As promised here is the recipe for Vietnamese chicken wings. I love the flavors of Southeast Asian cuisine and now that the weather is getting nicer, I will be doing a lot of grilling. These wings are easy to make and scream with lots of flavor.
3 pounds chicken wings, split at the joint, tips removed* I used wingettes as it’s so much easier then splitting wings at the joint
2 tablespoons roughly chopped garlic
1/4 cup chopped shallots
1/4 cup chopped fresh ginger
3 tablespoons chopped scallion whites
1/2 cup roughly chopped lemongrass bottoms
3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup fish sauce
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons peanut oil
1/4 cup dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Pour the marinade over the wings and place in a large resealable plastic bag. Refrigerate overnight.
Preheat a grill to medium. Remove the wings from the marinade; reserve the marinade to brush the wings while they cook. Place the wings on the grill, season with 1 teaspoon salt and cook, turning every few minutes and basting with the marinade for the first 18 or so minutes. Continue to grill the wings until cooked through, 8 to 10 more minutes.
Place the wings on a serving platter and garnish with the peanuts and cilantro.