I like wings every which way…fried, baked, grilled, smoked and sauteed in delicious goo. If you’re having, or going to a Superbowl party, consider this one pot recipe:
One Pot Sticky Wings
4 pounds chicken wings, tips removed, drums and flats separated.
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
4 cloves chopped garlic
4 small dried red chiles
2 whole star anise
One 3-inch cinnamon stick
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup sake
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 tablespoons mirin
3 tablespoons sugar
2 scallions, thinly sliced
Lime wedges, for squeezing
In a very large nonstick skillet (or in batches), cook the chicken wings over moderate heat, turning once, until golden, about 8 minutes. Add the ginger, garlic, chiles, star anise and cinnamon and cook over moderately low heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add the soy sauce, sake, oyster sauce, mirin, sugar and 1/3 cup of water and bring to a simmer over moderate heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Uncover and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until the wings are cooked through and the sauce has reduced to a thick glaze, about 8 minutes.
Discard the chiles, star anise and cinnamon. Transfer the chicken wings to a platter, scatter the scallions on top and serve.
Serve With lime wedges, for squeezing.