Holidays and special events are always a fun time to cook for my clients. Marry clients’ requests and dietary needs with the best available ingredients and my creativity and I start to wish I could be a SCHOP! client myself!
This week for Superbowl 50, amongst organic pork tenderloin crusted with mustard capers & garlic and a vegetable assortment of roasted asparagus, steamed organic broccolini and pan -roasted purple brussel sprout and blue kale hash, were a couple of football-watching favorites – burgers and wings.
Everyone has their favorites of these sports bar classics. However I must be different to keep my clients’ palates piqued. So the burgers are 100% grass fed beef and seasoned with miso, mirin, soy sauce, garlic and tons of chopped green onion on a soft brioche bun with organic sriracha ketchup. I know….
And what is a burger without fries?! So some oven roasted organic yam steak fries needed to go down.
The wings are organic and glazed with sriracha and apricot preserves! Your guests might slap you after they try them at your Superbowl party.
Here’s what I did:
- Season 3lbs with garlic powder, black pepper, salt, cayenne and paprika
- In a single layer, spread them out on a foil and parchment lined (easy clean up) sheet pan and let stand to come to room temperature
- Oven baked them in a 375 preheated oven for 30 minutes
- With about a 2:1 ratio blend organic apricot preserves and sriracha. Nuke it for :10 just so it can come together. Taste and add more of either to your liking.
- Remove wings from oven
- Add a couple of table spoons of the glaze to a medium sized bowl.
- In small batches, 4-5, add wings and toss until coated, adding more glaze just as needed and return glazed wings to the sheet pan.
- Return wings to the oven for 15 minutes or until slightly caramelized/browned.
- Take it over the top and garnish with thin sliced scallion, cilantro and chopped honey roasted peanuts!
And that is that! Should my client have a small gathering he will be all set…and a star to his friends.
Give these wings a try and let me know how they turn out!
Enjoy the ‘Bowl!