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Say Goodbye to Bland Salsa!

Posted on August 19, 2014

WishBox now carries a delicious new salsa from Summit Salsa Company. At Summit Salsa, their mission is simple: To make salsa so good it could make a grown man cry. They’ve started with their Original Sweet flavor which comes in mild and hot varieties. You may have tried salsa before, but what sets Summit apart is...

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Posted in American Food

Slather it On! Slatherin Chicken Wing Recipe

Posted on March 04, 2014

Whilst looking for inspiration for my next blog post, I spotted some spicy Slatherin Sauce kicking around our office. In childhood my parents referred to me as the "condiment queen" due to my love of covering normal food with whatever I could find, and it's only gotten slightly more refined in my old(er) age.

So, spicy Slatherin' in tow I went to Slatherin Sauce's website and found their Sweet N' Hot Pepper Wing recipe.

    

While these would do great on the grill, my propane tank was recently stolen, so I used the stove-top and broil method. Note: The recipe calls for 2 hours of simmering, but you can either cook them right away or put them in the fridge till it's time to prepare them!

You'll need:

A large sturdy pot or wok

Basting brush

 

Ingredients:

3 lbs. chicken wings (1.4 kg)

Salt and black pepper

1 TBSP butter

1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

½ poblano chile pepper (I used a red bell pepper and half of a jalapeno),  finely diced

½ medium onion, peeled and finely diced

1 large garlic clove, smashed and finely chopped

¼ cup dry white wine  (Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay)

1 cup Slatherin’ Sauce Original (or spicy) Recipe

½ cup low sodium chicken stock

Juice of ½ lime

 

For the dipping sauce:

Combine 1/2 cup of reduced pan glaze/sauce (see below) with 1/4 cup sour cream

-First pat the wings dry and season one side with salt and pepper generously.
-Put the butter and olive oil in the pot on medium heat until it's bubbly and evenly coated the pan bottom
-place wings seasoned side down in an even layer (you may need to cook in shifts depending on how much room you have)
-while they're browning in the pan season the other side with salt and pepper
-then flip the wings and brown the other side
-once browned place wings on a plate and set aside
-save one TBSP of the fat in the pan
-then sautee the onion, pepper and garlic in the fat until transluscent (about 5 minutes)
-turn the heat up to high and add the white wine stirring until it's reduced by half
-then add the lime juice, chicken stock and Slatherin' Sauce 

-Once the ingredients are melded, add the chicken wings back to the sauce. They should be covered about halfway with the sauce, if not add more stock.

 

         After the pan fry...                                                   Simmering away...

 

Now the wings will simmer for two hours, with stirring every half hour. 

-If these are a meal for a later occasion simply stick them in the fridge

-OR set your oven to broil. 

-Place wings on a broiling rack or roasting pan

-Cook for about 3 minutes on both sides, or until wings are crispy and crunchy.

For a delicious dipping sauce simply mix 1/2 cup of the sauce from the pan and 1/4 cup sour cream. (For a thicker sauce use more sour cream).

 

Finally brush the wings with the remaining sauce for a bright delicious glaze.

This was my first time making my own wings and I loved how they turned out. They were spicy and sweet thanks to the peppers and white wine reduction, and fall off the bone after the 2 hour simmer. They were a bit messy, but I knew what I was getting into with this dish... 

For more unique recipes, check out Slather's website (linked at the top of this post), and try both Slatherin' sauces for yourself!

 

  

Posted in American Food, BBQ, Recipes

You've Still Got Valen-Time!

Posted on February 11, 2014

Ok, terrible pun.

But why end up scouring the card aisle after work on Friday when you can have something truly great already on hand? The items on this list all come from small businesses in America, and each have a unique story. 

Simply click the product name to see the company page and story, and the item itself. 

Our top picks for your significant other:

   Brackish bow ties: £92.99                             Charleston Girl Perfume: £34.99

        Bluegrass Brass Sterling Silver                     Art Eatables: Taste of the Trail 
          Filigree Necklace: £44.99                           Fine Bourbon Truffles: £13.99
All items have next day shipping in the UK, 2-3 days elsewhere in Europe, so stop wasting your precious Valent-time!

Posted in American Clothing, American Food, Jewelry

Ingenious Grilling

Posted on January 02, 2014

Our site is filled with a lot of different items. We have a little of this, a little of that, but what we have a LOT of is American grilling accessories. We have sauces, marinades, rubs and dips; but what really sets us apart are the tools we have to upgrade the entire grilling process. Attachments to the grill or tools used with it, we bring to you some new ways to do what you love to do.

 

1) GrillGrates

For the kind of grill marks you've only seen in your dreams...

  While most drop on top grill attachments are designed for fragile things like fish or veggies the GrillGrate isn't so delicate. This grate is designed for all types of meat! It's raised design heats meat evenly as the grate warms up, and the perforated bottom allows juices to fall to the fire without causing flare ups that may char your meat. 

  To see it in action check out the video in the hyperlink above, the creators show just how ingenious it is with infrared cameras. 

 

2) BBQ Guru Party Q

 For freedom from your temperamental temperature...

 In the famous Infomercial words..."Set it and forget it!" The party Q attachment gives you some freedom while you grill by maintaining whatever temperature you set. The Party Q uses a fan to stoke the flames when needed or just lets them burn. Each time you use it it gets a little more acclimated to your grill so one day you'll have the perfect grilling partner, just hope it doesn't go all I Robot on you and take over the house. 

 

3) Smokenator 1000

 For a new grill without buying a whole new grill...

  While most grillers would probably say you grill with charcoal for the smoky flavor, they haven't seen the Smokenator 1000. This attachment converts your regular kettle grill into a professional smoker using charcoal for that same smoky flavor, but heating water with it to keep your meat juicy throughout the cook. 

  In the new year you may have resolved to quit some bad habits like tobacco use, so why not try something new like smoking! We mean the meat of course...

Posted in American Food, BBQ, News

Holiday Gift List for the Host and Foodie

Posted on December 05, 2013

While we all love a good party, not everyone loves to throw them. Luckily for the rest of us, there’s a certain type of person who loves to. Call em a control freak, or just the life of the party, there’s something special about the host. We’re also willing to bet they are forever looking to improve the food side of any event. So we’ve created our list for the host and foodie, that person who works hard, but plays hard, and who loves to try new things with their entertaining.

 

1. Mother Shuckers Original Cocktail Sauce

This award winning sauce is the perfect kind of gift for a foodie who loves seafood, and as you can guess from the name, especially oysters. It can be served cold, but is even better hot, and has more of a kick than your average cocktail sauce. Created in South Carolina by Mother Shucker herself, your foodie will be grateful for the introduction.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Mr. B Sustainable Glasswork Glasses

These glasses are created from recycled wine bottles collected from various restaurants around Columbia, South Carolina. They’re remolded by the glass artists, etched with the two flags and packaged in a wooden box with straw for an already lovely gift box. This set of four is great gift for the host who feels at home in two countries.

 

3. Etch-It Cups

Hosting has its ups and downs. The biggest downer probably being the cleanup. To cut back on excess trash and waste these Etch it Cups easily mark whose cup is whose for quick finding and refilling, rather than grabbing another one. So save your host from the ever multiplying half full red cups with these fun to use Etch it Cups!

 

 

4. Mammoth Pecans

In the South, we know just how homey pecans can make the holiday season. Endless recipes abound, but most importantly is the pecan pie (Find our recipe a few blog posts back). They're only grown commercially in North America, so this dish can set your foodie apart from the usual dessert fare. They also make a delicious healthy snack!

5. Willie’s Hog Dust Bloody Mary Mix

Made from fresh crushed tomatoes, not a watery tomato concentrate, this bloody mary mix is the kind of drink your favorite host will love to add to their bar. Willie's Hog Dust is a company centered on BBQ, so this mix is blended with the secret ingredient, Willie’s Hog Dust seasonings. It’s available in original and spicy for the classic or the daring!

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in American Food, Gift Ideas, Home & Garden