This is a guest post from my husband, Ben. Periodically, he has agreed to share some of his favorite recipes with you in a guest post column entitled One Tablespoon Testosterone, or OTT for short. Enjoy!
Ah, it’s that sweet time of year again. The air is aflutter with the sounds of helmets crashing, pads popping, players trash talking, fans whining, and coaches alternating between tirades and smug silence. Football season has returned (and sadly, is now closer to being over than beginning) and with it, so has OTT. And I’m here to bring you recipes you might not otherwise find around these parts. Recipes that embrace manliness. Like these chicken wings.
Chicken wings are quite manly in general. This is evidenced by the distressed look on my wife’s face when I came home with a 10 pound bag of chicken wings with the intention of shoving it in our already jam-packed freezer. Bigger is manlier. Meat covered in sauce is manly. These chicken wings do appeal to the ladies though too. Just a little bit spicy with an Asian twist. It doesn’t get much better than that. So without further ado, here’s the recipe.
Thai Peanut Ginger Chicken Wings
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 1 c creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 c soy sauce, divided
- 2 1/2 t ground ginger
- 2 t rice vinegar
- 1/2 t red pepper flakes (add more for a delightful increase in spiciness)
- 5 lbs frozen chicken wings
Put the evaporated milk, peanut butter, 3 Tablespoons soy sauce, ginger, vinegar and red pepper flakes in a blender or food processor. Blend until it’s smooth and looking like something you’d want to lather on chicken. Combine 1/2 c of the blended sauce, the remaining soy sauce, and chicken wings in a large bowl. If you thawed the chicken wings, you can let it marinate for an hour. If you’re cooking them from frozen, then there’s not as much point. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line two (probably) baking sheets with foil and coat with cooking spray. Put the chicken on the baking sheets and bake for 45 minutes thawed, or 55 frozen. Spoon the remaining sauce over the wings. Grab several napkins and turn on some football. Enjoy.
Time: 65 minutes [10 minutes active].
Yield: 5 regular servings or 2 man-sized servings.
And in case you’re curious… the best kind of football you can turn on is THE Ohio State Buckeyes. You can do that tomorrow, if you wish. Beat Michigan!
Question of the Day — Recently, we visited the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. It was lots of fun watching big cats play with pumpkins filled with a surprise! I think my favorite (maybe, they were all pretty awesome) one there was a black leopard appropriately named Blackie. What’s your favorite type of exotic animal?