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Balsamic & wine-brined wings

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Post Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:03 pm
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Last weekend the grocery store had wings on sale so it seemed like as good a time as any to grill up a batch. I started by putting a dozen wings into a bowl and salting them liberally.

My thought was that I would mix the liquid ingredients and let the brine create itself using the salt on the chicken. My wife had found an old bottle of balsamic vinaigrette in the cupboard and I decided to add some acid with a light red wine.

The wings sat in the fridge overnight.

Overall I was pretty happy with them. The wine flavor wasn't strong but it was noticeable, and it did a nice job of brightening up the vinaigrette. I've had good luck with alcohol-based brines for wings and will continue to use them.

Post Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:53 pm
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Sensational! Those are must have wings, Brad. Ah man, I've got the Lakers/Spurs game coming on tele in just a little while, and I wish I had those with me. I really like your creative brine. I've got to try that myself. :D
Got beer???

Post Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:19 am
Griffin well done
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INteresting brine, I'm going to have to play around with that a bit.

Hey do you like my Spurs now?

Post Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:36 am
sroach well done
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nice looking wings, great color.
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Post Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:17 am
Dyal_SC well done
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Lookin good, SC!
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