Plum Sauce & Sriracha Hot Wings

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 | click here to comment

I don’t need an excuse to eat fattening foods, but when the opportunity presents itself, I will grab on with both hands. THE number one excuse to eat greasy, fried, or otherwise bad for you foods during the year has to be the Super Bowl.There simply is no better time to let it all hang out and just gorge on all that is ridiculously unhealthy, and to do so all day long.

plum sauce and sriracha hot wings

I’m not exactly your sports-loving type, in fact I never watch sports of any kind, except the Olympics, but that’s a special exception. I don’t get worked up over the World Series, Stanley cup or anything sports related, but when the Super Bowl rolls around, I get excited because I know I’ll be making some ridiculously good food, fat and all.

Plus, it’s my excuse to combine several fattening foods together to form a meal of epic caloric proportions. This year I started dreaming up my menu early, which included Soft-Baked Pretzels, Smoked and BBQ’d Baby Back Ribs, Onion Rings and Plum Sauce & Sriracha Hot Wings – all completely gluten-free. I was planning on topping it all off with Nutella Crepes, but I was too lazy by the end of the day to make anything else.

gluten free plum sauce

I love me some spicy, sugary meats. It seriously is one of my favorite ways to enjoy animal protein. I had recently made plum jam, and found out that making plum sauce from scratch was actually really easy and required barely any additional alterations to my already prepared jam. I didn’t want to just mix my plum sauce with Frank’s Red Hot, so I opted for Sriracha, which is my 2nd favorite condiment, next to ketchup. The combination resulted in wings that were sweet, spicy and savory – an overall trifecta of goodness.

The Super Bowl has long passed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy these hot wings for an upcoming party or even at a BBQ. My favorite part is that they are baked, not fried, which gives the illusion that they are healthy and doesn’t make a mess on your stove top. Plus,. the homemade plum sauce is so awesome that you'll want to have it with everything!

plum sauce and sriracha hot wings

Plum Sauce & Sriracha Hot Wings


Plum Jam 

  • 1-2 cups of plums, peeled and chopped 
  • 1/2 cup - 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoob of fresh lemon juice 


Forget using a peeler, whip out a small knife and remove the skin from all of the plums carefully. One skinned, roughly chop the plums into small pieces. Place chopped plums into a saucepan with lemon juice for a few minutes. Add sugar (one cup of sugar to every two cups of plums) and cook for 20 minutes or until reduced to a thick, syrupy mixture. Skim off any foam, or weird bits from the top, remove from heat and allow to cool. 


Plum Sauce

  • 1 cup of plum jam 
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons of ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of Asian Chili Garlic sauce (make sure it's gluten-free)


Combine all of the ingredients into a saucepan and cook until boiling.Remove from heat and cool. 


Wing Flour Mixture

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (I used Better Batter flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder


Sauce

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce (or to taste)
  • 1/4 (or more) of plum sauce
  • 2 tblsps chopped scallions (for garnish)
  • 2 pounds of chicken wingettes and drumettes

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.  Line a large baking sheet with foil and spray with vegetable oil.  In a bowl, mix the flour with the salt (and other dry ingredients).  Add the chicken and toss to coat.  Spread the chicken on the baking sheet in a single layer and spray with vegetable oil.  Roast the chicken for 45 minutes, turning once or twice until browned and crispy.  In a bowl, toss the chicken with the sauce mixture.  Garnish with scallions and serve. 



 

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