Game Winning Recipes - Bre's 'Swicy' Wing Sauce

Friday, January 25, 2019

Whether you're rooting for a specific team or showing up solely for the good food, it's time to think about what you're going to be taking to that Superbowl party that your friend is planning but hasn't given you any details about. *ahem* Sorry, that got a little personal. Nonetheless, you'll be prepared because I'm giving you THREE recipes that will make you the MVP of Superbowl LIII. Thank me later.

The first recipe is my signature 'Swicy' wing sauce -- the perfect mix of sweet and spicy makes this sauce a winner. Now I'm no expert; however, one thing I know for SURE is that EVERYONE loves a quality batch of wings. Whether they're baked, grilled or fried, who can turn down good wings?! When you add this perfect parts sweet & spicy sauce to your wings, you'll surely be the true champion of Sunday night's match-up.

DISCLAIMER: This sauce is one that I have spent quite some time "perfecting" and this is the first time I've shared the recipe with anyone - this is a flawBless exclusive! My actual "disclaimer" is that I am a Black woman and I only use measurements when I'm following someone else's recipe; thus, for all of my recipes, you will simply have to do it 'til it's right. I usually make this sauce in large batches so that I'll have some leftover for other meals throughout the week (like shrimp, chicken breasts, etc.).

24 oz. Texas Pete Hot Sauce
Mt. Olive Kosher Dill Pickle Spears (you'll only need the juice)
Soy Sauce
Crushed Red Pepper
  • Combine 1/2 of a 24 oz. bottle of Hot Sauce + 4 (regular) spoonfuls of butter if you're using a tub or about 1/2 a stick + 2 teaspoons of minced garlic to a medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Whisk together until the butter is melted.
  • Once the butter is melted and well combined with the hot sauce, add in 1/2 a cup of honey and mix it well. Turn the stove down to medium-low heat.
  • Stir in 3-4 tablespoons of pickle-juice* (this is my secret ingredient) and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and whisk together. Add a tablespoon each of salt and pepper, plus a tablespoon of crushed red pepper and another spoonful of butter.
  • At this point, I begin taste-tasting the sauce and I typically add more honey to increase the level of sweetness in the sauce. Once you decide whether you need more sweet or spicy, add it in and leave the sauce on medium low heat for 5-10 more minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • If you BAKE or GRILL your wings, add the sauce to the wings halfway through their cooking process. Once they're completely done, toss them in more of the leftover sauce and serve hot.
  • If you FRY the wings, place all of the wings in a large bowl (that has a lid) once they're all fried. Pour most (or all) of the sauce onto the wings, place lid on the bowl and shake them up until every wing is coated. Serve hot.    

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