I was born in Minnesota and raised a Green Bay Packer fan. Packer fandome is a religion of sorts in Wisconsin and those places where Wisconsin expats live. Since moving to Seattle I did the unthinkable, I became a fan of another team.
I jumped on the bandwagon when I moved to Seattle in 2005 as the Seahawks made their first trek to the Superbowl and I never got off. This was a disappointment to a family of Packer fans, but if they lived in 12th man country, they would understand. Meanwhile Odin, my dog, was born here so he has no problem showing his hawk loyalty.
Today my household is going to a friend's house with a 50 inch television with appropriate game food offerings in tow to cheer on the Seattle Seahawks as they face the San Francisco 49ers.
I recently discovered this amazing green chicken recipe so it only seems fitting to make chicken wings in Seahawks colors.
The recipe is appropriated and a slight variation from my current most favorite cookbook and iPhone app – Nom Nom Paleo. It is herbalicious and tasty and very green.
Interestingly enough I met the cookbook co-author Henry Fong today standing in line for the book signing at the Book Larder in Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. Here I am waiting in line with co-author.
We never got in to talk to Mischelle Tam the author, but we were able to speak with Henry about the meaning of the number 12 on everyone's jerseys and win this lovely bag being modeled by my roommate George.
Seahawk Green Wings
1 cup of fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup fresh mint
1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp apple juice
4 Tbsp fish sauce
1 whole onion
5 whole cloves of garlic
1 tsp black pepper (fresh ground)
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 lbs of chicken wings
Step 1: Cut the whole onion into quarters.
Step 2: Place everything except the chicken wings into a food processor.
Step 3: Blend until you have a puree.
Step 4: Rinse your chicken wings, place into a bowl and pour the puree over the wings. With your hands or a spoon make sure the wings are coated in the green sauce.
Step 5: Write a blog post while the wings are sitting in the refrigerator for an hour.
Step 6: Heat your oven to 400 degrees and bake wings for 45 minutes to an hour depending on the size of your wings.
Step 7: Place in container and bring to game watching site – share with friends.
Enjoy! Go Hawks!