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Korean Hot Chicken Wings with Peanuts & Scallions

Yields 3-4 portions

Preparation:
In a bowl mix the rice flour, all-purpose flour, and cornstarch.  Set aside.
In a separate bowl mix the buttermilk, garlic, tobasco, salt, and pepper. Add wings and allow to marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

In a medium size pot combine the Gochujang, soy, mango, vinegar, honey, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, a lime juice, and toasted benne seeds.  Mix well.  Place over medium and heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  After 15 minutes remove from heat and add butter.  Mix until incorporated.

Heat deep fryer to 350 degrees.  Remove wings from marinade shaking to remove excess buttermilk.  Roll down in the flour mixture and place in the fryer for 6-8 minutes until cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.  Remove from fryer and place on a sheet pan.  Using a pastry brush, brush wings with the sauce and sprinkle crumbled peanuts and scallion over the top.

For the wings marinade:
1 lb springer mountain farms chicken wings
2 cups buttermilk
2 tsp. tobasco
1 tbsp. minced garlic
Salt and Pepper to Taste

For the sauce:
1 cups Gochugaru Chili Flakes
1/2 cups  soy sauce
3/4 cups chopped mango
½ cup  rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup honey
¼ cup ginger, grated
1/2 cups garlic, minced
¼ cup sesame oil
Juice of 4 limes
½ cup Anson Mills Toasted Benne Seed (Can Substitute with Sesame Seeds)
½ cup   green onions, diced (for garnish)
½ cups crushed peanuts (for garnish)
Oil for Frying

For The Rice Flour Breading:
1 cup rice flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup cornstarch

Brian "the web guy" is a Nashville native that grew up on radio and Grimey's New and Preloved Music. Seasoned communications professional that has immersed himself in the Nashville community while connecting local musicians, businesses, non-profits, unicorns, and transplants. Starting in 2008, Brian has worked with programming, marketing, sales, and promotion. Roles have included but not limited to copywriting, digital sales, content creation, sponsorship, video production, graphic design, booking, event creation, social media posting, and targeted ad purchasing.