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Korean Chicken Wings
Tasty Korean Chicken Wings
Korean Chicken Wings
Most people don't know what gochujang paste is and neither did I a few years ago but simple put, its a Korean hot pepper paste used widely in Korea. Its sweet, tangy and salty and is used in a lot of Korean dishes. When buying gochujang keep in mind there are different types with different degrees of tanginess and heat, so taste the one you purchased before cooking with it. Sometimes it will say on the label exactly what type it is.
I used a tangy version for my Korean Chicken Wings because my son doesn't like too much heat in his food, yet. He doesn't know what he's missing but he's only twelve. I'm not sure how old I was before I started enjoying spicy hot foods so I guess I have to just wait for him to grab the hot sauce one day.
Being that the Winter Olympics is currently underway, I thought I'd share my version of these tasty Korean Chicken Wings with you all and enjoy the games. So grab an ice cold beer, turn on the television and lets watch the games. Go team USA!
- 2Lbs Chicken Wings
- 1/2 Cup Ketchup
- 1/4 Cup Gochujang Paste
- 1/4 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar
- 2tbsp Sesame Oil
- 2tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1tbsp Sriracha Sauce, Optional
- 1tsp Fish Sauce
- 2tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
- 1 Cup Baking Powder
- Lightly salt your chicken wings and dredge wings in baking powder to coat. Let rest for 20 minutes. This will make them crispy when cooked.
- As your chicken wings are resting, make your gochujang sauce mixture.
- In a large bowl, mix together Ketchup, Gochujang Paste, Rice Wine Vinegar, Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce, Fish Sauce and Sriracha Sauce (Optional) and minced garlic. Mix all ingredients together and place in stove top pot on low heat.
- a) Heat oven to 400 degrees and place your coated chicken wings in the oven for 30 minutes. b) Continue heating your Gochujang Sauce mixture on low heat on stove top for 5 minutes
- Once wings are cooked, coat wings with Gochujang mixture and place in broiler to crisp up. About 2 to 3 minutes on high heat. Watch them closely during this process so they don't burn too much in broiler.
- Once cooked and coated, place wings on a plate and garnish with cut pieces of green onions as pictured below.
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Enjoy the Games
Remember the Olympic games are in good spirit, peace and good will. As with great foods, sharing your foods with family and friends is also a token and sign of love and friendship. Over the years, as a child and even today, the Olympics where always a sign of hope and love in a troubled world. Let us all work toward making the world a better place.
Enjoy -The Drunken Chef