Friday 2 September 2011


How much barbecued food do we get through in a barbecue season? No one knows for sure. Even here in sun deprived London, we still do it no matter what. Sometimes though, things get out of hand. 

One day, I found my husband soaked and huddled under a parasol with intermittent lightning flashes in the background. Words were exchanged. Oh yeah. Words like "Is it nearly done?" and "Take care not to get the food wet". 

As the summer draws to a close, we try to take advantage of the last dry days to barbecue. The chosen sacrifice on this occasion is chicken wings. I can't believe how small the chicken wings in the supermarket are nowadays. I hope they are not from chicks. 

I used an Asian style marinade on these chicken wings. Aside from the trinity of garlic, ginger and spring onions, I've added mango puree. I like fruit on barbecue marinades because it makes the meat sweet. A final glaze of soy sauce and honey seals the deal.


20-25 chicken wings

Marinade ingredients:

3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tsp. chopped red chillies
1 tbsp. chopped ginger
2 stalks of spring onions, cut into rounds
1/4 c. soy sauce
1 tsp. sesame oil
1/3 c. mango puree
1 tbsp. brown sugar

Glaze ingredients:

3 tbsps. honey
2 tbsps. light soy sauce
2 tbsps. oil


Mix all of the marinade ingredients and puree in a food processor. 

Prepare the chicken wings by cutting off the wing tips and cleaning the wings very well. Make sure there are no feathers or stubbles left on them. 

Cut slits on the thick parts of the wings to let the marinade penetrate the meat. 

Mix the marinade with the meat and leave for at least an hour or overnight if you have time. 

Grill on the barbecue on low heat for 10-15 minutes on each side. 

Mix the glaze ingredients together and brush the wings. Cook for another 2 minutes on each side just to set the glaze. They are now done.

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  1. Jusat the look at thsi makes my mouth water,Can only imagine explosion of aromas when you bite in this.Great pics too;)

  2. Mango puree! Yummy! You always make delicious meals and so easy to make! I should try this soon. I'm out of idea for wings. =) I'm looking forward to it.

  3. I get so sad thinking the BBQ days are drawing to a close.

    Such tasty wings especially with that mango...yummy.

  4. Oh wow, this looks fantastic! Love the mango. Flavors like this make me happy

  5. Mango puree!? Sounds great! You always have so much creativity in your marinades! ;D

    Have a wonderful weekends! ;)

    PS: You too noticed that those frozen wings are so pathetically small huh!? ;(
    That's why I'd always try getting fresh ones unless I feel like cooking wings outta a sudden.

  6. Some day I'm going to get a backyard (or an apartment with a patio!) that way I can BBQ all summer long. I'll have to make these in the oven, they sound fantastic!

  7. The only problem I see with these chicken wings it they would appear rather moorish.... and eating 20 chicken wings all by myself.... Well, I'd enjoy every minute of it. Doing some this weekend.

  8. Putting mango puree on these wings sound like a really brilliant idea! Why did I never think of doing that when I had an overload of mangoes a few months ago? You made me chuckle when you described your husband trying to barbecue during a guys are really hard-core, you know that!

  9. These look absolutely amazing! I LOVE the idea of mango puree! It's hard to believe summer is almost over....

  10. I think you got us all with the mango puree! I love the honey glaze. Saving this one for sure.

  11. This is one gorgeous meal. I am so in love with this one. Bookmarking and buzzed. Enjoy your long weekend.

  12. I think we just had our last HOT Saturday. Summer hasn’t shown up this year and it’s already going towards autumn. No matter what the weather is, our men can always do a bbq. My hubby can bbq in any weather. He even did it once in the winter!
    What a great idea of adding mango puree. I’ll give it a go next time.

  13. These pictures make my mouth water!!! These wings look so fantastic, I would do (almost) everything just to eat one (or two :D) now!

  14. Wings aren't my favorite part of the chicken, but I like the idea of mango in the sauce!

  15. I really do like fruit reduction sauces, the idea of mango sounds absolutely divine, I have some Guava, do you think I could use that instead?

  16. Love the idea of using mango in the sauce, never tried using it for sauce though... the chicken looks really good, mouth watering :)

  17. Madison, I think guava would taste great, too. You can also substitute the honey in the glaze with some guava jam.

  18. its look like the bbq chicken wings very spicy. i will try it sometimes.

  19. Sounds really good. I would like to savor this recipe. I think vinegar as a dip would go well with this one.

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