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It doesn’t matter who wins or loses in the Big Game today. The only thing that matters is that your guests LOVE the food you serve. And The Chinese Quest is here to make sure that you’re the big winner today! Take the american staple of half time and tailgate parties, the chicken wing, and mix it with that classic sauce used in serving Peking Duck, and you’re sure to score a touchdown with all your fans, friends, and family! The almighty Hoisin Sauce is going to put your party over the top and make YOUR Super Bowl party (or your dish) that one that people will remember more than the game; more than the commercials; and perhaps even more than Katy Perry!
Hoisin Chicken Wings Recipe
So, it’s time to get ready and starting preparing for the big event. Print out this list of ingredients and go hit the grocery store now:
INGREDIENTS (aka your Roster):
15 chicken wings (scale the order up or down depending, of course, on how many guests you’re serving)
1 tablespoon honey or syrup
4 tablespoons hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons warm water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 scallion (green onion, spring onion), finely minced
1 slice fresh ginger, minced
Once you’ve got everything in hand, you’ll need less than an hour to put together your game plan. You’ll need about 20 minutes or preparation time. Throw in another 35 minutes to cook, and then prepare yourself for the post meal celebratory celebration.
Preparation (aka your Playbook)
Four downs, err three steps… that’s all you’ll need to reach the end zone, aka the stomach) with this recipe:
- Marinate chicken wings for 15 minutes in a mixture of honey, hoisin sauce, water, salt, pepper, garlic, scallion, and ginger.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken wings on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, brushing occasionally with marinade.
- Turn oven to broil and broil chicken wings five more minutes.
- Two Minute Warning: Turn wings every two minutes to avoid burning.
Are you ready for the high fives? Always keep an eye on your backside, lest someone tries to pat it, or they want to dunk you with a bucket of Gatorade, for bringing the winning recipe to the party.
Party-goers: Please don’t spike your chicken bones in to the carpet. Unless you’re prepared to help with the post-game clean up!
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
—Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)