I have to thank The Pioneer Woman for this one too! We tried her recipe, with a few changes, for our Super Bowl party. These wings are sweet, spicy, and delicious!
Asian Hot Wings
24 party wings
3 fresh plums
0.25-0.5 cup sugar, to taste (depends upon how ripe/sweet the plums are)
0.25 cup soy sauce
0.25 cup white vinegar
0.25 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger
2 tablespoons minced red onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
2 jalapeño peppers
1 serrano pepper
Cucumber, peeled and cut into sticks
Roast jalapeño peppers and serrano pepper on the stove top or, my favorite, on the grill. Once cool, finely mince the peppers.
Peel and pit plums. Purée using a food processor. Place plum purée in a small saucepan with sugar and cook until little liquid remains. Add soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, jalapeño peppers, and serrano pepper. Bring to a simmer and then remove from heat.
Heat oil to 375 degrees F in a heavy pot (you need enough oil to cover the wings). Add half the wings to the hot oil and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove to a large plate with paper towels for draining. Repeat with the remaining wings.
If serving wings immediately, toss wings and sauce in a bowl.
If serving later, place wings in a baking dish with half the sauce. When ready, bake in a 325 degree F oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and toss with remaining sauce.
Serve wings with carrots and cucumber.