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Japanese Mayo dip (with Yuzu chicken wings)

October  4, 2022
2 Ratings
  • Makes 10 win pieces
Author Notes

This is an attempt to make something Japanese besides sushi. I figure while we're at it and I have 2 kilos worth of wings to explore, we best begin with citrusy flavours from some yuzu zest, salted with true Japanese soy sauce from kikkoman and sweetened with some mirin and sugar. To dip, some homespiced mayo, Japanese-style, thinned with rice vinegar and flavoured with red yuzukosho, a thick paste of red chilies, dried yuzu and salt —Kitchen Butterfly

What You'll Need
  • 3 tablespoons Kikkoman's soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sake/dry sherry
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons yuzu zest (I used freeze dried - great if you can get fresh)
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • Mix of 1 tablespoon cornflour & 2 tablespoons water
  • 5 wings, mine were tipless (I cut into flats and drumettes, making 10 pieces)
  • 3 red bird's eyes chillies,deseeded and roughly chopped with kitchen scissors
  • 2 tablespoons (freeze-dried) yuzu zest
  • 1 teapsoon maldon/sea salt
  • 3 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons hellmans mayonaise
  • 1 tablespoon thick greek/turkish yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon mirin
  • Salt & pepper to taste/garnish
  1. FOR THE WINGS, combine the soy sauce, sake/dry sherry, mirin, sugar, yuzu zest, ginger and chicken stock in a pan. Bring to the boil and let simmer for 5 minutes. Then in the last minute, add cornflour mixture, let cook for a minute then take off heat. Allow to cool completely.
  2. While the marinade is cooling, gently poke the wings with the tip of a sharp knife, making little slits so the marinade can find nooks to hide itself.
  3. Once marinade is cold, pour in a large bowl and add chicken. using a spoon, mix wells o chicken pieces are coated well with the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. To cook, remove chicken from marinade (and discard marinade or cook for 5 - 10 minutes shoud you wish to sauce) and place on a tray. Roast in the centre of a (pre-heated) oven at 250 degrees centigrade for 25 - 30 minutes, until darkened bronze and glazed. Serve with the Japanese mayo dip
  5. FOR THE YUZUKOSHO, in a mortar, combine the chopped red chilies, yuzu zest and salt and gently pound till you get a paste. Set aside for mixing into the mayo
  6. FOR THE MAYO, combine the yuzukosho and rice vinegar in a glass bowl. Let sit for a few minutes. Stir to loosen the paste and combine it with the vinegar.
  7. Add the mayo, yogurt and mirin to the yuzukosho-vinegar mix and stir well to combine. Adjust seasoning as required. Serve with chicken wings

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6 Reviews

Elle January 13, 2019
I could not find Yuzu anywhere and it appeared expensive to order online so I subbed lemon and ginger for both the chicken and the sauce. My family loved it and I was asked where I got the recipe. I will pass this one on.
TiggyBee September 22, 2010
I love this recipe!
luvcookbooks September 21, 2010
this is so clever on so many levels. i love the slits in the chicken wings to let the marinade in. i would look for yuzu but i have so many exotics around the house from previous love affairs with food52 recipes that my husband has threatened to cut off the internet. i'll just use lemon and dream of yuzu.
Kitchen B. September 22, 2010
Thanks......and oh men, I feel your husband. We are food52 ADDICTS aren't we. I wish I could sneak you some :-) when he's not looking!
gingerroot September 21, 2010
KB, these look delicious. I love yuzu and have two seedlings that I'm hoping to put in the ground soon. YUM!
Kitchen B. September 22, 2010
Thanks gingerroot - congratulations on your win. I can;t wait to find yuzu seeds to plant!