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Wind Beneath My Wings

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Are you the wind beneath my wings? Check out this fun recipe inspired by the movie Beaches.

Wind Beneath My Wings - a recipe inspired by the movie Beaches

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Wind Beneath My Wings is the classic song from the movie Beaches, sung by Bette Midler in the original 1988 movie and Idina Menzel in the 2017 remake. It’s a classic tear-jerker which comes at a very serious point in the plot.

Did you ever know that you’re my hero,
And everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
For you are the wind beneath my wings.

As you know, here at Cabernet Towers we DO like to be serious about the recipes that we make. But that aside, we just want to make you laugh. And although we already have two chicken wing recipes on the site (Shuffle Off To Buffalo Wings and Oh I Just Can’t Wait to Eat Wings), I couldn’t resist the rather puerile food pun of serving wings over a bed of Brussels sprouts. Well it made US laugh. And those of you who are sniggering right now should DEFINITELY check out Angus’ classic post Whistle Down the Wind – where you’ll find more Brussels sprout recipes than you’ll know what to do with.

So here’s the recipe for this distinctly unconventional pairing – I think you’ll enjoy it!

Place the chicken wings on a baking sheet (lined with foil or a silicone mat) and spray with olive oil spray. Season with lemon pepper seasoning and roast in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, trim and halve the Brussels sprouts and place them in a baking dish. Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, bacon bits, and breadcrumbs (or you could use Panko or even crushed up pork skins), and stir to mix well.

Cover and roast for 15 minutes, then uncover, sprinkle the Parmesan over, and roast for another 5 minutes, uncovered.

Divide the Brussels sprouts between two plates, and place the cooked wings on the top.

Wind Beneath My Wings - a recipe inspired by the movie Beaches

Serves 2

Wind Beneath My Wings

5 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    for the chicken wings
  • 8 chicken wings, tips removed, remaining wing cut into two sections
  • olive oil spray
  • lemon pepper seasoning
  • for the Brussels sprouts
  • 13 oz fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbs bacon bits
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs, Panko, or crushed pork rinds
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Place the chicken wings on a baking sheet and spray with olive oil. Season with lemon pepper seasoning and roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the Brussels sprouts and place them in a baking dish. Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, bacon bits, and breadcrumbs, and stir to mix well.
  4. Cover and roast for 15 minutes, then uncover, sprinkle the Parmesan over, and roast for another 5 minutes, uncovered.
  5. Divide the Brussels sprouts between two plates, and place the cooked wings on the top to serve.
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