Harissa Wings

After making roasted harissa cauliflower the other day (my first encounter with harissa) I knew after the first bite that the next thing I was going to make with the spicy red pepper paste would be Harissa chicken wings. There was no doubt in my mind that I was in for a wonderful treat. You get a nice kick, but don’t be afraid. Harissa is not crazy spicy, not at all. It has a wonderful earthy flavor to it. I could eat it all day. On wings I could eat it all week.

Harissa Wings

Harissa can be found in the Mediterranean section of your local grocery store. I haven’t tried making it home yet, but I will. The consistency reminds me a bit of hummus, though it’s certainly not hummus. But, oh…. it just hit me… harissa sure would be great in hummus! I’m off to try that now!

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Torchbearer Chipotle Wings
Quaker Steak and Lube Smoked Jalapeno Honey Wings
Dr Pepper Hot Wings

Harissa Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Your favorite wing seasoning I used Fire-Eater Rub

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup harissa
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Place all ingredients into a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir occasionally until the butter has melted and the sauce is combined.

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