In the Kitchen: Wings and Short Rib Lasagna

Wings and Short Rib Lasagna

On Tuesday, Discover Newport brought us Chef Ryan McLoeven from Caleb & Broad to show us how to make two dishes – Wings and Short Rib Lasagna.



  • Turkey wings –2 ea. yields 4 servings
  • Hog Wings—8 ea.
  • Chicken Wings—12 ea.
  • 4 oz. Buffalo Sauce
  • 4 oz. BBQ Sauce
  • 4 oz. Sweet Garlic Chili
  • 1 cup Smoked Blue Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 cups Mayonnaise
  • 25 slices of Bacon

Wings and Short Rib Lasagna ingredients


For the Turkey Wings:

  1. If raw, break the turkey wings at the elbow using a chef knife.
  2. Place wings in braising pan and add water, 1 carrot, 1 celery, 1 onion – all chopped – and ¼ c of vinegar.
  3. Cover and braise for 2 hours.
  4. Turn fryer to 350 degrees and fry for 5 minutes.

For the Chicken Wings and Hog Wings

  1. Turn fryer to 250 degrees and blanch for 20 minutes, then fry again at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
  2. Toss in sauce and serve.

For the Blue Cheese Dressing:

  1. Cook bacon until crispy and cool.
  2. Place blue cheese, mayo, vinegar and bacon in a blender and mix.

Short Rib Lasagna


  • 1 box Lasagna Noodles
  • 2 lbs. Short Ribs
  • 8 oz. Spinach
  • 4 oz. Parmesan
  • 4 oz. Mozzarella
  • 12 oz. Sofrito
  • ½ large Carrot
  • ½ large Onion
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • 2 ea. Jalapeno
  • 1 ea. Tomato
  • 4 ea. Sweet Peppers (small)
  • 1 ea. Red Bell Pepper
  • 10 cloves Garlic


  1. Roast the carrots in the oven with a little butter for 5 minutes at 400 degrees.
  2. Put all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Heat over medium-high heat in a pot until it boils.
  4. Boil the lasagna noodles and cool. Toss in canola to ensure they don’t stick. Fry them for 2 minutes, 1 minute for each side (you don’t want them too crunchy).
  5. In a sauté pan, sauté spinach and Parmesan together and add a little cream. When it’s cooked down, add the shredded short ribs and mix thoroughly.

To Build:

  1. Place spinach on the bottom so the noodles don’t move and place noodles cut in half.
  2. Add the short rib mixture, then sofrito, then mozzarella.
  3. Repeat the process three times.