It’s not that I hate sports. I just don’t really follow them. Mainly I go for the food. Yesterday was the Big Game, and I went to a friend’s house to watch. I hate going to other people’s houses empty handed, so I figured a batch of nice spicy buffalo wings would be very apropos. One caveat about this recipe, it isn’t for the faint of heart.
Super Buffalo Wings
- 28 pieces chicken wings (tips discarded, and wings separated at the joint)
- 1 cup ketchup
- ½ cup sriracha
- ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon melted butter
Steam the wings for 10 minutes. I had to MacGyver this since I don’t have a steamer basket by using a steal strainer over a pot of boiling water. Remove the wings and lay out on a cooling rack over a sheet pan lined with paper towels. Cool in the refrigerator for half an hour.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Replace the paper towels with parchment paper, and lay the wings flat on the sheet. Roast for 20 minutes, turn the wings, and roast for another 20 minutes.
While the wings are in the oven, mix the ketchup, sriracha, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, onion powder, and melted butter in a large bowl. Once the wings are done roasting, toss them into the bowl with the spice mixture and stir to combine.
Plate and serve with celery and blue cheese.
Blue Cheese Dressing
- 4 ounces crumbled low fat blue cheese
- 1 cup low fat plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
In a food processor, combine all ingredients until blended but not pureed.