Nakeeeeeeed Bird!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dirtsailor2003, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep that's right stripped this bird down! Wanted the skin for rendering so we could have some Schmaltz.

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    Took some fresh sage, rosemary, thyme, garlic, evoo, and lemon juice and processed it up. Rubbed the slurry on the bird.

    Fired up the mini with KFB and cherry wood. Topped out above 400.

    While the bird was cooking boiled the neck and parts down for stock and gravy.

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    ENJOY!!!!


    Smoke away!!!
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great.

    Looks like it has skin on after its cooked.

    So juicy. Don't need the skin to keep the juice in.
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah I haven't done a skinless bird in a while. As you saw super moist, and super tasty! Get great smoke flavor going skinless!
     
  4. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Man, I would have thought that it would lose moisture, but that bird looks like you dropped it in a bucket of water after the smoke! LOL

    Great chicken Case!
     
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mighty delicious looking Bird Gal there Case [​IMG].

    Looked danged good on the plate with them Beans and taters [​IMG]  .

    Did you cook at 400*F or where ? and how long  . . .

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    have fun and . . .
     
  6. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks pretty perfect from here! I too would have thought there might have been some dryness or toughness in the outer parts, but it doesn't look like it was a problem at all. Thanks for proving me wrong!!
     
  7. Shazaam !!  That looks mighty tasty. 
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks!! Yep with the hotter smokes they stay nice and juicy!
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks! Yep the Mini was cruising right around 400-415. Not sure on the time, took it until the IT in the breast was 165. Probably an hour and some change I guess!
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks MD! The mini is an awesome smoker for higher temp cooks which makes all the difference for retaining the moisture.
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks BS, it was a tasty bird!!!!
     
  12. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Great looking bird Case!
     
  13. Case that is a fine looking yard bird. Very nice color and moist.

    The stock also looks very good.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  14. radioyaz

    radioyaz Smoke Blower

    Wow....outstanding! [​IMG] This forum is going to mean a lot more time on the treadmill.
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Brooksy!
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks David! The gravy was a bit thin, but I was tired of waiting for it to thicken up! Still tasted great though, love homemade gravy! Especially when there's little chunks of meat in there.
     
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you! Yeah my wife makes me march, I mean walk several miles every night...
     
  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific looking bird, Case. Something else for me to try!

    Disco
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank Disco! I had forgot how much I like skinless chicken! I really like doing this with a bird Asian style (soy, star anise, ginger, garlic salt pepper marinade) once cooked the meat takes on this heavenly mahogany color, yumm!!!
     
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bumping this up just because there are some people out there that don't like to eat the skin on a bird whether its crispy or rubbery! I know this is a chicken, but the same could be done on a turkey, which we have done several times.

    Enjoy Thanksgiving!!!!
     

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