Recently, while shopping at the Real Canadian Superstore, I noticed that they started carrying ghost peppers (bhut jolokia). Since I’m a pepper fiend, I *had* to buy it — not having any idea whatsoever what I’d do with it. After going to a wings restaurant with my buddies and having their sign-a-waiver-before-ordering hot wings, I knew that I could up the ante, and make a better tasting and hotter one!
This is a super simple wings recipe, that doesn’t use a deep fryer (as regular readers know, I don’t deep fry anything).
- Chicken wings, separated and split.
- Creamed Unpasteurized Honey
- A Head of Garlic
- Soy Sauce
- Ghost Peppers
(Yes, that’s it!)
The amounts don’t really matter — when using ghost peppers, subtly is not part of the vocabulary.
Preheat your oven at 400 F
Throw your chicken wings in a bowl, and give them a nice coat of oil. It really doesn’t matter what type of oil you use. For these wings, I used the absolute cheapest oil I had.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper, and arrange the wings so that they don’t touch each other.
Throw them in the oven, and bake for 45 mins (at 400 F).
Now you can take a break, or start prepping the glaze.
Peel and dice an entire head of garlic. Normally I do everything by hand, but this was a shitload of garlic and I was lazy, so I used our mini food processor.
I didn’t make it into a paste, but chopped it up pretty damn fine still.
Grab your honey (the sweet food, not your other honey!) and put some directly into a saucepan.
Throw your garlic, and some soy as well into it.
Use a low-medium heat setting, and let it all mix together.
Now the fun part. Time for the ghost peppers! I’ve been known to rub my eyes randomly, so I was prepared for handling these bad boys. I used protection!
Dice it up. Some people like to remove the seeds; I don’t.
Your honey garlic soy mixture should be all melted now.
Add in most of the peppers, reserving a little bit to sprinkle on top later.
Keep stirring until every last bit of the glaze burns.
Take it off the heat, and let it cool slightly while the wings finish baking.
Toss the fully cooked wings directly into the semi-cooled glaze, and give them all a nice coating.
Ta da! There you have it, Burning Ring Of Fire Honey Glazed Ghost Wings!
These suckers will numb your lips for a while, even after your finish eating them. Its the gift that keeps on giving!