Smoked Yard Bird + Smoked Twice Baked Mashed Cauliflower

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by millerbuilds, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. millerbuilds

    millerbuilds Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Decided to fire up the smoker today, but wanted to keep it simple.

    Yard Bird

    I broke down the bird and added some additional legs.

    Simple Injection into the breasts of chicken stock

    I used my low sodium rub

    Smoked with a blend of black cherry and apple

    Smoke temp 275

    2-1/2 hours in the smoker

    15 Minutes under the broiler to crisp up the skin.

    Twice Baked Mashed Cauliflower

    -Two heads of Cauliflower, boiled for 20 minutes, drained and let rest in a covered pan for 20 additional minutes

    -Placed the Cauliflower in the food processor with 1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt, 1/3 cup graded parmesan Cheese ( grated myself, if using store bought I would cut in half), 2 cloves finely chopped garlic, 2 TBS coarse chopped parsley, 2 tsp black pepper, and a 1/2 tsp of fine sea salt.

    - Blended until semi smooth (I do not like it totally smooth and whipped)

    - Placed in foil pan that I had coated with Walnut oil

    - Sprinkled about 4 TBS of cooked crumbled bacon, 4 Chopped Green Onions, and 1/4 cup of a 4 cheese blend

    - Drizzled some Garlic infused olive oil over the top

    -Smoked with the Chicken (on the rack above the chicken) for 45 Minutes

    -Placed under the broiler while the chicken rested to crisp up the cheese and bacon

    It all turned out great.

    Of course in typical fashion, I only took pictures of the finished product....working on getting better with the picture thing :)

    Smoke ON!

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  2. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    MB, Looks like an excellent meal !!
  3. That cauliflower dish is WAY beyond creative- love stuff like that, Kudos!!
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  4. millerbuilds

    millerbuilds Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the compliments!

    The Cauliflower dish was a low fat, you could cut the greek yogurt and sub with sour cream and cream cheese and add more cheese for a very tasty dish.  I was going for a healthy version.

    Smoke ON!

  5. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great nice job,, great color on that bird,, I will have to try the casserole sounds very good

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

  6. That cauliflower dish sounds so good!!!
  7. millerbuilds

    millerbuilds Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, it all turned out great.

    -Smoke ON!
  8. millerbuilds

    millerbuilds Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I kind of threw it together as a long shot.  Turned out great.

    Smoke ON!

  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking smoke! We do a variety of cauliflower mashes all the time. Tasty stuff!
  10. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Jason very nicely done,I like this recipe better,not a yogurt fan.Thanks for sharing.


  11. millerbuilds

    millerbuilds Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I have done a similar recipe and used a blend of sour cream and cream was awesome.  I was trying to go a healthy as possible this time.

    Smoke On!

  12. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job. That cauliflower dish looks tasty.
  13. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty!

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