To start with, the wings were the full size wings, so we had Joe cut the wingette from the drumstick. While he was doing that, Brad and I developed the 6 different sauces, which were marinated for several hours in batches of about 6 wings per sauce. After the marinade, about 3 wings from each sauce was put into a dusting of flour, garlic powder, sweet smoked paprika and a bit of kosher salt, then baked for about 40 mins, turning the wings over about 20 mins into cooking.
Here is the approximation of the recipes and their small review. Please keep in mind we didn't measure, nor record exactly what we put in. A splash is a lot of something, while a dash is several drops. I know, very scientific. These pictures are the marinade process.
-3rd Degree Sauce (splashes)
-Sweet Smoker Paprika (heavy sprinkling)
This is a quick sauce that I did at the end with 2 flavours I really didn't fit into the recipes.
I personally liked them and would have liked to strengthen the SSP which was overpowered by the 3rd Degree, but its one I would do again. Not so popular with the others though.
3) Thai-Indo Wings
This sauce probably worked out the best. It looked great, its dark red colour, and the flavour combo of heat and sweet was great. Definetly the most popular wing.
4) Soromon Wings
We tried to create the hottest wing to rule them all. We failed. This wing had bite, but not as much bite as it should have had, considering the ingredients we used. The flavour wasn't anything to write home about.
5) Sweet Garlic Wings
These were my least favourite wings. I was not a fan of the chili-garlic sauce, and the plum sauce made for a sweet wing, which is not usually my favourite.
6) Dragon Wings
-Tangy Thai Sauce
-Honey Garlic Ginger
Based on a wing sauce at a restaraunt in Cambridge I think, this one had the most difficulty working. Despite being submersed in marinade, it did not stick, and in cooking the sauce drained off easily, leaving a bare wing in the oven. These were basted again for a second cooking. That helped, but I think following the same methods Ricky did in his Indian-Thai Fusion Wings was probably better way to go.
IN THE END, the lasagna was good, the wings tasty and the hours of Halo playing were enjoyed by all.
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