A game plan for game day: classic wings and an easy cocktail for the win

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By Wes and Justine Bouchia

It's Super Bowl Sunday, North Salem. Read on for one appetizer and one cocktail recipe that together make for a winning combination. 

Today we are talking hot sauce! The two recipes below feature one of our favorite hot sauces, the classic, Frank’s Red Hot! If you don’t have Frank’s Red Hot, don’t worry. Use your sauce of choice.

Chicken WingsA Super Bowl Sunday staple. I wanted to share my go-to wing recipe as we get ready for the big game this weekend. This recipe is super simple and tasty. Ingredients:

  • Chicken wings
  • Frank’s Red Hot
  • Butter (unsalted or salted will work)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Procedure:

The key to this recipe is to make sure your wings are super dry. After I pat them dry with paper towels, I like to lay them out on a tray for at least an hour. The longer the better, this can be done the day before to make game day a bit easier. 

Preheat oven to 425.

  • Once wings are dry, season with olive oil salt and pepper.
  • Lay wings out on a tray without overcrowding.
  • Cook for 35-40 minutes.
  • A few minutes before the wings are done, melt some butter (2 tbsp butter per pound of wings).
  • Add hot sauce to the melted butter (I do about 5-6 dashes per pound as well. But this part is up to you.)

Once wings are done, toss in a bowl with the butter and Frank’s Red Hot. Serve as is or with your dipping sauce of choice. I love Marie’s Blue Cheese.

Michelada

A Michelada is a beer drink made with beer, tomato juice, lime juice, assorted spices, and chiles. You can find numerous variations of this cocktail throughout Mexico.

Ingredients:

  • Beer 6 oz / half a can (I like using a Mexican Beer like Tecate)
  • Tomato Juice, 2 oz
  • Tabasco, 2 shakes
  • Frank’s Red hot, 2 shakes (or hot sauce of choice)
  • Lime Juice, ¼ oz (the juice of about a quarter of lime) plus more for garnish
  • A pinch of kosher salt plus more for garnish
  • Ice

Procedure:

  • Rim glass with lime juice and kosher salt.
  • Add tomato juice, Tabasco, Frank’s Red Hot, Lime Juice and a pinch of salt. Stir together.
  • Fill glass halfway with ice.
  • Add beer and stir one more time.
  • Garnish with lime and enjoy!

    Tell us, what's your favorite Super Bowl Day food?

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    About the chefs:

    Wes and Justine Bouchia are local chefs with years of experience in the food and beverage industry as chefs and mixologists. They are committed to redefining the dining out experience by bringing food, cocktails and service via their  in-home dining catering services. They can be reached atFoodfamilyaffair@gmail.com

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