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 20160411 Broiled Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

 

Broiled Buffalo Wings

Ingredients:

    • 2 pounds chicken wings, split at the joint
    • 1/4 cup cayenne pepper sauce, preferably Frank's Red Hot, plus more for serving
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 3 tablespoons low-sodium chicken broth
    • 1 recipe Blue Cheese Dip (recipe follows)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Place the wings in a large pot and fill the pot with water to cover by about 2 inches. Bring to a boil, then continue to boil for 10 minutes. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cayenne pepper sauce, lemon juice, and broth. Reserve.
  4. Transfer the wings to a broiler pan and broil 5 to 6 inches from the flame, until the skin begins to blister and brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Turn the wings over and broil 4 to 5 minutes more.
  5. Transfer the wings to a baking sheet, drizzle with the reserved sauce, and toss well to coat. Place the baking sheet under the broiler for 1 minutes to heat the wings and the sauce together.
  6. Serve with extra hot sauce on the side, and the blue cheese dip.

 

Blue Cheese Dip

Ingredients:

    • 1/4 cup plain Greek-style nonfat yogurt
    • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
    • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese (1 1/2 ounces)

 

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, and blue cheese.

  2. Mash any very large chunks of blue cheese with the back of a spoon to integrate it into the dip.

 

 

20160411 Kale Chips

 

Kale Chips

Ingredients:

    • Cooking spray
    • 1 small bunch kale (about 1/2 pound)
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray two baking trays with cooking spray.

  2. Remove the center rib and sterns from each kale leaf and discard.
  3. Tear or cut the leaves into bite-size pieces, about 2 to 3 inches wide. Wash the kale and dry it very well.
  4. Place the kale in a large bowl. Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with the garlic powder and salt, and massage the oil and seasonings into the kale with your hands to distribute evenly.
  5. Place the kale in a single layer on the baking sheets, and bake until crisp and the edges are slightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes.

 

Posted: 2016-11-04