Craving the carving

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dirtsailor2003, May 14, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    All day yesterday I was looking at posts of things being made. Mr T posted kimchi that looked great. Red posted tater salad that I've been craving. It had been a while since I smoked Quarters so after work I rushed to the store and sure enough they had quarters on sale! So for dinner I made a hodpodge mix of stuff for dinner. While the Mini-WSM was heating up I boiled some multi-color taters and eggs for the tater salad. I pulled out the mandolin and sliced cucumbers and radish for the kimchi and got the cucumber salted and pressed. I seasoned the chicken with SPOG and paprika. I peeled the eggs and threw them on the mini for 30 minutes while the smoker was heating up. I ran 365 brand lump with apple tonight,


    American made pickle press!

    I used Mr T's Kimchi Recipe, quick, easy, awesome!

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/140989/kimchi-quick-hot-pickled


    It's Smokin Good!!!!

    The beginnings of tater salad



    Note: purple taters cook faster than the other two, so you need to pull them before the others are done.


    The players. Pepper, salt, celery seed, garlic (not pictured), paprika, Guldens and Helmann's cousin BF. I normally put pickles in this but I forgot!!! [​IMG]


    Everyone always asks "how much mayo". It varies, enough to get the texture you want. I always start with a bit then add more as needed. Add your mustard first so you don't blow past the texture you want. This batch took approx. 4 large tablespoon fulls of mayo.



    SPOG and paprika


    YUMM!!!


    Crispy!!! 325*-350* to an IT of 165*


    Now that's Smokin Good!!!




    ENJOY!!!
     
  2. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    My goodness, everything looks delicious.

    Tom
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Tom! The Kimchi is fantastic!! Th one scoop of leftover kimchi is in my lunch today. I wish I had some shrimp or octopi to mix in with it. When I lived in Hawaii that was one of my favorite lunch items.
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    One thing that I have noticed on the Mini-WSM is that I have to close one of the side vents in order to get the temp above 250*  My original set up was just the threaded pipe with a cap. A while back I swapped it out for another valve, thinking that I could close the bottom vent and just use the two side vets to control the temp. Not so I guess. I have found that I need to close one of the side vents and use the lower vent to control the temp.


    Original set up. One valve and one side with a cap.


    New set up. This was during a shut down, all vents closed to save the leftover charcoal. But in order to get the temp up I have to close one of the side vents.
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    ALL looks Great, Sailor!!!!

    Beautiful legs!!!

    I'm a leg man from way back!!!

    Actually my Dad was a breast man, but both of his sons prefer nice legs & butts. (That would be Pork Butts---Not Chicken Butts!!!!)[​IMG]

    Bear
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear!!!

    I really like drummies, but the boys usually get those! The thigh was plenty tasty! [​IMG]
     
  7. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I love the whole meal you made. i'm making the quick kimchi today as well. Great color mix on the potato salad as well. That's a red neck pickle press, awesome. Reinhard
     
  8. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Everything looks so good! I haven't saw purple potatoes before.
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Reinhard! The only complaint I had is I forgot the pickles in the tater salad, and I didn't smoke enough chicken for leftovers!
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There all the rage here! I actually bought them at Costco. The bag has purple, red and Yukon fingerling potatoes in it. The purple taters are sweeter. They also cook faster so you have to watch that especially when pan frying. The sugar in them will burn if your not paying attention. I like serving mashed purple taters to new guests. Sometimes they even come back! 
     
  11. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Oh my goodness!  I am going to have to try that!  Made my jaw drop!  Now I need my bib!

    Kat
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Kat! The Kimchi is awesomely good! It would be great with some smoked shrimp in it!
     
  13. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    now you are pulling the seafood card.....plop....just fell off my chair!  My second love....seafood!

    Kat
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very popular in the deli case in Hawaii. They have the poke, but then there's the poke on steroids. Which is mixed with Kimchi of various types. Some like this some using seaweed, some cabbage. The most common is octopus, followed by shrimp, tuna, and salmon. My favorite was the octopi, but you had to get there early or it would be gone!
     
  15. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gorgeous looking dinner as always, Case!  You couldn't get a meal that fantastic in any restaurant!

    A question.... did you press your radishes along with the cucumber in your Mr. T kimchi?  Or were the radishes added in at the end?

    Thanks for another beautiful post! Have a great night!

    Clarissa
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Clarissa, Thank you! I did not press the radish. I don't think that I would. They don't have a ton of water in them. The leftovers I had today the radish still had a snap texture to it which was nice, because the cucumber was pretty limp.y next batch I will add carrot also. Julienned not shredded. Oh and if I can find it, octopus!
     
  17. c farmer

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

    Man that chicken looks good.  I love thighs
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks CF! Come by my place any night we do chicken quarters and there'll be a thigh waiting!
     
  19. smoke slinger

    smoke slinger Smoking Fanatic

    That all looks delicious, seeing all these food being cooked post makes me ready to fire the smoker up this weekend.
     
  20. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Looks great!!

              Craig
     

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