completely in the seasoning.
Coat a baking sheet lightly with the cooking spray and lay the wings across the pan so that they do not crowd one another. Spritz the wings with a bit of the cooking oil. Roast for 20-25 minutes on the center rack or until the wings are cooked through and the skin has slightly crisped.
Place the wings in a serving platter and enjoy while warm!