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Around the World in 15 Chicken Wings Recipes

Around the World in 15 Chicken Wings Recipes

Chicken wings. Once just the annoying little brother of the chicken breast. The chicken wing is now an institution in and of itself. Whole restaurants are now devoted to the making of chicken wings. They are staple food items at Super Bowl and New Year’s Eve parties everywhere. While the theory is that the Buffalo wing started at a bar in Buffalo, New York, chicken wings are now an international snack. From Vietnam to South Africa, chicken wings are delicacy all over the world.

1. Vietnamese

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    Dredge the wings in flour and deep fry. Puree 1.5 cups of cilantro, 1 garlic clove and 2 tablespoons each of fish sauce, lime juice and chopped jalapenos. Toss the fried wings in 6 Tablespoons of butter and the cilantro puree.

    2. Malaysian

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      This recipe brings the distinctly Malaysian flavors for coconut, lemongrass and spice together in these grilled chicken wings. Marinating them overnight infuses them with amazing flavor.

      3. Korean

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        These Korean wings use a sauce of gojujang (Korean chili paste), soy sauce, garlic, ginger and sesame oil, as well as rice vinegar and sweet honey. They cook twice—once to cook, the second to crisp them up.

        4. Peruvian

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          Peruvian chicken wings are best grilled over charcoal to bring out the lime flavor. Chili flakes, garlic, cumin and paprika enhance these wings to “finger licking good” status.

          5. Italian

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            From the Food Network: Mix 3/4 cup each Italian breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan with 1/4 cup chopped parsley. Dredge the wings in flour, dip in 3 beaten eggs and coat in the breadcrumb mixture. Deep-fry in 350 degrees F oil until crisp and golden, about 12 minutes. Top with marinara sauce, grated mozzarella and Parmesan and broil until the cheese melts, 1 minute. Serve with warm marinara sauce.

            6. Indian

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              Check out these amazing grilled Indian-style chicken wings. Curried and awesome. Make up a little yogurt and cucumber sauce to dip them in. Yum!

              7. Greek

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                A simple recipe of lemon juice, black pepper and herbs like rosemary and thyme make these wings delightful. Bake them at 350 degrees F for an hour and then finish them off on the grill if you want. Crumble feta cheese over them and throw them under the broiler for a minute or dip them in sour cream and herbs.

                8. America

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                  Bourbon, butter, spices—these couldn’t be more American if they had apple pie coming out of them! These are beyond your standard “buffalo” wing. I don’t know if Bev of Bevcooks.com is from Buffalo, but who cares?

                  9. Thai

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                    Coconut milk, chili sauce, peanut butter, ginger, brown sugar and more. Yeah. Yum. And they stay in one pan. Eat them out of the pan and you only have one dish to clean.

                    10. Modern Asian

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                      David Chang of Momofuku in San Francisco is one of America’s top chefs. But his cooking can’t be described as strictly Chinese. These wings are “modern Asian.” The Octo vinaigrette that goes on them makes them amazing. You can bake or fry the wings, although Chang recommends baking.

                      11. Spain

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                        Smoked paprika and garlic. Call them tapas if you will, or just call them pub grub. Either way, these are awesome, Spanish-inspired wings.

                        12. Irish

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                          A pint of Guinness, a little pepper and some shallot. What else could you need, except maybe a pint for the cook? And a wok.

                          13. Chinese BBQ

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                            Roast the wings and mix the sauce. How easy is that? Then mix the Hoisin, honey, butter, ginger and sesame oil. Toss the wings for an amazing dish.

                            14. Sake Wings

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                              Sake, soy sauce, ginger and scallion. The perfect dish to bring to any potluck.

                              15. South African

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                                Marinate chicken wings in a mixture of chili sauce, cayenne, ginger, soya, garlic and honey for the perfect Peri Peri chicken wings.

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                                Last Updated on July 10, 2020

                                How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                                We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                                So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                                Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                                What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                                Boundaries are limits

                                —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                                Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                                Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                                Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                                Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                                How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                                Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                                1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                                Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                                You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                                To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                                You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                                • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                                • When do you feel disrespected?
                                • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                                • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                                • When do you want to be alone?
                                • How much space do you need?

                                You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                                2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                                Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                                Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                                3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                                Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                                That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                                Sample language:

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                                • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                                • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                                • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                                • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                                • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                                • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                                • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                                Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                                4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                                Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                                Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                                Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                                We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                                It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                                It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                                Final Thoughts

                                Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                                Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                                Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                                The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                                Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                                Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                                They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

                                Featured photo credit: Thomas Kelley via unsplash.com

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