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Alitas Con Salsa Verde Peruana: Wings with Peruvian Green Sauce

Wings with Peruvian Green Sauce
Alitas Con Salsa Verde Peruana: Wings with Peruvian Green Sauce recipe

Recipe from Karen Hursh Graber, writing from Mexico (see more from Graber at

Makes 42 to 44 pieces

The marinade:

¼ c. olive oil

¼ c. fresh lime juice

4 lg. cloves garlic, minced

¾ T. salt, or to taste

1 ½ t. ground black pepper

1 T. cumin

1 t. dried oregano

2 t. sugar

3 lbs. chicken wings, tips removed, wings cut in half

In a non-reactive container, combine all marinade ingredients with wings. Allow to marinate at least 4 hours, and up to 8.

Preheat broiler. Remove wings and discard any remaining marinade. Place wings on racks over baking pans 4 inches from heat. Broil for 12 minutes, turn and broil for another eight.

Using tongs, remove wings to serving plates or platter, and serve accompanied by green sauce.

The green sauce:

3 jalapeños, seeded and chopped

1 c. loosely packed cilantro leaves

2 cloves garlic, chopped

½ c. mayo

¼ c. sour cream

1 T. lime juice

2 T. olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth, with a bit of texture. Serve with wings.


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