After making roasted harissa cauliflower the other day (my first encounter with harissa) I knew after the first bite that the next thing I was going to make with the spicy red pepper paste would be Harissa chicken wings. There was no doubt in my mind that I was in for a wonderful treat. You get a nice kick, but don’t be afraid. Harissa is not crazy spicy, not at all. It has a wonderful earthy flavor to it. I could eat it all day. On wings I could eat it all week.
Harissa can be found in the Mediterranean section of your local grocery store. I haven’t tried making it home yet, but I will. The consistency reminds me a bit of hummus, though it’s certainly not hummus. But, oh…. it just hit me… harissa sure would be great in hummus! I’m off to try that now!
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.
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.
Mustard. Chicken wings. I had no idea. Sure, I like mustard. On sandwiches, or hot dogs. Or burgers. But, wings? My beloved chicken wings? Yes. Oh yes. Gold Fever chicken wings have quickly rocketed to the top of the ‘wings we want’ list around here. Anita absolutely loves them. Don’t worry about them being overly mustardy, either. There’s plenty of traditional Buffalo wing flavor too.
I just made a big batch of Gold Fever wings a few days ago. I’m making another tomorrow. That’s how good they are. Finger-licking good. Mustard. Chicken wings. Fantastic.
These savory garlic Parmesan chicken wings were just fantastic. Nutty Parmesan cheese pairs well with earthy garlic. For me, just a little bit of cool Ranch dressing for dipping is all that is required. I want to enjoy the flavor of the wings, so I just dip a bit, if at all.
I cooked these garlic Parmesan wings on my Weber charcoal grill using the Vortex insert, which gives me that great crunchy skin and fantastic grilled flavor without a lot of effort. In fact, just about no effort whatsoever.
This is why you should not scroll through your Facebook feed too fast if it’s like mine and is full of food-related posts and ads. I don’t usually pay attention to ads but a recent one from SouthHouse, a sports bar and restaurant in Philadelphia caught my eye. I saw bottles of wing sauces and they all looked fantastic. They’re made in-house and sounded great, so I ordered a bottle of each flavor to try out.
The Spicy Ranch wing sauce is… spicy! That’s why the word ‘spicy’ comes first, I bet! It’s not super-Ranchy, and not buttermilk Ranchy like say, your favorite dressing. But as you can see below, it makes for some awesome-looking wings.
For me the heat in the SouthHouse Spicy Ranch wing sauce is just right. It hit me right up front, but then mellowed out as I went. So it’s not like I was curled up on the floor in a ball. I liked it. And I can use it as a dip for veggies too!
I’m a huge fan of making chicken wings without saucing them in the traditional Buffalo wing manner. I season them and let them marinate for a bit, then cook them. When they are done I toss them with more seasoning and serve them ‘dry’, with a dipping sauce on the side. This time I used the Garlic Sriracha seasoning from Weber, which is a little spicy, for some garlic Sriracha dry wings.
These garlic Sriracha wings came out fantastic. There’s enough kick to wake you up. The garlic adds a really great almost earthy flavor. I cooled them off with just straight-up Ranch dressing for dipping.