Buffalo Wings are probably an essential for summer grilling. These with a hint of spice and a hint of sweetness are the perfect mix. Done in the oven or on the barbecue or even a bit of both! A great addition to any summer entertaining or pot lucks.
We are just a few days into summer vacation and it hasn't quite sunk in yet that I really don't need to be up at the crack of dawn, making breakfast, preparing snacks, helping with homework, driving the school run and so on. This year, unlike other years, it feels like it isn't over yet. Like there was something left unfinished that has to be done. Like an itch you have to scratch although there is nothing there. Yea, it's kind of like that. But I think it really is done and dusted and I have to stop worrying so much and just let summer be. That's me though, the eternal worrier. I'm sure I will start to relax into summer vacation by the time it's over...ha!
This year, unlike other years, we have had a very late start to the summer weather. I think that has been playing a huge part it in not feeling like summer around here. Don't worry the heat is turning up and I am sure before long I will be wishing winter back in a hurry. I am already smelling a hint of it and trying my very best to embrace it this year the best way I know how. And that will be in a darkened room sitting by a fan possibly. But I do like summer, in fact, many aspects about summer I love. Not the crowds and not the overwhelming heat, but the idea of summer I really do love. Long days stretched into even longer nights, lazy mornings, cocktails at the beach, staying up past my bedtime (which is usually 10:00 pm by the way!), eating ice cream, swimming pools and the beach. Yes, all of it I really do love, So with that being said, I am going to try and stay on track to a great summer this year. Stand by.
And like everything else in my life, seasons are characterized by food. Always. End of story. I am constantly thinking about food. I wouldn't say I'm obsessed, well maybe a little, but I do have a love for food that I believe is a healthy kind of love. Not like that toxic relationship or break up that we all went through at some point, but the good kind of relationship that makes you feel happy and makes you smile Yea, that sounds corny, I'm aware. That's also me sometimes, sentimental and a tad corny.
So on the food front, I know I'll be making lots of new summer dishes in the weeks and months ahead. In fact, I am about to head into the kitchen and get started on a new kind of salad. Because you can never ever have enough salads in you life. Today I am thinking pasta salad. So keep an eye out for that one on the blog. And if you follow me on Instagram, you can watch it happen in just a little while over there. Head over and take a look!
Let's talk about these wings.
Well, first of all, they are real easy. Literally just marinade and cook. Not much else to them really. These wings are only mildly spicy, so if you want to turn the heat up add more chillies. I don't like food overly spicy so I kind of keep it a bit on the tamer side.
These particular wings are started off in the oven and then finished off on the barbecue. This is completely optional and you can do them as you prefer. If you are going to do them on the barbecue completely, you could start them on a sheet of foil to avoid burning before they cook through. I quite often do this for bone in meat on the barbecue. I just find it easier to control the end result. Ie...cooked!
Equally, you could just cook them for a little longer in the oven if you are not planning on using the barbecue. Either way, they are great for summer eating. Serve with whatever dips you like and enjoy.
Happy cooking friends and have a great Tuesday!
Barbecue Buffalo Wings
Makes 24 wings / Prep time: 15 minutes / Cook time: 30 minutes
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
4 Tablespoons of white wine vinegar
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
3 Tablespoons of honey
2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
1 Teaspoon of paprika
1 Teaspoon of Dijon mustard
1 Small hot chilli, de seeded and finely chopped
Salt and pepper
12 wings, halved at the joint and sharp points removed
In a large bowl, combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic, honey, brown sugar, paprika, mustard, chilli & salt and pepper. Stir well to combine and set aside.
Put the chicken wings in a glass baking dish. Pour over marinade, stir well and cover. This can be done an hour ahead or up to overnight.
When you are ready to cook your wings, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Bake them in the oven for about 20 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.
Over a hot barbecue, cook the wings on each side only long enough to give them a char on the outside as they are pretty much already cooked, 3-4 minutes per side. Spoon over remaining marinade as they cook.
Can be served hot or at room temperature.
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