Saturday, February 14, 2009

Old Bay Wings

I was craving some smoked hot wings tonight. Well not actually wings as much as drumettes since that is what I had on hand. But I didn't want to use my normal poultry rub, I wanted something with a little more "zing". So there I am, browsing through my spice cabinet when I see it...
Hmmmm, Old Bay, it's not just for crabs anymore, huh?

According to the package, it's good on poultry, salads, meat, pancakes, ice cream, cream brulee, breakfast cereal, communion wafers and more (okay, I might have made up the last few). Considering Alexis bought me the 14.75 lb sized container (ok I exaggerate, but look at that jar!) from Sam's Wholesale Club last month, I decided to use it. So I made up a simple rub with

2 t Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 t dried basil
1/2 t dried oregano
1/2 t black pepper

I rubbed a bunch of drumettes with the rub and then fire roasted (it was too hot to call it "smoking") them with indirect heat on the Big Green Egg at 350f for 30 minutes. I flipped them and let them go another 20 minutes. Then I tossed them in a 50/50 mixture of hot sauce/melted butter and put them back on for another 5-10 minutes to let the sauce crisp up.
They turned out delicious for something we made up on the spot! The next time, I'll up the Old Bay to 2 tablespoons and hit them with the butter/hot sauce a second time when they come off the grill.