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Super Bowl Recipes: Spice Up Your Wings

Everybody knows that chicken wings are a snack that you can never go wrong with at your Super Bowl party. There are Buffalo wings, barbecue wings, and lots of other ways you can make your wings stand out. In this case, we're going to give you a way to bring a taste of the Orient to your wings with this recipe for Spicy Orange Chicken Wings.

This recipe will give you enough sauce to coat about five pounds worth of wings, so if you need more than that. . .well, that's a whole lot of wings. You might want to grab another recipe to provide some variety. But they probably won't be as good as these.

Here's a list of the ingredients you need to make these happen:

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger, optional
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
  • 2 tablespoons Sambal, or other Asian-style chili paste to taste, or may sub red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1 cup orange jam or marmalade, (strain if contains an excess of orange rind pieces)
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • "oven-fried" Buffalo chicken wings (see recipe link here to find how to make your wings crispy, the way they should be)

To make the glaze, simply add the ingredients listed above to a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir for about three minutes, and then set the sauce off to the side. When the wings are finished, simply move the wings to a large bowl, and pour enough of the glaze over them to coat them. Toss until all the wings are coated, set them to the side for about five minutes, and toss them again before moving them to your serving platter of choice.

Enjoy!

(Hat tip to the good folks at About.com for this recipe.)

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