First game hens, with smoked salmon cream cheese mushrooms- Q view

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by smoked alaskan, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. Want to start this thread with thanks to all of ya for your past posts on game hen smokin'.  I did a lil' research then put my own twist to things.....

    Started with the brine -

    1 gallon of water, 3/4 cup non iodized salt, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 3/4 tablespoon garlic, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cayanne pepper, 1/2 tablespoon basil

    Brined the birds for about 4 hrs....


    Next I prepped the stuffing...

    A box of Rice-a-rRoni long grain and wild rice, some bacon and green onions, cooked the Roni about 3/4 done.


    Rinsed and stuffed the hens, pre-smoked for about an hour then draped the bacon on em. Using a Masterbuilt vertical at 225*, mixed apple juice 3 to 1 with water in the water pan, using applewood chips


    While that's goin' I prepped the 'shrooms. Rolled in Itallian dressing and stuffed with smoked salmon / cream cheese stuffing made with fresh Alaskan  Red Salmon I smoked 2 days ago.



    Put the 'shrooms in when hens were about 30 minutes from done...


    Except.....it's takin' longer than the hoped for 30 minutes to get to 165* ! ....


    An hour later and sitting at 160*, 'shrooms staying warm in the oven. Lesson in patience.....

    Finally !!!!!!!


    Took longer than expected but as has been said.... " All things come to those who wait "
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2014
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking meal! Nice Smoke!
     
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very nice , 'shrooms sound great . Those little Yard Birds are looking better all the time . [​IMG]

    Have fun and keep them little Chickys coming...
     

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