Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Fall Back Food

We were talking the other day, about those people who find their "soul mate" and those who settle for the "fall back guy/girl". So who exactly is the "fall back guy"?

I found these comments on Yahoo answers which explains it out quite clearly :-

Question :
Is it ok to have a fall back boyfriend everytime a relationship goes wrong ?? Even if its the same fall back guy every time??

Answer # 1
No, duh. But if this guy sticks with you through all your crap, and is always your fall back, maybe he's the one you should be with.

Answer #2
No, this basically makes you a cheap and trashy person

Answer # 3
Hey - if he's willing to take you back every time - go for it

These answers have a some truth in them (my personal favourite is # 2), though they do seem a little trite (worn with use).

So where am I going with this? and how does this have any relevance to food? Well I have a fall back food. When nothing inspires me and I don't actually feel like thinking about putting any effort into cooking (yes those days happen, mostly when it is so hot)!

While I might not have the inspiration to make something great, I certainly want a meal that looks and tastes like it comes straight out of "The Handbook for Domestic goddess's".

So this is where, enter stage left - comes the humble chicken wing! Highly underrated by many, but never failing to deliver a great dinner, packed with flavour with minimum effort.

Spicy Fall Back Chicken Wings

8 Chicken Wings (tips removed)
8 Fresh Red Chillies finely chopped (depending on how hot you like it)
45ml Nomu Tomato and Chilli Pesto (straight from the tin)
45ml Tomato Sauce
10ml Smoked Salt (Available now at Pick'nPay)
¼ cup Olive Oil
15ml Castor Sugar (or honey)

Marinade the chicken in a bag with all the ingredients for about 2-3 hours(nap time).
Place all the ingredients in a baking tray.
Bake in a hot oven, 200°C for about 1 hour.
Remove from the pan in the last 10 mins and set over a rack, so they finish cooking out of the oil and crisp up.
Serve with bread rolls, chips , salad or just on their own.
These will also work very well cooked over coals.

Here are the bread rolls I made with the wings.
I'll share the recipe for them tomorrow.

4 comments:

Nina Timm said...

Friday nights in our house is chicken wing night. I like all the hot chillies, but I will have to tone it down a bit for the rest of the family!

Rose&Thorn said...

Nina - I guess for the kids it'll be a little hot. This is really finger food at it's best.

Jeanne said...

Fallback food - I like it! Mine is probably either sausages and mash, or pasta with a tomato and bacon sauce... Nick would love these spicy little wings!

jacoba said...

I love love love love chicken wings!!!! These look absolutely divine and so does the bread!

Jeremiah 17: 7-8

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