I’m from the state of Wisconsin so you can imagine how disappointed everyone around me was when our team lost in the playoffs and didn’t make it to the big game coming up this weekend. The key words there are ‘everyone around me’ because honestly, the only thing that I care about is the food that will be served! The temperatures around Wisconsin have been mild in the last couple of weeks, which I don’t mind. It allowed me to roll out my grill, which actually wasn’t covered in snow, and cook up some delicious Grilled Spicy Rum Wings in preparation for the big game!
I like to prepare a good spread of food on game day and wings are always a must. Normally I like to make my famous Crispy Baked Chicken Wings but I decided to mix things up a bit by grilling this time around. I recommend marinating the wings overnight so that the spicy, rum flavors penetrate the wings before grilling. I also suggest cutting back on the hot peppers if you don’t want the wings to be too spicy. If you want them spicier, add the pepper seeds into the marinade! You can also switch from serrano peppers to habanero peppers if you really want to heat things up. I kept the wings whole but you can also split them. I found that keeping them whole made them easier to grill.
Since these wings feature a little kick in the pants, I felt like a cooling dipping sauce was required! There’s always a debate between ranch and blue cheese but I always go with blue cheese! I say go with chunky in this instance! If you opted for habaneros in the marinade you’ll want to have extra dressing on hand to cool your mouth.
How are you preparing for the big game? I suggest adding these delicious wings to your menu!