Peach-Lacquered Chicken Wings . . .

Serves 4 to 6

Caution: May require finger licking. Gooey chicken wings are sure to please a crowd, not to mention your wallet. The sweet and spicy glaze requires only five ingredients, including peach preserves (though apricot preserves work well also).

    •    3 garlic cloves
    •    1 (3-inch) piece peeled ginger, coarsely chopped
    •    2/3 cup peach or apricot preserves or jam
    •    1/3 cup soy sauce
    •    2 tablespoons water
    •    1/4 teaspoon hot red-pepper flakes
    •    4 lb chicken wings, tips removed if desired
    •    Preheat broiler.
    •    With motor running, drop garlic into a food processor and finely chop.

           Add ginger and finely chop.
    •    Add preserves, soy sauce, water, and red-pepper flakes and pulse until sauce is combined.
    •    Line bottom and sides of a large 4-sided sheet pan with foil and lightly oil foil.
    •    Pat wings dry and put in sheet pan. Season with 3/4 tsp salt.

          Pour sauce over wings and toss to coat, then spread in 1 layer.
    •    Broil wings 4 to 6 inches from heat 5 minutes, then turn over and baste with sauce from pan. Continue to broil, rotating pan and turning and basting 3 more times, until chicken is cooked through and browned in spots, 20 to 25 minutes.