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Angel Wings with Habanero Raw Honey

During his two-year training in Paris he worked in some of the citys best kitchens including La Tour dArgent. Upon his return to the states, Corda tackled the California bay area working in top kitchens in San Francisco, San Jose and Sonoma Valley.

He returned to Texas in 2007 to open the Corda groups second Amricas in The Woodlands as contributing chef. In 2009 he was made Cordas Executive Chef of Development overseeing menus, recipes, and quality for its seven restaurants as well as its catering and events company.

David was awarded Up-and-Coming Chef of the Year, My Table 2010 Houston Culinary Awards.
10877 Angel wings


  1. To butcher wing, take the center joint chicken wing and chop both ends. Carefully remove skin. Remove the larger of the two bones and push wing meat to one end.
  2. In a saucepan heat butter at medium high heat and cook until butter solids begin to toast brown and nutty aroma develops. Remove from heat.
  3. In a deep fryer or Dutch oven, heat peanut oil to 350°F.
  4. Dredge wings in tempura batter followed by seasoned flour and fry for 4 minutes until crust is golden brown.
  5. In a large bowl combine browned butter, habanero vinegar and organic raw honey and toss chicken wings thoroughly.


  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • 2 sticks organic butter
  • Peanut oil for frying
  • 2 cups tempura batter (see below)
  • 2 cups seasoned flour (see below)
  • 1 tbsp habanero vinegar (see below)
  • 1/2 cup Wholesome! Fair Trade Organic Raw Honey
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  • Tempura Batter:
  • 1 cup all-purpose organic flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 cups water
  • *Whisk and combine. Set aside.
  • Seasoned Flour:
  • 3 cups all-purpose organic flour
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • *Whisk and combine. Set aside.
  • Habanero Vinegar:
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/5 oz habanero pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • *Puree smooth in blender. Set aside.