Hi friends - the time has come where I will be winding down and making the last few recipes from Cravings 2. This book has been SO much fun to cook from and I have a feeling I’ll be revisiting it often. I’m so excited for all the things I’ve got planned this year! More books, more recipes, more giveaways and beyond. Lots of exciting stuff- and stay tuned for book FOUR in February. EEK!
In the meantime— here’s January’s recipe remix. My favorite recipe to really freak out my friends: PB&J wings. In honor of Chrissy’s Spicy Jammy Drummies, (pg. 233) I’ve decided to share these sticky, delicious beauties. I started making this recipe after many years of enjoying these wings while in collage at our favorite dive bar. They’re salty and sweet and messy and perfect and I promise they’re not as weird as they sound! Best enjoyed with icy cold beer, and just in time for the football game next weekend.
2-3 lbs chicken wing parts, flats, drums, whatever you like
3/4 Cup grape jelly (don’t get any of the sugar free crap, you WANT the sugar here)
1/4 Cup soy sauce
Generous handful of scallions, roughly chopped, whites and greens
1 Cup smooth peanut butter
2 TBSP sriracha
4 TBSP soy sauce
6 TBSP water
1/2 TSP salt
1.5 Limes, juiced
1/2 TBSP toasted sesame oil
2 TBSP full-fat coconut milk
2 TBSP scallions, finely chopped for garnish
For the marinade:
1) Whisk together the grape jelly, soy sauce and juice from half a lime. Transfer to a Ziplock bag and add the chicken wing parts and scallions. Toss to coat, and seal the bag removing as much air as possible so the marinade coats the wings. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 8-10 hours. I recommend overnight!
2) Remove the wings from the marinade and brush off any scallions. Grill until fully cooked. They will be crispy and caramelized thanks to all the sugar in the jelly.
For the peanut butter sauce:
1) While the chicken is grilling, whisk the remaining ingredients (minus scallions) together in a large bowl. Taste for salt and check the consistency- you want a pretty drizzle-able sauce to coat the wings. Tip: if it needs more salt AND liquid, add more soy sauce.
2) Throw the hot wings directly into the peanut butter sauce and toss to coat. Add scallions when ready to serve.