Monday, October 25, 2010

First Public Appearance

Two of our best friends had their ten year anniversary this weekend, and Kristen and Ashley threw a party for them.  I thought it would be a good opportunity to share (and show off) one of my previous entries.  I decided to do the honey chipotle chicken wings.  They'd be good as finger food/appetizers, even though it'd be an odd combination with the lasagne main course.

Since Kristen was making some items for the party, I had to wait until she was done with the kitchen before I could start, so I didn't even begin prep work until about 9:00 that night.  So I'll start with the cupcakes she made:

Last time I made the wings the separation of the bones into three parts was the most time consuming, so I bought pre-separated parts this time.  Unfortunately the only ones I could find in the volume I wanted were flash frozen, and I didn't have time to thoroughly thaw them out.

I also let the sesame seeds toast much longer this time.  I'm glad I did, as I liked the added color and flavor more this time.

And yes, the sauce smelled just as good this time as it did last time.  I had to triple the recipe to make sure I had enough sauce for the increased number of wings.

One note of caution - when you have this much chili pepper on the grill, be careful opening the grill.  Between the spices and the steam it was like opening a giant can of pepper spray. 

I had to transport them from Richmond to Fredericksburg the next day.  I tried my best to keep them warm, but they needed time on the sternos to get hot again.  Leaving them overnight pretty much changed the sauce to a marinade.  Fortunately I had some extra sauce with me to re-baste them.  I also kept the scalions off until it was time to get them ready for serving.

 Last time I considered adding lime juice to the sauce.  I didn't add it this time, but I did include lime wedges so people could add it if they wanted. 

Yup, definitely a winner again.  Even with grilling them frozen the night before, transporting them, and reheating, they were great.  I got lots of comments from the guests about how they liked them, and people scrambled a little to take some home.  Note to self - make sure to bring take-home containers next time. 

Oh, and it's not a party until the cops arrive.   =o9


  1. the wings were great! i just had some leftover ones with my lunch! :) thanks dave!!

  2. Thanks again for everything Dave!! We loved the wings! MMMM :D

  3. you can get already toasted sesame seeds from the korean store on Midlothian...going towards Richmond....