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October 28, 2012 by Allanah M. Cormier

Halloween is perhaps my favourite time of year, barring Christmas of course, as it’s an amazing excuse to prepare delectable (and disgusting looking!) treats.

I’ve been known to go all out on Halloween, throwing elaborate parties with scores of themed food, from laboratory bar setups to Texas Chainsaw Massacre table spreads.

I’d like to share a few of my favourite recipes from last year’s party with you during this spooky season!


Bat Wings



  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup black bean sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black paste food coloring (I used much, much more)
  • 20 large whole chicken wings with tips


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, black bean sauce, and food coloring. Set 1/3 cup soy sauce mixture aside.

2. Place chicken wings in a large resealable plastic bag and pour remaining soy sauce mixture over wings; seal bag. Turn bag until wings are well coated. Refrigerate, and let marinate for at least 2 hours and up to overnight, turning chicken wings every 30 minutes to coat.

3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat; set aside.

Remove wings from marinade, shaking off any excess; discard marinade.

Place them in an even layer on prepared baking sheets, arranging them so that wings are extended.

Bake until juices run clear, 20 to 25 minutes, brushing with reserved soy sauce mixture every 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and brush with any remaining soy sauce mixture.

Let cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.

Note: My batwings had a definet blue ting for a long while during marinating. Once baked this went away.

What didn’t go away way people’s revolt at black chicken :S not every one wanted to try them!


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Allanah M. Cormier

Allanah M. Cormier

As a journalist and freelance writer, the author loves to wonder about the world. She loves to explore through travel, good food, books, information, and love. She is curious, thoughtful, and sometimes funny, often while being a dork. Originally from St. John's, Newfoundland, she lives with her wife and their Border Collies, in Waterloo, Ontario. She also loves food. Like a lot.

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