Dear Chef David Chang,
You rock my world.
Not familiar with my new chef crush? David Chang is the genius behind Momofuku Restaurants as well as a cookbook author co-written with Peter Meehan also called Momofuku. Check it out, for real. But until you can get your hands on him, I mean it, go ahead and rock your world with this...Okay, brace yourselves, for what I'm about to tell you just may be the best news you've heard all day. I have come upon a flavor so good it's almost hard for me to explain. A taste so great that perhaps there are no words to do it justice. Or you could simply call it the most delicious freaking sauce you've ever had. I prefer the latter. It smells amazing, It tastes amazing and oh ya, It is amazing.
Obviously what you see here are chicken wings tossed in the golden sauce. A recipe I acquired from Jaden of Steamy Kitchen and easily some of the best wings I've ever had but what you don't see is that I could eat this sauce all by itself by the gallons. It is that good and I imagine is good over so many things. Like I said, Eat. By. Itself. Don't dare me, I'll totally do it, please don't even give me an excuse. I'm talking finger licken', smackin' good. Literally, I can hear my husband in the background licking his fingers. I mean, I want to run into the street and shout my love for 'this kind of good'. I can't wait to make this sauce with fried rice, a stirfry, noodles or served over cardboard. Did I mention it's amazing?
3 lbs chicken wings
salt and pepper
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Season wings with a little salt and pepper and toss to coat.
3. Place the wings on a parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, turning half way through. Remove the wings from the oven and toss to coat in the Octo Vinaigrette. Recipe below.
Octo Vinaigrette Recipe:
2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons chopped peeled fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh chili pepper
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup light soy sauce
2 tablespoons canola, vegetable or grapeseed oil
1/4 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
freshly ground black pepper
1. Mix all ingredients together in a large enough bowl to accommodate tossing all of the chicken wings.