Recipe courtesy of Sam Carroll and Cody Carroll

Sugarcane Smoked Wings with Cane Row BBQ Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 pounds chicken wings (party wings cut)

1 tablespoon yellow mustard 

1 tablespoon Creole mustard 

1 tablespoon Cajun Select Seasoning, recipe follows

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

2 stalks sugarcane, split in half and cut into 6- to 10-inch sections 

Cane Row BBQ Sauce, recipe follows

Ranch dressing, for serving 

Cajun Select Seasoning:

2 tablespoons granulated garlic

2 tablespoons paprika 

2 tablespoons kosher salt

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon ground black pepper 

1 tablespoon sugar 

1 teaspoon dried basil 

1 teaspoon ground celery seed 

1 teaspoon dried oregano 

Cane Row BBQ Sauce:

1 cup ketchup

1 cup cane vinegar 

3/4 cup honey 

3/4 cup molasses 

1/4 cup cane syrup 

1 teaspoon garlic powder 

Dash hot sauce, such as Tabasco

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat a charcoal grill for cooking at medium heat.
  2. Add the wings to a large bowl and toss with the yellow and Creole mustards. Sprinkle with the Cajun seasoning and some salt and pepper and toss to coat.
  3. Add the sugarcane to the hot grill, then add the wings. Grill wings, covered and turning occasionally, until golden brown and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Baste with the BBQ sauce the last few minutes of grilling, then cover the grill and cook for 2 more minutes. Serve garnished with the charred sugarcane and with ranch dressing on the side.

Cajun Select Seasoning:

Yield: 1 cup
  1. Blend together the granulated garlic, paprika, salt, cayenne, onion powder, black pepper, sugar, basil, celery seed and oregano in a bowl until combined. Store in an airtight jar for up to 6 months.

Cane Row BBQ Sauce:

Yield: 4 cups
  1. Add the ketchup, vinegar, honey, molasses, cane syrup, garlic powder, hot sauce and salt and pepper to taste to a saucepot, then cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thick, 25 to 30 minutes.
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