Red Peanut Mole Wings

PAIRED WITH: Saffron Fields Expressionism Pinot Noir

Step 1

In a large heavy skillet sauté the onion in the oil over moderately high heat, stirring, until it is golden brown. In a mortar with a pestle crush the coriander seeds and the aniseed, stir them into the onion mixture with the chili powder, the sugar, the cinnamon, and the cloves, and cook the mixture over moderate heat, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the cocoa powder, dark chocolate, the peanut butter, 2 cups of the broth, the tomatoes, the raisins, the garlic paste, and salt to taste and simmer the sauce, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.

Step 2

While the sauce is cooking cut pat the wings dry, season them with salt and pepper, and cook in a pre-heated air fryer at 400 degrees for a total of 18 minutes, flipping after 10 minutes.  (Alternatively, cook the wings on the oiled rack of a broiler pan, skin side up, under a preheated broiler about 4 inches from the heat for 10 minutes, or until they are golden. Turn the wings and broil them for 10 minutes more, or until they are golden.) 

Step 3

In a blender or food processor purée the sauce in batches, adding the remaining broth as necessary to thin it to the desired consistency. Transfer the sauce back to the skillet, add the cooked wings, and simmer the mixture, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Serve the wings with the mole sauce, sprinkled with chopped peanuts.