On my sister’s suggestion, I have decided to try bullet journaling. I needed help with getting better organised and following through with projects and ideas. Including getting back on a schedule for blogging. So I bought a journal and got the supplies to start it this month, which I did on Sunday. I designated Mondays as blog post days. That was the plan, but when the first thing you hear when you wake up to the radio is about the massacre in Las Vegas, the joy goes out of the day. A cheery post seemed too jarring as the news unfolded.
It’s a sad state when you start losing track of how many times you sit down with your kids and discuss these tragedies as they occur. When your kids realise that probably nothing will be done as these get worse and worse, you start wondering what the tipping point will actually have to be. To not be able to reassure your kids that this will stop is depressing. It seems mind boggling to me that common sense doesn’t prevail and have this country follow the rest of the developed world.
I just hope some day soon this stops.
Awhile back Chef Mimi of chefmimiblog.com mentioned using an ingredient called gochujang which is a fermented chili paste. It sounded really interesting and lo and behold our co-op had some. When I cleaned out the freezer I realised there were a lot of chicken wings to use. I kept putting it off because my husband isn’t a fan of wings but neither of us like to waste food so I thought it would be a good time to try out gochujang.
This is a very easy dish to throw together. In a bowl add a couple of tablespoons of peanut oil and a tablespoon or so of lime juice. I finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic and snipped 3 chives. Add a couple of large dollops of the gochujang. Season with sea salt and pepper. Mix well.
Taste and adjust the flavours as needed. The more of the gochujang you add the more heat there will be. Pour the marinade into a large ziploc bag and add the chicken wings. Toss to coat the wings. The longer you marinate the more intense the flavours will be.
Grill on medium heat until the chicken wings are cooked through.
Because we were still in the middle of a heat wave I served the wings on top of a salad to keep things light. I really like this ingredient. I did use it again for a quick stir fry as my husband had a bad cold. I added a habanero pepper to it. Let me tell you I may never have a cold again given the heat of those two ingredients! Wowza.
That chili paste looks exciting!
It’s a great find. Have come up with more recipes. 😊
I use this paste often but have never tried it on chicken. Going to have to try your recipe.
What else have you used it on?
I think you’re doing a grand job…your children are being told about the world as it is, but reassured by being in a loving family environment. Even just sitting down eating meals together is important and reassuring. And to make it even better…delicious food, lovingly prepared.
Thank you so much. We are lucky, there is a lot of love in this house. Like you, we think sit down dinners are key. After crazy busy days it’s nice to come together and see how everyone is doing.
Fantastic! Glad you tried it! Those wings look amazing, and I’m not a huge wing fan.
Thanks! I like wings once in awhile but they are a bit of a nuisance to eat. 🙂
I always WANT to like chicken wings more than I do, but these look fantastic. Wow!