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Featured Godzilla Wings - “A Picture Show”

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by civilsmoker, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Well the boy and I went to the store to pick up some wings and sitting next to the “little” wings were these Godzilla turkey wing drum-ets and we both just looked at each other and smiled!!!!

    We made a brine-aid with a 6% brine with both white & brown sugar, pepper, basil, oregano, onion, garlic and balsamic & red wine vinegar....and then they went in the fridge for an overnight marinade!
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    Got up this am and washed & dried them, then dusted them with POG & dusted basil and put them in the fridge to set the skin.
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    While the Godzilla wings where “chillen” I got the copper pot fired up.
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    These wingys are going to be treated to a succulent mesquite bath!
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    The dog front and center begging to be acknowledged as human!
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    On they go....these are huge!
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    After about 3 hours at 250ish they are ready to be prepped for a lunch time snack.
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    Final prep was under the convection broiler to get the skin crispy enough to eat
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    Bingo a lunch time snack for the boy and me!!!! One for each hand...lol
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    Godzilla Money!
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    Bam bam!
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    Brings tears to my eyes....oh wait maybe the tears was a result of 3 hours of mesquite smoke...NOT
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    These are a mans man snack but the flavor was crazy good!
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    The look on the dogs face when he realizes he is just a dog and he still doesn’t understand why he didn’t get one!
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  2. Hawging It

    Hawging It Master of the Pit

    Dang those look great!
     
  3. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Hawg! The mesquite put a nice golden color and flavor to them.
     
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  4. jcam222

    jcam222 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Man those look awesome!! Flintstones wings lol.
     
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  5. pigbark

    pigbark Smoking Fanatic

    Thats what im talkin about.. they look great..
     
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  6. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Yea they were huge! Felt a little caveman eating them....it’s what happens when the wife is gone the boy and me just eat meat!

    Thanks and it is going to be a new thing around our house!

    Flashpoint, thanks for the like!
     
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  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good. And the marinade sounds fantastic...
    I have 3 dogs, a pair of Beagle Brothers and a 10 month old Pit / Boxer mix. I have not eaten the last three bites of a meal in a year. They don't beg but sit with their heads on my legs and give you those, " I've not eaten in a week..." Eyes...JJ
     
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  8. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They look awesome!!
     
  9. smokerjim

    smokerjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    they look tasty and juicy,
     
  10. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    The marinade has a nice aromaticness to it......it is my go to for poultry!

    We can’t have popcorn around ours cause he will go combat for it!!! It’s like crack to him.

    Thanks Jax!

    The brine helps with the juicyness, next time will probably do a full 24 hours vs 12 hours but still tasty

    Buckeye thanks for the like! I still love your profile pic!

    Thanks for the like smokin!
     
  11. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Almost missed this one . Looks great , love that smoker , and mesquite wood .
     
  12. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks chop! My wife is running a 10k on the Oregon coast with her sisters and had a Cesar with mesquite smoked chicken breast so I was inspired to use it on the turkey. I have to say mesquite is very nice with turkey!

    I do love the copper pot! I used it all day today! After the wings were done I put some maple wood in and put on a couple racks of BBR....the copper pot dinner!
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    Honestly the star of the plate is the pan steamed carrots!!! They are candy!
     
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  13. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    This is off post but here is how I do the carrots....

    Quartered carrots, tbs sugar, pinch of salt & white pepper, 1/3c white wine a dab of butter and light classic olive oil
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    Everything in the pan and on HIGH with a tight lid.
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    Here is a quick look inside at about 4 min in, at this point I tossed the in the pan a couple of times then the lid is back on.
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    At about 9-10 min the liquid is absorbed and some evap. I toss carrots and they are ready to serve
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    Garnished with some chopped parsley.
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    These are veg candy!
     
  14. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the likes jabiru!
     
  15. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Master of the Pit

    Wow! Great job on everything!
     
  16. Steve H

    Steve H Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    They look awesome!
     
  17. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Man those wings look juicy.
    Everything looks delicious!!
    Al
     
  18. tx smoker

    tx smoker Smoking Fanatic

    Beautiful and a big LIKE. The timing however is insanely ironic. We had a couple friends over yesterday and he mentioned wanting to do some wings on a nice propane smoker I sold to him a year ago or so. I love wings but can't do chicken as Tracy is allergic to it but she can do turkey. Then I thought about doing some monster spicy Buffalo turkey wings. Never seen them done before, I thought about it yesterday, and you did pretty much the same thing here. This is just too funny, but I love it!!

    Robert
     
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  19. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks yankee, living having a free day to just tend a fire, should have done a brisket but didn’t think about till too late.

    . Thanks Steve!

    . Thanks Al! Very much appreciated. It was a coper pot good day! Lol
     
  20. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Robert! Turkey wings often get tossed....there is even a Bing Crosby Christmas song about the turkey wing being after the drum...inferring it’s “the bottom” of the turkey.....great song! But they can be tasty! So as Bing says it...”if you have a turkey wing God bless you”

    So glad I could share! I know we will have them in our rotation. We also do legs but can’t wait to use mesquite on them next time!

    Good luck on your yours! Post and share!