Wow were these wings delicious! I’m sorry to say I made them for the Super Bowl and it’s taken me this long to post them. I can be a terrible procrastinator!
These were not hard to make but did take some time and planning around the other things I had in the oven. The only ingredient that might be difficult to find is the mirin. My grocery store happens to have a well-stocked Asian foods section so it was easy for me to find. If you can’t find it, I would just leave it out.
Emeril’s Roasted Asian-Style Chicken Wings
5 lbs chicken drummettes
1 tbsp Emeril’s Original Essence
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 cups orange juice
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce (use low sodium if you can)
1/2 cup mirin
2 tbsps grated orange peel
2 tbsps minced garlic
2 tbsps minced fresh garlic
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsps minced green onions
3/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 tbsps sesame seeds
2 tbsps chopped fresh cilantro (I left this out because it tastes like soap to me)
Preheat oven to 425º. Line a baking sheet with 1-inch sides with aluminum foil.
In a large bowl, season the wings with the Emeril’s Essence, salt and pepper. Toss to coat the wings all over. Place the wings evenly in the foil-lined pan and bake until brown, about 15 minutes.
While the wings are baking, in a large skillet, combine the orange juice, pineapple juice, sugar, soy sauce, mirin, orange zest, garlic, ginger, oil, green onion and red pepper. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves and the liquid has become syrup-y, about 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat and cover the pan with foil.
Remove wings from oven and reduce temperature to 350º. Place wings in a large, heatproof bowl. Drizzle half the prepared sauce over the wings and set the other half aside. Toss the wings in the bowl to coat and toss with sesame seeds. Take the old foil off the baking sheet, reline with foil, place a wire rack on top of the foil, and place the coated wings on the rack. Return to the oven and bake 20-25 more minutes or until cooked through and crispy.
Arrange wings on a serving platter; top with cilantro.
Serve with remaining sauce for dipping.
Makes 4-6 servings.
Adapted from Emeril Legasse in Parade Magazine.