Category: Recipe

01 Feb 2021

Crispy Baked or Fried Chicken Wings

Crispy Baked or Fried Chicken Wings

Our Accounting Manager Sheva Stephens spent years developing this perfect at-home recipe for chicken wings…crispy skin, full of flavor, and a pair of perfect sauces to match! This recipe is easily scalable, to feed a few or a crowd.

Ingredients
  

For the Brine

  • 8 Tbsp Kosher salt
  • 2 quarts (8 cups) water

For the Wings

  • 1 package Chicken wings 8-10 wings
  • 2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Cayenne pepper optional
  • 2 tsp of your favorite dry BBQ rub, dry mustard rub, lemon pepper or lime pepper

Buffalo Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup Hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's)

Ginger-Soy Glaze

  • 1 2-inch piece Ginger, peeled and grated
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Soy sauce

Instructions
 

  • Separate wing joints: Locate the joints between the drumette, the flat, and the wing tip. Using a sharp knife, slice through these joints on each wing. Reserve the wing tips for making chicken stock, and place the drumettes and flats in a large container for brining.
  • Combine 2 quarts water and 8 Tbsp kosher salt, ensuring the salt is completely dissolved. Add this brine to the wings, ensuring they are completely submerged. If you need additional brine, use a ratio of 4 Tbsp kosher salt to 4 cups (1 quart) water. Cover and refrigerate for 2-5 hours.
  • Drain wings, discarding brine. A few at a time, dry wings thoroughly with paper towels. The final crispness of the skin will depend on how dry the wings are, so make sure to dry them thoroughly. Place wings in a large bowl after drying.
  • Combine baking soda, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle this mixture over the wings a little at a time and toss to evenly coat.

For Baked Wings

  • Place wings in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place baking sheet uncovered in the refrigerator for 20 minutes (this time allows the skin to dry further). Preheat oven to 400º and bake 45-60 minutes, until skin is very crispy.

For Deep Fried Wings

  • Place wings in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place baking sheet in the refrigerator for 25 minutes (this time allows the skin to dry further). Heat peanut oil in a dutch oven or fryer to 350º. Fry wings until they float. Drain on paper towels.

After Cooking

  • Sprinkle wings with your favorite dry BBQ rub, mustard rub, lemon pepper or lime pepper. Toss to coat.
  • For sauced wings, place cooked wings in a large bowl. Combine all ingredients for one of the sauces (listed above) in a small bowl. Pour sauce over wings and toss to coat.
  • Serve with celery and blue cheese dressing.

 

22 Jan 2021

Spinach Salad with Bacon and Soft Boiled Egg

Spinach Salad with Bacon and Soft Boiled Egg

Spinach salad with bacon is a classic recipe that needs little improvement. Add a soft-boiled egg, and now you have a delicious, filling meal! Whisk together a quick vinaigrette, and you’re all set.

Prep Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 lb Spinach
  • 1/2 lb Bacon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1.5 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Cook bacon according to your preference. Reserve bacon fat when finished cooking.
  • Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a small pot. Separately, prepare a small bowl of ice water. Gently add eggs to the boiling water and cook: 6.5 minutes for soft boiled, or 8 minutes if you prefer hard boiled. When finished cooking, drain and transfer eggs to the ice water to stop the cooking, and make them easier to peel. Once cooled, peel eggs, cut each in half and set aside.
  • Place 4 Tbsp of the reserved bacon fat in a small bowl. Add vinegar and whisk until the mixture becomes thick and cloudy - your vinaigrette is now emulsified.
  • Wash and dry fresh spinach. Toss spinach with the vinaigrette, then divide into 2 large serving bowls. Crumble bacon over the spinach, and top each salad with eggs.

30 Oct 2020

Fresh Spinach and Cheese Baked Pasta Filling

Fresh Spinach and Cheese Baked Pasta Filling

This filling can be used in any baked pasta – try it layered in lasagna, or stuffed into shells or manicotti. The fresh spinach adds delicious flavor you won’t find from frozen spinach.

 

Course Main Course

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 lb Onions, diced
  • 1.5 lb Fresh spinach
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 24 oz Whole milk ricotta
  • 16 oz Shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 6 oz Shredded parmesan cheese, divided

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until starting to caramelize. Meanwhile, wash and roughly chop the spinach. Add spinach to the skillet a few handfuls at a time, stirring frequently. Cook until the water from the spinach has evaporated and the mixture is thick. Set mixture aside to cool.
  • Scramble the eggs in a large bowl with salt and pepper. Add ricotta, 12oz of mozzarella and 4oz of parmesan to the eggs, stirring to combine. Add cooled spinach mixture and mix thoroughly. Reserve remaining cheese to top the baking dish once your pasta is assembled.
  • Your filling is now complete - use in any lasagna, stuffed shells, or manicotti.
  • If you’re making stuffed shells, boil pasta according to package directions, undercooking by a few minutes. Drain pasta and stuff with the cheese mixture. Cover the bottom of your baking dish with tomato sauce and arrange the stuffed shells in the dish. Spoon remaining sauce over the shells and top with reserved shredded cheeses. Bake at 350º for 30-45 minutes, or until bubbly and the cheese starts to brown.
Keyword Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Spinach
07 Oct 2020

Delicata Spinach Salad

Delicata Spinach Salad

Delicata squash are robustly flavorful and a breeze to prepare, since there’s no peeling needed! Simply slice and saute or bake till tender. They’re a great pair to a hearty green salad using spinach, arugula or kale.

 

Course Salad

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 lb Spinach kale or arugula would also suit this recipe
  • 2 Delicata squash
  • 2 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Your favorite salad dressing

Instructions
 

  • Slice the stem and blossom ends off the squash. Slice squash into ½” rings. Using a spoon, scoop out and discard the seeds from each ring.
  • Dip each squash ring in the melted butter, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Saute squash in a skillet over medium heat or bake at 350º until the squash is tender and starting to brown.
  • Dress spinach with your favorite salad dressing. Top with the squash rings.