It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal! I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation. It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a recipe from and in turn someone else will be assigned your blog. All you have to do is choose a recipe, make it and blog about it on the specified date. The only rule is to keep it a secret! If you are interested in learning more, or want to join the club, please visit the Secret recipe club website.
This month’s assignment was another very exciting one for me as I was lucky enough to be paired with Mary Anne and Mariel of Feast on the Cheap! Mary Anne and Mariel define themselves as “a mother-daughter duo starring a professional caterer and a fledgling foodie”. So you understand how happy I was to have the possibility to choose from one of the delicious recipes featured on their blog! In the end, I made their Buffalo Chicken Wings as I have always been intrigued by the Buffalo wings I see everywhere in the blogosphere and this recipe did not call for any hot sauce (which I would not know where to find here in Sydney). They were good, though I believe I overcooked them a little. Also, these are not spicy… so feel free to increase the amount of cayenne pepper or add a little Tabasco to the marinade if you like hot wings.
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Thank you so much for a delicious recipe Mary Anne and Mariel! Please, make sure you drop by Feast on the Cheap and check out their beautiful site!
Buffalo Style Wings
Buffalo style Wings: a recipe perfect for entertaining!
- 1.8 kg – 4 lbs. chicken wings
- 1 ½ tbsp cumin powder
- 1 ½ tbsp paprika
- 1 ½ tbsp allspice
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- ½ tbsp cayenne pepper
- 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 ½ tsp onion powder
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 4 tbsp white or cider vinegar
Combine the spices, vinegar and brown sugar in a big bowl.
Add the chicken wings and coat them well with the mixture. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the wings for 4 to 6 hours.
Broil them in a pre heated oven at 180°C – 355°F for 10 minutes, then turn the wings over and broil the second side 10 minutes. Continue turning and broiling in 5 minute increments, draining off the fat as you go, until the wings are golden and crispy.
I think I over cooked mine a bit as the original recipe did not say how hot the oven had to be and I broiled the wings at 200°C – 390°F. So, be careful and adjust the temperature and cooking time to your oven.