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.


  1. I really need to buy some Old Bay. The rub sound great - I bet the wings were mighty tasty.

  2. Looks very tasty. Never would have thought of using Old Bay as a rub. Good idea!

  3. I was about to say, "the only thing I ever put that stuff on is crabs and seafood in a boiling pot". But you beat me to it.

    And btw, nice touch with the design on the dip. Very French chef-y!

  4. Looks tasty - I wish I had an egg to do smokey wings! I've never had Old Bay, what does it taste like?

  5. What a great idea! My husband is really fond of wings - I'll have to give these a try the next time we have a party.

  6. They look amazing....

    Next time you make them or your boston butts we're all comin to the party...Mkayyy? :)


  7. it is 630am and i want some

    this blog is far better than the food network

  8. Totally going to do this on Thursday. Just got my Smoke hollow combo cooker the other weekend. Thanks for posting this!

  9. Sounds good. I've used Old Bay as a seasoning on burgers.

  10. Did these today, they were the BEST wings I've ever done.

  11. Curious what sauce you are serving with them in the photo? Great idea!

  12. Smoked these yesterday, very good. Loving this blog for recipes...mmmmm

  13. Up in the Baltimore area they put Old Bay on EVERYTHING, some of the best wings we have ever had, had Old Bay and butter, and they also have "crab seasoning" potato chips, also so darn good!


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