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  • 4 lbs chicken wings
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

Honey Garlic Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 4 tablespoons liquid honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Siracha chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

Directions for the Sauce

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a medium saucepan. Bring to a slow boil over medium high heat stirring constantly. Let boil 2 minutes, remove from heat and set aside until ready to serve. Recipe can be done ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. 

Directions for Grilling or Baking the Wings

  1. Mix the salt, baking powder, and cayenne pepper together in a small bowl
  2. Place the chicken wings into a large, deep mixing bowl and sprinkle with the baking powder mixture. Toss well until all the chicken pieces are well covered.
  3. Place on a rack on a sheet pan and refrigerate uncovered 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Grill at 350 for app. 25-30 minutes, turning constantly and moving the wings around (as per the video) or bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven on cookie sheets for 40 minutes, turning once or twice during the cooking process.
  5. Serve on their own with your favorite dipping sauce on the side or toss them in sauce right before serving.

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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