Wife was under the weather today so that left me to fend for myself for supper.
I defrosted a couple of chicken legs for dinner.
I made a blend of
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon of each of the following
Cumin. Garlic Powder. Onion Powder Ground Coriander. Sugar
Next I added a shake or two of salt.
Finally I took about 1 teaspoon of Szechuan Peppercorns and toasted them until fragrant in my skillet. After toasting I ground them with a mortar and pestle making a coarse powder. I added the Sezchuan powder to the other spices.
I took my thawed legs and cut a couple of slashes into the thickest part of the leg, coated the legs in spices and baked them in a 350 degree F oven for 60 minutes. I made a platform using foil to prevent the legs from frying in any released chicken fat.
The sezchuan peppercorns leave your mouth tingling. It is a different kind of feeling than cayenne, chili de arbol or other spicy peppers.