Sunday, August 28, 2011

Honey Sriracha Glazed Buffalo Wings

I'm usually up on the 'hot and popular foods' but apparently Sriracha slipped past my radar undetected...that is until last weekend. We were moving my middle child up to University of Florida for his sophomore year and went to his awesome Cuban restaurant, where we had the best Cuban sandwiches. On the tables they had bottles of Sriracha sauce, I'd never tried it so I cautiously dipped a corner of my sandwich into it and BAM, I was in love! This peppery hot sauce was so spicy and delicious! Of course I had to go home and buy a bottle, and then I did some research and found this cookbook, yummm. Bon Appetite has named this the "Ingredient of the Year", so we all better take notice and start consuming it in massive quantities! I found it in the ethnic section of my grocery store for under $4 a bottle.

My family absolutely loves hot wings and so I'm so happy to have another dressing to add to our long list of favorites. I like to buy my wings from Sam's Club or Costco, they are good quality and are pretty good sized.

4 lbs Chicken Wings
2/3 c Sriracha
1/2 c Honey
2 tsp Kosher Salt
Juice of One Lime
Blue Cheese Salad Dressing
Carrots and Celery Sticks

Heat your oil to 350, I prefer Peanut Oil but you can use Vegetable Oil if you'd like.  I use a Fry Daddy type of fryer, but we also use a turkey fryer when we do larger amounts of wings. A good quality cast iron pan or other heavy duty pan can be used. Fill the oil no more than halfway up the side of pan. Fry the wings in batches for 10-12 minutes until crispy and golden brown. Drain wings on a paper towel covered plate. You can also place wings on a foil lined cookie sheet and keep in a 200 degree oven as other wings are frying.
I love my deep fryer!

While the wings are frying, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add the Sriracha, honey, salt and lime juice, stirring to combine. Keep warm over low heat. Place cooked wings in a large mixing bowl and toss with the Sriracha mixture. Serve with blue cheese dressing, carrots sticks and celery.
Add honey to sriracha
Add line juice and salt also, mix
Bought this yummy honey in North Carolina
Check out my awesome new stove
Pour sauce over wings and



  1. Christina, these do sound good -- the hot and the sweet and the lime. Yum! I have used it a bit, but who knew there was a cookbook? Joni

  2. Joni,
    We gobbled these up so quickly! I can't wait to make more things from the cookbook!