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Sake and Snack Pairing: Sweet and Spicy Sesame Chicken Wings

Combination of sweet and spicy flavors! Chicken wings are a classic snack to have with a drink or great as an easy dinner!

The secret for some delicious chicken wings is to add honey, which gives it a gentle sweetness. Combined with garlic and ginger, it gives a punch of flavor and finish off with some sesame seeds for an appetizing aroma to make your hungry for more!

This dish pairs beautifully with fruity sake, or those with a very deep and rich aroma!

Ingredients (2 Servings)

6 chicken wings
(A) A pinch of salt and pepper
(A) 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
(A) 1 tablespoon of Japanese sake
(A) 1 tablespoon of honey
(A) 2 teaspoons of grated garlic
(A) 2 teaspoons of grated ginger
2 tablespoons of potato starch
3 tablespoons of white sesame seeds
Salad oil, as needed
2 tablespoons of Japanese sake
Sesame oil, as needed
Herb mixture, as needed
Cherry tomatoes, as needed

How to Make: Steps

Step 1:

Make cuts on the chicken wings along the bone and place in a bowl. Marinate the chicken with ingredients (A).

Step 2:

Leave the chicken for 10 minutes. Add in potato starch and white sesame seeds to a bowl and dredge the chicken wings in it. Make sure they are well-coated.

Step 3:

Heat salad oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Place the chicken wings in the frying pan and cook til golden.

Step 4:

Add Japanese sake, cover with a lid, lower the heat to low to steam the chicken wings. Finally, remove the lid, raise the heat to high, to let the leftover water evaporate. Finish with a drizzle of sesame oil for an appetizing aroma.

Step 5:

Serve on a plate and garnish with the herb mixture and cherry tomatoes.

Tip: Fold the chicken wings in half when you eat, so you can eat them cleanly!

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