Fall is here, folks, and that means football season! We love game day Saturdays and Sundays. It’s a perfect excuse to feast on our favorite bar snacks, while drinking our favorite beers. If only there was a bar with our favorite couch and chairs…
Sunset Foods has a solution for that. You can enjoy your favorite game day food and brews in the comfort of your own home. This wing recipe cooks up in minutes. With our huge selection of craft beer, as well as reliable domestic and imported standbys, you’re just one quick errand away form hosting the perfect game day feast in the comfort of your own home!
This week’s recipe: Spiked Teriyaki Wings
What you need:
1 Tbs Teriyaki sauce
2 Tbs Honey
6-8 oz of your favorite beer (we suggest an IPA)
2 green onions, sliced
2 Tbs sesame seeds
1 lb chicken wings
Why we like it:
This recipe is so easy, even the least domestically inclined person can pull it together – and you won’t even ah veto miss any action. You can whip these up during commercial breaks. Plus, whenever we get the chance to cook with beer, we’re taking it! Drinking beer while cooking with beer always makes cooking better, right? Definitely. It gives you a great excuse to check out some of the new brews we have in store – speaking of, have you been to the new Liberty Tap at the Libertyville Sunset Foods? 8 craft beers on draft all day every day, plus boutique wines and apps. (But more on that later.)
Let’s make some wings!! We found every ingredient at Sunset Foods. Here’s a look at what we have:
We’ll start by cooking the wings plain. You want to preheat the oven to 350°F. You can use fresh wings or frozen – it doesn’t make a difference. Just know that frozen wings, unless thawed prior to cooking, will take a little longer to cook.
While the oven is heating up, you can get your onions sliced and set them aside. We won’t need them until the very end.
Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray, and arrange the wings on the baking sheet so they are not touching (this ensures the wings cook evenly). Once the oven is heated up, pop in the baking sheet and set a timer for 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, we’re going to make our sauce. First we’ll need to bring our beer to a boil to cook off the alcohol. Pour the beer into a saucepan and set over a medium-high heat burner and bring to a boil. Let boil about two minutes, then transfer to a heat-safe mixing bowl. Add the honey and teriyaki sauce to the beer and whisk vigorously.
Once the wings are done cooking, take them out of the oven, but leave the temperature right where it is. Being careful not to burn yourself, transfer the wings, 1-2 at a time, to the bowl with your beer/teriyaki/honey sauce, and toss them (or turn them) gently to coat. Return the wings to the baking sheet, and continue this process until all the wings have taken a dunk in the sauce. Pour the remaining sauce over the wings and pop them back in the oven for 5 more minutes.
When the wings are done, remove from the oven, transfer to a serving platter, and sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions,
Mmm those look good. You know what else looked good? The new in-store amenities at the Libertyville Sunset Foods! You can come for the groceries, stay for the beer and wine and snacks and fountain cokes and ice cream cones. Better yet, come for those; grocery shop afterwards. Or just come for those and grocery shop another day!
Grocery shopping has never been so indulgently delicious! Check out this cool new Coke Freestyle machine – just like the ones you’ll find in all the fancy movie theaters! Have a sweet tooth? Stop by the in-store ice cream counter and cool off with a creamy treat from family-favorite Graeter’s. YUM!
Check out the fall splendor! It’s never too early to pick up a pumpkin for your front porch. And nothing welcomes the fall season more than a cheery bouquet of sunflowers or potted mum plant – both in abundance in the Sunset Foods floral department.