Another Thursday & that means another day off from work. After the success I've enjoyed this summer with chicken wings & my first smoked shrimp I wanted to do both again today.
It was 45 degrees, drizzly & we had wind gusts of about 35 mph, so I was hopeful my MES would cooperate. No problems. I put my chicken rub on my wings, & put them in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Then I put them in my buttermilk brine for two more. After that, I took them out, applied a little more rub & popped them in.
When the wings were first in the fridge, I went ahead & put my shrimp in a bag & added olive oil & my rub. I then put them in the fridge for a couple of hours. About 60-70 minutes after putting the wings in I went ahead & got my shrimp out, in the pan & sliced up a stick of butter to put in with them. I also gave them a light dusting of Cajun seasoning as well. Put them in then with the wings.
The wings went about 2.5 hours, while I pulled the shrimp at the same time. I sauced my wings & stuck them under the broiler in the oven for about 5 minutes to caramelize the sauce & help crisp the skin. We REALLY like our wings like this. Dinner was excellent & I have some wings to take in my lunch tomorrow. And I ALWAYS keep a sauce there, too lol.
The money shots-
Brined & rubbed-
Shrimps smoking away-
Wings begging for sauce-