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Thu Jan 10, 2019

Souvlaki Wings

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Souvlaki Wings

For our next installment of Wing Month we'll see how I learned to stop worrying and love the marinade. See, I'm fan of crispy wings, and once I picked up the baking powder trick from Kenji at Serious Eats for getting extra-crunchy skinned wings on the grill, I've used that method and haven't looked back. The only problem with doing that is that it has limited my flavoring options to dry components before cooking and then the introduction of wet components only in the finishing glaze, leaving me unable to use marinades as an alternative. Out of the five recipes that will comprise this Wing Month though, three use a marinade, representing a change of pace for me, but the results spoke for themselves, like in these souvlaki-flavor wings.

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Thu Jan 3, 2019

Za'atar-spiced Wings

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Za'atar-spiced Wings

Oh glory of glories, my favorite month of the year has arrived—Wing Month! And 2019 is not just any old wing month either, the way the calendar works out, we'll be getting one additional wing recipe this year, plus I'll be hitting a big milestone birthday in the middle of all the delectable chicken awesomeness. I've been working on wing recipes all year long to be able to share my favorite as we head into prime party food season, and we're starting off extra strong with these incredible and unique za'atar-spiced wings.

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Thu Dec 27, 2018

Loaded Salchipapas

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Salchipapas

I'm not much for New Year's resolutions that involve any restrictions on food. I think you should end the year eating what makes you happy, start the year eating what makes you happy, and just continue that trend until you arrive back at the next New Year's. For me, one surefire way to either end or begin the year on a high note would be to whip up a batch of these loaded salchipapas. I often order salchipapas when I see it on the menu, and while I'm used to the normal incarnation of this snack/side dish of french fries and hot dogs, while I was in Colombia, I experienced a version that was taken to the next level with an array of additional toppings including bacon, cheese, and multiple salsas. This over-the-top incarnation of salchipapas felt like a very Meatwave-like way closeout another year of great recipes.

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Thu Dec 20, 2018

Grill-roasted Chili-spiced Carrots

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Chili-spiced Carrots

People are always surprised to find out my wife and I are a Blue Apron couple—they wonder how someone they equate with always cooking his own thing can be interested in a meal service. The truth of the matter is, we became a Blue Apron household over a year ago after a long stint of not cooking and always eating out, but have since tired of it and have failed to cancel our membership. It's usually my job to go in and skip the next month's deliveries, but with the business of the start of the holiday season, I totally forgot to do it in November, and surprise, a Blue Apron box arrived on Thanksgiving Day when my fridge was already bursting at its seams. We eventually did eat that food, which offered a nice respite from leftovers, but those meals that we did not select all leaned in heavily on carrots. I felt like I was eating carrots for a week, so what do I do when it was Meatwave time the next weekend and I could cook whatever I wanted to? Make more carrots!

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Thu Dec 13, 2018

Seattle Dogs

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Seattle Hot Dogs

When I was first telling my friends I was going to be making these Seattle Dogs, whose defining characteristic is the use of cream cheese, there was a little head scratching going on. I, for one, was super exited to try it, because let's face it, cream cheese is amazing stuff and I could only imagine it making a hot dog all the better. In the case of a Seattle-style hot dog though, it made even more sense because that cooling cheese would go on to help strike a balance with the spicy mustard and jalapeños also in play here, and after cooking these up, I can say that this was a truly a winning combination.

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