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

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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 "

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Tasty looking meal! Nice Smoke!
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Very nice , 'shrooms sound great . Those little Yard Birds are looking better all the time . :drool

 

Have fun and keep them little Chickys coming...

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