Smoked Buttermilk Leg Quarters (w/ Q-View)

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by alelover, May 8, 2011.

  1. Harris-Teeter had leg quarters for .97 a pound this week. And the weather forecast for Sunday was perfect. Great day for a smoke.

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    Washed and dried the chicken. Removed what I think was the femoral artery. Wish I got a pic of it but my hands were pretty slimy at that point.

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    Got my ingredients together. Very simple recipe.

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    Rubbed the chicken with the dry ingredients.

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    Put them in a big stainless bowl.

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    And cover with a 1/2 gallon of buttermilk.

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    Cover and refrigerate overnight.

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    Be back later when we get fired up. Also doing meatloaf and ABTs today as well.

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  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like the start of a great smoke and Q too. Buttermilk is my choice of brine for chicken.

    Save the planet... it's the only one with Q.
     
  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice start.  Gotta love that buttermilk.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  5. Chicken given a quick rinse. A little S & P and Cavender's and off to the smoke.

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    Sittin pretty at 225 all the way across.

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  7. Pulled the chicken at 170-180.

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    It was delicious. Pulled apart real easy.

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  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    All looks great Scott !!!!

    One question: How long after seasoning, do you put them in buttermilk? I'm just thinking the buttermilk would remove the seasoning flavors.

    I'm not big on fowl, but I could go for some of this in a hurry!

    Bear
     
  9. About 15 minutes. I was in a hurry. The seasonings mixed in with the buttermilk. They came out great. Tender juicy and delish.
     
  10. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have never marinated in buttermilk, well chicken that is.  When grilling blue fish I do.  I will have to give that a try.  Looks great
     
  11. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks real good . I like the Buttermilk idea. But I would be wanting to put me some corn bread in it....[​IMG]
     
  12. I don't think you'd want to be dippin in it after the raw chicken sat in it all night.
     
  13. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Looks delicious!!!

      Craig
     
  14. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job, I love using buttermilk marinades. I usually just season the buttermilk.... lol. Now what was in the foil taco on the top rack?
     
  15. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

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  18. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Another who seasons the buttermilk.

    That is a nice looking smoke!

    Good luck and good smoking!
     
  19. I like that buttermilk thing. I've been eating the chicken and the meatloaf all week. Here are some leftovers for your viewing pleasure. Some good internal muscle fiber views. I steamed them for about 10 minutes on low steamage in my custom made steamer.

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    Here 's one without it's skin. I do low and slow so the skins like leather when I get done. But that's OK I'm fat enough.

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    Here's a little piece sliced off. A nice pinkish hue.

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     Well let's dig in and see some muscle.

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    Pretty delish about now. Did I mention I like that buttermilk thing? Oh and that drumstick. It never stood a chance.

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     OK., I think were finished.

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    Did I mention I like that buttermilk thing?

    Thanks for watching.
     
  20. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks awesome Scott!
     

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