Why'd The Chicken Cross the Road?

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Don't know and don't care, but she should've stayed over there cause now her and her girlfriend are going on my grill.

Hang on tight, I'm not driving it like I stole it... I stole it.

Saturday's Menu
Grilled Spatchcocked Chicken
Dirty Rice w/ Andouille/Chicken Livers
Glazed Grilled Carrots, Ginger/Garlic
Garlic Parmesan Bread
Ginger Snaps

Grilled Spatchcocked Chicken
Spatchcock the wayward birds and rub well with, Chile's Chicken Rub
Grill over medium direct heat till the breast IT is 165°

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Falling Apart Tender
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So Juicy!
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Dirty Rice w/ Andouille/Chicken Livers
1lb Jasmine rice
1bs Andouille sausage, grilled and sliced
1lb chicken livers, dredge in seasoned flour, pan fry and chop
4C chicken broth
1 onion, diced
1T garlic, minced
Red/Yellow bell pepper, diced
Bacon/Liver grease, dirty, see comments below
Cajun spice and red pepper to taste

In a medium sauce pan saute rice in the dirty bacon/liver grease till opaque, add onion, garlic and peppers, saute for 5 minutes

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Bacon/Liver grease, dirty
You want to scrape your skillet after cookinging both the bacon and livers.
All those little crunchy blackened bits are what gives Dirty Rice it's name and loads of infused flavor.
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Add broth, Andouille and livers, season to taste
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Bring to a boil then lower heat to a fast simmer and cook for 25-30 minutes
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Stir and serve
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Glazed Grilled Carrots, Ginger/Garlic
3lbs tender young carrots
Glaze
1/2C honey
1/4C olive oil
1/4C each Soy and Ponzu
2T brown sugar
1T salt
2t fresh ginger, grated
OR (***pick one***)
2t fresh garlic, finely minced

Grill carrots next to chicken till just tender, then start brushing with glaze till finished, once finished salt to taste


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Garlic Parmesan Bread

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Ginger Snaps
Ginger Snap Sandwiches of Maple Creme and Bacon
Ginger Snaps with Homemade Crystallized Ginger

Maple Creme
1/8C Maple syrup
2C Powdered sugar
5.5oz Cream cheese
4.5T Butter
Beat cream cheese and butter, beat in P. sugar and maple
Chill well, use Ziploc with cut corner as piping bag

Homemade Crystallized Ginger
1C fresh ginger, peeled, sliced 1/8" rounds
3C sugar and 1/4C for coating
3C water
Combine sugar and water, bring to boil, add ginger
Fast simmer for one hour, drain and lay ginger on rack to dry till just tacky
Toss with sugar to coat
Can store for up to a month in airtight container and refrigerated.

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Oddegan's Bacon Grease Gingersnaps Recipe

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***Pics to Come Saturday Night***
 
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Oh Lawdy!Sounds like our viewing pleasure will be with the utmost drool factor.
Two is nice,the best I've ever spatchcocked were sisters...
 
My first thought was to get away from the Chile grill and smoker.

Waiting for the results.

Chris
 
Dang, Chile, you gave me an idea.
One of the things goin in my pot today for my first attempt at a crab boil is Hillshire Farms Kielbasa sausage. Not the same as, but as close as I can get on the left coast.
Anyway, shy of smoking it more, I was thinking (dangerous, I know) of doing a sear on it just to get some grill lines and caramelization on the cut pieces.
Anyway, prep-work goin on here, and I'm sure you are up to your butt in your tasty project.
Happy Cookin!


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Snowbeard. (I'm gettin to be an old fart.)
 
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Why did the chicken cross the road???
To avoid "Chile's Smoker!!!"

Sounds Great---Be back for the Smoke!

Bear
 
Dang, Chile, you gave me an idea.
One of the things goin in my pot today for my first attempt at a crab boil is Hillshire Farms Kielbasa sausage. Not the same as, but as close as I can get on the left coast.
Anyway, shy of smoking it more, I was thinking (dangerous, I know) of doing a sear on it just to get some grill lines and caramelization on the cut pieces.
Anyway, prep-work goin on here, and I'm sure you are up to your butt in your tasty project.
Happy Cookin!


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Snowbeard. (I'm gettin to be an old fart.)

Oh Dahmn! Your pictures are makin me hangry!

And so... the experimentation continues....
I was looking at these and decided some of them reminded me of The Southern Cross.
Who sez you can't put cool in your Boil? ;)

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Saturday's Menu
Grilled Spatchcocked Chicken
Dirty Rice w/ Andouille/Chicken Livers
Glazed Grilled Carrots, Ginger/Garlic
Garlic Parmesan Bread
Ginger Snaps

Grilled Spatchcocked Chicken
Spatchcock the wayward birds and rub well with, Chile's Chicken Rub
Grill over medium direct heat till the breast IT is 165°

qs6L3gu.jpg

8Gycz8g.jpg


Falling Apart Tender
KmXjKHo.jpg


So Juicy!
895lTQS.jpg


Dirty Rice w/ Andouille/Chicken Livers
1lb Jasmine rice
1bs Andouille sausage, grilled and sliced
1lb chicken livers, dredge in seasoned flour, pan fry and chop
4C chicken broth
1 onion, diced
1T garlic, minced
Red/Yellow bell pepper, diced
Bacon/Liver grease, dirty, see comments below
Cajun spice and red pepper to taste

In a medium sauce pan saute rice in the dirty bacon/liver grease till opaque, add onion, garlic and peppers, saute for 5 minutes

lzErDgy.jpg


HigO9Mg.jpg


Bacon/Liver grease, dirty
You want to scrape your skillet after cookinging both the bacon and livers.
All those little crunchy blackened bits are what gives Dirty Rice it's name and loads of infused flavor.
pf1Vtrr.jpg


HavRBqZ.jpg


EdPGzLi.jpg


Add broth, Andouille and livers, season to taste
wVpenfH.jpg


Bring to a boil then lower heat to a fast simmer and cook for 25-30 minutes
ach1MPj.jpg


Stir and serve
dFlDTIs.jpg




Glazed Grilled Carrots, Ginger/Garlic

3lbs tender young carrots
Glaze
1/2C honey
1/4C olive oil
1/4C each Soy and Ponzu
2T brown sugar
1T salt
2t fresh ginger, grated
OR (***pick one***)
2t fresh garlic, finely minced

Grill carrots next to chicken till just tender, then start brushing with glaze till finished, once finished salt to taste


bhbj19K.jpg

j1OU11M.jpg


Garlic Parmesan Bread

GPZ0sRb.jpg


Ginger Snaps
Ginger Snap Sandwiches of Maple Creme and Bacon
Ginger Snaps with Homemade Crystallized Ginger

Maple Creme
1/8C Maple syrup
2C Powdered sugar
5.5oz Cream cheese
4.5T Butter
Beat cream cheese and butter, beat in P. sugar and maple
Chill well, use Ziploc with cut corner as piping bag

Homemade Crystallized Ginger
1C fresh ginger, peeled, sliced 1/8" rounds
3C sugar and 1/4C for coating
3C water
Combine sugar and water, bring to boil, add ginger
Fast simmer for one hour, drain and lay ginger on rack to dry till just tacky
Toss with sugar to coat
Can store for up to a month in airtight container and refrigerated.

D3PKwqF.jpg


Oddegan's Bacon Grease Gingersnaps Recipe

c5Jcqe9.jpg


Fuz5WHO.jpg


DKWHWD2.jpg


The Finale

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Fine looking meal!
And what's for dessert?
Bacon...lol.

You've got the cookies four ways. Which did you all like?

I've had ginger snaps for reference, but what do these taste like with the bacon fat in them?
 
To all y'all who've expressed interest, offered compliments and Liked this cook, "Thanks a bunch, I appreciate it all."
I stayed busy all day in/out of the kitchen, had fun with my kids assembling the cookies and wound up with a great family meal for Saturday evening.

I forgot about my chicken for awhile while assembling cookies with my kids, let it cook too long before flipping it like I normally do. When I did flip it it was so tender it was falling apart.
The breast came up to temp before I could finish crisping the skin, and in the kitchen the breasts the breast were super juicy... I may forego flipping my spatchcocked yardbirds from now on.

The carrots developed some real nice sweetness from the grilling.
The sauce was good but could use a few tweaks, garlic or ginger pick one but not both, and maybe a tablespoon of salt.

The cookies were a huge hit.
The bacon grease factor? I'm not sure I can hit on it without having some regular to compare to.
My favorite were the ones with the crystallized ginger, everyone else and especially my In-Laws, loved the Ginger/Maple Creme Sammies the most.
 
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The final results look magnificent Chile, Nice Job.

Point for sure.

Chris
 
Absolutely Stellar John!
What a wonderful looking feast you did!
And you really out did yourself on those Ginger Snaps! My favorite is the sandwich with bacon.
Outstanding!
 
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