Game Day Eats sauce

In honor of Superbowl Sunday we present the
Week of Wings – 7 days and 7 recipes for delicious hot wings.

Day 3 – Game Day Eats – Wing Sauce Especial

We cooked up a batch of wings to try the Wing Sauce Especial from GameDayEats.com. Let me say right up front that this sauce has a very traditional “buffalo wing” flavor and although there’s no butter in it, there’s a “fat” content that replaces it. Probably from the oils and whey.

You cannot use this sauce straight from the jar. It needs to be heated before use. I emphasize this fact, because there are no instructions on the label. Perhaps Curt will address this with his next label run.

I love the “cling” and gloppiness and how it adheres to the wings. The finished texture is almost perfect. But then again, I’m a big fan of Hooter’s Wings and how their sauce “clings” and gets absorbed into the wing. I think Wing Sauce Especial gets pretty darn close to that.

The flavor has a big hit of vinegar, and the heat level is about medium. And with the Cayenne Red Peppers, this sauce is very much like a Louisiana-style hot sauce for wings.

So for a Buffalo style wing sauce from a jar, GameDayEats has nailed it. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a quick, easy way to get some good Buffalo wings going.

Ingredients: Aged cayenne red peppers, vinegar, water, salt, spices, vegetable oil blend (partially hydrogenated soybean oil, liquid soybean oil, hydrogenated cottonseed oil), water, whey (milk), soy lecithin, vegetable mono and diglycerides, potassium sorbate (to protect quality), citric acid, artificial flavor, betacarotene (color)

Curt Johnson of GameDayEats.com sells his Wing Sauce Especial here in 16 oz pint jars.

Update: 01/13/13 Sadly, this sauce is not longer available.


And don’t forget to try our Easy Blue Cheese Dressing recipe that you can make at home to go with your wings! We guarantee that you will love it.

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Thai Monkey with Jerk

In honor of Superbowl Sunday we present the
Week of Wings – 7 days and 7 recipes for delicious hot wings.

Day 2 – Captain Thom’s Thai Monkey With Jerk Spice Wings

Captain Thom’s Thai Monkey with Captain Thom’s Jerk Spice

We wanted to try a really complex flavor on our wings. Brian likes Jerk and I like Teriyaki, but we both wanted some heat.

So we took Captain Thom’s Jerk Spice, sprinkled it on the wings, and baked them for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. After drying them on a plate for a few minutes, we fried the wings at 375 degrees for 2-3 minutes, until crisp.
After a brief drain on a paper towel, we tossed them in Captain Thom’s Thai Monkey hot sauce.

The range of flavors was amazing. With the heat and seasoning provided by the Jerk Spice and the spicy teriyaki of his signature Thai Monkey, this was one of the most satisfying combination for wings that I think I have had.
These wings were savory, slightly sweet, and sticky with a good amount of heat. A WINNER!

Captain Thom’s Thai Monkey ingredients: Teriyaki sauce, pineapple juice, water, onion, spices, wasabi, thai peppers, peanut butter, garlic.

Captain Thom’s Jerk Spice: Shallots, Black Pepper, Jamaican Pimento, Garlic Scotch Bonnet Chiles, & other spices.

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