The Super Bowl is right around the corner, which means the kickoff for finger foods begins! We’ll be screening the Super Bowl at Ginny’s Supper Club with a special tailgating menu, but if you can’t make it and still want to get your hands on some wings, here’s a recipe that I like to use. I showed #TeamMarcus on The Taste episode 3 how to fry up these Hot Wings. The sauce on these wings have a flavorful kick. The best presentation for this dish is to make a bed of radishes and celery to help cut through the dense flavor of the Hot Wings, and then pile the wings high on a platter. After that, it’s every man and woman for themselves.
Last week on the season premiere of The Taste, my first pick for my team was Don Pullum. The Texas winemaker won me over with his deep-fried oyster with a Thai-based gastrique and jalapeño hot sauce. It was a big mouthful with a bold taste, and the flavors really just called out to me.
Don’s oysters reminded me of my recipe for Coconut Fried Chicken. This dish packs a punch, pulling inspiration from Thai cuisine with coconut milk, curry, and chilies. It’s one of my favorite things to serve at a party—you’ll find that people won’t be able to say no to a heaping plate of this flavorful fried chicken.
This recipe for chicken skewers is on frequent repeat at my house in the summer whenever I’m entertaining and want to use the grill. The chili sauce, which can be store bought, and the chipotles add zing, while the orange juice cuts a little of the heat. Don’t worry; if you can’t stand cilantro, you can swap it out by doubling the oregano in the recipe. Before you start cooking, remember to soak the bamboo skewers for half an hour in advance so they don’t burn when they hit the grill.
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Exotic in a simple way, this satisfying dish is quite easy to prepare. Perfect with cornbread and a baked sweet potato dusted with cinnamon.
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit.
Inspired by Vietnamese summer salads, this dish gets its bold flavor from fresh limes, pungent fish sauce and spicy jalapeno in the vinaigrette. I added carrots for some color and sweetness and sprinkle the salad with roasted peanuts for texture and bite. If you prefer a lighter meal, you can omit the chicken or substitute grilled shrimp or tofu for protein.
This classic Italian dish is simple to do and is the perfect and most versatile partner to any number of sides–spaghetti, ravioli, summer salads or angel hair pasta. Pick your favorite and dine al fresco like you were in Europe.
Photos courtesy of Dalboz17
Samgyetang, or ginseng chicken soup, is usually served during the summer to replace nutrients lost while sweating or physical exertion. Koreans believe this soup can prevent illness, and while it is traditionally made with a whole young chicken, Cornish game hens also work well.
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