Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Beat Detroit Hot Wings

Because hockey playoffs haven't taken over our house enough, when Charisse wasn't looking Eric let the sneak into the kitchen. Actually it was less sneaking and more along the lines of "Hey, lets make hot wings!" "Why do you want hot wings all of a sudden, you don't even like them that much?" "Because we're playing the Detroit Red Wings! get it? And then I can chomp on one and yell something like "take that Datsyuk!" "You scare me sometimes". And so it was that Eric broke out the hot sauce, the ground ghost pepper and the grill. While she tried to keep us on track and the obsessive hockey nut that is her husband in check, Charisse threw up her hands and went to watch TV once the infamous Sharks Gnome made an appearance. As big as hockey watching was, the real big event was Charisse's Birthday BBQ. Since her birthday was last Friday, we decided to throw a bit of a party and boy, you've never seen a house go from super clean to super messy that fast. It was very much worth it though, especially having family and friends around all day, grilling up burgers and playing croquette. Add two Sharks wins and stir for the perfect weekend. #beatdetroit



Beat Detroit Hot Wings
What You Will Need

6 chicken wings
1 tsp salt
1 Tbs red pepper flakes
2 limes juiced
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 cup honey
1 tbs course ground dried ghost peppers
your favorite hot sauce

Preheat your grill to medium.

Using a sharp butcher knife, cut off the wing tips and discard, then cut through the wing at the joint to create 2 separate pieces. Place all the wings in a large bowl and toss with salt, pepper flakes, the juice of 1 lime, garlic powder, onion powder, and 1/2 of the honey. Let sit for 30 minutes.

In a small bowl, whisk the rest of the honey with the juice of 1 lime and your favorite hot sauce, making it as spicy as you like.  Slowly grill the wings until cooked through, making sure to continuously brush the wings with the honey sauce. Pull off grill, coat completely with hot sauce, sprinkle ghost pepper flakes and put back on grill for about 5 minutes to set the sauce. Serve hot! 

10 comments:

  1. That really looks like HOT stuff! Love the sticky charred bits, too.

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  2. I love wings - and it's been much too long since I've made them! These look so great!

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  3. Ghost pepper? Never heard of that! The wings look amazing!

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  4. Beautiful color...I can't resist all that spicy glory.

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  5. Sounds like a great recipe for wings, the spicier the better!

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  6. nice and spicy! wings can really hit the spot, i love buffalo wings, but i'm from buffalo so that isn't surprising:)

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  7. What gorgeous wings!!! I just asked my boys if they'd root against Detroit...and they're on your side!

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  8. Love it! Go Sharks and eat Wings! From a fellow foodie and Sharks fan!

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  9. All right I guess I will be the first one. They look absolutely delicious, but GO WINGS! :)

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