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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 March 13, 2019

                                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                1. Work on the small tasks.

                                When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                3. Upgrade yourself

                                Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                4. Talk to a friend.

                                Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                7. Read a book (or blog).

                                The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                8. Have a quick nap.

                                If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                10. Find some competition.

                                Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                11. Go exercise.

                                Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                12. Take a good break.

                                Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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