Chilli Chicken Wings with Coriander and Blue Cheese

Enjoy a spicy starter with Paul Bloxham's recipe for chilli-flavoured chicken wings served with a tasty blue cheese dip
By Paul Bloxham
Chilli Chicken Wings with Coriander and Blue Cheese
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  • Serves: Makes 24 wings
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes plus 1 hr marinating
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Main

  • 24 chicken wings, tips clipped
  • 200 ml hot pepper sauce
  • 200 ml soured cream
  • 100 ml double cream
  • juice of 1 lemons
  • 1 large shallot, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 100 g blue cheese, (ideally Cashel Blue)
  • black pepper
  • dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 250 g plain flour
  • generous pinch of paprika
  • generous pinch of cayenne pepper
  • generous pinch of dried oregano
  • generous pinch of dried thyme
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • vegetable oil, for deep fat-frying
  • 1 bunch of coriander, chopped
  • 15 g butter

To serve:

  • 2 crisp green apples
  • 2 carrots, sliced for crudites
  • 2 sticks celery

Method

1. Place the chicken wings in a bowl. Pour over half the hot pepper sauce and mix throughly. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

2. Meanwhile, make the blue cheese dip. Mix together the sour cream, double cream, lemon juice, shallot and garlic. Crumble the blue cheese, add and whisk until smooth. Season with salt, freshly ground pepper, a dash of the hot pepper sauce and a dash of Worcestershire sauce.

3. Season the flour with the paprika, cayenne, oregano, thyme, salt and freshly ground pepper.

4. Beat the eggs with the milk to make an egg wash.

5. Coat the marinated wings in the seasoned flour. Dip each wing in the egg wash, letting the excess drip off. Coat the wings in the seasoned flour for a second time.

6. Heat the oil for deep frying in a wok or deep fat-fryer. Fry the wings in batches for 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Remove the fried wings with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper

7. Place the wings on a warm serving plate. Drizzle over the remaining hot pepper sauce and sprinkle over the coriander. Add the butter and toss well.

8. Serve the wings hot or cold with the blue cheese dip plus apple, carrot and celery crudites.

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