Thursday, October 27, 2011

Smoked Chicken Wings with Caramelized Pork Belly & Blue Cheese

First off, thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes on Friday October 21.  Despite a week long fight with the flu, I was able to enjoy some quality B-Day time.

With football season in full swing for this month's 5 Star Makeover we decided to host a Gourmet Tailgate Party.

When the fellas and I get together to tailgate we must have 4 things, 3 of which are in this dish...

  • Chicken wings
  • Blue cheese
  • Bacon or Pork Belly
  • Ice Cold Beer
This course takes the chicken wing dish on a different trip.  
  • First they are smoked over a combination of hickory and cherry wood.
  • Then they are fried in the Nectar of the Gods, Duck Fat!
  • Finish with a tangy sriracha based sauce.

My little Brother's smoker.

Romaine Hearts, Blue Cheese Dressing, Blue Cheese & Caramelized Pork Belly

Smoked Chicken Wings with Caramelized Pork Belly & Blue Cheese

Stop by tomorrow for our complete round-up and get some great ideas to take your next tailgate party to the next level.

That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!


  1. The chicken wings look exactly how I would like them.Nibbeling till the bone and with the hands;)

  2. Smoked and cooked in Duck Fat???? I would be in heaven eating those.. my favorite flavors. It would even make a sporting event worth attending if I got to eat those babies. I can't wait to try these out... glad you're feeling better!!

  3. Whoa, I'm blown away by the idea of smokey flavor fried in duck fat. And I would love to have that smoker just like your brothers!
    Weekend is here... enjoy!

  4. Well you had me at pork belly, and blue cheese,ok and smoker too. Ah too bad you had the flu, well a good excuse to party even more.

  5. That's so awesome you got to use a smoker!!!

  6. First smoked and then fried in duck fat! That's excellent! And loving the caramelized pork belly here too.

  7. Nice smoker! That pork belly addition is genius! What a great way to accent the chicken wings. The flavors sound absolutely incredible. Well done Laz!!

  8. Hi Laz - I like that you are serving wings with a salad. Smoked chicken and sriracha sound like a fabulous combination, great Tailgate dish! Go team!

  9. Laz, I am seriously jealous of that smoker! These wings sound JUST like what a tailgate party needs... flavour, fat and fabulousness! Delicious!

  10. I love the little salad in middle and the pork belly. Nice added touch (down)!

  11. A tailgate party would not be complete without chicken wings, and these are definitely 5-Star with duck fat involved in the preparation!

  12. I know I'm late (and I'm so sorry, Laz!), but I'd still love to wish you a Happy Birthday! Actually, I'd sing it to you if you were here -- just picture Marilyn Monroe singing it to JFK, lol!

    This dish is fantastic...I'm a buffalo wing/blue blue cheese fanatic!

  13. I tried to leave a comment and google went crazy. So at the risk of repeating myself ... happy belated birthday and so sorry you were sick. I covet that smoker and I really could eat my own weight in these wings. Well done!

  14. Wow, that smoker is awesome! And these were fried in duck fat? Yummmm. That makes them even better! Happy to hear that you are feeling better. Great idea for this month's theme.

  15. I knew you gotta have pork belly in some way and I was right! :D That smoker is money. You fried your wings in duck fat? Great to know! I don't know about your sauce but it has Siracha so I'm in!
    Sorry for a delay. Been busy with non-profit work :(. Will catch up with Jessie's guest post soon.

  16. Happy Belated Birthday glad you were able to enjoy it but sorry you had been sick.
    These are some snazzy wings and perfect for the challenge of course :) Must show them to my guys...

  17. Oh man I would love to try out this recipe. Chicken wings at my tail-gate party are the best. No tail-gate party is complete without the Tailgater from DISH! It supports HD and only weighs 10 pounds. Since I work for DISH I can tell you that the Tailgater is ideal for camping, RVing, and of course tailgating. You don't even need a second account.

  18. Beautiful presentation! I haven't made wings before. I like the accompanying salad, too.

  19. I know I'm a little late but
    still happy birthday :-)
    Enjoyed your recipe and the smoked wings look simply delicious.
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    I would like to ask something.
    Thanks for your wonderful blog,


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