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Crispy Chicken Wings


Serves 4

  • by from The Japanese Grill

Wings are incredibly popular in Japan, where they're fried, steamed, poached, and, of course, grilled. Called teba yaki, grilled chicken wings are prepared in a number of ways and also served skewered, as yakitori. We love them with shichimi togarashi,but they're also terrific just grilled with salt.

  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 2 Tbs. shichimi togarashi
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 lb. chicken wings

Whisk together the sesame oil, shichimi togarashi, soy sauce, and salt in a bowl to make the marinade. Pour three-fourths of the marinade onto a baking dish or rimmed sheet pan; reserve the rest. Lay the wings in the marinade and flip them 4 times to generously coat all over.

Preheat a grill to high. Grill the wings for about 8 minutes, flipping about every 1 minute and brushing on the reserved marinade after each turn. The wings are ready when they are sizzling and browned. Serve immediately.

Photo: Todd Coleman © 2011

Reprinted with permission from The Japanese Grill: From Classic Yakitori to Steak, Seafood, and Vegetables by Tadashi Ono & Harris Salat, copyright © 2011. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.

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