“AL FRESCO EATING” TABLE
If lockdown has brought something positive, it’s that now, more than ever, we value spending time outdoors.
All those moments of enjoyment with friends, your couple or family, like having a picnic, a barbecue, or simply a snack on a terrace, have become a “luxury”.
In fact, there are scientific studies that link spending time outdoors with increased happiness, highlighting how important it is to be connected with nature.
Happiness, which undoubtedly also increases when we can enjoy that time outdoors with good food.
And we are not only referring to the taste, we also refer to foods that are good for our health, such as olives.
Because who said that a picnic, a barbecue, or an outdoor eating cannot be healthy?
In barbecues, we can have more vegetables on the grill than meat, or even dare to propose vegan meats: sausages, hamburgers, skewers … Surely more than one won’t even notice the difference!
In addition, outdoor meals have another very healthy advantage: they encourage you to practice sports!
As you can see, the “outdoor” tables are full of advantages, both for you and for your health!
BUFFALO WINGS MARINATED IN HOJIBLANCA OLIVE
- 2/3 cup pitted of Hojiblanca black olives
- 16 chicken wings (4 per person)
- 1 tbsp of cornstarch
- 1 tsp of sweet paprika
- 1 tsp of chili powder or cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 1/3 cup of Louisiana hot sauce
- 1/4 cup of ketchup
- 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
- Toasted sesame seeds (optional)
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Set aside 5 whole black olives for garnish. Dice half of the remaining olives and slice the rest. Set them aside.
Add cornstarch, paprika, chili powder, salt, and black pepper to a bowl. Mix and add the wings, stirring to coat well.
Bake the wings in the oven using the grill setting on high for 10 minutes on each side.
Add the butter, Louisiana sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and diced olives to a large pot. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
Once the wings are baked, remove, and add to the pot with the sauce. Stir to coat in the sauce and serve on a platter to share. Garnish with sliced and whole olives.