Finally, June is here and we've even had some nice June like weather lately. The only thing making it even better is school is also out. With school out we were excited to host our last summer club gathering before our regularly planned summer hiatus.
Our house is considerably smaller than all of the other couples so we love when we can have them all over and spread out on the patio when we host.
We all gathered together on this warm evening with the patio heater prepared to help keep us warm once the sun went down to indulge in some "hot & spicy" dishes.
We couldn't really count on the weather fully cooperating when we put the theme out there initially and we knew we wanted to be outside so we went with a hot & spicy theme to keep us warm regardless of the weather. Even Sally Porkchop was welcome at the party.
We started with some not so pretty to look at Grilled Smoke Gouda and Chorizo Stuffed Jalapeños.
Yeah, they were pretty spicy. But also very tasty. We love to make grilled stuffed jalapeños although we usually stuff them with a crab mixture. The chorizo was a bit meatier but also quite delicious.
Next, we moved on to the main dishes and the heat continued to not disappoint.
G & I made two different versions of hot wings. G's versions a more traditional Buffalo style hot wing.
And I made my favorite more Asian inspired sriracha spiced wing.
We served them with spicy sweet potato fries.
Jeff (representing both Jeff & Kris who was sadly under the weather) brought both a beautifully colorful sliced pepper salad with dill
as well as some spicy cheddar biscuits that perfectly balanced the meal.
We all agreed we'd need to be taking our over the counter heart burn medicine before turning in for the evening. But we also agreed although spicy the spice was well balanced and didn't overpower any of the taste.
We ended our enjoyable evening on the patio with Jenni & Arnie's absolutely scrumptious chocolate cake topped with some yummy ripe strawberries and a spicy glaze.
Oh, so good. My palate was pleasantly happy with each course of our meal.
Our June supper club gathering has become G & I's official indicator that summer vacation is quickly coming. Meaning we LOVE June supper club.
And we always love coming back together to share food with our dear friends when September rolls back around.
Happy Summer to you too!
Grilled Spicy Sriracha Honey Wings
5 #'s chicken wings & drummettes, cleaned
2 Tblspns canola oil
4 Tblspns Sriracha Sauce
2 Tblspns honey
2 Tblspns butter, melted
1 Tblspn soy sauce
2 Tblspns finely chopped cilantro
3 Tblspns toasted sesame seeds
Salt & black pepper to taste
Whisk together Sriracha sauce, honey, butter, soy sauce and cilantro. Taste to check heat level. If sauce is too spicy add honey, set aside.
Heat grill to 375 degrees. Wipe grill well with canola oil. Grill chicken wings until cooked through with grillmarks. When done toss wings in sauce. Put on platter sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds.