Wings with Cherry BBQ Glaze
3½ lb. Chicken Wings, tips discarded & wings split
2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
½ medium Vidalia (sweet) Onion, finely chopped
1 or 2 medium Jalapeno Peppers, seeded & minced (see note)
1/3 cup Fresh Lime Juice
to taste Salt & Black Pepper
Prepare wings and set aside. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter. Add the chopped onions and cook over medium heat, stir occasionally, until onion is softened and lightly browned (about 5 minutes). Add ¾ of minced chile pepper and cook 1 minute, jut until softened. Scape mixture into a blender, add cherry preserves, lime juice and puree until smooth. Return the cherry mixture to sauce pan and bring to a boil. Stir in remaining chile pepper and season with salt and black pepper to taste. Season wings with salt and black pepper and grill over high heat. Turn wings occasionally and cook to lightly charred and crispy state (about 20 minutes). Transfer wings to a large bowl and toss with 1/3 of cherry glaze. Return wings to the grill and cook until sticky and caramelized (about 2 minutes). Return wings to bowl and toss with another third of glaze, transfer to a serving dish with remaining glaze served on the side.
Note: You can use different chiles/peppers if you desire. Habanero or Serrano chiles work here depending on wanted heat level. You can also decrease or increase the amount used to adjust the spiciness of sauce.
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