Slathered with Love
Photo: Left to right- Viesturs Timrots, Chef Robin Rhea, Anita Timrots
Our fans’ loyalty amazes and humbles us
One of our most loyal fans is Viesturs Timrots. He’s shared his Slatherin’ Sauce Recipe for hot dogs and now he shares his recipe for Baked Chicken Wings. Viesturs, it was wonderful to meet you and your lovely wife at The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition where we exhibited as part of the South Carolina Certified group.
All of your fans are invited to share your recipes with us, who knows you too may end up here on the Slatherin’ Sauce blog!
Viesturs writes, “Here’s my recipe for Baked Chicken Wings using Spicy Recipe Slatherin’ Sauce,”
1/2 cup Slatherin’ Sauce, Spicy Recipe
1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup white wine (I prefer Chardonnay)
1 1/2 – 2 lbs cut up chicken wings (including tips – they’re tasty, but you have to work at them, like crabs)
Whisk the Spicy, Worcestershire, and wine together until completely mixed and smooth
Place wings in a gallon Ziploc bag, pour in whisked sauce
Knead wings and sauce until all wings are fully covered, then seal bag after removing as much air as possible
Marinate up to 24 hours, turning the bag every 4 – 6 hours (or as possible)
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F
Place wings, skin side down, on a cooking rack that fits over a large aluminum foil covered cookie sheet
Bake wings, middle oven rack, for 20 minutes
Remove from oven and flip wings over
Bake an additional 20 minutes
While wings are baking, pour the remaining marinade from the Ziploc bag into a small pan
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let it slow boil for about 5 or so minutes, until it thickens, stirring regularly
When wings are done, place them in a seal-able container and pour on the boiled marinade*
Seal the container and shake it like you mean it
Open, and ENJOY!
*Robin’s note: Do not use marinade that has not been boiled for at least 5 minutes.
Remember when you were a kid how exciting it was to get Valentines? Valentine’s Day was truly a celebration. First your teacher had you bring in an old shoe box with a lid that you proudly decorated with doilies, red and pink construction paper hearts, and anything else creative little minds could think of to make their box special. You shopped for the themed box Valentine collection that best suited you and had the messages you wanted to send. All boxes had a Valentine for the teacher and a few extra special messages for people you were particularly fond of. In my case that would have been Douglas Schaffer, my first grade sweetheart. Those Levis with the rolled up leg, the plaid shirt, and the little Dab-o–Do in the his hair made me weak in the knees.
The night before the big day you would get out the classmate list that your teacher had run off on the Ditto machine and you carefully selected who was to get which Valentine. Gosh, I loved the smell of that purple ink!!!! You wanted to make sure you didn’t leave anyone out but you also wanted to make sure everyone got the right message. One message in particular that I remember said “ Meet me on the 98” or maybe it was the 99. In any event, as a kid I was not sure what was going to happen on the 98 but it sounded exhilarating to me.
Then there was the encoding of your name in numbers that corresponded to the letters of the alphabet on the back of the Valentine. I was 18-15-2-9-14. Valentine’s Day certainly was filled with anticipation as we looked forward to the room-mothers bringing in treats and the opportunity to play Postmaster.
I think what made it even more exciting was that the teacher would not let us open our boxes until we got home. There the decoding process began. And when we realized that the kid that always had his finger up his nose gave us a mushy valentine and we screamed “YUCK” no one would be embarrassed by our reaction. I guess that was why our teacher did that. She was trying to teach of about sensitivity to others.
Reminiscing about Valentine’s Day sure is fun. So as this Valentine’s Day draws near we hope you take a minute to think about all the ways you have celebrated over the years and find some exciting ways to celebrate this year with your loved ones.
Slather Brand Foods has developed some wonderful recipes like Slathered Dark Chocolate Truffles to help you celebrate. Our wish for you is that no matter how you decide to celebrate that you will “Slather and Be Slathered with Love”.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Photo credit: flickr user karen horton