Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Vegan Sweet and Sticky Wingz

Son #3 has now been fully inducted into boyhood: he had his first trip to the emergency room tonight. There was a little scuffle with the three boys at the bottom of the stairs that resulted in Son #3 falling off the bottom step and banging his forehead on the hot water radiator in the front hallway. He got a small but deep gash and so I was off to the hospital. Fortunately, small child + head wound = we didn't have to wait long. 45 mins later they had glued his wound and we were on our way home. As for dinner, there wasn't a whole lot of time between baking for the street fair and trying to write a conference paper. So I revived the vegan wings but made a more kid-friendly sauce. This recipe is awesome so it was totally worth repeating.

- make the wings as per this recipe, but use the sauce below

- 1/4 cup margarine
- 1 sweet onion, sliced
- 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp mustard
- few dashes of hot sauce

1. Melt margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic for 15 mins, until onions have cooked down and are nicely browned
2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to bubbling. Simmer for 15-20 mins, until sauce thickens and gets a nice deep red colour.
3. Strain sauce to remove onions and spoon over wings.