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"To barbecue" means to slow-cook foods at a low temperature for a long time with wood or charcoal.

"To grill" means to cook foods over direct heat and cook it much faster than barbecue with gas, wood or charcoal.



2 Steps Fiery Chicken Wings


Just like in most sports bars, chicken wings are a good way to start a meal at home. Invite a few of your buddies to watch the BC Lions get beat up by the Montreal Alouettes and cook some wings while watching the game.

At least 1 pound of wings per person, wing tips removed or not...
2 TBSP vegetable oil
1 TSP kosher salt
1/4 TSP freshly ground black pepper
1 TBSP smoked paprika
1/2 TSP cumin
1/4 TSP dark chili powder
1/2 TBSP chipotle powder for heat or to taste

Cayenne pepper can replace the chipotle if you can't be bothered to buy the right ingredients:):)

Step 1 - Mix all the spices together and divide in in half. Put the wings in a large bowl and evenly coat them with the oil then sprinkle with half the spices. Set aside at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes before grilling.

Step 2 - Brush the cooking grate clean. Grill the wings over direct medium to low heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until the skin turns golden brown, about 10 minutes, turning occasionally and swapping their positions as needed for even cooking. Remove the wings from the grill and sprinkle with the other half of spices. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 4 servings for a few BC Lions Losers!




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