Oh how I love the simplicity of summer. The long days, lazier mornings and easy meals lace together into memories we carry into the colder, barren days of the year.
Last year I bought my husband a nice grill for his birthday. It might be akin to him buying me a classic car but you can’t deny the importance of good equipment, right?
Although he does a good amount of the grilling I’ve been glad to have a place to cook outside on the scorcher days we’ve had lately. It’s also been fun adding new recipes to my arsenal because as much as I like burgers, there is so much more when it comes to great grilling.
Eating should take in all of the senses beyond the taste. The smell of spices, how it looks on the plate to the dripping sauce or sticky fingers. Food that makes your fingers sticky is my favorite.
Around here we like our spice too. My favorite restaurant makes deliciously hot wings that are served with a bowl of hot water for your fingers. The gooey factor is off the chart not to mention you can order them as hot as you can stand.
I sometimes feel the urge to be MacGyver in the kitchen. Thankfully I’ve never blown anything up. I do pick through the refrigerator and cupboards to do whatever it takes to feed a craving. Match that with some newly acquired grilling skills and we have an appetizer or light main dish that heats up your lips but not the kitchen!
Grilled Spicy Thai Chicken Wings
16 chicken wings, tips removed
course sea salt
fresh ground black pepper
¼ cup Ginger People Sweet Ginger Chili Sauce
2 tablespoons coconut aminos or soy sauce
1 tablespoon Sriracha (can add a bit more for more spice)
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon grated ginger
Heat grill to a medium heat. Brush wings with avocado oil. Season with coarse sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Grill wings over direct medium heat, turning once or twice until skin starts to become crispy, about 10 – 15 minutes.
Mix remaining ingredients
Brush sauce over wings, turning and glazing every 3 or so minutes until wings are done, about 10 minutes.
Serve warm with a side of fresh greens. Don’t forget the wet hand towels!
In a hurry? Flash frozen chicken does not have to be thawed before going straight to the grill!
This article previoulsy ran on The News Review and on NRtoday.com