Hot chicken wings are the best junk food you can have! They are the perfect cure for a hangover and excellent party food with your friends. So basically you can get wasted while having hot wings and have some more the next day.
Hot wings are not popular in Spain. You rarely find them from a menu in restaurants and quite often they are more or less disappointing. So you have to do your own and this is the best recipe with have came up with.
The proper way of cooking them, of course, is deep frying them in oil, but we prefer to cook them on a baking tray in an oven. This way most of the fat melts out and you still get that nice crispy texture.
Even more important is the proper hot sauce. Our masterpiece combines famous Sriracha Sauce and honey! The wings were first coated with another sauce (see recipe below) for baking. Just before serving they were recoated with the Sriracha based sauce. On the side we offered julienned carrots with blue cheese dipping sauce. Yummy! To get party started, all you’ll need is some beer to relief the heat in your mouth!
Ingredients for Baked Chicken Wings for 4 Servings
- 2 kg (4.5 lbs) of chicken wings – alas de pollo
- 3 tablespoons of butter – mantequilla
- 0.5 dl (0.25 cups) of olive oil – aceite de oliva
- 1 tablespoon of spicy Spanish smoked paprika – pimentón picante
- 1 teespoon of sea salt – sal marina
- 5 dried Cayenne peppers crushed – pimimentas Cayenne
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely minched – dientes de ajo
Preheat the oven to 175 ºC (350 ºF). If you wish, you can separate the wings from the joints. It’s up to you how you prefer to eat them. Place the wings on prepared baking sheet on the baking tray.
Make the sauce on a sauce pan on medium heat by first melting the butter. Combine rest of the ingredients, check the taste for salt and garlic and pour the mixture on top of the wings. Bake for about 45-60 minutes until the surface is nice and crisp. You can turn the heat up a bit in after 45 minutes, if the surface is not crisp yet.
Ingredients for Sriracha Honey Hot Sauce for 4 Servings
- 5 tablespoons of butter – mantequilla
- 0,5 dl (1/4 cups) of Sriracha sauce – salsa Sraracha
- 0,5 dl (1/4 cups) of honey – miel
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce – salsa soja
- 1-2 chopped chili peppers – piminto picante
- juice of 1 limee – zumo de lima
- a handful of chopped coriander – cilantro
Melt the butter in a sauce pan. When melted, add everything except the coriander and bring to boil. Check the taste. You can easily control the spiciness of the sauce the following ways:
- need more heat – add Sriracha
- need to bring it down a bit – add butter
Pour on top of the wings, add chopped coriander and mix well. Serve with julienned carrots, blue cheese cream and beer.