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-      In a pot, simmer smoked turkey wings in chicken stock for 30 minutes

-      While turkey wings are simmering, heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet

-      Sauté red onion and celery in skillet

-      Add cumin to skillet

-      Add collard greens and kale to skillet

-      Season greens with salt and pepper

-      Add garlic

-      Add black-eyed peas

-      Add 1 cup of stock from simmering turkey wings to skillet, and let simmer

-      Add all ingredients from skillet into pot with turkey wings, and bring to simmer

-      Serve

  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups black eyed peas
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil-butter blend
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 smoked turkey wing
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • ½ bunch kale, stems removed and chopped
  • ½ bunch collard greens, stems removed and chopped
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
The Back Story
Red-Wine Braised Short Ribs with Barbeque and Maple Glaze and Onion Rings
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs Ingredients
2 pounds bone-in short ribs
6 cups beef broth
1 cup red wine
¼ cup plus two tablespoons olive oil
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 onion, diced
1 bay leaf 
1 sprig of thyme
2 tablespoons barbeque sauce
Butcher’s twine
Season short ribs with salt and pepper
In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and sauté onions, carrots and celery
Season vegetables with salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning
Add olive oil-butter blend to skillet
Deglaze skillet with red wine
Add 2 cups of beef broth to skillet
Add herb bundle of thyme, bay leaf and sage to skillet
Add barbeque sauce to skillet
In a Dutch oven, heat ¼ cup of olive oil, and sear short ribs on each side
Once meat is browned, add ingredients from skillet to pot
Add remaining broth to Dutch oven, and turn heat to low
Let simmer until meat is cooked, about 2 hours
Brush cooked meat with maple barbeque glaze
Serve garnished with parsley 
Onion Rings Ingredients
3 cups vegetable oil 
1 cup flour
¾ cup buttermilk
½ cup beer
1 onion, cut into rings
1 egg 
Whisk flour, salt, pepper, egg, beer and buttermilk together in a bowl
Drop onion rings in batter, and coat
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pot to 375 degrees, and fry until golden brown, about 4 to 7 minutes
Maple Glaze Ingredients
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon barbeque sauce
Cajun seasoning
Whisk ingredients together in a bowl until combined
Meet the Guest Stars
Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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