Sunday, February 3, 2013

New Recipe: Asian Hot Wings!

© Constantine William Spyrou          

Today is the Super Bowl, the Harbowl, or whatever you like to call it. While I don't follow football too much, I always love when the Super Bowl comes around because of the commercials and the awesome food people make for parties! One of the most traditional American game day foods (especially for the Super Bowl) that I can think of is wings. There's about a million different ways to do wings, but when it comes to an Asian style of wings, most people think teriyaki, which is a sweet and salty Asian marinade that provides no spice to the palette. This is a spicy, Asian-flavored hot wing that is sure to fire up your taste buds as well as be delicious! Try to make some room for these on your game day table next time you host a party!
        These are grilled wings, because I prefer the char-grill to baking or frying wings, but you can cook them in whatever style you like, and they should still taste amazing! 

This recipe makes 2 pounds of wings, which, just on their own, can feed up to 8 people. At a party, you'd probably want to make a lot more than just 2 pounds of this, though...

Marinade and Wings:

2 pounds chicken wings (I prefer them on the bone because it gives it more flavor)
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
2 tablespoons crushed garlic
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons toasted black sesame seeds (can be found in Asian supermarkets)
1 tablespoon turmeric
1/4 cup Sriracha Hot Sauce
1/4 cup coconut milk

Wing Sauce (makes about a pint of sauce)

2 cups chicken stock
1/8 cup mirin (rice wine vinegar)
1/8 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup Sriracha Hot Sauce
1/8 cup ginger ale


1. Combine all of the marinade ingredients into a bowl. Add the wings and massage them thoroughly, then let them sit in the fridge overnight.
2. Take all of the wing sauce ingredients and bring them to a boil in a saucepan. Let the sauce reduce by about a third, then take it off the heat.
3. Heat up the grill, and grill for about 2 minutes each side. Baste regularly with the wing sauce, making sure to do so as they go on the grill, when they turn over, and just as they about to come off at the very least.
4. Serve with a cool dipping sauce (Ranch might work well?).

These emulate regular hot wings, but with more of a grilled Asian style. I really hope that if you try these wings, they turn out super awesome! Let me know what you think of them, and enjoy! 

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