Since this recipe was originally posted, Killing Thyme has shifted it’s focus to the pesco-vegetarian diet. I’ve decided to keep a few popular meat recipes in my index for your convenience, including this one.
So, Friday night my fella texted me about a contest that Blizzard was having. For those unfamiliar with Blizzard (poor souls), it is an American video game developer and publisher best known for the Warcraft series (also, MMORPG World of Warcraft), Diablo, and Starcraft.
The contest is to, as stated on the Web site, “…create the most incredible and delicious Diablo III-inspired recipe in all of Sanctuary“.
Wait a second. What?
I cook. I game. Cooking and gaming! IT’S WHAT I DO!
I was obviously meant to be involved in this.
With 24 hours to come up with something before submission deadline, I racked my brain and schemed until the wee hours of the morning.
(Just kiddng. It took me 20 minutes to come up with this).
The idea behind this recipe was to depict the war of “Heaven vs Hell” in the Diablo series. With that said, I went for ‘heat vs cool’ flavours on this plate.
The name ‘Torment Wings’ was obvious to me, since Torment is the most difficult level in Diablo, and the level of spice in this recipe would certainly require someone with an advanced palate when it comes to spicy food.
But if you don’t have an advanced palate when it comes to spicy food, fear not. The ‘Holy Dip’ will cool your tongue.
The good guy always wins in the end!
(Except in World of Warcraft. FOR THE HORDE!)
- 3 pounds chicken wings, joints separated, tips discarded
- 2 quarts vegetable
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon chopped canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce
- 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
- 1/2 cup hot sauce (I used Cholula Original)
- 1/3 cup of plain Greek yogurt (can be substituted with sour cream)
- 1 tablespoon of lime zest
As a friend of mine put it, after eating some of these bad boys himself,
“Having now eaten this, you really did succeed in creating a pretty epic flavour battle. It was riveting. The bad guys open strong, (meaning it’s spicy right away; the chilli flavour really cuts through the lime for the first couple). But ultimately the good guys pull it together for the big win. Very well conceived and executed. Throw some awesome photography in the mix, it’ll be a shoe-in.”
Here’s hoping! But either way, I won. I got to tamper with a new wing recipe, and eat them.