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Habanero Sake Wings with Ranch Tots

kilo charlie

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Put some chicken wings in a glass bowl with 4 cut up habaneros and covered all with 1 and 1/2 cups of Sake and let soak for like 4 hours.

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Put some frozen tater tots in a gallon zip lock bag and about a tablespoons of oil along with a tablespoon of my homemade Ranch Seasoning and coated the tots. Put them on a piece of oiled tinfoil.

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A second piece of tinfoil over the top and the edges folded over to create a pouch.

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The wings were drained and patted dry with paper towels then seasoned with fresh ground pepper and black salt.

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The foil packet was put on 10 minutes ahead of the wings on the grill and went for a total of 30 minutes and the wings went 20 min total.

The habaneros did not shine through as much as I had envisioned... so I guess back to the drawing board on adding some super spice to the inside of the wings. As if I needed another reason to make more chicken wings!
 

kilo charlie

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Some great ideas there. Big like.

Have you thought of injecting the wings to get the heat inside?
Thank you!

Oh yea.. I've injected wings before. I took me a long time to get that crispy skin that the Sake provides so now I'm trying to warm that up a bit while keeping the skin crispy.
 

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Thank you!

Oh yea.. I've injected wings before. I took me a long time to get that crispy skin that the Sake provides so now I'm trying to warm that up a bit while keeping the skin crispy.
Cool! I look forward to the posts and stealing borrowing your sake idea.
 

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Maybe if you put the habanero in the sake overnight then marinate. Nice simple recipe I may have to try it this weekend.
 

kilo charlie

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Cool! I look forward to the posts and stealing borrowing your sake idea.
Haha it's actually super simple and I don't mind sharing...

The original recipe is soak the wings in Sake anywhere from 30 minutes to overnight. Pat them dry with paper towels and salt and pepper - They're actually called Teba Shio or Salted Chicken Wings - It's a Japanese recipe I found here .

The original recipe is to broil them for 10 minutes skin side down then 10 more minutes skin side up.

I have done them that way many times as well as in the air fryer at 400F for 20 minutes and on the grill obviously!
 

kilo charlie

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Maybe if you put the habanero in the sake overnight then marinate. Nice simple recipe I may have to try it this weekend.
Now that I have a dedicated bowl and know it's going to take 1 1/2 cups of Sake I can try that.. Thank you for that direction to try!
 

kilo charlie

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Man that all looks great but I love how you did the tots! Care to share what is in your homemade ranch seasoning?
Large Batch Ranch Seasoning

INGREDIENTS
  • ▢3/4 cup dried parsley
  • ▢3 tbsp dried dill
  • ▢2 tbsp dried chives
  • ▢1/4 cup granulated garlic
  • ▢1/4 cup granulated onion
  • ▢1/4 cup dried onion flakes
  • ▢2 tbsp kosher salt
  • ▢2 tbsp ground black pepper
I nix this is a short wide mouthed Mason jar so that a measuring spoon will reach the bottom and so you can shake it all up before each use.
It will fill the jar right to the top when you make a fresh batch.


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The whole meal looks fantastic to me!
If you want more heat either inject it with Tony C’s jalapeño marinade & add some cayenne pepper to it.
Al
 

kilo charlie

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The whole meal looks fantastic to me!
If you want more heat either inject it with Tony C’s jalapeño marinade & add some cayenne pepper to it.
Al
Thank you!

My concern with injecting is that it'll take away from the Sake being able to crisp up the skin. As olaf olaf suggested I'm going to try to flavor the Sake itself because wing experiments are always fun!
 

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