Hot Wings Video Recipes

Wrapping up our Week of Wings 6 (yes, that’s 6 years of Week of Wings so far), we’re sharing some YouTube videos of grilled wings, smoked wings, and bbq wings that we find interesting, useful, and hopefully flavorful… but always interesting! Week of Wings 6 – Day 5

Peanut Butter Wings – from Micah of Grilling and Smoking

Micah does a Wings Wednesday series on YouTube. Always a good watch and usually a good recipe. Here is Micah’s take on Peanut Butter Wings.

… pretty good, maybe doctor it up for a little more spice… something completely different.

Like me, Micah is on a quest to find the best mustard based wings recipe… so if you have any suggestions, let us know!

Check out his other Wings Wednesdays and subscribe to Micah at https://www.youtube.com/user/GrillingAndSmoking


The Wolfe Pit – Grilled (Original) Buffalo Wings

In this cooking video The Wolfe Pit shows you how to grill Buffalo Wings using the Original Buffalo Wing recipe from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo New York. If you like fried Buffalo Wings you will LOVE Grilled Buffalo Wings.

Be sure and visit and check out Larry’s other great recipes and videos at his blog:

http://wolfepit.blogspot.com/


Caribbean Style Hot Wings

Malcom Reed has a great and simple Caribbean style sauce on his grilled wings.


Sriracha Hot Wings Recipe – Baked

This entertaining little video from Tasted features a very simple baked wing Sriracha recipe. And it’s entertaining.


Final Thoughts: Of course there are hundreds thousands of wings videos online! Look around, do what you like. Experiment!

We hope you enjoyed our Week of Wings 6 series of posts, and if you try any of the recipes… well please let us know how they worked out for you.

Thank you for reading and subscribing! Please leave a Comment below or Contact us anytime!

~Brian and Marilyn


More Week of Wings 6

Week of Wings 6 – Day 1: Louisiana Brand Wing Kit Review
Week of Wings 6 – Day 2: Sriracha Rub on Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 3: Vortex Grilled Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 4: Datil Dew Inferno Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 5: Hot Wings Video Recipes

Datil Dew Inferno Wings

It’s back to a sauce review on wings today with Datil Dew Inferno Sauce from PepperProducts.com. Don’t let the “Inferno” name scare you. This is Week of Wings 6 – Day 4.

Datil Dew Inferno Sauce #7

We love Datil pepper based sauces here at HotSauceDaily.com. Whether it’s a BBQ sauce, a dry rub, or in this case a sauce that defies description… if it showcases the Datil pepper from St. Augustine Florida, we are all in.

Datil Dew Inferno 16 oz bottle

Datil Dew Inferno 16 oz bottle

Wanda and Byron Bates have built PepperProducts.com to showcase their many sauces and pickles, all based around the Datil pepper.

The Datil Dew Inferno sauce is:

Ingredients: Tomato paste, corn syrup, vinegar, salt, onion powder, spice and natural flavors, water, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, Datil and habanero peppers, garlic and salt.

A fine tomato base sauce that has the heat to satisfy any pepper head’s palate! Succulent Datil pepper FLAVOR without sacrificing the heat. ~pepperproducts.com

I mentioned earlier to not let the “Inferno” name scare you away – and now I will mention that #7 on the bottle is also a bit over-stated. This sauce is not a 7 out of 10 in heat. I’m not sure why they have a #7 on the label.

Datil Dew Inferno sauce closeup

Datil Dew Inferno sauce is dark mahogany colored with a light-medium consistency.

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 StarsSpicy, hot, sweet, heat.

We cooked up some wings using our standard bake and deep-fry method (Wings 101). We then tossed them into the Datil Dew Inferno sauce, and for the pretty pictures, we painted on even more sauce!

Datil Dew Inferno wings

Hot wings glazed with Datil Dew Inferno then brushed with more sauce.

Final Thoughts

Overall Rating: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – Delicious and easily a repeat sauce. Great Datil based glaze.

Both Marilyn and I thought this sauce is a great glaze on wings with the sweet and fragrant Datil pepper profile.

Where to buy:

http://pepperproducts.com/datil-pepper-sauces.html

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.

Closeup of Datil Dew Inferno Wings

Extra sauce is always good.


More Week of Wings 6

Week of Wings 6 – Day 1: Louisiana Brand Wing Kit Review
Week of Wings 6 – Day 2: Sriracha Rub on Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 3: Vortex Grilled Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 4: Datil Dew Inferno Wings (You are here.)
Week of Wings 6 – Day 5: ?

Vortex grilled wings in a Weber Kettle

I’m geeking out today about a new grilling accessory called Vortex. Designed for use in any Kettle or Kamado style grill, the Vortex makes grilling super crispy wings easy! And of course it’s great for many other uses as you will see. This is Week of Wings 6 – Day 3.

Vortex – inDirect Heat grilling device

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This is the Small Vortex for Akorns, Med-Large Eggs, 18.5″ and 22.5″ Weber Kettles, and Kamado Joes

Overall rating: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Ranking right up there with cast iron grill grates, this simple cone produces great results! A 5 Star grilling product if I’ve ever seen one. A must have.

Vortex is a cone shaped device that allows for either direct heat or indirect heat in a controlled environment.

You build your charcoal fire in the middle of the Vortex, and with the help of the domed lid of your grill, you get a nice indirect heat zone around the perimeter of the grate.

Simply put, small end up is for indirect heat, and large end up is for direct heat. The uses can get more complicated and more versatile as you will see.

But for now, we’re looking for the perfect grilled crispy chicken wing!

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Great quality of build and the welded seams are tight.

The pic above is at a weird angle. The Vortex is not as tiny as it appears here, but I wanted to show off the nice welds, and quality of build of this all stainless steel device.

Hot Whang! and Hot Ass Whang! Chicken Rubs

Hot Whang! and Hot Ass Whang! Chicken Rubs.

We are grilling our wings today with Mad Hunky Brand Meat Seasonings Hot Whang! Chicken Rub. Yea, that’s a mouth full. And Rich Tirpak at MadHunkyMeats.com was kind enough to toss in a sample of Hot Ass Whang! Rub for us to try. (Read thru to the end to see how to get these rubs and many other seasonings for practically free shipping when you purchase a Vortex.)

closeup of hot whang versus hot ass whang rub - one is better.

One of these thangs is not like the other. Sort of close up of the rubs.

See what I did there? One of these thangs is better than the other. 🙂 While both rubs are top notch, we did have a favorite.

Vortex in place for indirect heat. Dead center of kettle on fire grate.

Vortex in place for indirect heat. Dead center of kettle on the fire grate.

Coals getting all hot and happy. This sucker will be a mini wing furnace soon.

Coals getting all hot and happy. This sucker will be a mini wing furnace soon.

We started our coals in a chimney and poured them into the Vortex. This little wing furnace will be cranking out the heat soon.

Wings rubbed with Hot Whang! rubs ready for the Vortex and Kettle

Wings rubbed with Hot Whang! ready for the Vortex and Kettle. Hot Whang! at top – Hot Ass Whang! at bottom.

That’s our obligatory pic of some fat wings ready to die go on the grill. There aren’t as many Hot Ass Whang! wings ‘cuz we was skeered!

Wings around perimeter - bone ends in. No need for flipping or turning.

Wings around perimeter – bone ends in. No need for flipping or turning.

Finally an action shot!

Arranging the wings around the Vortex, with bone ends in, allows the intense heat from the Vortex to circulate around the wings via the dome. There is no need to flip, turn, or just plain ol’ mess with the wings while they get all crispy and done.

You’ll notice our air temp probe is in place (shooting for 350 -375 degrees), and we use our ThermaPen to check the temps of the wings – Vortex or no Vortex, you don’t grill chicken without knowing the meat is at 165º or better when done.

Finished Hot Whang! Chicken Rub wings

Finished Hot Whang! Chicken Rub wings

These wings were savory with a nice dry crunch to them. The heat level was disappointing – Hot Whang! was not. Mild heat lovers would be happy with it though. Hot Whang! has a delicious flavor, and as a dry rub seasoning, it really does shine. Just not enough for us. Average.

Finished Hot Ass Whang! Chicken Rub wings

Finished Hot Ass Whang! Chicken Rub wings

We only had one question about these Hot Ass Whang! wings… why didn’t we make more? Of the 3 versions here, these hot little wingies stole the show. While just a bit hotter than the original Hot Whang! rub… there was so much more flavor. More sweet, more heat, and more savory goodness.

Hot Ass Whang! Chicken Rub was the big winner here.

Heat Level: Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars – Medium to medium hot, these dry crunchy spicy wings are winners. Best dry rubbed wings so far this year!

Finished Hot Whang! Chicken Rub wings wet and sticky style

Finished Hot Whang! Chicken Rub wings wet and sticky style

These wings are the original Hot Whang! Chicken Rub with the addition of spritzing on liquid to keep them moist and sticky.

It’s a great concept – 1/2 water and 1/2 white vinegar – spritzed on about 3 or 4 times during the cook. Once near the beginning, once or twice during the cook, and a final spritz at the end of the grilling session.

The method did make for some nice, wet and sticky wings… but we decided we liked the dry rubbed better. Sticky and tacky.

Vortex grilled dry rubbed chicken wings trio

Vortex grilled dry rubbed chicken wings trio

Clockwise from top: Hot Whang! Chicken Rub, Hot Ass Whang! rub, and Hot Whang! rub done wet style with the vinegar spray.

Final Thoughts:

The Vortex is available at http://madhunkymeats.com/

If you purchase a Vortex, there is a ton of space within the Vortex and box that Rich can fill with any rub you desire. Shop around on his site, pick out the rubs and seasonings and brines you’d like to try and he’ll fit them into the box with the Vortex and you’ll only pay for shipping the Vortex.

The Vortex is available in Small (our version), Medium for 22.5″ and 26.75″ Weber Kettles, XL Big Green Eggs, Big Joe (Kamado Joe), and Large for Ceramics Only – XL Big Green Egg, Big Joe (Kamado Joe), Primo cookers.

Tell Rich HotSauceDaily sent you!

Disclaimer: We purchased this product for our own personal use and review purposes. The thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.


More Week of Wings 6

Week of Wings 6 – Day 1: Louisiana Brand Wing Kit Review
Week of Wings 6 – Day 2: Sriracha Rub on Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 3: Vortex Grilled Wings (You are here.)
Week of Wings 6 – Day 4: Datil Dew Inferno Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 5: ?

Sriracha Rub on Wings

Dry rubbed wings with J&D’s Sriracha Rub is our entry for Day 2 of Week of Wings 6. Famous for their Bacon Salt and Baconnaise condiments, J&D’s Sriracha Rub brings the flavor of a Thai Hot Chili Sauce to a dry rub. Week of Wings 6 – Day 2.

J&D’s Sriracha Rub

Sriracha Rub

J&D’s Sriracha Rub

J&D’s says to use their Sriracha Rub “very liberally on steak, chicken, pork, seafood and more…”. Everyone says that about their rubs. Our goal here is to use it on wings. Deep fried wings. Hot does it taste? Read on…

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – Nice mild to medium-light heat. Just perfect for wings that everyone can enjoy! Spicy and delicious.

Overall: Rated 4.5 out of 5 Stars – Savory, crispy, and very satisfying. One of the best dry rubbed wings we’ve had in a while. “Wish we had cooked more of these.”
~ Marilyn
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Ingredients: Evaporated cane juice, red jalapeño powder, white distilled vinegar powder (potato maltodextrin, white distilled vinegar, modified food starch), salt, dehydrated garlic, minced garlic, red bell pepper granules, cayenne pepper, rice concentrate (anticaking agent), sunflower oil, yeast extract, citric acid, parsley.

J&D's Sriracha Rub closeup

J&D’s Sriracha Rub closeup

Preparation: Deep fried. Again, we did our usual 3 step cook – baked the wings at 350º for 40 minutes (turning once half-way through), deep fried at 350 – 375º for 2 – 3 minutes, then tossed in the sauce. See our Wings 101 post for more info.

Dry Wing Goodness

J&D's Sriracha Rubbed wings

J&D’s Sriracha Rubbed wings

These wings came out great, delicious, dry and savory. Winners! As Marilyn said earlier… we wish we had more to eat for this cook.

J&D's Sriracha Rub wings

J&D’s Sriracha Rub wings

Final thoughts: At first we thought the rub was too salty… tasting it straight out of the shaker… but after cooking the wings, the salty taste went away and we were left with a spicy, savory rub on the wings. While it was not an overwhelming “sriracha” flavor, the nuances of the flavors spoke of garlic and chiles and a hint of sriracha style sauce. Satisfying!

J&D Sriracha Rub - extra on the plate

J&D Sriracha Rub – extra on the plate

You can shop at http://www.jdfoods.net/ for all of their products, and find the Sriracha Rub here: https://baconsalt.3dcartstores.com/JDs-Sriracha-Rub-All-Purpose-Seasoning_p_188.html

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.


More Week of Wings 6

Week of Wings 6 – Day 1: Louisiana Brand Wing Kit Review
Week of Wings 6 – Day 2: Sriracha Rub on Wings (You are here.)
Week of Wings 6 – Day 3: Vortex Grilled Wings in a Weber Kettle
Week of Wings 6 – Day 4: Datil Dew Inferno Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 5: ?

Louisiana Brand Wing Kit Review

We’re kicking off our 6th Annual Week of Wings series with the Louisiana Brand Wing Kit – featuring Louisiana Brand Chicken Wing Seasoning and Louisiana Brand Original Wing Sauce. Week of Wings 6 – Day 1

Louisiana Brand Wing Kit

Shrink wrapped Louisiana Wing Sauce Kit and Wing Seasoning

Shrink wrapped Louisiana Wing Sauce and Wing Seasoning

The Wing Kit comes with a 3 ounce shaker of Chicken Wing Seasoning – Herbs and Spices – and a 12 ounce bottle of Louisiana Wing Kit Original hot sauce (Re-branded here as “Louisiana Wing Kit Sauce”). It sells for only $2.99 at BruceFoods.com – quite a bargain.

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 StarsMild to medium light.

Overall: Rated 4 out of 5 StarsThis kit brings great flavors at a great bargain.

Nice little recipe booklet comes with the Louisiana Wing Kit

Nice little recipe booklet comes with the Louisiana Wing Kit

Louisiana Brand Chicken Wing Seasoning:

Ingredients: salt, spices, onion, garlic, paprika, lemon juice and microchrystalline cellulose.

Louisiana Brand Chicken Wing Seasoning close-up

Louisiana Brand Chicken Wing Seasoning close-up

This salt and pepper based blend includes a nice hit of herbs and spices. We think it really supports and accents the overall flavor experience of the wings with the Louisiana Brand Wing Sauce. Think Zatarain’s or Tony Cachere’s without all of the salt. Savory.

Louisiana Brand Original Wing Sauce:

Ingredients: red peppers, vinegar, salt, soybean oil, sugar, xanthan gum, polysorbate 80, citric acid, datem, and natural garlic flavor.

Louisiana Brand Wing Sauce is rich with flavor.

Louisiana Brand Wing Sauce is rich with flavor.

This cayenne based wing sauce is very flavorful. It’s only slightly thick, but is rich in flavor with big hits of cayenne pepper and garlic – two very important flavors for hot wings. Spicy and garlicky.

Louisiana Brand Wing Sauce wings.

Louisiana Brand Wing Sauce wings.

Final Thoughts: This combo of dry seasoning and sauce make some delicious hot wings. Of the many off the shelf type sauces (grocery store staples), this one comes up a winner and is definitely a top ten sauce found in many grocery stores. Finding the shaker of seasoning might be harder.

The included seasoning takes the overall flavor up a notch, and the wings taste like very authentic wings that we would be happy to have at any bar that features hot wings done with these products. An everyman’s wing.

We are fans of Louisiana Gold Hot Sauce, and Bruce Foods. They have done a great job with this sauce and rub and the kit is a bargain at $2.99 for both.

You can find this wing combo here:

http://www.brucefoods.com/louisiana-wing-sauce/louisiana-wing-sauce-12-oz-and-wing-sauce-seasoning-3-25-oz.html

Be sure to check out all the other great offerings from Bruce Foods when you shop their online store. You’ll find some real gems!

Disclaimer: We purchased this product for our own personal use and review purposes. No compensation was received. The thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.


More Week of Wings 6

Week of Wings 6 – Day 1: Louisiana Brand Wing Kit Review (You are here.)
Week of Wings 6 – Day 2: Sriracha Rub on Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 3: Vortex Grilled Wings in a Weber Kettle
Week of Wings 6 – Day 4: Datil Dew Inferno Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 5: ?

Seven wing recipes to try this year

Wrapping up our Week of Wings 5 Series, we present some awesome looking wing recipes that we want try this year. Of course we’ll share our experiences with you.

Seven wing recipes that we’d love to try this year

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Week of Wings 5 – Day 7. We’re wrapping up our Week of Wings 5 with a look at some recipes that just scream “Yes! Try me!”. You know the types… sexy wings, bathed in sauce or grilled to perfection. Great pictures that tempt you to cook them up and realize your pics will never be that good. 🙂

If you’ve stuck with us for the entire week, we thank you for reading. I’m sorry we neglected to have any grilled wings this year, but the weather has just not cooperated. Nevertheless… let’s check out these recipes together, and see if any of them become a favorite. Let us know if you try any of these.

Smokestacks Chicken Wings

These crisp-charred chicken wings are bathed in a spiced butter sauce.
Featuring 10 spices that almost everyone has in their cabinet, these grilled wings are a sight to behold. Charred with spicy butter, they look delicious!

smokestacks wing recipe

Smokestacks Wings

Best chicken wings I have ever made and I have cooked thousands over the last fifty years.

Recipe link: http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Smokestacks-Chicken-Wings


Margarita Chicken Wings

Tangy, a little salty, and not too sweet. Prep and Cook Time: 25 minutes, plus at least 3 hours to marinate.
Just like the cocktail it’s named for, this easy marinade is a four-ingredient flavor explosion of tart, sweet, and salty all rolled up into one. Here it’s used to jazz up chicken wings, but it works wonders for flank steak, grilled pork, and chicken thighs too.

Margarita Wings Recipe

Margarita Wings Recipe

They had much so flavor, we all loved them, and they came out golden brown, like the picture.

Recipe link: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/margarita-chicken-wings-10000001634816/


Baked Brown Sugar Wings with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce

Amazingly crisp wings baked to perfection served alongside an incredibly creamy dipping sauce that everyone will love.

brown sugar wings recipe

Baked Brown Sugar Wings with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Just tried this the other night and it was fabulous! This is my absolute favorite wings recipe.

Recipe link: http://damndelicious.net/2012/05/29/baked-brown-sugar-chicken-wings-with-roasted-red-pepper/


Old Bay – Santa Maria Seasoning

Dougherty’s Wings – arguably the best chicken wings on the planet.
These grilled wings are seasoned with a Santa Maria seasoning and Old Bay Seasoning. They are basted with a mix of Foster’s Beer, brown sugar and Walkerswood (wet) jerk seasoning. A little complex, and a hard recipe to follow, but you Weber Kettle grillers should have no problem.

Santa Maria and Old Bay seasoned wings recipe

Santa Maria and Old Bay seasoned wings recipe

Recipe link: http://greenleafbbq.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/doughertys-wings-arguably-the-best-chicken-wings-on-the-planet/


Twice fried

While not just for wings, this recipe features twice fried chicken with a good looking sriracha honey sauce.

Twice fried chicken wings recipe with sriracha honey

Twice fried chicken recipe with sriracha honey

…the seasoning blend for the chicken is delicious! My husband wants it on cheeseburgers next! A huge hit. Don’t be afraid of this odd combo – it really works!

Recipe link: http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/michael-symon/twice-fried-chicken-with-sriracha-honey.html


Honey Bourbon Sriracha Sauced Fried Grilled Chicken Wings

Heat from the gift of the food gods, Sriracha Sauce – Sweet from Honey – An Earthy bite from the Bourbon.
This is a great step-by-step recipe for what looks to be a delicious wing!

Honey bourbon sriracha fried grilled wings recipe

Honey bourbon sriracha fried grilled wings recipe

Recipe link: http://erecipecards.blogspot.com/2012/06/honey-bourbon-sriracha-sauced-fried.html


Bonus – One recipe and one Sauce review

How does Spicy Garlic Coal Black Wings grab ya? Add to that, an incredible “all purpose” sauce review that we did on wings.
The Coal Black Wings make an astounding presentation (and delicious wings), and the Chili Dan’s All Purpose Sauce tied for our top product of 2013. So for all of our new readers, we finish our Week of Wings 5 with two of our very favorite wings recipes that we have cooked many times.

Spicy Garlic Coal Black Wings with Sriracha: A particularly complex recipe that is well worth your time to make! Just take a look!

Spicy Garlic Coal Black Wings with sriracha

Spicy Garlic Coal Black Wings with sriracha

We’re especially proud of this recipe, as we put it together solely upon watching a TV show that featured it at a restaurant (details are in the original post).

Recipe link: http://hotsaucedaily.com/spicy-garlic-coal-black-wings-recipe/

Chili Dan’s All Purpose Start to Finish Sauce Wings Recipe: One of our favorite products of 2013, Chili Dan’s on wings is spectacularly delicious!

Chicken Wings with Chili Dan's All Purpose sauce

Amazing wings with Chili Dan’s sauce

This is one of those all purpose sauces that we fell in love with immediately. We just might keep a case of this on hand at all times. It’s that good.

Recipe link: http://hotsaucedaily.com/chili-dans-all-purpose-start-to-finish-sauce/

We hope you enjoyed reading through our Week of Wings 5 series of posts, and hopefully you got some great ideas of your own. Please share anything you discovered with us and our other readers by leaving a Comment below.


More Week of Wings 5

Week of Wings 5 – Day 1: Patter Fam Sauces Sissy Sally Wing Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 2: Datil Pepper BBQ Rubbed Wings
Week of Wings 5 – Day 3: Spicey Rooster Buffalo Wing Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 4: Sweet Baby Rays 3 Wing Sauces
Week of Wings 5 – Day 5: Crystal and Louisiana Brand Wing Sauces
Week of Wings 5 – Day 6: Jerk Wings with Hoboken Eddies Jamaican BBQ Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 7: Seven wing recipes to try this year

Jerk BBQ Wings with Hoboken Eddie’s

Day 6 of our Week of Wings features a Caribbean Jerk BBQ sauce from Hoboken Eddies.

Jerk Wings with Hoboken Eddie’s Jamican Jerk BBQ Sauce

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Week of Wings 5 – Day 6. I love jerk seasonings and jerk sauces, and so I usually include them in our Week of Wings series. This one is a little different in that it’s not your typical jerk sauce. Hoboken Eddie’s Jamaican Jerk BBQ is more of a thick, barbecue style sauce with jerk overtones. It made some hot, spicy wings.

Preparation: Deep fried. We did our usual 3 step cook – baked at 350º for 40 minutes (turning once half-way through), deep fried at 350 – 375º for 2 – 3 minutes, then tossed in the sauce. See our Wings 101 post for more info.

Ingredients: relish, apricot jam, jalapeño peppers, ketchup, hot sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, chopped cherry peppers, worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, ginger, water, liquid smoke, allspice, cinnamon, curry powder, chives.

hoboken eddies jamaican jerk bbq texture

Texture and Appearance: Dark reddish brown in color, this jerk bbq sauce is very thick and super chunky, thanks to the first ingredient of relish.
It coated our wings well, and the bits of relish and peppers added some nice texture. Beautiful.

Taste straight up: First up, you know you’re eating a smoky tomatoey BBQ sauce. A fruity sweetness and spice are next, with some considerable heat coming in last.
It’s a pleasant taste overall, and the tiny chunks add to the mouth feel. Sweet and spicy.

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Taste on wings: Sweet and flavorful, this sauce is hard to characterize. The Jamaican Jerk BBQ influence is there, but in a light-weight amount. Ginger, cinnamon and garlic play a big role in that.

Marilyn tasted a heavy roasted veggies profile that she found delicious. Also, she is not a fan of jerk sauces, but thoroughly enjoyed this sauce on our wings, and looks forward to trying it on some ribs.

I find it very fruity, without being too sweet – a nice complex balance of flavors. I think of it as “Americanized Jerk”, as it really is a BBQ sauce first. And the smokiness was muted in the end. Very unique.

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – I know we’re only talking about jalapeños and cherry peppers here, but this sauce brings on a good amount of heat. Our lips were tingling, and the burn fills the mouth and throat. It’s not exactly short-lived either. Warm.

hoboken eddies jamaican jerk bbq bottle

Overall rating: Rated 3.5 out of 5 Stars – Our most unusual wings of the series this week. Jamaican Jerk BBQ Sauce from Hoboken Eddie’s is a fantastic sauce with so many possibilities, from burgers, to ribs, to pork and chicken.

I don’t want to forget to mention the awesome 14 ounce “flask” bottle is a hefty and attractive package.

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.

About Hoboken Eddies

Chef Edmund Patrick “Hoboken Eddie” McCarthy starts with the highest quality ingredients and then mixes them with a secret array of herbs and spices to conjure-up his tastebud tantalizing sauces.never thickened with cornstarch or xathum gum,you can taste the difference, There are no animal products, fats, or oils.

At last check, Hoboken Eddie has a line-up of 17 different and unique sauces ranging from BBQs to hot sauces; from mustards to chutneys, and some sauces that defy categorization.

Visit HobokenEddies.com to check out his awesome line of products.

Follow HobokenEddies on Facebook too.


More Week of Wings 5

Week of Wings 5 – Day 1: Patter Fam Sauces Sissy Sally Wing Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 2: Datil Pepper BBQ Rubbed Wings
Week of Wings 5 – Day 3: Spicey Rooster Buffalo Wing Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 4: Sweet Baby Rays 3 Wing Sauces
Week of Wings 5 – Day 5: Crystal and Louisiana Brand Wing Sauces
Week of Wings 5 – Day 6: Jerk Wings with Hoboken Eddies Jamaican BBQ Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 7: Seven wing recipes to try this year

Crystal and Louisiana Brand Wing Sauces

Week of Wings Day 5 has us back in the grocery isle to check out two cayenne based wing sauces from two classic sauce makers: Crystal and Louisiana Brand.

Crystal Wing Sauce & Louisiana Brand Wing Sauce

Crystal - Louisiana Wing Sauces

Week of Wings 5 – Day 5. We’re going old school today with two Louisiana hot sauce originals. Both companies launched in the 1920’s and each claim to be “number one” – Louisiana Brand with “Still the Original – the One with the Red Dot” and Crystal proclaiming “#1 Hot Sauce in Louisiana”.

Both have fascinating histories surrounding their hot sauces, but we’re looking at their versions of “original” wing sauces. If this were a “smackdown”, we’ve picked a clear winner. Read on to see which one came out on top.

Preparation: Deep fried. We did our usual 3 step cook – baked at 350º for 40 minutes (turning once half-way through), deep fried at 350 – 375º for 2 – 3 minutes, then tossed in the sauce. See our Wings 101 post for more info.

Crystal Wing Sauce “Original”

Makes a zesty marinade for poultry, seafood, wild game – and fruits and vegetables, too. Those who want their wings extra tasty choose Crystal Wing sauce.

Ingredients: aged red peppers, distilled vinegar, corn syrup, food starch modified, dehydrated garlic and onion, salt, xanthan gum, artificial butter flavoring.

Crystal Wing Sauce texture

Texture and Appearance: Thin texture and bright orange in color. Tiny flecks of either the peppers or garlic and onion. Marilyn thinks it has the color of Nehi Orange Soda.

Taste straight up: Smooth, buttery, light vinegar taste, but artificial.

Taste on wings: Very little vinegar now, butter taste almost disappears, not much other flavor to speak of. Below average.

Crystal Wing Sauce Wings

Heat Level: ½ Star – Just not there. Plain Jane heat (apologies to our readers named “Jane”).

Overall rating: ½ Star – We not saying this is a bad sauce, but it is so mild and plain, that it just may be the right one for beginners, kids, mothers-in-laws and the like. Hey, you may love this one! If so, tell us in the Comments below.

For now, we’ll pass on this one as a go-to wing sauce. Sorry, Crystal… we had high hopes.

About Crystal Hot Sauce

Crystal also makes an “Extra Hot” version of their wing sauce. They also make quite a few other sauces that we would love to try, including Worcestershire, Steak, Teriyaki and Soy. Visit http://www.baumerfoods.com/ for all of them.

Bonus: Check out the history of Baumer Foods, aka Crystal Preserves. See the Art Deco sign. Read about their history… it’s fascinating.
http://www.baumerfoods.com/history.php


Louisiana Brand Wing Sauce

The heat that created the hot wing phenomenon originated in Louisiana, and Louisiana Wing Sauce takes it to the next level.

Ingredients: red peppers, vinegar, salt, soybean oil, sugar, xanthan gum, polysorbate 80, citric acid, datem, natural garlic flavor.

Louisiana Brand wing sauce

Texture and Appearance: This very dark orange colored sauce clings nicely to the wings. Medium thick.

Taste straight up: Vinegar and cayenne first, a bit salty, but very smooth.

Taste on wings: Great classic buffalo wing taste, a classic. Better than most bar wings. Adding butter is key, flavor is big and satisfying.

Louisiana Brand Wing Sauce wings

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – Fairly hot, but not a “bring you to your knees” heat… it’s an enjoyable heat. Kudos to Louisiana Brand for nailing a great heat level.

Overall rating: Rated 3.5 out of 5 Stars – Our favorite “buffalo style” grocery bottled sauce of the week. Classic flavor, great heat. Recommended.

About Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce

Louisiana Brand from Bruce Foods have quite a stable of other wings sauces that you may be interested in, including Honey Mustard Wing, Jalapeño Lime Wing, Wing Sauce Seasoning, and many other goodies.

Visit them at http://www.brucefoods.com/louisiana-hot-sauce.html

Fun fact: We quite often review a store bought product, only to learn afterwards that they offer many other products that we don’t usually find on our shelves at the grocer, so we try to share them with you here.

As a result, we plan to order just about every other product from Baumer Foods / Crystal, as well as the rest of the lineup from Bruce Foods / Louisiana Brand. And we hope you will too.

Disclaimer: We purchased this product for our own personal use and review purposes. No compensation was received. The thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.


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Week of Wings 5 – Day 4: Sweet Baby Rays 3 Wing Sauces
Week of Wings 5 – Day 5: Crystal and Louisiana Brand Wing Sauces
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