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Serves 4 as an entree or 6 to 12 as an appetizer

24 Chicken Wings
1 cup mild tomato chili sauce (I like Heinz Premium Chili Sauce)
3/4 cup honey
1 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon crushed red chili flakes
6 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano
1 green onion, ends trimmed, minced

Cut off the wing tips and save them for making stock. In a bowl large enough to hold the wings, combine all the remaining ingredients. Add the wings and mix thoroughly. Marinate the wings in the refrigerator for 1 to 24 hours (the longer the better).

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a shallow baking pan with foil. Coat a wire rack with nonstick cooking oil, spray and place the rack in the baking pan.

Drain the wings and reserve the marinade. Arrange the wings on the rack (smooth surface down) and roast for 30 minutes.

Drain the accumulated liquid from the pan. Baste the wings with the reserved marinade, turn the wings over, and baste again.

Roast until the wings turn a mahogany color, about another 30 minutes. Cut the wings in half through the joint.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

Beer Types and Serving Suggestions

Here are some favorite common beers, with some food pairing and serving suggestions:

  • Lager Smooth, light beer, slightly tangy
    Fish, Hamburger, Curry Dishes
  • Pale Ale Light, slight fruity ale
    Green Salads, Fish, Pork, Hamburger
  • Pilsner Light-bodied, mild malt beer with flowery aroma
    Light Soups, Pizza, Fish
  • Brown Ale Smooth, rounded beer with a nutty taste
    Chicken, Salad, Pork 
  • Bock Strong beer with caramel taste
    Chicken, Game, Creamy Desserts, Lamb, Sausage
  • Porter Dark ale with a rich taste
    Cheese, Beef, Barbeque, Fruity or Creamy Desserts
  • Stout Opaque, dry ale with a chocolate taste
    Shellfish, Chocolates, Rich Desserts or Rich Meats

Some other tips:

Beer is a delicious aperitif. Choose a light beer to serve before a meal.

Serve pale beers with light soups and heavy, malty beers with stews.

Light beers are delicious with green salads and vegetable courses.

Serving a chocolate dessert? A rich, sweet, dark beer is the perfect match. Fruitier beers work well with fruit desserts.

A strong sweet beer is a nice digestif, with or without a separate dessert.

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