Crazy Noodles with Sweet Wings
Hello Hello… I am Back!! Where was I… Well I am mom and I have no track of what the hell I did the whole day most of the time… And I hell sure need help with managing my time!!
But I am Back.. And hopefully I wont go missing again.. Hopefully!!
There is this huge commercial office tower right in front of my patio… Ok it is not huge but it is a big building that has if not hundredssss but at-least 200-300 people. They work there and then every now and then they look at my patio… Well there is nothing amazing about my patio but they look… I cannot see them looking because of the glass window that has “keep them discreet screens” on them but I know they are looking.
They look at me putting my food on the floor… climbing up the work ladder… taking pictures… they look at me doing this again n again… sometime they come out and look… sometimes I meet them while I am walking in the little green patch our apt building and their office building share and then they stare .. I can feel they want to ask me why on earth I have to put my clean food on floor every time and take a picture… why I have to be so weird… why I can’t just sit in patio like my neighbor .. Oh my neighbor, she is a good lady… she sits and read in patio… she has lots of beautiful plants too that are well groomed, not like mine that are somehow all dead but I am still keeping the planters are their mausoleum… Yes my neighbor is good! Me… let’s say I am different… you can find me running around in our parking structure chasing light while people are trying to park their cars.. You can find me in library scrolling Pinterest while others are reading books… it’s just me… a simple may be little weird or may be just a lost soul trying to do things her own way!
Whatever people think, I believe we should do what our heart likes unless it hurts someone! Just a Random Blurb!!
Anyways let’s get to today’s recipe, “Crazy Noodles with Sweet Wings”, well this is a recipe every soul need. Sweet, Spicy, Sticky and absolutely delicious goodness that can make anyone dance even without music. This has been a staple in my home and many of you who fllow me on Instagram must have seen this on our lunch or dinner table every now and then.
As always you can control the amount of heat and sweetness as per your liking. Both of these recipes can be enjoyed independently too or also accompanied with any other dish of your choice.
Crazy Noodles with Sweet Wings
- 3 pounds chicken wings
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 2 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- For the sauce:
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated
- 2-4 whole dried chilies
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup Sriracha sauce
- 2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup scallion chopped
- Style Noodles-
- 4 ounces dried egg noodles (thick ones are better)
- 1 ½ cups bean sprouts
- 2 scallions, cut into 2-3 inch sections (chop some green section for garnish)
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
- ½ sriracha sauce (optional)
- 1 ½ tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 ½ tablespoons water
- Wash and dry the chicken wings thoroughly with paper towels, making sure to remove as much excess moisture as possible.
- Place the chicken wings in a large bowl; set aside. Add cooking oil, sesame oil, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and lime juice, toss well to make sure every wing is well coated. Let the wings sit with the marinade for minimum 15-20 minutes to help them absorb all the flavors. You can marinade them ahead of time and keep them refrigerated for good 6-8 hours.
- Once ready to cook, Preheat the oven to 425 degrees (F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; Spread the wings in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake them until browned and crisp; 50-55 minutes, using tongues to flip them over halfway.
- For the sauce: In a small pot mix all the ingredients needed for the sauce except cornstarch, bring the mixture to light boil, stirring constantly, then stir in the cornstarch; cook just until thickened up - about 20-30 seconds. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- When the wings are done, remove the baking sheet from the oven and Take out the wings in a heatproof bowl, Pour the warm sauce over the wings and gently toss to coat. Increase the oven temperature to the broiler setting.. Drain any excess oil from the baking sheet, then transfer the wings back to the prepared sheet and place the pan in the oven for 4-5 minutes. Make sure to keep an eye on the wings; broilers can act really fast ;). Carefully remove wings from the oven and transfer them to a large serving platter. Sprinkle the wings with chopped scallions and little drizzle of honey (if desired); serve with lime wedges and with (or without) noodles on side.
- Cook the dried noodles as per the direction on the package, keeping them as chewy as you prefer. Once cooked transfer the noodles in a colander and rinse them well with cold water immediately. Drain well and keep aside.
- Mix the ingredients for sauce in a bowl well, keep aside.
- Heat oil in a large wok or a pan on high heat; add bean sprouts and scallions along with a pinch of salt, stir-fry for few seconds.
- Add noodles, with fast motion, stir-fry them along with bean sprouts and scallions for 1-2 minutes. Make sure to keep moving everything in the pan, use chop sticks to make it easy.
- Finally quickly add the sauce, give everything a good stir and mix well.
- Stir-fry for last few seconds, transfer to serving platter, garnish with chopped scallions. Enjoy!