Korean Fried Chicken Tacos

INGREDIENTS

 
For Gochujang:
1" piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thin
4 cloves of garlic
2oz soy sauce
2oz gochujang (buy at Asian market)
1 TBL water
1 TBL Sesame oil
1 TBL Honey
 
For Chicken:
4 each boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut 1" strips
2 tsp sesame oil
4oz soy sauce
1/2 cup flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 cup water, more if needed
 
Sliced fresh radish
Sliced fresh or pickled jalapeños
Sprigs of cilantro for garnish
flour tortillas
 

DIRECTIONS

 
To make gochujang:
1. In a blender, puree ginger, garlic, soy sauce, gochujang, water, sesame oil and honey, puree on slow working up to high, and blend until smooth.  Set aside.
 
To make the chicken:
1. In a non-reactive bowl, add sesame, soy, stir well.  Add the chicken strips, and let marinate for 4 hours.  Remove from marinade and drain on a rack or on paper towels.
2. In another bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch and water.  Should be a thin, smooth slurry.
3. Dredge chicken strips in the slurry, and gently lay into a 250 deg pot of oil, be careful that they don't stick together, about 2.5-3 minutes.  Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels.
4. When ready to serve, heat oil to 375 deg, return chicken to fryer, and fry until golden brown and crispy, about 90 seconds, place into a small bowl and toss with the gochujang sauce.  Place on warm flour tortillas with lettuce, or cabbage, top with jalapeños, radish and cilantro.
 
Serves four! Enjoy!
 

 

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