Monday, July 14, 2008

Spicy Hot Wings!

These hots wings are the BEST! I LOVE a good hot wing and these are the best. Why are they the best? THEY AREN'T FRIED!!! Serious. I scored this recipe from my Food Network Favorites cookbook. On a side note, now that I have been checking out food blogs, I see that there are a bunch of complainers about Food Network. Who the hell cares if these chef's wash their hands after touching chicken on their aren't eating it! I could watch Food Network ALL DAY, and some days I do! I am a Food Network Junkie! Which is an added bonus for all of you.

Now, back to these KICK ASS Hot Wings! The recipe is from Dave Lieberman. Alex and I argue all the time as to whether or not Dave Lieberman is gay. Alex thinks he is and I disagree...I'm curious for your feedback. :) One way or the other, Dave Lieberman has hit the Jackpot with his Hot Wings and we love him!

This is the simplest recipe EVER! Check it out:

Spicy Chinese Five-Spice-Rubbed Chicken Wings
with Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce:
40 chicken wing pieces or 20 whole chicken wings
2 tablespoons Chinese five-spice powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce (see recipe below)

Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce:
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup light sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup plain yogurt
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 500 F. If you have whole chicken wings, cut off wing tips and cut the wings in half at the joint. Discard wing tips or freeze to make stock. Place the wings in a large bowl. Sprinkle five-spice powder and cayenne on the wings; add generous pinches of salt and about 15 grinds of black pepper. Rub the mixture into all the wings until no more loose rub remains.

Line the wing pieces up on a baking sheets so the sides of the wing that has the most skin is facing up. Roast until cooked through, browned and crispy, about 25 minutes. Serve hot with Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce.
When you make this recipe, put tin foil down on the baking sheet so you don't end up with a huge mess! It makes clean up easy!


Amanda Suraci said...

Dave Leiberman is the best - - I agree! And, he is not gay - - I think he's totally cute! I have one of his cookbooks and his recipies for Potato Salad and Hummus are terrific. I've made his small tea sandwiches and endive salad for a party and they were a hit! Your blog is adorable Sara Booth. It seems like you and Alex have a great time together. I'm happy for you! John doesn't help me cook much, but he plays his guitar at the kitchen counter while I'm stirring at the stove.

Jen said...

Of course he's not gay - he would be a much better dresser if he were! I think he's super cute too - although a little young for my taste ;)
My dad always bakes wings on our yearly trips to La Jolla in the spring, but he just does them with salt and pepper - I'll have to bring some spices next year to give them a little heat!