A Spicy Gift Guide for the Holidays

Here’s a spicy gift guide for the holidays your heat seeker friends and family will love. They’re unique, fun and spicy so you’ll proably want to buy two…one to give, another to keep! Isn’t that how it usually works? What better way to spend the holidays with awesome treats to heat things up that can also be shared? So ditch those socks you were planning on giving and add these spicy goods. Hope you enjoy my gift guide and let’s keep things spicy folks!

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1. Just WOW! Someone please send me this! My two favorite things, bacon and chile peppers! You can’t go wrong with this habanero bacon from Tender Belly.

2. I haven’t tried this spicy beer yet but Rogue has gone on and made a sriracha stout. The most talked about hot sauce this year has now made it into beer! I’m not sure how I feel about it but its definitely worth a try. I’ve had a chipotle porter for a more chocolatey, spiced, smoky flavor which I enjoyed and this one would be a great choice, especially for sriracha lovers. Let me know if you get your hands on it.

3. This is a fun kit from Grow and Make. The set includes everything you need to whip up your own hot sauce. A pretty cool gift for spicy food lovers! Just make sure you give them goggles and a face mask too…kidding, these may not be too hot but definitely a fun project for a weekend night.

4. And if you don’t want to make your own, get this set from Salamander Hot sauce makers. Their Whiskey hot sauce is pretty amazing and friggin hot! I made these awesome hot wings with this sauce for a finger licking appetizer.

 

Spicy Honey Whiskey Hot Wings

Oh my! All I have to say is you must make these spicy honey whiskey hot wings. They’re saucy, messy and hot, hot, hot! I used Salamander’s Whiskey hot sauce which is already friggin amazing but wanted to add a bit of sweetness to tame the heat just a bit. If you like mouth burning wings, and I mean the kind that make your lips burn for at least a good 10-15 minutes, then this is it.

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This was the best photo I could take at the time, tough handling a camera with sticky fingers!

Spicy Honey Whiskey Hot Wings

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Maria

Ingredients

Wings

  • 2 lbs chicken wings split
  • 1 tbsp Adobo seasoning

Sauce

  • 1 cup Salamander Whiskey Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt for the water
  • *1/4 cup whiskey optional

Instructions

  • Season the wings with the Adobo seasoning and squeeze 1/2 lemon over chicken. Let marinate in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Bring 2 quarts of water and tbsp of salt to a boil and add wings. Boil the wings for about 7 minutes.
  • While chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. Add the hot sauce, honey, garlic, onion, salt, pepper and optional whiskey to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Continue cooking until sauce thickens a little then remove from heat and set aside.
  • When chicken is done, drain chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a saute pan and pan fry the wings until wings are brown and crispy.
  • Transfer wings to paper towels to absorb oil then toss in a bowl with the prepared wing sauce.
  • Stir until wings are well covered and serve.

Make it for you next football game, your Friday night dinner, your next party, just make it!