How to Use A&B American Style: Foundational Chicken Wings

It’s hard to believe we make hot pepper sauce and have not yet put up a recipe for chicken wings.

That changes now.

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We like to keep things simple at A&B American Style, so here are the foundational elements of chicken wings:
1) wings 2) heat 3) sauce.

Once you lay the foundation, there are thousands of ways to personalize it to your taste. This fundamental recipe is paleo/clean eating-friendly and as simple as they come.

Foundational Chicken Wings with A&B American Style Pepper Sauce

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Season chicken wings with salt and pepper
  2. Add heat
    • Grilling: Heat grill to medium-high heat (375-425°F). Lightly oil grill to prevent sticking. Grill wings for 20-25 minutes turning a few times
    • Baking: Preheat oven to 400°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil and top with wire rack. Bake wings in a single layer on the wire rack for 45-50 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking
  3. Near the end of cooking, combine melted butter and A&B American Style Original Pepper Sauce
  4. Once wings are fully cooked, toss them in with sauce
  5. Optionally, put them back on the grill for a couple of minutes to cook the sauce in
  6. Serve with traditional and untraditional sides and more Pepper Sauce
  7. Beers are not paleo, but you are stronger willed than we if you leave them in the fridge

That’s it. Minimal skill required. Minimal cleanup. 

Now that you’ve got the base down, check out a few ways to change things up:

  • Want to make your wings extra juicy? Start by marinating them in buttermilk. While it’s not paleo, this will help them stay moist on the grill
  • Want spicier wings? Try this recipe for Jerk Chicken Wings. Save your hands the trouble of working with fresh habaneros. We capture their essence beautifully in A&B American Style More Heat Pepper Sauce. Substitute in ½ cup of sauce
  • Looking for even more flavor? Check out Juli Bauer’s Sticky Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Wings over at Nom Nom Paleo. The recipe requires some work, but you can simplify it by using A&B American Style With Garlic Pepper Sauce (which is paleo) instead of making your own sriracha (which takes time)

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July 26, 2015

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chill ›   corn ›   peaches ›   recipes ›   soup ›   summer ›   uses ›  


How to Use A&B American Style: Chilled Corn and Peach Soup

This recipe is cross posted on our @Medium page. There are some additional notes made there. Check it out

If you like seasonal produce, then you probably have a lot of corn and peaches right now. Great! Because corn and peaches are delicious.

Here’s a summer soup to make from any extra corn and peaches you have. I like to eat it chilled while sitting on the porch. You are welcome to eat it warm if you prefer (substitute stock for water in that case).

It gets a bite from ginger and our Original Pepper Sauce. Coupled with the natural sweetness in the corn and peaches, this flavor combo is a perfect way to start a picnic.


Chilled Corn and Peach Summer Soup

Serves Four to Six, depending on your bowls

Ingredients

  • 2 ears of corn
  • 2 ripe peaches, diced
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 really fat spring onion or 3 of the skinny ones, chopped
  • Basil leaves
  • Blue corn tortilla chips
  • Our A&B American Style Original Pepper Sauce
  • Water
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

  1. Shuck and clean the corn
  2. Cut the kernels off the cob
  3. Add the kernels and naked cobs to a pot with enough water to cover them and heat
  4. When the water starts boiling, add the chopped spring onion
  5. 3 minutes is enough to cook the corn and spring onion. Then turn off the heat
  6. Save about 2 cups of the cooking water (you probably won’t use it all)
  7. Toss the cobs, they don’t help you anymore
  8. Strain the corn kernels and spring onions out of remaining water
  9. Set some of the kernels aside for garnish
  10. Dice the peaches and put them in the blender
  11. Add the minced ginger to the blender
  12. Add the corn and spring onion to the blender
  13. Blend a little on low (note: be careful when blending hot liquids)
  14. Blend more on high
  15. Add A&B American Style Original Pepper Sauce
  16. Add water to get to your desired texture
  17. Season with salt to taste
  18. Chill ← You and the soup
  19. Taste and adjust seasoning
  20. Portion out the soup (there are 4–6 servings here depending on your bowls)
  21. Garnish with corn kernels, torn basil, and A&B American Style Original Pepper Sauce
  22. Crush some blue corn tortilla chips for crunch and presentation
  23. Enjoy!

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How to use A&B American Style: Chili-Cilantro Stem Relish

This recipe is inspired by one we learned from asian chefs. In a restaurant kitchen, you do not waste. We hope you want to live that way at home, too.

So, if you use cilantro, but don't know what to do with the stems, this is it. The stems have all the same flavor as the leaves AND they have more texture. We use them here with shallots, garlic,  Pepper Sauce, and a dash soy sauce to create a condiment with texture, bright flavors, and of course, a bit of heat.

We love this on seafood (try it on your sashimi) and on crisped tofu (as pictured below).

 

 

Recipe: A&B American Style Chili-Cilantro Stem Relish
Ingredients: 

  • Half of a shallot, diced
  • Cilantro stems, as much as you have shallot, also diced
  • 1/2 tsp Minced garlic
  • 2T, Pepper Sauce  (or more, obviously)
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients
  2. Let sit in the fridge for  an hour or more for the flavors to mix
  3. Spoon over  pieces of sashimi or tofu
  4. Enjoy!
  5. Note: This recipe is flexible. More Heat Pepper Sauce, Shallots, cilantro, and garlic are a fantastic flavor combination. If you like it with more garlic, add that or use our With Garlic Pepper Sauce. The key is that  you'll get some great textures for dishes are are in need of it

 

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April 16, 2015

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grilling ›   onions ›   pickles ›   recipes ›   tacos ›   uses ›  


How to use A&B American Style: Pickled Red Onions

Red onions. They're delicious. We love them raw. We love them in Pepper Sauce. We love them pickled.

Maybe you hear pickle and you think it's a laborious process of hot water baths and time. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THAT WAY!

Here's a QUICK  pickle that is a perfect  topping for  fish tacos and sandwiches.

Recipe: A&B American Style Pickled Red Onions
Takes

Ingredients: 

  • Water
  • 1 red onion, sliced thinly
  • Lime juice, from one lime
  • 2T, More Heat Pepper Sauce  (or more, obviously)
  • 1 tsp salt (or more, to taste)
Directions:
  1. Boil water
  2. Put red onions in a bowl
  3. Pour boiling water over onions
  4. Wait....10...whole...seconds
  5. Or maybe 15, depending on how thinly sliced your onions are and how soft you want them (longer = softer)
  6. Drain the water from the onions and return to bowl
  7. Squeeze the juice of a lime over the onions
  8. Add More Heat Pepper Sauce
  9. Cool in the fridge or by putting the bowl in another bowl containing ice water
  10. Use on tacos and sandwiches for up to a week, keep refrigerated

 

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October 14, 2014

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How to use A&B American Style Pepper Sauce: Fancy Burger Edition

You may remember earlier this year when we taught you how to kick up your old burger routine. We're back with a way to do it super fancy style. We love this version for fall/winter because you make it inside.

The key to this one is leeks. If you've never cooked with leeks before, you are missing out. They have a mellow onion vibe. Relaxed luxury.

It's the burger version of your favorite sweater. It makes you feel secure and confident, ready to take on the world. Only, right now, the world is waiting for you to finish eating.

 

In this recipe, we sauté the leeks in olive oil and butter until they are perfectly golden. It only takes a couple of minutes. You can do it while the gruyère is melting on top of your burger. Gruyère? Yes. For sure. It's the perfect match for the leeks.

Then a spread of Pepper Sauce on the top bun (we're partial to either the NYC Rooftop or With Garlic for this particular burger) and a spread of mustard on the bottom.

And you may end up with something like this:

It's warm and inviting. Perfect as the weather starts to cool. It's the burger version of your favorite sweater. It makes you feel secure and confident, ready to take on the world. Only, right now, the world is waiting for you to finish eating. Waiting for you to come to the conclusion of this burger. This burger that has just the right balance of richness from the meat, butter-braised leeks and gruyère and brightness from our Pepper Sauce.

Recipe: A&B American Style Super Fancy Style with Braised Leeks
Ingredients:

Directions

  1. Follow these instructions for making burgers
  2. Melt the butter in the olive oil over medium heat
  3. Add thinly sliced leeks to the melted butter
  4. (If you haven't already added the cheese to your burger, now is the time)
  5. Sauté  the leeks until they soften and turn translucent
  6. Let them calmly sit in the pan to get a little more flavor
  7. Toast the buns
  8. Spread Pepper Sauce on the top bun
  9. Spread mustard on the bottom
  10. Add burger
  11. Top with leeks
  12. Cozy up to it
  13. Enjoy

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How to use A&B American Style: Sous Vide Bloody Mary

Sous Vide Bloody Mary from Trends on Trends and Gastronomista

Courtesy of the exquisite minds of Trends on Trends and the Gastronomista comes a recipe from the future. Sous Vide Bloody Mary brings the classic Bloody Mary together with the new-to-the-home-cook technique of sous vide.

From Trends on Trends:

This cocktail, made in partnership with Gastronomista.com is made with fresh ingredients rather than preserved (with the exception of Worcester Sauce and Hot Sauce) including fresh beefsteak tomatoes, fresh bird-chile peppers, whole white peppercorns, whole mustard seed, bay leaves, and fresh lemon peel for a bright citrus-y zip.  All of the ingredients go into the sous vide bag and cook for an hour.

 

Note that our Pepper Sauce is made with all fresh ingredients with the specific goal of bringing out the bright flavors of the natural produce that we use. That makes our Pepper Sauces the best ingredient for this new take on the classic Bloody Mary.

What do you think? Is this Sous Vide Bloody Mary as good as our March Hare? Let us know! We're @ABAmericanStyle on all your favorite social media.

How to use A&B American Style: Chickpea Patties

Cheesy Chickpea Patties by Ms. Food DivisionRecipe: Cheesy Chickpea PattiesWe love this recipe from a fan. We discovered @MsFoodDivision on Instagram after this recipe and her beautiful photos brought her to our attention. Cindy started her blog to "promote healthy eating culture on a bigger scale". Us, too! We love what you're doing, Ms. Food Division. Keep it up!

This recipe for Chickpea Patties is a great way for vegetarians to get our Pepper Sauce into some burgers. You could make other veggie patties (quinoa or black bean) just as easily. But, the key is to make sure you get a nice crispiness on the outside. That's what makes it extra satisfying and gets the kids into it.

Try adding these to the lineup at your BBQ to make your Memorial Day a Meatless Monday.

(Vegan? You already know how to make the couple of substitutions to adapt this to your diet)

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpea, drained; boiled in hot water for 10-15 minutes, remove the skins of the chickpeas
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 100g grated cheddar cheese
  • 50g grated parmesan
  • 1 bunch chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • Our A&B American Style Pepper Sauce

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat a frying pan with oil under medium heat, add chopped garlic and carrot, cook for 5 minutes.  Turn off the fire. 
  2. Transfer the cooked carrots to a large mixing bowl.  Add chickpea and get a potato masher to mash the chickpea.  
  3. Add the cheese, fresh parsley, chopped shallot, eggs and panko to the chickpea mixture.  Season.  Mix well.  
  4. Form the patties with your hands by carefully roll the mixture into a ball, then gently squeeze down to flatten the patties to about 3cm thick.   
  5. Preheat a frying pan with a generous amount of olive oil under medium heat, add the patties and cook each side for about 5 minutes or less (being careful not to burn them).
  6. Place the cooked patties on a kitchen towel to soak up any excess oil. Plate them on a bun as a veggie burger or finger food as you like.
  7. Serve with A&B American Style Pepper Sauce

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January 30, 2014

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A&B American Style Super Bowl Bacon Scallion Cheese Dip

THE SUPER BOWL! It's here. It's in our backyard in NYC this year and the lead up to the game has been fantastic. We're really enjoying the back and forth (especially this little bit, which makes us want to add ducks to our recipe below)

Naturally, we believe every football party needs some serious cheese dip. And, we aren't microwaving cream cheese and mayo with frozen spinach and calling that serious.

We are taking two types of cheese. Bacon. Corn. Scallions. Garlic. Onion.

We are using a makeshift double boiler to protect our cheese from scorching (it's easy to do).

We are making some serious A&B American Style Cheese Dip.

We recommend you do the same.

Recipe: A&B American Style Cheese Dip
Ingredients:
  • 6 Tablespoons A&B American Style Pepper Sauce (available at these fine retailers)
  • 1/4 LB yellow cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 LB smoked gouda cheese, shredded
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped into thin bits and crisped
  • 1/4 cup canned corn kernels (about 1/3 can)
  • 1/2 cup green part of scallion (sometimes called spring onion), chopped (check this link to fancy this up)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped (can sub the white part of your scallion, too)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 6 small flour tortillas, toasted in a 400 degree oven for 3 minutes
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1 or 2 cups of water for the double boiler setup (don't sweat, it's easy)
Directions:
  1. Toss the shredded cheddar and smoked gouda with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Hold this on the side
  2. Chop 4 slices of bacon into thin bits
  3. Cook on the stove on low heat until crisp. Transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel to drain
  4. SAFELY! Take out most of the bacon fat and save it in a glass jar or coffee mug in your fridge for making Eggs American Style (recipe coming soon). Keep just enough to coat the pan
  5. Add the onions and garlic to the pan with the bacon fat
  6. Cook on medium heat until translucent and transcendent
  7. Add the corn and green scallions and cook for 2 minutes. Set aside
  8. Save some (about 1 tablespoon) of the bacon, scallion, onion, garlic and corn mixture for garnish. The rest to be stirred into the melty cheese
  9. CONGRATS! You're about half way there. Now we MELT THE CHEESE
  10. A double boiler set up makes it easier to prevent scorching the cheese during the meltification process. 
  11. Start your double boiler setup by adding one or two cups of water to a small sauce pot
  12. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer
  13. Place a medium sized metal bowl over the simmering water. Add the cheese, which you tossed in cornstarch earlier, to the bowl
  14. This metal bowl may get hot. Use a dry towel or pot holder to hold it
  15. Stir the cheese until meltified (8 minutes or less)
  16. Fold in the reserved bacon, scallion, corn, onion, and garlic.
  17. Stir in 6 tablespoons (or more) of A&B American Style Pepper Sauce
  18. Season the dip with salt and pepper to taste
  19. Pour the A&B American Style Cheese dip into a ramekin or other serving dish
  20. OPTIONALLY (but recommended) put your oven safe serving dish under the broiler and brown the top for about 3 to 5 minutes
  21. Garnish with a tablespoon of the bacon, scallion, corn, onion and garlic mixture and more A&B American Style Pepper Sauce (available at these fine retailers)
  22. Serve immediately
  23. ..
  24. WAIT! Don't forget the warmed tortillas, tortilla chips or vegetables
  25. Enjoy!
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The March Hare: an A&B American Style reinvention of the classic bloody mary

This is an updated post from our own blog, but with beautiful new photography. Did you notice the new photography? It's right above this text
Another recipe. This time for a drink.

Here’s what’s been happening. You guys hear that we make a product from chili peppers (the Red Fresno) and assume that there should be a special bloody mary drink with it.

Go for that, if you want. But we’ve got something even better.

We know when you traditionally drink your bloody mary. It’s a beautiful, sunny weekend morning. You’re in pain. You take a look out the window and the sun hurts your eyes. You crawl back into bed for another 15 minutes.

Finally, you get yourself up. You’re tired of the same tomato and worcestershire flavor every week. 

We’ve got a new crisp and refreshing hangover drink: The March Hare (recipe below the fold)


Recipe: The March Hare
Ingredients:
Directions:
  1. Take carrot juice, orange juice and put in the fresh ginger. Hopefully, you did this last night because the flavors come together much better when they have time to hang out
  2. Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice
  3. Add a healthy pour of A&B American Style Pepper Sauce
  4. Add an unhealthy pour of Vodka
  5. Garnish with something fresh and bitter (Parsley or Celery)
  6. Drink
  7. Feel replenished as the carrot and ginger rebuild your body while the A&B American Style wakes you up and the lemon juice brings it all together
  8. Chew on the garnish in your slightly improved state
  9. Repeat steps 6-8 until the glass is empty
  10. Once the glass is empty, repeat steps 1-10, because you underestimated how good that was and you should certainly have one more
The American Style thing to do is try something new. Give it a shot next weekend and let us know how it goes. 

Got a better idea for A&B American Style? Share it in the comments. If we post it, we’ll give you a free bottle of A&B American Style Pepper Sauce.

How to use A&B American Style: The Davy Crockett Grilled Cheese

This is a guest post from Mackenzie Smith of the Grilled Cheese Social. Where you can find more amazing grilled cheese recipes and find out about all the other cool stuff Grilled Cheese Social does.
The Davy Crockett featuring A&B American Style Pepper Sauce
One of the greatest parts about working from home is that I never have to change out of my sweatpants AND I get to wake up whenever I want...kind of. This probably makes me sound like a slob, but when it's like 10 degrees outside, what else is a FL girl supposed to do? I definitely don't want to wear skinny jeans while I'm sitting on my couch, endlessly tweeting for hours at time... I mean I can barely stand wear my fav Levis when I go out at night. And even though sweat-life sounds great and is super comfy in the moment, not getting out of my battered grey pants starts to take a toll on me... especially when your roommates get home and you're still in the exact same spot in the exact same clothes as when they left. I don't think they're judging me or anything like that but it makes me start to think that I should maybe get dressed and work in a coffee shop or a place that has actual human interactions.
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