Korean-Style Spicy Chicken Wings

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Serves 4 to 6

Step 1: Ingredients

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5 lbs Chicken wings, separated into wings and drummettes, tips discarded

Marinade Ingredients
1 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon sesame oil
½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Sauce Ingredients
¼  cup honey
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons Korean red pepper paste (고주장)
2 tablespoons sake
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoons minced ginger
1 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoons roasted sesame seed

Chopped scallions for sprinkling

Is the Korean red pepper paste what makes this spicy? I want to make these for dinner this weekend but with 3 young kids, don't know if they'll be able to enjoy this. Was thinking I could maybe opt out on the paste to make this not so spicy. Any suggestions?
weekofmenus (author)  straycatmeow3 years ago
because of the honey - it isn't super spicy but it does have kick. I'm thinking that leaving out the red pepper paste sort of defeats the whole purpose. I am going to post later (tonight/soon/now) another wing recipe that doesn't use hot pepper paste, but is asian in flavor. Perhaps that would be better. :)
Thanks! Can't wait to see it
weekofmenus (author)  straycatmeow3 years ago
here it is - a non spicy wings recipe.

jde haan3 years ago
Should I use sweet or salty soy sauce
weekofmenus (author)  jde haan3 years ago
I use Kikoman low sodium (with the green cap.) Salty soy.
Oooh, a new alternative to my usual Buffalo wings. These will go really well with my Oriental mussels recipe as part of a finger buffet. Thanks for sharing.
We have all sauce above. I will try. Do you have other recommended recipes?
These look fantastic!
MaryT8M3 years ago
WOW these look wonderful....Can't wait to try them
Oh, those look so yummy. Now I'm starving!

The sauce and marinade sound amazing.