Lost in the Sauce
3 easy ways to make chicken wings on game day
Wings. Whether you're at your local sports bars or you're making some at home, they're as synonymous with game day as beer or flat-screen TVs. If you have taken on the challenge of frying or baking them from scratch, here are three finger-lickin' good sauces to whip up with your pile of wings.
We would be remiss if we didn't make the tried-and-true classic that is Buffalo sauce. For the traditional recipe, go with a 2-to-1 ratio of hot sauce to butter. We went with ½ a stick of butter in a small pan over medium heat. Melt the butter completely and then add ½ a cup of Frank's RedHot Original to the butter and whisk well to combine.
For a quick zesty barbecue sauce, add 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil to a small nonstick pan over medium heat. Next, toast 1 teaspoon of cayenne, ½ teaspoon of ground cumin, ¼ teaspoon of crushed coriander seeds and ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper in the oil until fragrant. Add 2 minced garlic cloves, ½ of a finely chopped shallot and a 1-inch piece of ginger that's been peeled and grated. Coat with the spices and cook until softened. Combine with ¼ cup of tomato paste and cook until slightly caramelized. Add ½ cup of water, 2 teaspoons of kosher salt, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of mustard and stir to combine. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes until thickened.
Lastly, for an easy ginger sesame glaze, in a small bowl, combine 1 finely minced garlic clove, ½ teaspoon of grated ginger, 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of hoisin, 1 teaspoon of sesame oil and 1 tablespoon of Sriracha, and whisk together well.
Each of these recipes makes enough to coat about 20 wings, so grab a pile of napkins and prepare to get lost in the sauce.
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