#SundaySupper: Big Game Day Recipes

Are you ready for the big game next weekend? I am! As an Auburn graduate I am a huge Cam Newton fan. Seriously, love that man (and his smile)! Not only is he an incredible athlete but he is a man making a difference in his community and in the lives of children. Even though he did leave Auburn to go to the NFL after taking us to a National Championship victory, he returned to Auburn in the off season to finish his degree. War Eagle, Cam!

But I digress.

If your team didn’t make it (my main team allegiance is the Chicago Bears) that doesn’t mean you can’t gather with friends and watch history in the making. Besides, there are always commercials and the half-time show if you don’t care about the game itself. And if none of that appeals to you, just show up for some good food! The Sunday Supper crew has a wonderful variety of recipes to create the perfect game watching menu. Thank you to T.R. Crumbley of Gluten Free Crumbley for assembling the team!

Today I’m sharing a recipe for chicken wings. To me, wings are the ultimate football watching food! (Well, that and some sort of dip.) Chicken wings aren’t hard to make at home either. Especially when you can do them in the slow cooker! Whaat? Yes, it’s true! The trick is popping them under the broiler right before serving to get them crispy. These particular wings are cooked in a Thai-inspired peanut sauce. I then garnish them with cilantro, lime wedges, and chopped peanuts. Delicious.

(P.S. Happy Birthday, Mom!)

Slow Cooker Thai Wings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 C soy sauce
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp chili paste, to taste (I used Gourmet Garden stir-in paste)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed (I used 1 tsp Gourmet Garden chunky garlic stir-in paste)
  • 2-4 lb chicken wings, tips removed and wings split
  • cilantro (I used Gourmet Garden lightly dried herbs), for garnish (optional)
  • limes, for garnish (optional)
  • chopped peanuts, for garnish (optional)

Steps:

  1. Lightly grease the bowl of your slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, chili paste, and garlic. Adjust chili paste to taste. Pour into slow cooker.
  3. Add the wings and toss to coat all the wings in the sauce. Cook on LOW 2-4 hours.
  4. Place cooked wings on a foil lined rimmed baking sheet. Broil on HIGH for 3-5 minutes, until crispy.
  5. Garnish with cilantro, lime, and peanuts if desired.

*This recipe is adapted from Rachel at http://followinginmyshoes.com/my-recipes/sweet-n-spicy-slow-cooker-wings*

Slow Cooker Thai Wings for #SundaySupper from Sew You Think You Can Cook

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#HotSummerEats: Garlicky Hot Wings

HotSummerEatsWelcome to day two of #HotSummerEats hosted by Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla.

Today’s recipe is the “hottest” one on my menu. I am highlighting the Garlic Goodness hot sauce created by the Intensity Academy. Intensity AcademyThere is so much flavor in this hot sauce – if you like garlic and you like a bit of heat do yourself a favor and order a bottle of this garlicky goodness. And then use it to make some wings!

I’d never made wings at home before and it’s something that I’ve always wanted to try yet was always too intimidated to do. Having to break up the wings made me nervous. When we were living in Florida, Stuart’s amazing friend, coworker, and adventurer teammate made the best buffalo wings. And now that we’re in Ohio I’m out of luck and need to make the wings myself! I’d watched David break down the wings enough times to feel confident that I could give it a shot. (That didn’t stop me from asking the butcher at Kroger if he could break them up for me. Apparently it’s against the law for them to process the packaged chicken any further. Boo.)

David does it right – he fries the wings then tosses them in buffalo sauce. I opted to bake my wings. I could pretend it’s so they’re healthier but really, it’s because I’m lazy and don’t want to deal with a pot of hot oil. To tell you the truth, these baked wings can’t compare to the fried version but I would definitely do them again! What I liked about the method I found for baking wings was that these wings get tossed in the sauce before they make their way under the boiler then brushed with extra hot sauce when they’re hot out of the oven. This method of baking the wings ensures that they’re full of flavor and still have that sauciness you associate with fried wings. (If you want extra sauciness, divide the sauce in half, toss the wings in one half of the sauce before baking and then toss the wings in the other half when they’re fully cooked. To do this with the Garlic Goodness you’ll need to buy two bottles or make half of the wings.) Feel free to fry the wings if you wish and toss them in this garlicky goodness.

Garlicky Hot Wings

Ingredients:

  • 6 chicken wings, tips removed and wings split to give 12 pieces
  • 1/2 C garlic hot sauce
  • 6 tbsp butter

Steps:

  1. Remove wings from the refrigerator and place in a bowl or resealable plastic bag.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat and whisk in the hot sauce and a pinch of kosher salt.
  3. Pour sauce over wings and toss to coat completely. Allow wings to marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat broiler to high. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  5. Place wings on baking sheet, shake off some of the marinade, and broil 12 minutes. Flip and broil another 12 minutes.
  6. Melt 1/2 tbsp butter and mix with 1 tbsp hot sauce. Brush cooked wings. Serve hot.

*This recipe is adapted from http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-buffalo-wings-in-the-oven-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-211577*

Garlicky Hot Wings for #HotSummerEats from Sew You Think You Can Cook

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