Buttered Gochujang Chicken Wings 버터 고추장 닭날개

gochujang wings

More along the theme of cooking as many man foods as I can while the wife is away, I also got a hankerin’ for some chicken wings.  The challenge was that I couldn’t find a decent hot sauce at a decent price.  But… DUH… I have red pepper paste.  Gochujang 고추장.  So, how to make this into Buffalo wing sauce?

Turned out it was pretty easy.  Just think ddeokbokki.  In a saucepan I simmered the following:

  • 3 big dollops Gochujang (I guess around 1/2 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 3 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup Butter

It didn’t need any salt because the gochujang is salty enough, and the red peppers give the sauce a dark fruity character that really worked on chicken wings.

Since my wifey is away, I deep fried the wings instead of baking them.  I also got myself a batch of sundae with extra liver to mix with the sauce, one of my nasty guilty pleasures.  There was no ranch dressing or blue cheese available, but I can get my hands on bottle Caesar dressing, which makes a great substitute.

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I’m going to make wing sauce like this from now on.

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11 thoughts on “Buttered Gochujang Chicken Wings 버터 고추장 닭날개”

  1. So did you cook the wings separately and pour the sauce over them after simmering them all together?

    I’m gonna have to try this.

  2. I did like we always did it in the kitchens I worked at. Just put the crispy wings in a bowl with a ladle of sauce and swished them around in it.

  3. Good to know. I just use the Chef Ramsey ‘Sticky Lemon Chicken’ recipe when I make wings but have been wanting to branch out.

  4. I am not saying this is not delicious, but it is not buffalo wings. Louisiana hot sauce is fermented for 3 years in louisiana. The yeast there is different from the yeast here. It’s like wine, it tastes different wherever it is made. So… gochujang makes great korean chicken, but not great american buffalo wings. I just got here though, and have yet to suffer through deprivation.


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