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Anejo brined chicken

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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 3:14 pm
Airfoils well done
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I'm playing mad scientist today and doing a modification of Steve's Bourbon brined chicken on page 398 of BBQ USA. The chicken breasts are brining for dinner as we speak. Here's my wacky concoction:

1/4 cup Anejo tequilla (good stuff not rot gut gringo crap like Jose Quervo, make sure it says 100% agave if you're not sure)
1/4 cup course salt
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 TBsp of lime juice ( I felt this would be better than lemons with anejo)
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and lightly crushed with side of knife
1 TBsp black peppercorns
1 TBsp mustard seeds
1 tsp ground corriander
4 cups water

3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Oak for smoke (Anejo is aged in oak barrels so I'll go light here)

I'll be serving it with grilled pineapple and a rice dish of some sort. I'll be eating it as is this first time to establish a baseline and determine what sauce would pair with it well if any at all.

The directions for the rest are in the book. No sense rehashing it here.

"Got Tex-Mex cajun Latin groove
We like them green peppers, too.
Floribama Georgia line barbecue will always shine.
Carolina north and south, Arizona's gonna burn your mouth.
Colorado get me high, don't get the pepper in your eye.
Albuquerque to Buffalo, we like them wings with tobasco.
I want it
Red voodoo style." Sammy Hagar
Last edited by Airfoils on Thu Apr 15, 2004 8:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 7:32 pm
YardBurner BBQ Deputy
BBQ Deputy

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Location: Damascus, Maryland
You forgot to mention the most important part of the procedure!

Between each step of the recipe the cook is to self marinate with a lick, a sip and a squeeze.

Just make sure you cut up enough fruit ahead of time. No handling of sharp objects after the third sip or so.

Sound's like a winning cook-up.


Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 8:23 pm
Airfoils well done
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Indeed! :twisted: Well, I just finsihed and it was quite good but now I'm already going to have to mess with it. I'm cursed, I never settle on anything.

Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 8:36 pm
BBcue-Z well done
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Location: Atlanta-GA
I’m the same way. I rarely make the same recipe twice (no matter how good it’s). I always have to tweak it or change it. I guess that’s why I like cooking. You never have to adhere to anyone’s rules.
Have fun with it.

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