As many of our friends know, Chili Dawg’s Foods of Fire swept the 2011 National Scovie Awards category for Fruit Based Wing Sauce. Strawbanero was first, second was Razbanero and completing the sweep was Hablemeno. See the Scovie Awards link.
We proved out the Razbanero award this past weekend on smoked chicken wings. Hopefully you have a smoker. (if not, 325 degrees in an oven for approximately one hour will work, be sure they are done before removing them from the oven. Some ovens vary from others.)
Taking about 30 full wings, Chef Dawg prepared his wings by rubbing them down with a healthy dose of Habanero seasoning, also a Chili Dawg’s product. He let them set at least two hours. Many will let them marinade for at least 24 hours but Chef Dawg wanted to try out a “quick smoke” method.
Chef Dawg fired up the smoker and used applewood for his smoke source. Once he reached a steady 225 degrees, he put the wings on the smoker and secured the lid. He kept up with the applewood smoke for an entire two hours. The wings were perfectly done.
Chef Dawg then removed the wings, put them in a large mixing bowl equipped with a lid. Once the wings were in the bowl, still hot we might add, he mix up a jar of Razbanero and poured in the entire jar. (You could use less but you will not experience the joy of a sloppy mix of sauce, seasonings and juice on your fingers, cheeks and lips). He put the lid back on the mixing bowl and shook the heck out of the entire batch to be sure the Razbanero reached every nook and cranny of the wings.
Chef Dawg then poured the entire batch onto a large flat serving platter and said, “Come and get it!”
It was awesome!
You will enjoy this one.
NOTE: We have also receive input about this approach from several other Club Dawg members.