|part of the younger crowd|
Each couple was responsible to bring 4 pounds of any kind of wings, plus a side or dessert. We ended up with 7 or more types of wings. There were Asian zing, lemon wings, sticky wings, Frank's red hot, deep fried, honey barbecue, teriyaki, and others. (I can't remember what the Henning's exact contribution was-I should have saved the cards-but I know I liked them) Everything was amazing! I think that the deep fried wings were the hottest, though the Asian zing wings had a bite too. Mine had a bit of cayenne, but they were actually pretty mild. I enjoyed the lemon ones. They had great flavor, and were unique amongst the offerings.
Casey made an unbelievable pico de gallo. It had avocado, corn, beans, and tomatoes, among other things. It was fresh, and delicious! Brian and I put together some jalapeno poppers. We had tried this recipe for Christmas. It has fresh cilantro, monterey jack cheese, bacon and cumin. Easy and flavorful.
Of course, it being a Hippie get together and all, there were several great desserts also. There was a chocolate cheesecake, a chocolate lady finger dessert, cupcakes, sweet bread, toffee, and these cool pretzel/hug/m&m things I found on Pinterest.
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp minced or chopped fresh ginger
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
4 pounds chicken wings
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup tomato paste
salt and pepper
-Stir 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and 1/4 tsp cayenne in slow cooker. Season chicken with salt and pepper, add to slow cooker, and toss to coat.
-Cover and cook until chicken is tender, about 4 hours on low.
-Heat broiler to high. Place wire rack in aluminum foil lined baking sheet, and spray with cooking spray. Transfer chicken to prepared baking sheet. Discard braising liquid.
-Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar, water, tomato paste, remaining 3 Tbsp of soy sauce, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne in a bowl.
-Brush chicken with half the mixture, and broil until lightly charred and crisp, 10-15 minutes.
-Turn chicken, coat with remaining sauce and return to broiler until lightly charred and crisp on second side, 5-10 minutes. Serve.
Btw, who woulda thunk that there are multiple chicken wing songs. Unbelievable! Inconceivable!=)
Glenn's Chicken Wing Song
I'm thinkin' we've got a case for an annual VW3s!