So let me preface this post by saying that I have the utmost respect for Bishop Jakes. He is actually my Bishop and I've been a member of The Potters House since I was 19 years old. Needless to say that over the years Bishop has mentioned cooking numerous times in different messages and from the way he describes his methods, I was not concerned about this recipe. I've always imagined in my head that he must be an amazing cook.
Here is the recipe:
Number of serving: 4 to 6
Preparation time: 30 minutes
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2/3 finely chopped scallions
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme, crumbled
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 6 drops of Tabasco, or to taste
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 18 (about 3 1/4 lbs) chicken wings
To make marinade, puree all ingredients, except for chicken, in a blender or food processor.
In a large shallow baking dish arrange the wings in a single layer and spoon the marinade over them, rubbing in well. ( You can wear rubber gloves if necessary) Cover and chill in the refrigerator. Marinate the wings for at least an hour or preferably overnight, turning them once.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Arrange wings in a single layer on an oiled rack set over a foil lined roasting pan. Spoon the marinade over them and bake the wings in the upper third of the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until they are cooked through.
I found a recipe for classic rice and peas (or beans as we would call them here in the US) to go along with the chicken. It also turned out really well.
Here is a pic of the finished product:
Thank goodness my hunch was right! These wings came out great. They were so flavorful and I know that if I had put them on the grill it would have taken them to the next level! If you like jerk chicken this recipe is a must.
I must say that Bishop has definitely renewed my faith in these celebrity recipes that I've been testing. Many of them have been a little touch and go. LOL. Way to go Bishop!