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Margaritaville Jamaica Mistaica Wings

By Todd Wilbur

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Menu Description: "Come back to Jamaica! Our wings tossed in habanero-honey wing sauce with cucumber sticks and house-made mango ranch dipping sauce."

Chicken wings. Everyone loves the flavorful non-functioning chicken parts. When they're good, they're real good. And these little guys from Jimmy Buffet's chain of island-themed restaurants are some of the best. The preparation is no big secret: Fry the wings, add the sauce. It's that habanero honey sauce recipe that makes these so good. Add to that an easy-to-make mango ranch dipping sauce and you're off on a non-stop cruise to chicken wing paradise. The restaurant serving size is for 10 wings, but these top secret sauces will be enough for 30 wings. 
Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

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Habanero Honey Sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon minced habanero pepper (1 pepper)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon hickory smoke flavoring
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
Mango Ranch Dipping Sauce
  • 1 8-ounce bottle Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup mango juice (Kern's is good)
  • 1/2 jalapeno, minced
  • 6 to 10 cups vegetable oil (as required by fryer)
  • 10 chicken wings
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt
On the Side
  • Cucumber sticks
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      1. Prepare habanero honey sauce by combining all ingredients except the vinegar in a large saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer sauce for 1 hour uncovered, or until the sauce reduces to about half of its original volume and thickens. Remove sauce from heat, mix in 1/3 cup vinegar and cover.

      2. Make the mango ranch dipping sauce by combining the ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill the sauce until needed.

      3. In your deep fryer, bring 6 to 10 cups of vegetable oil (or whatever is required by your fryer) to 375 degrees F.

      4. Drop in the wings and fry for 8 to 12 minutes or until the wings become golden brown. Drain the wings for a few minutes on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

      5. Put the wings in a large metal or glass bowl, add 1/2 cup of the habanero honey sauce and toss the wings until they are all coated. Serve with dipping sauce on the side and long cucumber slices, if desired.

      Makes 10 wings (plus sauce for 20 more).

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Apr 30, 2006, 22:00

Great recipe! For the first time making this I would suggest cutting the habanero in half though, then deciding how much more you like. Or make a mild and regular version. It really does have a great flavor.