Nothing is more fun than a good night out with shared platters of finger licking kind of food, cold beer, and good friends. Those are the kinds of nights filled with laughter. Now, if you are anything like me, the local wing chain has started to let you down, and even with cheap wings and beer, things are getting a little rough. I’m moving friend night to Chez Carnivore. Grab the suspenders and some flair. These wings are going to be the hit of your next get together. Screw going out! Bring the party to you.
At least you know the wings will be good!
- 2 1/2 lbs chicken wings
- 1/4 cup five-spice powder
- 1 tbs vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup mirin
- 1/2 cup ginger, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tbs hoisin sauce
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 tbs honey
- 1 clove garlic, sliced thin
- Pat the chicken wings dry and toss with the all spice in a resealable bag and let them mingle in the fridge for an hour or so.
- Whisk the mirin, ginger, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, orange juice, honey and garlic together in a bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the sauce to a boil and allow to thicken, 10 minutes.
- Preheat the broiler.
- Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil. Sear the chicken wings in the hot oil for about 10 minutes, flipping once, until well browned.
- Remove from the pan. Toss half of the prepared sauce over the wings.
- Arrange the wings on a broiler pan, or a baking pan lined with aluminium foil. Place under broiler and cook 12 to 15 minutes longer, flipping once, until meat is coked through and skin is crispy.
- Toss the wings in the remaining sauce and serve.
BHG Magazine, Party Food 2012