Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Chicken Wing Wars

After nearly 32 years of marriage, we don't fight about much. We rarely disagree. We even rarely agree to disagree. I think we might even be starting to look like each other (you know how they say that about people and their pets spouses?)

However, when it comes to grilled chicken wings, our individual sets of taste buds have been known to contact separate lawyers and the papers have been drawn up citing "irreconcilable differences in wing sauce taste." We go to court next month.

Hubby likes his wings hot. He wants his tongue and lips to burn. His sinuses must be draining and there has to be visible sweat on his forehead in order for him to declare a wing sauce a success.

I'll admit to liking a little kick to my wing sauce, but just a little twinge of heat that lets me know I enjoyed some spiciness.

So, not unlike sleeping in separate beds when he's getting his snore on, we make our own separate chicken wings. Hubby of course grills them all with his secret wing grilling technique.

And then we sauce them separately. It was Labor Day and I had no ambition to make my own sauces, so I pulled out a bottle of Saucy Mama wing sauce for him...

And my personal favorite, Bangkok Padang peanut sauce.

The Saucy Mama wing sauce was sent to me along with several other sauces, mustards and stuffed olives from Barhyte Specialty Foods. I have not been compensated by them in any way for this review, other than the fact that the sauces were sent to me free of charge.

The verdict? Hubby thought the buffalo wing sauce was great, and although he's not a true fan of regular buffalo wing sauce, he thought Saucy Mama's had the required heat but also had added flavor that is not typically present in buffalo wing sauce. He gave it two thumbs up. I ate all my peanut sauce wings then tasted his Saucy Mama wings and once I wiped off the "mounds" of sauce he'd put on them, I thought they were delicious too. If you're a buffalo chicken wing fan, you will definitely like this sauce.

What's your favorite wing sauce?

12 comments:

stephchows said...

You make me think you two are just like john and me more and more :) I'd love your sauce and he loves the saucy mama sauce... although he wont eat wings... too unhealthy for him... he just goes for chicken breast tenders with it... silly man.

Nanan said...

You sound like William and I - only we are the opposite - I like the heat - he likes the mild!

Lyndsey said...

I was just thinking about doing some wings...it's been forever. I do like the basic tabasco/butter, but then add a few other goodies, my husband likes the what we call tiki wings. Sorta like a teriyaki. I'm like it a little spicier than he does. I also like a dry cajun rub type seasoning. Hmmmm....I'll have to come up with something new to try!! BTW you are too funny!

June said...

These look delicious and we'd certainly all be copacetic though we kinda' had that figured out before. As for my very favorite wings - it's gotta' be the Margarita ones with ta kill ya. Mmmm!

Megan said...

I'm like you and just like a little kick. My sister, on the other hand, does those blazin' buffalo wing contests and sits there and eats them with tears streaming down her face and a runny nose and burning lips... and loves every minute of it.

Julie said...

This is probably un American but I don't really eat wings. I make them all the time and everyone seems to love the recipe. It's a Hooters copy cat recipe from one of those Top Secret recipe cookbooks. It uses Frank's Hot Sauce.

I would love the peanut sauce on chicken fingers or even chicken. YUM!

Pam said...

They look great! We love wings here, especially at football time and have two versions also. I like hot, he likes mild. Bet they're great with the peanut sauce too!

Kat said...

I like to sprinkle Zatarains Creole seasoning on each wing, bake 30 min. and turn and sprinkle other side. Everyone loves them that way. I have made them all kinds of ways. These have a little kick but no heat. B. and I don't like too much heat. We also sleep in sepearate beds because of his snoring and my tossing and turning. LOL

Leslie said...

These both look so good I'd have a hard time choosing! 32 years of marriage is inspirational!

Barbara said...

Funny post, Mags! I'm with you...not so much heat, thank you very much.
Both sauces are looking pretty darn good though. :)

Moogie said...

Mags.... my flower child. Make love not wing wars.

Sue said...

I don't usually like wings because there's not enough meat! Yours look delicious though! My husband also likes the heat-the hotter the better! On the other hand, I'm kind of wimpy:)