Guys, guess what? IT’S BANKHOLIDAY WEEKEND!
Hello tan, hello sun, hello booze and most of all, hello all you deliciously sexy BBQ food. Get in my mouth! Seriously in weather like this,what else are long weekends for? As life of unemployment trickles on (do you like how I have basically shoehorned that in, in every blog post for the past 3 weeks? Just incase you had forgotten) I have started to get my days a little mixed up. Every day is a bank holiday to me now and I feel like I can’t really appreciate the gloriousness that is a long weekend. However, I’m not taking this sun for granted so I was super duper happy when Lauren and I had the opportunity to attend a Marinade Masterclass with Golin PR, Heinz, and chef Josh Katz at BERBER & Q Grill House (known for their grilled whole cauliflower head) in East London.
Josh Katz (the guy in the yellow hat above) has created some delicious dishes exclusively for Heinz, using Heinz sauces, #addalittlemagic and let me just tell you, my mouth waters just thinking about them. Not only did I get to stuff my face with them, I also got the chance to pick Josh’s brains on his best bbq tips as well as getting a chance to create the meals in a professional kitchen. DREAM COME FREAKIN TRUE for a massive foodie like me. I mean look at these pics, don’t I look like I should be a chef? YES YES I DO! Also I look totes cute in my Heinz apron.
We smoked chicken, we blitzed the broccoli and we chargrilled some spring onions. It was hot, it was intense and it was exciting!
It was a day of discoveries for me like I do not hate salad cream anymore. Which for those of you know me, know this is kinda huge AND get this, I had duck and I liked it. Hell, I LOVED IT. (Wow for a wannabe chef I am surprisingly picky!)
I also discovered a few new Heinz favorites, like Heinz Peri Peri Sauce, and mustard with honey, AND OMG THE SWEET CHILLI, I just want it in and around my mouth.
The food was absoluetly to die for. The chicken wings were finger lickin’ and I am so glad I get to share the recipe with you. So if you do anything this bank holiday weekend it should be making these chicken wings yourself!
Heinz Peri Peri & Honey Glazed Smoked Chicken Wings
For the rub- preferable to rub and marinade the day before
1tsp Smoked Paprika
½ tsp Cumin, ground
1tsp Black Pepper, coarse
For the marinade
60ml Heinz Peri-Peri Sauce
1tbsp Lemon Juice
10ml Maple Syrup
For the glaze- combine all together and heat on med/high before using on the wings
150ml Heinz Peri-Peri Sauce
90ml Clear Honey
30ml Lemon Juice
½ tsp Black Pepper, coarse
Grill the wings skin side up first. You want the grill HOT and you want to make sure you have the glaze ready with brush. You want glaze the wings, flip ’em, glaze ’em again, flip, glaze and then you are done 🙂
I left full of inspiration, with a belly full of food and a bag of delicious Heinz Sauces I couldn’t wait to get home and try. Thank you so much to the team at Golin, Berber Q, Josh Katz, and Heinz for such a wonderful day at the marinade masterclass with Heinz!