Honey Old Bay Wings

My addiction to Old Bay seasoning began long ago. And as often as possible, I feed my addiction. Seafood and wings are my favorite uses of the classic seasoning. These honey Old Bay wings not only have that great seafood seasoning flavor, they have a bit of sweetness too. And a bit of heat. Not a lot, but just a hint. Nothing to overpower the main reason I made these wings: Old Bay flavor.

Honey Old Bay Wings

My favorite variation on these honey Old Bay wings is to leave out the cayenne pepper and substitute Mike’s Hot Honey for ‘regular’ honey instead. Mike’s Hot Honey is just that: hot danged honey! It’s creamy smooth and packs a serious kick. It’s not for the faint of heart, so if you’re a bit worried about the heat, try adding just a bit of it to your ‘regular’ honey and give it a taste.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
San Antonio Wings
Dr Pepper & Cream Soda Wings
Cajun Bay Wings

Honey Old Bay Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6
Author: Inspired by a recipe from Pepperscale

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup Old Bay
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or more, to taste

Instructions

Crab Boil-Brined Wings

My oh my. I had no idea how fantastic these would be when I first came across this recipe for crab boil-brined wings. I thought, what if the crab boil is too strong? And what? A mayonnaise-based wing sauce? Isn’t that illegal? Well, color me wrong on both accounts because these wings were incredible. The crab boil flavor (one of my favorite tastes) is there, but it’s sort of just hanging around in the background. Very pleasant. The creamy mayonnaise basting and dipping sauce is truly outrageously great. It reminds me of the dressing for crab salad in a way.

Crab Boil-Brined Wings

If you aren’t a fan of crab boil, you’ll still want to make these wings. You don’t want to deprive yourself of something this fantastic.It’d be ok to cut back on it a bit, but don’t leave out the crab boil. And if you’re like me, don’t be afraid to add more because my original worries about it being too strong were definitely unfounded. These crab boil-brined wings are something special.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Copycat Hooters Asian Wings
Dr Pepper Hot Wings
Bourbon Street Wings

Crab Boil-Brined Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 5 cups ice cold water
  • 4 tablespoons liquid crab boil
  • 2 green onions chopped for garnish

For the sauce (double or triple the recipe below if you also wish to use the sauce for dipping)

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 2 green onions sliced thin

Instructions

For the wings

  • Place wings in a large resealable container.
  • Add the water and liquid crab boil. Seal and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Cook wings as desired. Click here for our guide on cooking wings in a grill, smoker, deep fryer, oven, or a Char-Broil Big Easy. If possible, baste the wings with the sauce the last 10 minutes of cooking. If not (cooking in a deep-fryer, for example), just brush the wings with the sauce before serving and while the wings are still hot.
  • Garnish wings with the onions and serve with remaining sauce for dipping.

For the sauce

  • Whisk together all ingredients.