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Tsunami Wings and Stuffed Grilled Wontons

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Ok, in a surprising turn of events I ended up doing my challenge cook today.... wasn't planning on it, didn't even think I had everything I needed, but then I just decided what the heck and went for it.

 

I really enjoyed reading @ckreef's wing and thang post this morning.  He shared a lot of technique.  I decided I would dry rub my wings with cornstarch in addition to the rub and see what happened on a direct cook around 400ish.  I used Dizzy Pig Tsunami Spin for the rub.  Really, no prep pictures here.  Put wings in bag with cornstarch and rub.  Shake.  Done.

 

It's gorgeous today - Big Joe got the call.... first time in a long time.  Should be decent tomorrow so I can clean and cover him up before next storm rolls in.

 

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Prepped my filling for the stuffed grilled wontons.  Roasted shi####os, jalapeño (didn't use the poblano), cream cheese, shredded blend and pineapple jalapeño jelly.  

 

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First up - roasting the peppers.  Tried the grate... just wasn't doing it for me.  Decided to toss them into the coals.  A little toasty fishing them out of there with the tongs, but no biggie.

 

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Chopped up....

 

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Mixed everything together....

 

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And started stuffing my wontons.  Started with simple triangles, but ended up doing pouches later.  My first time doing this.  Hard to not overfill them.  

 

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Wings had a head start on the grill.  

 

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Then came the thangs....

 

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Turned the wings occasionally since the were direct and then drizzled a little Tiger Sauce on towards the end.  Too lazy to make a true sauce with the butter and what have you...

 

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First batch of thangs came off and put the second on while the wings finished.

 

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Second batch of thangs finished shortly after wings came off....

 

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Plated with more of the Tiger Sauce.... remembered how much I love that stuff today.  

 

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This was a fun cook and easy to knock out without a lot of planning.  Not exactly what I originally thought I was going to go with... but close.  The wontons were really good and the wings weren't bad.  

 

 

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3 hours ago, ckreef said:

Excellent cook. I've never done grilled wontons but they are now on my short list of cooks to do. Excellent entry. 

 

 

I've done several wonton wrapper / egg roll wrapper cooks and they have all been great.  Something fun and easy to play with.  

 

2 hours ago, Smoke and Awe said:

I would say that's wings and thangs defined right there!  

 

Thanks!  I was going to cook and chop up some jalapeño sausage to go in the stuffing as well, but figured they would be just as good and less greasy without.

 

1 hour ago, Tioga said:

Man those wings look perfect. I like your Nakiri.

 

Thanks!  I like the Nakiri, too!  Thinking I might need to quit posting about it or @Ben S might end up regretting selling it to me. :)

 

57 minutes ago, Rob_grill_apprentice said:

That looks fantastic 

 

Thanks, Rob!

 

33 minutes ago, Bgosnell151 said:

Wow... they look awesome!!!

 

Thanks, BG.  Stepping it up for the challenge you know...   ;)  lol.  

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7 hours ago, KismetKamado said:

 

Thanks!  I like the Nakiri, too!  Thinking I might need to quit posting about it or @Ben S might end up regretting selling it to me. :)

 

 

No regrets, I had to make room for new toys. The problem is a still need room.  

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That looks great. I've not used wonton wrappers on the grill, but I'll add it to my list of things to do! Tsunami Spin is a great rub, one of my favorites. Love it on wings.

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