Sweet Soy Sauce
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper
Years ago I worked for a restaurant here in Birmingham named Locos Grille and Pub. I have always loved their hot sauce so I made some as well. This isn't their exact recipe, but I will say it's as close as it gets. They don't marinate their wings, they fry them and toss them, like most restaurants do. But I marinated 3 wings in the hot sauce just to see how it would taste grilled. I left 8 wings with no marinade or seasoning to toss in the sauces to see how much of a difference the marinade made.
1 1/2 cup Texas Pete Hot Sauce
1/4 cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Blackening Seasoning
1/4 Tablespoon granulated garlic
I used the 30-20-10 method from Nibble Me This. I have never tried this method, but I have tried several of his dishes and have no reason to doubt him now. So I set up my grill for an indirect cook, while the wings were drying out in the fridge. I got my temperature to 350 and put them on.
I cooked them for 30 minutes lid on, flipped them, cooked for 20 minutes, then sauced them and put them directly over the fire for 10 to crisp them up. I took them off and sauced the wings. The wings I didn't marinade I tossed in the hot sauce and sprinkled the tops with lemon pepper seasoning. I used to do this when I worked at the above mentioned restaurant. I love the flavor pairing. Here are the wings with their best friends, celery, carrots and fies. We are still on the diet, but I needed some fries.
The wings turned out perfect. I will now live by the 30-20-10 method for wings. Great timing. The hot sauce tossed wings were great, although Byrd and I agreed that a mix of the sweet soy wings dipped in the hot sauce was our favorite.