Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings

Spicy Asian Grilled WingsI found a new food blog the other day, one after my own heart.  DadCooksDinner.com is a blog from a guy in Ohio (Mike Vrobel) who is a self-professed food-obsessed dad.  Hummm…sounds familiar.

Much of what Mike cooks is on the grill, and his recipe for Spicy Asian Grilled Chicken Wings sounded especially good.  While I’ve grilled a lot of chicken, I’m not sure if I had ever done a whole batch of grilled wings.  Given that Anthony had a couple of friends over, filling up the grill with wings made for an easy dinner.  The wings were marinated in peanut oil, soy, honey, garlic and ginger for a few hours, then grilled over low heat for about 15 minutes.  When I pulled them off the grill the wings were then tossed in a spicy glaze that included some of the reserved marinade with chili paste and more honey.  I grabbed a few of these to take my picture for the blog, and when I turned around they were gone – so guess these were a hit with the crowd!

Coleslaw is always a good side to go with wings, but today wanted something other than a typical mayo-based dish.  The Simply Recipes blog came to my rescue with an Asian Coleslaw.  This combined cabbage, carrots, peanuts, and cilantro with a dressing made from peanut butter, sesame oil and rice vinegar.  Have to say this made a very nice complement to the wings.

Given the crowd of hungry teenagers I knew that dessert was in order too – preferably one that was chocolaty and easy to make.   The Oreo Cheesecake Icebox cake from the Brown Eyed Baker blog fit that bill.  You can see pictures of that on my Facebook page!

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