When Micah and I have a fever – Gold Fever, that is – we usually go to Pub 99. But lately we have been catching the fever oftener than a mosquito-bitten *Equatorian – a case which obviously isn’t financially feasible. So we decided to make our own Gold Fever Boneless Chicken Wings and one night sat down with tiny bowls, tiny spatulas, a glass of water as a palette cleanser, sticky notes and bottles of barbeque sauce, mustard, honey and hot sauce.
One of our first attempts at recreating the delicious sauce was thus –
2 parts BBQ
2 part mustard
1 part honey
– but it was too skewed towards the barbeque flavor.
We decided to add the hot sauce in a similar ratio –
3 parts BBQ
2 parts mustard
1 part hot sauce
1 part honey
– but this, also, was too barbeque-y.
It was time to up the ante by getting creative with our ratios and – bingo! – we found our recipe:
6 parts BBQ
6 parts mustard
2 parts honey
1 part cayenne pepper sauce
We used teaspoons and it was enough sauce to cover a bag of chicken tenders. We tossed them in a bowl with the sauce and ate all but one tender. We duplicated the recipe the next day and it was just as yummy!
Try it and tell me what you think! Did you enjoy the recipe? Do you think we got it right?
*Equatorian: a person who resides in any of the countries geographically located along the equator.