Recipe
BBQ Beer Wings

Recipe: BBQ Beer Wings

Drinking beer and eating wings has forever enjoyed its place in the hall of culinary marriages alongside the likes of peanut butter & jelly, fish & chips and bread & butter. Well, we've decided to take this love a step further by soaking our wings in beer–-the biggest beer-wing experience since the duo made their game day debut.

Since we're slathering on beer and sauce, we've opted for a healthier method of broiling — in lieu of frying — and can easily be adapted to the grill. We recommend a darker brew like our Oatmeal Stout or Chocolate Maple Porter that boasts heavy flavor to add to the sauces richness. Unless you're cool with licking your fingers clean, consider stockpiling extra napkins when serving these guys.

What You Need

  • 3 lbs chicken wings
  • 12 oz + 1 cup Oatmeal Stout, Chocolate Maple Porter or another dark, flavorful craft stout or porter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce, such as sriracha
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup scallions, thinly sliced

What You Do

  1. Rinse chicken under cold running water and blot with paper towels to dry. You can leave wings whole or if you'd prefer bar-style wings: using a sharp knife remove the tips off the wings and discard. Then cut again again through the joint.
  2. Marinate wings in beer in a non-reactive container in the refrigerator at least 5 hours and up to overnight.
  3. Pre-heat broiler.
  4. Drain the wings and blot with paper towels to dry. Combine olive oil, spices and salt in a large bowl. Add wings and toss to combine.
  5. Arrange wings in a single layer on a drying rack on top of a baking sheet. Broil on high heat for 20 minutes turning half way through. Flip again and broil an additional five minutes.
  6. While wings are broiling: In a saucepan over medium heat reduce 1 cup of beer to 1/4 cup. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  7. In a large bowl whisk together beer, ketchup, honey, fish sauce, hot sauce and lime juice., bodega hot sauce, lemon juice and honey. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss wings to coat. Top with scallions. Serve with lots of paper towels and beer. Enjoy.