2 tablespoons grated lemongrass
2 stalks lemongrass, pounded
1 – 1 1/2 lbs small chicken wings (party wings)
3 tablespoons fish sauce
5 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon coarsely cracked black pepper
Use a grater such as Microplane to grate the white part of the lemongrass, about 2 tablespoons. Keep the rest of the lemongrass and cut into 4-inch length, use the back of a knife to pound and smash the lemongrass to release its aroma and flavor.
Rinse the chicken wings with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Transfer the wings to a big Ziploc bag and add all the ingredients inside. Combine everything well and make sure that the wings are nicely coated with the fish sauce and lemongrass mixture. Let marinate in the fridge overnight.
Fire up the grill the next day. Grill the wings until they turn golden brown and nicely charred on both sides. Serve immediately.
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