Chef Joe Cipro's recipe of the week: With blue cheese dipping sauce

Cajun BBQ Wings




Ingredients (serves 4)

2 lbs chicken legs and wings

1/4 c paprika powder

1 Tbsp cayenne powder

2 Tbsp brown sugar

1/4 c Old Bay seasoning

2 Tbsp curry powder

2 Tbsp ground coriander seed

2 Tbsp ancho chili powder

2 Tbsp ground black pepper
2 Tbsp salt

2 Tbsp cumin powder

1/2 c olive oil

1/4 c soy sauce

2 Tbsp ketchup

2 Tbsp hot sauce

Sauce Ingredients

1/2 c mayonnaise

1/2 c sour cream

1 oz softened cream cheese

1/2 clove of garlic (minced)

1/2 c crumbled blue cheese

1 oz soy sauce

1 Tbsp chopped horseradish

Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees. In a small bowl, add all dry ingredients for the chicken to make your spice rub. Now, in a large mixing bowl, add the chicken and all the wet ingredients. Mix well, and when all the chicken has been evenly coated, add half the spice rub. Mix one more time and then evenly lay the chicken pieces out on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, take the sheet pan out and dust the chicken with some of the remaining spice rub. Bake for another seven minutes. When the wings are done and cooling for a few minutes, gather all the ingredients for the blue cheese dipping sauce and fold together gently in a mixing bowl. Plate and enjoy.