Friday, March 9, 2012

Baked Wings two ways - Korean style, American style

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Even though we have exams looming over our heads, we almost never fail to make an epic meal. It's a great stress reliever and a good break from studying. Although we're both Korean, well I'm half, and we love eating Korean food most of the time, sometimes we want something American. So we kind of met in the middle and made korean style wings too!

The other kind was an experiment. I wasn't sure where I had read it, but it said something about marinating your chicken in left over pickle juice. AND we had just finished a jar of pickles and bam - WINGS. The wings didn't taste like pickle juice, but it lent it a sweet tangy flavor, which was unbelievable.

I think bubs and I are like fat people trapped in small bodies. We inhaled the wings and shared a head of celery. I don't know how we managed that... :/ BUT our eyes nearly popped out when we tried the pickled ones. Like it was THAT GOOD.
Of course, I was trying to digest that food all night. ack~

I give you...
Korean style wings and Garlic pickled wings


A. Korean chili style ~10 wings
1. 3 tbsp Korean chili paste
2. 1tbsp honey
3. 1 tbsp minced garlic
4. 2 tsp soysauce
5. 1 tbsp (or spicier) Korean chili powder
6. 1 tbsp vinegar
7. drizzle of sesame oil

B. Garlic pickled ~10 wings
1. About 1.5 cups - Jar of left over pickled juice (we used Cornicons baby sour gherkins)
2. 5 cloves of garlic minced
3. 2 tbsp Olive oil
4. 1 Jalapeno
5. Lots of freshly ground pepper and 2 pinches of salt
6. Scant chili flakes, assortment of dried herbs

Ready for baking!
Marinating the wings

The korean style wings is easy peasy. Just mix up all the ingredients and plunk your chicken wings into it and massage. nice

For the Garlic one...
Mix the minced garlic and olive oil. Add salt, pepper, chili flakes, herbs. Massage that into the chicken. I like to get every crack and crevice. Then pour over the pickle juice and chopped jalapenos
We love spicy so we keep the seeds and everything. If it's too spicy for you, remember to seed AND don't touch your eyes. Oh god, I've been there.

We left the chicken to marinate in the fridge for 3-4 hrs. Then before baking, we left it to get to room temperature for 30 mins. I don't know what the benefit of doing this is but I was following Eating and living blog and preheat the oven to 400F. Bake for 30-40 mins on each side.
Take it out and garnish with sesame seeds.

Pull back sleeves, open an episode of Modern Family and devour!

Eating wings like a BOSS

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