Broiled Chicken Wings with Spicy Apricot Sauce
4-1/2 lbs. chicken wings (18 to 20), wing tips cut off and discarded
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp black pepper
2-1/4 tsp salt
1 cup apricot preserves
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic, smashed
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne
1. Preheat broiler. Line bottom of a broiler pan with foil, then oil rack of pan. Toss wings with oil, black pepper and 2 teaspoons salt in a large bowl, then spread in one layer on rack of broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat, turning over once, until barely cooked through (20 to 25 minutes).
2. While wings are broiling, blend preserves, lime juice, garlic, cumin, cayenne and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor or blender until smooth. Transfer to a small heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring; then reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 minute.
3. Brush 1/4 cup sauce on cooked wings and broil 2 to 3 minutes. Brush wings with 1/4 cup sauce again, then turn wings over and brush with another 1/4 cup sauce. Broil until more deeply browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Brush with remaining sauce before serving.
Makes 4 servings