Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tequila Lime Drumsticks...

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Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup silver tequila
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from 6 to 8 limes)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 1/2 pounds chicken drumsticks (about 20)
  • 3 tablespoons safflower oil
  • Clementine or orange wedges, for serving (optional)
Preparation

Combine tequila, lime juice, honey, salt, pepper, chicken and oil in a large resealable bag. Place in a baking dish and let stand at room temperature, turning bag occasionally, 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove chicken from marinade, allowing excess to drip back into bag. Pat dry. Reserve marinade. Place chicken on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake until cooked through and golden brown, about 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, transfer marinade to a saucepan and boil over medium-high heat until thickened and reduced to 1/3 cup, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer chicken to a serving platter and immediately brush with glaze. Serve warm or room temperature, with clementine wedges.

On a lightly-floured work surface, roll each pastry sheet out into a 12-inch square, then cut into 4-inch squares. Lightly brush lower half of each square with mustard, center a sausage on mustard-coated edge and brush top inch with egg. Roll sausages in pastry, pressing seams to tightly seal. Brush tops with egg, then sprinkle with poppy seeds or flaky salt. Cut each at an angle into thirds. Freeze pigs in blankets, uncovered, on a parchment-lined baking sheet until firm.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place frozen pigs in blankets 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until pastry is puffed and golden brown, about 25 minutes. Serve warm with mustards.

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