Ghost of Barry Honey Hot Wings
The start of the 2011 has Chef Red all pumped up. This season me and Rino have quite a few surprises worked up for our fans and you will learn more in the weeks to come. For the first game of the season we take on the Detroit Lions who pushed us out of the playoffs last year. Since we get the rematch in week one I decided that we get some revenge. Barry Sanders is probably one of the best Lions in the history of the franchise and was a thorn in the Bucs side for many years. For this game I take a spin on the traditional hot wing and give it a little “Ghostly” kick. Jolokia powder is made by grinding up dried ghost chili peppers, one of the hottest peppers in the world. These wings combine that spice and the sweetness of honey to provide a sweet but spicy burn. Come on out to the tailgate and try these if you dare.
•2 pounds chicken wings, tips discarded
•1/4 teaspoon Jolokia powder/Ghost Pepper Powder (add more if you can stand it)
•salt and ground black pepper to taste
•1 teaspoon garlic powder
•1/2 cup honey
•1/4 cup butter, melted
•1/2 cup hot wing sauce (I prefer Franks)
Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate. Wash the wings well and pat dry with paper towel. Season the meat with jolokia, salt, and pepper.
Cook the chicken wings on preheated grill until cooked through and juices run clear, 20 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the wings. Melt the butter, pour into a large bowl and mix in the cup of honey and hot wing sauce. Remove the wings from the grill and immediately toss them in the hot honey butter sauce to coat. Serve the wings ‘wet’ or return them to the grill for 1 minute per side to set the sauce
*This recipe yields 4-6 servings. Make sure you increase all amounts equally when tailgating with more friends.
“Tailgating with attitude.”