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Spicy Sweet Ginger-Garlic Chicken Wings

by Lisa
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Serves 4 as an entrée or 8 as an appetizer

Ingredients:

2 pounds chicken wings, washed, disjointed, wing tips discarded or reserved and used to make stock
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup warm water
1/4 cup fish sauce--preferably a light caramel colored brand
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
4 cloves garlic minced
1 dried Chinese Szechuan pepper, stem removed, seeds and skin minced
3 tablespoons or 3” ginger, peeled, minced
2 tablespoons brown sugar, to taste

Directions:

1. In a large non-reactive bowl, dissolve the white sugar in warm water. Add the other ingredients, stir to mix well and add the chicken wings. Transfer to a sealable plastic bag and refrigerate one hour or, preferably, overnight.

2. Remove the wings and transfer the marinade to a small saucepan, adding the brown sugar. Stir to dissolve and reduce by a half or, if you want a thicker glaze, by two-thirds over a medium flame to create a glaze that should have a good balance of sweetness and heat. Taste and adjust for more sweetness if desired by adding another tablespoon of brown sugar.

3. The wings can either be grilled on a barbecue or baked in a 350°F oven on a rack on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Turn every ten minutes. Cook until tender, about 30 minutes.

4. Place the wings on a large plate of Asian noodles, steamed rice, or shredded lettuce. Just before serving, pour the hot glaze over the top.

- Recipe courtesy of David Latt

 

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