guy's tequila wings...

It is almost time for a little March Madness so I thought I would post some yummy "guy" snacks. This one just happens to be from the wild and crazy Guy Fieri of Food Network fame. I have eaten my fair share of chicken wings in my lifetime. They are usually pretty spicy and accompanied by the prerequisite blue cheese dipping sauce. Needless to say I was looking for a change, something new and different. Well bring on the tequila because I found it!

These wings have a little kick to them but nothing overpowering. what I loved about them was the lime. It was fresh and with the agave syrup a little sweet with just a hint of heat from the adobo sauce. They were sticky and had a crunch on the outside due to the broiling. They were the different I was looking for AND did not require any dipping sauce. They stood up on their own. All in all about a 8.5 on the wing scale. So give them a try and let me know what you think.

Celebrate the Feast!

Guy Fieri's Tequila-Lime Wings
Recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri for Food Network Magazine

For the Wings:

3 pounds chicken wings, split at the joint, tips removed
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
For the Sauce:

1 teaspoon grated lime zest
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup tequila
1 tablespoon agave syrup
(sometimes called agave nectar)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon adobo sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)
Prepare the wings: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Season the wings with salt and pepper and arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer. Cook until just brown and crisp, about 45 minutes.

Make the sauce: Combine the lime zest and juice, tequila, agave syrup, cumin, adobo sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 tablespoon pepper in a bowl. Pour over the warm wings and let marinate at least 30 minutes.

Preheat a grill to high. Grill the wings until marked, 10 to 15 minutes, turning as needed. Transfer the marinade to a saucepan and cook until slightly thick, about 8 minutes (you can do this on the grill as well). Drizzle the wings with the sauce and top with cilantro, if desired.