Can You Help Me Make a Sauce for Wings with These Ingredients?

published Feb 24, 2016
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Q: I’m new to making sauce from scratch. I want to make a sauce for chicken wings, but not a Buffalo or BBQ sauce. I want to use the following ingredients: pineapple, honey, tequila, serrano and jalapeño peppers, and red onion.

What are some necessary ingredients needed to bring this all together? And how to go about doing it? My goal is for a sweet, mild heat. Can you give me some guidance?

Sent by Jeremy

Editor: All those ingredients have the makings of a pretty delicious sauce for wings. Hypothetically speaking, here’s how I’d go about it.

Chop the serranos, jalapeños, red onions, and pineapple and sauté in butter until tender and golden and the pineapple begins to caramelize. Add a splash of tequila and continue to cook and stir until the alcohol evaporates. Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt, fresh lime juice, and honey. Toss the wings with the cooked sauce until fully coated. Return the wings to the oven and cook until hot and sticky. Top with chopped fresh cilantro.

Kitchn readers, how would you do it?