Monday, February 24, 2014

Honey Teriyaki Hot Wings - Pinterest Recipe Review

Honey Teriyaki Hot Wings - Pinterest Recipe Review : The PIN The RECIPE
If any of you are on Pinterest, you know how easy it is to get carried away and pack your boards with fancy recipes you never end up using. (Or is that just me?) My Food & Recipe board is out of control! I want to clean house and make sure that all of the recipes I'm hoarding are keepers, so there are going to be more Pinterest Recipe Reviews posted in the future.

To kick things off, one of my favorite foods ever, hot wings! These aren't your typical take-out buffalo wings either, these are Teriyaki style.

The recipe required:
  • Raw Chicken Wings
  • Soy Sauce
  • Minced Garlic
  • Honey
  • Ginger (I used powdered) 
  • Corn Starch
  • Sriracha 
  • Rice Wine
The recipe is very straight forward, and it used a lot of ingredients I already had in my pantry. (But I commonly make Asian inspired sauces, so some of you might have to make a grocery run.)

I followed the instructions...but I did make a minor modification. (Or two.) I only used 1-cup of soy sauce. (Instead of the recommended 1 and 1/3rd.) I did this out of concern for saltiness. Soy sauce is seriously salty stuff, so I thought removing the 1/3rd of a cup wouldn't harm the overall recipe. (For the record it didn't.)
Another minor modification was that I let my wings marinade in the Teriyaki mixture overnight. (Which was not mentioned or recommended in the original recipe.) 

The results?

Delicious Teriyaki wings that were so tender, the meat fell off the bone!
The finished wings were more savory than sweet, and they had a mild sriracha-spiciness. My mother, who can't handle spicy foods at all, ate these happily, and my spicy-loving boyfriend enjoyed them as well. If you want your wings to be really spicy, I'd add more sriracha, or serve them with sriracha on the side for dipping.

Overall, I really liked this recipe, but I would make one change in the future.

LOW SODIUM SOY SAUCE. These things were delicious, but very salty. After a few wings you needed a glass of water, and that wasn't because they were spicy. I would either substitute the soy sauce for the low sodium variety, or cut it with something else.

These oven baked wings were crispy, tender, and delicious. I think it's safe to say, this one is a keeper with a few modifications of course.
© Maria Smith
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