I admit, not everything in this sauce screams Cajun, but these Cajun Buffalo wings are so darned tasty I didn’t care. Everything I love is in this sauce which explains my addiction to it. I cannot stop eating wings tossed in it. A little heat, lots of (yummy) garlic, and just the right amount of traditional Buffalo flavor, this sauce is a real winner.
If you want your Cajun Buffalo wings to be even more on the spicy side, use Frank’s RedHot Hot Buffalo wing sauce. Or go with mild for less heat. I opted for less heat this time and really enjoyed it. Not every wing sauce has to sear the roof of your mouth.
You’ll love the flavors of these wings as much as I did. It’s great stuff! For a nice twist also try my Cajun Bay wings.
Aji amarillo is an orange-colored pepper from Peru. I haven’t been able to find it in the US in pepper-form, but you can find a paste made from pureed aji peppers in some foreign food markets, or order it online from Amazon. Aji amarillo rates between 35,000 and 50,000 on the Scoville scale, meaning it’s about as hot as Tabasco sauce. It has a nice fruity flavor that reminds me a bit of habanero, but without the scorching heat. I encountered aji amarillo often in dishes throughout Peru when I lived there long, long ago.
Since I love chicken wings, I decided to cook up a batch and instead of saucing them with just a traditional Buffalo sauce, I made a variation that adds aji amarillo paste. The end result was just a bit spicy, with a fantastic fruity pepper flavor.
These were fantastic wings, and definitely a nice twist on the usual. If you like your wings to be a bit spicier, just add more of the aji amarillo paste. Since it’s not overwhelmingly hot you don’t have to worry about a-little-goes-a-long-ways: you can add quite a bit and still get great flavor without burning the roof of your mouth.
If you’re looking for a Ranch dipping sauce that is packed with that classic flavor, has the perfect consistency, and also has just a bit of a tanginess to it, then look no further. This easy-to-put-together sauce can be made in a convenient cup-sized quantity or can be easily scaled up for a party.
You definitely want to rest the Ranch dipping sauce in the fridge overnight. And even two nights if possible. It’s definitely better the longer it goes, but I’m not saying it’s not great that same day either! But if you have the time, let it go a bit.
I got these cute lil dipping sauce cups for serving. They not only look good they help me control myself around anything Ranch-related.