It’s the most wonderful time of the year…so let’s eat like it! Whether it is so wonderful because of the holidays with gift giving and family time or the great cluster of sports that are in season this time of year the NFL Playoffs and the NBA season both provide the time and place for kicking back under the 62 inch plasma with your favorite eats. What guy couldn’t ask for more than that? No matter if you’re a fan of the turf or the hardwood, it is a great opportunity to get in the kitchen and try out some new dishes on your family and friends. In lieu of this grand time of year, we are presenting a great treat for any occasion that all are sure to enjoy. Maple Thyme Whiskey Wings are a great appetizer that can compliment most dishes as well as a great snack to eat during the game. These wings are robust with a flavorful taste that will pleasure every palette.
Maple Thyme Whiskey Wings
Savory, sweet, and sticky these wings will be a sure fire starter at any holiday gathering.
Disclaimer: Don’t be scared of messing up! Everything you make should be a reflection of you, so do what feels right, I promise it will be great!
1 bag of frozen party wings(fully defrosted!)
2 Tablespoons salt
Half a Lemon
¼ Cup Olive Oil
¼ Cup Whiskey (My favorite is Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey)
-Place wings in bowl sprinkle generously with creole seasoning, thyme and garlic powder (when you think you have added enough add a pinch more), add salt, half a lemon, olive oil and whiskey.
-Let marinate as long as possible, if less then three hours leave out of fridge (more flavor seeps in this way). If more then three hours leave in fridge (if left over four hours chicken can become infected with bacteria)
Heat Oven to 425 Degrees Farenheit
½ C Corn Starch
½ C Whiskey
¾ C Maple Syrup
½ C Butter
2 Tablespoons Ketchup
Fresh Thyme plucked off stem
-Coat wings with cornstarch. (they should not be dusty, the marinade and cornstarch should make like a paste) Place wings on am aluminium foil lined pan and throw in oven
-While wings are cooking combine whiskey, maple syrup, butter, and ketchup in a sauce pan. Heat until it becomes thick and syrupy.
-After twenty minutes take wings out and brush with sauce, put back in oven an additional 15-20 minutes until wings are cooked to sweet sticky perfection. Sprinkle with plucked thyme.
Recipe Contributed by Brian Bamuhaira from BlkHrt Affair Catering
Edited By: J. Thompson