We received a package on our front porch that contained a bottle of ‘Sartains’s Chipotle, Poultry’ marinade. This was perfect timing because we needed something special for the super bowl halftime snacks. Wings are traditional football snack and a marinade will add flavor and pizzazz. Sartain’s; claims to unite Aztec and Szechwan flavors to awaken the closet gourmet in us all. Now these two flavor profiles are not known to me. Some of the ingredients did grab my attention. The first ingredient of Tequila shouted out to my Super Bowl party side. It was followed by Chipotle peppers and honey. This sounds like a great combination.
Ingredients: Soy Sauce, (water, wheat, soybeans, salt), water, brown sugar, (Chipotle peppers (peppers, water, vinegar, carrots, onions, sesame oil, salt, spices) molasses, lime juices, honey, garlic,(with citric acid), tomato paste, tequila, onion, natural flavors and spices, xanthan gum make up the list for ingredients.
The instructions for use are very simple. Pour over chicken at least 30 minutes before grilling. We opted for several hours of marinating in the Chilebrown ice cave. We tried a little sample of before pouring Sartain’s over the chicken. Soy sauce and garlic with a hint of tequila was our first impression. It was quit salty straight out of the bottle. The honey flavor did shine through. The real test will be on some cooked chicken.
My bro-in-law Johnny and his wife Shastina were visiting and watching the big game with us. You may remember John. He owns a Harley and may let me ride it. I am hoping he likes the wings a lot so I can finally hit the open road on his hog. They were more than happy to be tasters in our evaluation of this poultry sauce. We built a medium fire of mesquite charcoal. The wings were placed on the grate and the cover was used. Several turns and 15 minutes later we had some bronzed chicken wing beauties. These wings were beautiful looking. The combination of chipotle, honey and soy melted together to glaze and flavor our chicken. Everybody unanimously gave thumbs up in the flavor profile. I could taste a little garlic but did not really taste the tequila. After cooking the salt level was perfect. The chipotle peppers did not put out a lot of heat. This was a good thing for our party. Overall this marinade was a success. Sartain’s Marinade would be a welcome addition to any of our barbeques. Let’s ask Johnny the big question.
Chilebrown: Hey John, Did you like Sartain’s Marinade on the Super Bowl wings?
John: Chilebrown, I loved them, but you will never drive my Harley.