After a month’s worth of Halloween recipe posting, we unveil our Halloween night boofet of horrordoeuvres:
Japanese Bat Wings and Steak Bites with Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce.
Perfect for our horror movie night.
We’re lazy, so we’re buying Cost-co wings and just baking them with the sauce, which is a childhood fave.
Japanese Chicken Wings
The Best of Bridge
Great for crowds and kids! Tastes good warmed up if there’s any left.
3 lbs. chicken wings, tips removed 1.5 kg
1/3 cup flour 75ml
1 cup butter 250ml (or half butter and half oil.)
3 Tbsp. soy sauce 45 ml
3 Tbsp. water 45ml
1 cup white sugar 250ml
1/2 cup vinegar 125ml
Cut wings in half. Dip in slightly beaten egg and then in flour. Fry in butter until deep brown and crisp. Place in shallow roasting pan. Mix all sauce ingredients together and pour over chicken wings. Bake at 350 F (180C) for 1/2 hour.
Baste wings with sauce during cooking.
Steak Bites with Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce
Recipe Rachael Ray
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup vodka
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
1 cup tomato sauce
1 rounded tablespoon prepared horseradish
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/3 pounds beef sirloin cut into large bite-sized pieces, about 1-inch squares
Steak seasoning blend or coarse salt and black pepper
6 to 8-inch bamboo skewers
Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add oil and onions and saute 5 minutes. Add vodka and boil to reduce by half. Add Worcestershire, hot sauce, tomato sauce and horseradish. Stir to combine the dipping sauce and return the sauce to a simmer. Add salt and pepper and adjust seasonings.
Heat nonstick skillet over high heat. Coat meat bites lightly in oil. Season with steak seasoning blend or salt and pepper, to taste. Cook the meat until caramelized all over, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer dipping sauce to a small dish and place at the center of a serving platter. Surround the dip with meat bites and set several bamboo “stakes” or skewers alongside meat.