Fire, Laughter, and Conversation

A warm summer breeze, dusk settling into night, the last embers of a roaring a fire, laughter and conversation, and bellies full of simple food—that’s the essence of Holly Peterson’s new cookbook, Smoke, and Fire: Recipes and Menus for Entertaining Outdoors, which is just as much about family and friends as it is about grilling this Summer and smoking food. It’s the perfect gift for Father’s Day or summer gifts to the people in your life who love to entertain, cook, grill, and get families together outdoors.

The father figures in your life will be thrilled to gather around the grill with family and enjoy a memorable summer meal. From infused cocktails to simple yet satisfying grilled Thai honey sriracha wings, Smoke and Fire has all the recipes and tips you need to make him feel special. Get your copy at The Quiet Moose in time for Father’s Day! Read through Smoke and Fire’s menu suggestions and game plan, then plan to mix some drinks, fire up the grill, and make a generous toast. We are sharing a sample recipe from Smoke and Fire that you can include in your summer gathering. Bon appetit!


Grilled Thai Honey Sriracha Wings
SERVES 10 to 12


What you’ll need:

  • ½ cup sriracha sauce
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, plus 1 bunch for garnish
  • 5 lbs chicken wings
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds, for garnish

And what to do with them:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Reserve half of the marinade to use later on; do not mix raw chicken marinade with anything you use later on.
  2. Add the chicken wings to half of the marinade. Store in fridge for 2 to 3 hours.
  3. Preheat the grill. Shake the excess sauce off the wings (discarding marinade) and grill, 8 to 10 minutes, turning halfway through, to a crispy brown finish.
  4. Place the chicken wings on a serving platter, and pour the remaining half of the marinade on top. Garnish with fresh cilantro and sesame seeds, and serve.

Make it an all-day event! In between grilling and eating, take the time to play games in the yard, or even bring a deck of cards to the table. Enjoy the sunshine and some quality time with Dad. It’s the best gift of all!

How do you plan to honor the incredible fathers in your lives? Let us know in the comments below, or by tagging us on social media with #quietmoose.