Friday, February 5, 2021

Super Bowl 55

WEST COAST        
Opinion by:  
E. Eugene Webb PhD 

Well, it's finally here. After all the talk, all the hype, and all the COVID-19, we're just two days away from the big game.

If you follow this blog at all, you probably know that I'm not much of a sports fan.

I reserve my sports intake for the really big sporting event days. Like the Super Bowl, the Daytona 500, The Indianapolis 500, and the Masters golf tournament. That's about it.

But for the Super Bowl, we usually go all out.

So, I thought I would share with you my chicken wing grilling (Super Bowl special) recipe.

Now unfortunately, chicken wings are apparently in somewhat short supply. So, if you haven't already got yours, I would get to the store in a hurry.

A chicken wing is a chicken wing.

What makes the difference is not what you put on it before or after its cooked, what makes a chicken wing good is HOW it is prepared.

Here's the recipe for Doc’s grilled chicken wings.

You'll need about six wings or more per person.

You can cut the wings into drummies and flappers or you can leave them whole.

Set the wings out about 45 minutes before you're going to put them on the grill.

Sprinkle with your favorite seasoning:

  • Paprika
  • Mrs. Dash
  • Hooters seasoning
  • Blackening
  • Lemon pepper
Or some combination of the above.

Leave off the salt for now.

Looking for something, special: Substitute Soy Sauce for the precook spicing.

Warm the grill too just a bit above medium on the dial, let it get warm for about 10 minutes.

Place your wings on the UPPER grilling rack skin-side down.

Grill in this position four about 5 to 7 minutes keeping careful watch for any flame up.

Good rule of thumb: Grilling wings not watched will turn into a blazing inferno.

Turn the wings over, they should be starting to brown ever so slightly, and grill again for about 5 to 7 minutes.

You should be about 14 to 15 minutes into the cooking process by now, from here on out turn the wings about every three or four minutes for another 12 to 15 minutes.

If you want to put sauce on your wings, the best way is to take a kitchen pan that has a tight-fitting lid, put an appropriate amount of your favorite wing sauce in the pan, put in the wings while they're still warm.

Firmly put the lid on the pan and hold tight pick up the pan and shake vigorously for about a minute. Dump the wings on a plate and get ready to really enjoy.

We hope you have a great Super Bowl; we certainly think the Bucs are going to win.

Enjoy the day and remember if you happen to be drinking a little at your Super Bowl party keep an eye on your guests and don't let anyone turn the Super Bowl into a disaster.

Have a great game. And enjoy those wings.

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