Summer is the time to let the season's bounty shine on our plates. From ripe heirloom tomatoes to grilled corn on the cob and parilladas with steak, chops, chicken thighs and more, it is the season where simplicity reigns supreme. Chicken wings are no exception, and for those of you who lack a barbecue or want to enjoy your cooking inside, these wings can be baked to a crispy perfection. Naked, Sweet and Spicy Wings are on the menu. Need we say more?
Naked Wings are a staple. These are sprinkled with a 2:1 ratio of Himalayan salt and black pepper with a bit of lime zest thrown in for good measure. No glaze, no sauce, no dips -- just you and your wings.
Agave Glazed Wings take the sweet prize, with a mixture of agave, soy sauce, lime juice and a few red pepper flakes brushed on before and throughout while baking. They come out crispy, sweet, sticky and delicious.
If you are craving some heat, Spicy Chile Wings will fit the bill. A dry rub of cayenne, ancho chile, red pepper flakes and a generous amount of fresh cracked black pepper gives these beauties a smoky, spicy flavor that can’t be beat.
Try them once, try them twice, and make enough for a crowd (even if you are only feeding one). You’ll be glad you did.
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