This recipe was a popular one at the restaurant that my wife was working in,
located in Merrimack, New Hampshire (now I believe no longer in business - at least
not under the same management). The original was available in two strengths "normal"
and "five flames" - so you can suit yourself as the heat by simply increasing
and decreasing the amount of chiles and curry paste that is added to the stuffing
As for the question "how many does it make" the answer is that it depends
on how well you stuff the wings.
The original was known as "mini drum sticks" incidentally, and the
ingredients added to the stuffing were the plain chiles, ginger and garlic, not
the marinated variants that my wife includes in this version.
These little morsels can be eaten as a starter, or as a snack on their own. They
are also served as a side dish with a larger Thai dinner.
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1/4 cup takhrai (lemon grass), very finely sliced
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon freshly ground prikthai (black pepper)
1/4 cup chopped pak chi (coriander/cilantro plant)
Drained nam jim wan (see method)
Drained khing dong (see method)
1 cup shrimp, pureed or finely chopped
1 tablespoon prik ki nu daeng (red birdseye chiles), finely chopped
1 tablespoon prik nam pao (chili paste in oil)
1 tablespoon red curry paste
12 chicken wings
Chop the chicken wings in half.
Combine the marinade ingredients and marinade the wings overnight.
Now you must separate the meat from the bones by gripping one end of each piece
and jerking the meat and skin from the other end back to your hold (alternatively
you can insert the stuffing using a cake icing bag).
Drain about 1 tablespoon of the ginger from a bottle of khing dong.
Similarly drain a tablespoon of the chili/garlic mixture for a bottle of nam jim wan.
Combine all the ingredients of the stuffing to form a fine paste, making sure
that the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated to avoid "hot spots"
in the mixture. and then stuff the wing portions with it.
The mini drumsticks can now be barbecued or deep fried until golden brown.
Serve with khing dong and nam jim wan.
If you choose to make some wings hotter than others, then you can dip the
hot ones in a little red food coloring diluted in water to turn them red... as a
warning to the unwary!
Posted by WingsFan91 at Recipe Goldmine 11/16/2001 4:23 pm.