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This week Scott Conant, Executive Chef of the forthcoming Mora Italian in Phoenix, Ariz., shares his recipe for Calabrian Chicken Wings.

Calabrian Chili Chicken Wings


• ¼ cup turbinado sugar
• ¼ cup red wine vinegar
• 1 clove garlic minced
• 2” piece ginger minced
• 1 piece scallions sliced thin
• ½ tsp chili flake
• ¼ tsp salt kosher
• 2 tbsp N’ duja sausage
• ½ each juice of lime
• 1 tsp fish sauce
• 1 tbsp Calabrian chili paste


First, In a dry sauté pan add the sugar and cook it to a dark caramel color. Then deglaze with vinegar. Add the rest of the ingredients and proceed to simmer on medium low for 8 min. Store the rest of the unused sauce for later usage.


• 10 each bone in wings
• as needed salt. maldon
• as needed lime juice
• as needed chives sliced


Season wings with salt and heat up a steamer. Place wings in steamer and Steam for 14 minutes. Remove wings from steamer and place into marinade while still hot. Reserve in glaze for 6 hours or overnight. Grill wings till nicely charred, brush with more glaze and finish with fresh lime juice, chives and maldon salt. Voila, now you are the life of the tailgate party.

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