Honey Sesame Wings with Lemongrass Chili Ginger Salt
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Serves: 2-4
 
Fried wings with flavored salt with a honey sesame sauce
Ingredients
  • 1 stalk lemon grass
  • ½ chunk of ginger peeled and sliced
  • 2 dried Thai Chilies
  • Coarse Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
  • 2 lbs chicken wings , cut
  • Oil suitable for frying ( pomace, vegetable,peanut, grape-seed, etc.)
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dark Sesame Oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds ( to be toasted)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • A few drops Fish Sauce
  • Lime , quartered for garnish
Instructions
  1. Take a spice grinder and add about 1 -2 tablespoons of the sliced stalk of lemongrass. Add the peeled ginger , and dried chilies and pulse until minced.
  2. Add enough salt to fill grinder( approx ½ cup or more). Pulse to blend.
  3. Store in jars to use as a finishing salt.
  4. In a small dry fry pan, toast the sesame seeds. Do not burn.
  5. In a small bowl mix the honey, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and fish sauce. Add the toasted sesame seeds.
  6. Put aside.
  7. Wash and dry your wings. Cut into pieces at the joint.
  8. Prepare your frying pan or deep fryer and fry the chicken ( plain) until golden and crispy at approx a steady temp of 350.
  9. When done and golden take out and drain on paper towels.
  10. Immediately sprinkle the Lemongrass Chili Ginger Salt onto the hot wings.
  11. Drizzle with the honey sesame sauce and serve extra on the side for dipping.
Notes
Be careful with the salt when sprinkling, as the finished salt is finer and goes a longer way.
Recipe by COCO COOKS at http://www.coco-cooks.com/2011/09/honey-sesame-wings-with-lemongrass-chili-ginger-salt-and-the-elephant-in-the-room/