Sunday, January 25, 2009

My favorite holiday is approaching!!!!

YES, Superbowl Sunday!!!! Like Jean, I am an fiend. I found these two, (put my own variations on them), and they have become family favorites.

Mahogany Chicken Wings (also used very successfully with chicken legs and country ribs)
3 lbs chicken wings (i just get a bag of 4lbs, it all works out)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
2 tbs chile sauce (we use tabasco sauce)
1 tsp ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbs sesame oil (my addition)
Place chicken in a shallow medium dish (i use ziplock bags, not looking to do any more dishes than i have to!). In a medium bowl (same zip lock bag as your chicken) mix soy sauce, honey, molasses, chile sauce (tabasco), ground ginger, garlic (and sesame oil). (After making sure the bag is sealed, I just use my hands to squish the marinade around the meat). Refrigerate at least 1 hour, turning occasionally (I'll do it overnight).

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large baking dish, arrange chicken in a single later. Bake in a preheated oven approximately 50 minutes, brushing with soy sauce mixture and turning once, until meat is no longer pink and juices run clear (i pour the whole bag into a baking dish, meat, marinade and all -- let bake, turning once). Enjoy. If you are making legs or ribs, the baking sauce is very good over rice as well.

Wisconsin Bratwurst
2 lbs fresh bratwurst sausages
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 cup butter (watching our cholesterol, cut to 2 tbs butter)
6 12 cans of beer (we just used enough beer to cover, why waste it??)
1 1/2 tbs ground black pepper
10 hoagie rolls

Prick bratwurst with fork to prevent them from exploding as they cook (reading, you NEVER prick bratwurst, so we did not, they did not explode). Place in a large stock pot with the onions, butter and beer. Place pot over medium heat, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

Preheat grill for medium high heat.

Lightly oil grate. Cook bratwurst on preheated grill for 10-14 minutes, turning occasionally to brown evenly. Serve hot off grill with the (cooked in beer) onions on hoagie rolls.

(Pass the lipitor!).

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