Baked Korean Teriyaki Chicken Wings

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Gochujang is a fermented Korean hot pepper paste. I see it all over these days even on the shelves of the big box grocery stores. If you haven’t tried it, here’s your chance, it’s delicious.

I had a bottle of K Pow, a Korean hot sauce in the pantry.

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The main ingredient is Gochujang and I thought it would be the perfect thing to add to a chicken wing sauce. I do love me a Thai or Asian inspired chicken wing. I will take those every day over Buffalo sauce.

This is finger licking good recipe.

INGREDIENTS

3-4 pounds chicken wings

1 tablespoon corn starch

1 1/3 cups soy sauce

1/3 cup Mirin (rice cooking wine)

1/2 cup honey

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

2-3 tablespoons Gochujang or Korean hot sauce

1/2 tablespoons  toasted sesame seeds

1/4 cup chopped green onions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray

In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together soy sauce, Mirin, honey, garlic, ginger, Gochujang or Korean hot sauce and cornstarch mixture.

Arrange wings in a single layer onto prepared baking dish. Pour the sauce evenly over the wings.

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You can let this hangout for a bit while you do that task you’ve been putting off.

Place into oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, using tongs, turn halfway through. Then broil for a few  minutes, or until the wings are slightly charred.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions. Let cool for a few before serving.

Skinny Peanut Zoodles

I am pretty sure I can eat a spicy peanut sauce on anything, maybe even bathe in it. I used to make peanut noodles once a week for dinner just for myself. Now thanks to the spiralizer I can make them with veg and save myself the carbs.

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Ingredients

3 Zucchini or yellow squash sprialized

1 carrot sprialized

2 Tbsp Coconut oil

1 Onion, chopped

1 chopped Chilli or crushed red pepper

2 heaping Tbsp Peanut butter

1 can Coconut milk

splash of Fish sauce

 

Directions

Heat the coconut oil in a large frying pan. Add your chopped chilli, chopped onion and fry until soft.

Add your peanut butter, followed by coconut milk and fish sauce. Stir until all combined and creamy on a low heat.

Add your zoodles and stir just until they are warmed through. Don’t over cook them, we don’t want them soft.

Serve with a spritz of lime just and cilantro. This would be good with soba or linguine noodles if you don’t want to bother with the veggie noodles.

 

 

Peppery Asian {crockpot} Ribs

This was one of the first recipes I pinned on Pinterest. I can’t believe it took me so long to try it. I didn’t measure, I just threw all the ingredients into the crockpot and let it rock for 10 hours. The meat was SO tender it falling apart as I tried to transfer it to a baking rack. Tender, juicy, a little fatty, perfectly porky pork. Delish.

Ingredients

3 1/2 pound pork ribs ( country style or spare rib)
thumb-size piece ginger, grated
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup molasses
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp sesame oil
3 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
1 tsp tabasco
1/4 tsp dried chili flakes
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp cornstarch + 1tbsp water to make a slurry

Directions

Place ribs in crock pot.

Whisk together the first 13 ingredients and lovingly pour over the ribs. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. When they are done you can transfer them to a baking rack and broil for 10 minutes if you like your ribs a little crispy on the outside, I know I do!

Mix together the cornstarch and water and stir into the leftover cooking juice, simmer the sauce for a few minutes until it thickens.

Serve over or along side ribs.