Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Jamaican Jerk Wings

Last weekend I decided to make some yummy buffalo wings for hubby while he watched the football games. Never one to leave well enough alone, I began playing around with my recipes. Over the holidays I marinated a turkey breast in a brine solution and baked it; it turned out to be the most moist bird we'd ever eaten, so I though I'd try the same thing with my wings. Since we both like spicy foods, I decided to add Jamaican Jerk seasoning to the brine.If you aren't familiar with Jamaican Jerk, it is a seasoning mix of several different spices. The main three spices are chili pepper, allspice, and thyme. It also contains cinnamon, ginger, clove, garlic, onion, salt, sugar, and red pepper. Yeah, it packs a punch!Although my recipe may sound complicated, it isn't, it just takes a little foresight, since you need to start brining the meat a day before you'll be cooking it. Here's the recipe:
Brine:
1 cup salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Jamaican Jerk seasoning
1 lime, juiced
1 can Dr Pepper
Stir the brine up in a large plastic sealable container; add about 2 dozen chicken wings and enough water to cover. Place lid on and shake well; place in refrigerator for about 24 hours, shaking mixture a few times to keep it mixed up. The following day, drain the liquid off of the wings and place them on a greased roasting pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.While the wings are baking, mix up the sauce.
Sauce:
1/2 bottled BBQ sauce
1/2 stick of melted butter
1/4 cup Louisiana Hot Sauce
When the wings are done, toss with 1/2 of the sauce mixture. Serve the remaining half of the sauce on the side for dipping.

11 comments:

Susan S. said...

That sounds like one worth trying. Gotta love that you found a cleaver way to use Dr. Pepper....MMMMMM! AND you baked the wings, huh!?! That would be easier than frying and healthier too. Looks like this one will be on my Super Bowl Menu!

Donna said...

Sounds Delicious!

I wish I could eat HOT and SPICY foods, but never have gotten it down.

However, my Husband would LOVE it!

Thanks for the Recipe!

Donna

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Oh My I have been skimming through your recipes and girl, you are a good cook! Love spicy, love Texas spicy.

Cornbread, you say cornbread. Oh, and if only I had cornbread with pinto beans. It's dinner time and I'm starving :)

雪糕 said...

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Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Dr. Pepper thats all I drink..lol
I could of swore I was already a follower but I did not see my little face on there so I signed up for sure this time
I have to check out your previous post about the peas.
Have you entered my giveaway yet
Take care
Maggie

Debbie said...

These wings sound terrific. I plan on trying them soon. Come join me for Crock Pot Wednesday whenever you can.

跑車 said...

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Terry said...

Howdy
Yummy ,yummy,yummy :)
Sounds mouth watering and finger licking good to boot !
We love spicy around our place too.
Thank you for sharing this easy to do recipe .
Have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Trails

時尚 said...

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karen said...

Sounds great. My son's girlfriend loves hot stuff . I will have to make these for her someday.

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