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Spicy lemon pepper wings

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Post Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:27 pm
smokin'gal well done
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Posts: 1541
Location: Seattle, WA
I don't usually crave spicy food, but every now and then, some hot wings are in order. On this day, I was torn between lemon pepper and hot wings and decided to do a combination. In addition to combining these flavors, I decided to cook them two different ways. The spice mixture consisted of the following:

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Ground together in spice grinder:

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I then seasoned the wings liberally and tossed them onto the smoker with some oak:

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Fresh off the smoker at 350 degrees:

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Lunch is served:

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That's a winning seasoning mix--zesty with a huge kick. The wings were also nice and moist, and the skin was crispy.

For dinner, I decided to try applying a crunchy seasoned coating to the wings. I started off by cutting the wings and seasoned them liberally with the habenero death dust, letting them marinate for 8 hours:

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The crunchy coating was made with crushed corn flakes, panko bread crumbs, and lemon pepper seasoning:

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The crushed corn flakes and panko bread crumbs were coated with Pam and then seasoned with lemon pepper:

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The marinated wings were dipped in an egg wash, then coated:

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As a side, I made some garlic scalloped potatoes to put on the smoker. Made some bechamel sauce:

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The sauce was layered between thinly sliced potatoes:

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Chicken and scalloped potatoes on the smoker:

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I know I took a few dinner plate shots, but they managed to disappear from the camera. Got to be careful with those camera buttons. The scalloped potatoes were awesome. The chicken, while perfectly golden brown and seasoned, were crunchy as hell. I mean, if I had expensive dental work, I'd have had a heck of a dental bill. Going to have to go back to the drawing board with that one. Perhaps a lighter, more finely ground, Shake-n-Bake style corn flake and panko coating would fair better.


For dessert, I decided on a smoked apricot-peach frozen yogurt and smoked nectarine crumble combo. I hate chunks of frozen fruit in my ice cream, so the smoked fruit aspect of the frozen yogurt came from reducing fruit nectar on the smoker, using apple and cherry wood:

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Some of this smokey, fruit nectar reduction was added to some greek yogurt and heavy whipped cream:

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Into the gelato Pro:

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The nectarines were sliced, coated in cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, and brown sugar, then left to macerate. They were then placed on the BGE with cherry and apple wood:

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Made the crumble topping and covered the smoked fruit:

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The smell of this crumble cooking was unbearable. Finally, dessert was served:

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The smoked apricot-peach frozen yogurt reminded me of a dreamsickle--truely refreshing. The warm, buttery rich, nectarine crumble was right at home with the frozen yogurt. Definitely a match made in heaven.

Good eats.

Post Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:35 pm
sroach well done
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Posts: 1118
Location: Warrington, PA
Damn that looks awesome!!!

Always out doing yourself SG!
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Post Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:48 pm
smokin'gal well done
well done

Posts: 1541
Location: Seattle, WA
sroach wrote:
Damn that looks awesome!!!

Always out doing yourself SG!


Thanks Sroach. It was pretty tasty.

Post Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:13 am
jfm0830 well done
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Posts: 2638
Location: Northeastern MA

Wings twice in one day..I knew there was I reason I liked you. I am guilty of doing that myself several times. I don't look at wings as simply an appetizer. Your wings both look great. I am planning on trying the Lemon Pepper wings in the BGE cookbook real soon. Your wings just pushed those higher up on my to-do list.

Many times on your posts I feel like I'd start with your wonderful looking dessert and eat my way back to the main course. But I like wings so much and those look so tasty I'd start with the wings and might not make it to dessert. I've never had anything quite like the dessert, but it does sound and look amazing.

Jim
2 Large BGEs
Kenmore Elite 6 Burner Gas Grill
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Post Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:03 pm
Dyal_SC well done
well done

Posts: 3712
Location: Lexington, SC
Dang....wings and smoked scalloped potatoes!!! Two of my favorites! I'm actually whipping up some smoked hashbrown casserole for dinner tonight. I love the hint of smoke that is added to the potatoes. I have scalloped potatoes on my menu this week as well. :wink: Again, great job on everything! :mrgreen:
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Post Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:02 am
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
BBQ Deputy

Posts: 7122
Location: Stoughton, WI
Dyal_SC wrote:
Dang....wings and smoked scalloped potatoes!!! Two of my favorites!
Same here!

I like how the cornflake coating conceals the chile heat that lies underneath...nice and devious! :twisted:

Post Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:59 pm
BBcue-Z well done
well done

Posts: 3030
Location: Atlanta-GA
Very impressive SG!!!
The whole meal looks absolutely gorgeous as always :D
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