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Wing day is Sunday

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Many of us get together with friends and family every Sunday to watch a game. One of the biggest parts of that great feeling is the food (and of course the beer). Football food should be easy to prepare, easy to serve, carefree and easy to eat. Plop these wings in the oven and wait 'til the first commercial before turning them and the next commercial for removing them. Instead of ordering out, make a pile of these Asian-inspired wings for your get together. Wings really are the ultimate sports food, regardless of their style. Marinated in lime, ginger, soy sauce and a bit of maple syrup, these wings have a wonderful citrus flavor with just a hint of spice from the chili sauce.

Chinese-style glazed chicken wings

  • 12 chicken wings
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic in oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of grated lime zest
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch, optional

Rinse and pat dry all wings. In a bowl, combine remainder of ingredients (except lime wedges and cornstarch) and whisk well. Place all wings into bowl, coat evenly and let marinate 8 hours or overnight. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Remove wings from marinade and place on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or tin foil. Bake 20 minutes and then turn wings over to cook for another 20 minutes, or until done.

Serve hot with lime wedges, or serve with a side of the marinade glaze.

Marinade glaze

Add 2 teaspoons of marinade to teaspoon cornstarch; mix well. Add remainder of marinade to saucepan with the cornstarch slurry. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking almost constantly when starting to get hot. After it reaches boiling and has thickened, remove from heat and serve on the side in a bowl for dipping.


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