As I’ve said before, It’s Midsummer here in Sweden and it has reached it’s perk. Everything plant is blossoming and there’s greens everywhere! And when you’re having a drink before lighting the barbie, it’s nice to have some finger food to snack on while chatting with relatives and introducing my love to everyone. Since my brother is really into spicy food, I figured something spicy, yet delicious, would be ideal.
…SO: For Midsummer I made Hot Wings, which is kind of like Buffalo Hot Wings, but they’re baked – not fried. They are real easy to make and doesn’t require much effort. They’re best if you allow them to marinate in tabasco and other seasonings before baking them in the oven.
HOT WINGS RECIPE serves 4-6
2 pound Chicken Wings
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 ounces hot sauce (such as Frank’s, Louisiana or Tabasco)
1/2 cup rub spice mix *see note*
1/2 cup canola oil (rapeseed oil)
4 ounces hot sauce
One stick butter (125g)
Start of by cutting up your wings. Search for the joint and cut into winglets and drumettes. Put in a large mixing bowl. Mix the hot sauce, rub and canola oil to a smooth marinade, pour over the chicken and refrigerate at least one hour, preferably over night.
Preheat oven to 350f/175c
Line a baking tray witch parchment paper. Drain the chicken and toss in flour combined with baking soda, lay out the floured chicken. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until fully cooked, turning once half way.
….Meanwhile: Prepare the sauce. Melt the butter in a pan, and add the hot sauce.
Take out the chicken and let cool slightly. Put the chicken into a bowl and add the sauce, toss, and serve!
You can make them up to two days ahead and later warm them up on a low heat!
To cool of your palette you can serve with vegetables and blue cheese dip!
*NOTE*: you can make your own rub buy using equal parts of Chiliflakes, Ancho Chili powder and Cayenne.
BLUE CHEESE DIP RECIPE
2 cups creme fraiche or thick yogurt
1/2 cup mayonaise
1 cup crumbled blue cheese
salt, parsley and pepper to taste!
It’s simple – put everything in a bowl, mix, taste!