Friday, January 20, 2012

Everyone gets a chicken!!!

When we were in Branson last year, we took the kids to Dixie Stampede.  Part of the huge dinner that is served there included a Cornish Game Hen.  The kids liked the show... but also thought it was great getting their own chicken to eat.

I finally got around to cooking some Cornish Game Hens on the PG1000.  I brined and rubbed them with the same recipe I used in WIfe Says NO BARBEQUE THIS WEEKEND.  Hens went in the brine for about 2 hours, they then were rinsed and dried uncovered in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.  I then cooked them on the PG1000 at 225 degrees for about 30 minutes then increased the temp to 350 degrees until the breast was about 165 degrees and the thighs were around 175 degrees.  I also basted them every 30 minutes with some Parkay.

They had a nice garlic herb flavor with a mild smoke flavor.  Definitely will be cooking these again.

Cleaned and headed to the brine

Rubbed with the wet rub

After about 1 1/2 hours on the PG1000 


Served up with Kelli's Roasted Broccoli, and Potatoes Au Gratin from The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Butcher BBQ Honey Rub Smoked Shrimp

If you video it... they will cook.

Cookshack has done a great job lately posting weekly cooking videos on their YouTube channel.  This weeks was ButcherBBQ Honey Rub Smoked Shrimp.  Having had shrimp cooked this way at their cooking class in December, it was time to make it myself.    

I'll let the pictures do the talking.  Video by Cookshack C.E.O. Stuart Powell included at the end.

2 lbs shrimp - deveined, tails left on.  These are a little small... but worked

Shrimp coated with ButchersBBQ Honey Rub then with Parkay on top

Placed on the indirect side of the PG1000 at 225degrees for about 45 minutes

After some time the butter melts and the shrimp smoke in a butter bath.

Temp on the PG1000 was increased to 400 degrees and the shrimp
were grilled direct on each side for about a minute.

Finished product



Turned out great.  Excellent flavor.  No leftovers!

Here's the full recipe from Stuart Powell