It’s that time of year again . . . Hockey is back and my Detroit Red Wings start a new season that kicks off tonight! I’m so excited and can’t wait until the puck drops! This is a special year for the Red Wings, they just moved into the Eastern Conference with the Atlantic Division which includes 3 other original six teams. The Red Wings are hosting the outdoor Winter Classic on New Years Day to be held at the University of Michigan. And it’s also an Olympic year in which many of the Red Wings will compete for their native country. Plus the Red Wings will be featured on the HBO series 24/7 this year. Special year to be sure! As you all know, I make a big platter of wings to celebrate opening day and wish my Red Wings Good Luck! They kick off the season versus Buffalo so I’m definitely NOT making Buffalo wings. Instead I’m going with Spicy Garlic Wings. The sauce is definitely spicy and paired with garlic, lime and coriander. Just the thing for game night. So here’s to a great season and Lets Go Red Wings!!
24 Chicken Wings (about 2 pounds)
1 tablespoon Coriander
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon White Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
Spicy Garlic Sauce
1/2 cup Fresh Chili Paste (I used Sambal Oelek)
3 – 4 Garlic Cloves, grated on a microplane grater
1/4 cup Cilantro, roughly chopped
Zest of 1 Lime
Juice of 1 Lime
1/4 cup Butter
Combine the spice blend ingredients and set aside.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Set up a broiling pan with aluminum foil on the bottom pan and spray cooking spray on the top tray. Layer the wings on the tray, sprinkle with spice blend on both sides and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes, turn the wings and bake an additional 20 minutes.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Add the grated garlic, lime zest and chopped cilantro. Pour in the juice and stir in the chili paste. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Seat aside. Reserve 3 tablespoons for yogurt dipping sauce if desired.
Remove wings from oven, brush both sides with some of the spicy garlic sauce. Place back in the oven for 5 – 7 minutes or until the sauce just begins to glaze.
Serve with leftover spicy garlic sauce and yogurt dipping sauce.
Yogurt Dipping Sauce
1 (6 oz container) Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup Sour Cream
3 tablespoons Spicy Garlic Sauce
1 teaspoon Honey
Mix together and refrigerate.
Makes about 1 cup