If you have a family member (or heck, if it’s you!) that loves dark meat, I highly recommend making roasted turkey wings on the Char-Broil Big Easy. They take no time at all and come out crispy and delicious. There’s no special preparation required. Just a little oil and salt and pepper. Sure, you can substitute your favorite poultry rub for the salt and pepper if you want but don’t use anything with sugar in it. The high heat of the Big Easy may cause the sugar to burn.
You can often find turkey wings on sale right before or after Thanksgiving. I grab as many as I can and roast them up for making turkey broth. The broth makes for the absolutely best turkey gravy you can imagine. Seriously, I make it by the gallon.
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Roasted Turkey Wings on the Char-Broil Big Easy
Note: Depending on the size, you can fit 3-4 turkey wings in the Big Easy at once. Add a Bunk Bed basket
to double that amount.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 wings
- 6 turkey wings defrosted if frozen
- Vegetable oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper or substitute your favorite turkey seasoning, such as Todd's Dirt
Fire up your Big Easy.
Lightly brush the wings with oil. I found it easier to just pour the oil on my hands and then rub them on the wings.
Season well. Don't be shy.
Add wings to the Big Easy basket and transfer to the cooker. Cook for approximately 10 minutes/pound or until wings are at least 165 F.
Remove and let cool slightly before serving.
It was salad week here. Every few weeks or so, we have salads every night of the week. It’s a nice fresh change sometimes from a lot of grilled foods but that doesn’t mean that it’s a week of sadness. I mix it up by using a large variety of ingredients. And I always make at least one homemade salad dressing. Like this wonderful Thai sweet chili dressing. The dressing is a wonderful combination of tropical flavors, a little heat and a lot of Asian inspiration.
Your salad doesn’t have to be Asian in nature to enjoy this Thai sweet chili dressing. It’s great no matter what you toss onto the plate.
I’m a huge fan of coconut milk and I was happy to see that this recipe has plenty of it. And fish sauce. Now, fish sauce is one strong smelling sauce. But don’t fear it. It really makes this dressing amazing. If you’re not sure about it, add a little, taste, and add more if you want. I use an expensive, quality fish sauce. I learned early on that you get what you pay for, specially when it comes to fish sauce.
Thai Sweet Chili Dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
- 1 cup sweet chili sauce
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup fish sauce
- 1/4 cup lime juice 2 limes
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 4 cloves garlic grated
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
Combine everything in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Stir until the peanut butter is dissolved.
Remove from heat and let cool before serving.
The reason I made such a big batch of these Buffalo Ranch pretzel bites isn’t because I needed a huge amount for a family get-together. Sure, I needed some, but not a ton. Nope, I made a big batch because I wanted more for myself. Sorry, but it’s true. I was being selfish, but for a good reason. I love them. Crunchy, and a bit buttery, they taste a bit like spicy Buffalo wings dipped in Ranch dressing.
You don’t have to use pretzels to make these Buffalo Ranch pretzel bites. If you prefer, any cracker will do, specially oyster crackers or saltines. Just don’t substitute something that is strongly flavored and might not go well with the Buffalo Ranch seasoning. That would make for a bowl of sadness.
Also check out my balsamic, pizza,and spicy garlic ranch pretzel bites! They are all out of this world good too!
Buffalo Ranch Pretzel Bites
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 pound
Preheat your oven to 200 F.
Place pretzel bites in large bowl.
In a small bowl whisk together the oil and seasoning.
Pour the oil mixture over the pretzels and toss to coat well.
Pour pretzels bites out onto a large baking pan and spread out evenly.
Bake for 1 hour, tossing every 20 minutes.
Let cool slightly before serving.