Brined Smoked Chicken Foamheart w/extras

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by foamheart, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No biggie, brined last night with a pinch of cure added. Just cause it was a sweet brine.

    Smoked today.


    No biggie

    I made some biscuits


    Made a strawberry cake ( I love making cakes now I can pile on all the frosting I want!!)

    No biggie!!


    BUT.............

    I have been dying to try a side Mr. Case did here........

    First I fried some bacon (Bacon grease not chicken fat)


    Can you saute honey crisp apples? (in bacon grease!)


    Clean and half some brussel sprouts! (the one at the bottom was discarded)


    Add to the skillet! Salt & Pepper Add some caraway, Why? Because I like it!


    They are looking happy! But where is the wet bar? Dun dun dunnnnnn!


    Ok, just 5% but good!


    Bubble Bubble toil and trouble......Hmmmm........ Remember that old no good fried bacon?


    Sorry no Bear shot, the sprouts evaporated! Must have something to do with that 5% alcohol flashed off..... LOL
     
  2. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The chicken looks great Foam but I just can't go the brussel sprouts. They look good but they taste like someone ate them already.

    Disco
     
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you Sir.

    Its ok, its why there are different foods..... so we can all enjoy some.

    BTW I tried a hard apple cider with sunflower seed oil emulsion for a salad dressing, It was pretty snappy!
     
  4. c farmer

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

    I am with Disco, give me the bird,biscuits and cake.

    They all look great.
     
  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you C-man

    I love cabbage and brussel sprouts is just baby cabbages with attitude. Throw in a bit of sweet and some caraway its a very earthy taste between dill and anise to me. I do like it with both apples and with cabbage. Had not tryed it with sprouts, but it was really good.
     
  6. All looks great. I may need to try the sprouts as well. I'll bet there is some gumbo in the future with that carcass........
    Steve
     
  7. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Tasty looking assortment Foam!! I'll eat Disco and Adam's portion of the sprouts. Thanks for sharing
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking meal Kevin! Just bought another batch of sprouts, may just have to cook a bird to go with them! A batch of the Portuguese sweet rolls, oh yeah!!!
     
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you Sir, smoked chicken gumbo tonight! Getting all the pork ground and ready to try some sausage tomorrow. I will have an electric grinder ordered the first of the week!
    Thank ye Thank ye Thank ye...... You should try those sprouts too, its easy and you could do it in volumne and leave on the smoker! Quick easy different side dish.
    Thank you Case. The ultimate compliment, I had to copy your dish. Great idea and it would easily after booze adding stage, sit up in a smoker.
     
  10. I put a motor on my enterprise 22 about 20 years ago...it will grind hooves and all if I keep the knives sharp.
     
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now thats nice!.... I just spent the afternoon grinding up two butts. It would have took that horse 5 mins and it would have ground up the bones too!

    I love it!!
     
  12. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome Foam, great meal ! Thumbs Up
     
  13. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank ya, I apprceiate the compliment!
     
  14. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    How long did you cook the sprouts and apples?  I don't like sprouts but the wife does, and maybe with apples and beer I might like them.
     
  15. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I fryed the apples till softened, and added the sprouts, I cooked the sprouts till the got a nice caramalzation showing. Note the appearance in the picture before the bottle shot.

    I don't use a lot of time/temperature type cooking, only when baking. Its smell and sight that tell me when I am cooking.

    That isn't beer, thats hard apple cider, only 5%. but its a nice different taste in the sprouts and compliments the apple.
     
  16. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Made the Brussels Sprout dish this evening, and take it from someone who hates Brussels Sprouts this was outstanding.  The flavor profiles within this dish served to calm down the overwhelming flavor of the sprout.  Wife loved them and I will make them again.
     
  17. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats great because brussel sprouts are nearly always accesible. I am really glad you and your bride liked them. Always good to make brownie points before the holidays.

    I am happy you liked it.
     
  18. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking , Kevin. I'm enjoying your presentation and narration , [​IMG]  

    I need to try that Brussel dish , sounds great . . .

    Later ,Tater , have fun and . . .
     
  19. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice looking bird there. I'm OK with the BS's although I like mine halved and then browned face down (no turning) in butter in a cast iron skillet. Makes most a believer that way. Your biskies look scrumptious.....I'm jealous......Willie
     
  20. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, I really apprceiate that. yes, the sprouts are pretty good, the acidity of the cider, the bitterness of the sprouts, the sweetness of the apples, the caraway wasn't really needed but I just like it with cabbage and apples so it seemed right.
     

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