Dirty Habit DC came by our studio to show us how to make its delicious Korean chicken wings. Yum! If you want to make your own Korean-inspired wings at home, check out this recipe!
3 pounds of chicken wings
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup Korean red chili paste or sriracha
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced ginger
Step 1: Cut 3 pounds of chicken wings into three sections; save the wing tips for stock. Toss the wings with a little neutral oil to keep them from sticking.
Step 2: Heat a charcoal or gas grill; the fire should be moderately hot and the rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat. Leave one side of the grill cooler for indirect cooking.
Step 3: Put the wings on the cool side of the grill. Cover the grill and cook, checking and turning once or twice, until most of the fat has been rendered, and the wings are cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.
Step 4: While the wings cook, combine 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup Korean red chili paste or sriracha, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 2 tablespoons minced garlic and 1 tablespoon minced ginger in a large bowl.
Step 5: When the wings are cooked, add them to the bowl with the sauce, and toss to coat. Now put the wings on the hot part of the grill, and cook, uncovered, turning as necessary, until they’re nicely browned on both sides.
Tip from a food expert: "Wings have a higher ratio of skin to meat than almost any other cut of chicken, which is what makes them so appealing. In order to crisp the skin, you need to render out most of the fat that comes with it, otherwise you’ll get chewy wings instead of crunchy ones," writes New York Times columnist Mark Bittman.
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Recipe courtesy of The New York Times