The wing is the thing August 23, 2012Posted by Peeps in Cooking, Food, Freezer Meals, random stuff.
One of the things I noticed when I first moved up here, is the somewhat unusual attachment people have with chicken wings.
I recall a couple times back in the days when I still ordered pizza when they asked me if I wanted wings with my order. Why would I? That’s just strange.
I suppose it has something to do with our proximity to Buffalo, where wings got their start. Not that I have anything against wings. I don’t. I just don’t consider them a staple. Usually.
The other day while looking for something in the freezer, we found a bag of split chicken wings that had been in there far too long. So, we decided to make up an old favorite from when we had the shop. Asian chicken wings.
Place two pound of split chicken wings into a gallon zip top freezer bag. Then add 1/3 cup of honey, 3 tablespoons asian chili sauce (or homemade sirracha, if you have it), 3 tablespoons oyster sauce, 3 tablespoons sesame oil, three teaspoons of minced fresh ginger, 2 teaspoons minced garlic, three tablespoons of soy sauce and about 2/3 of a cup of thinly sliced scallions all straight into the bag. That’s it, you’re done.
Since the bag of wings we found was four pounds, we actually did this twice, with one bag going right back into the freezer for another day.
When you want to do these, let the bag of seasoned wings thaw in the refrigerator completely. Then preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with foil and spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray. Place the wings and whatever sauce you can manage to get out of the bag into the baking sheet and cook for 25 to 35 minutes, turning occasionally.
When the wings are done, set the oven to broil, and broil wings for 8 to 10 minutes until wings are slightly crispy and the sauce has thickened. You are now ready to serve.
We haven’t done these in years. Wings are far from the healthiest of meals. Even these, that aren’t deep fried, cannot be considered good for you.
However, they are really good. They’re simple to make up. You can keep a batch or two in your freezer and once thawed they cook in very short order.
You should probably try them. At least once. You’ll be glad that you did. As long as you have plenty of napkins on hand.