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Old 06-27-2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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One lonely pecker

My girlfriend and I had been wanting to try the recipe "Birds of Paradise" from the book Smoke and Spice for a while now, so we gave it a go. Basically the recipe makes an herb paste that the chicken sits in for a while. About the only thing I changed was I used basil instead of mint for the paste. Smoked it with alder wood. Came out pretty good I guess, but didn't really seem to take much of the herb paste flavor. I swear you could marinate those things in gasoline and it would still come out tasting like chicken. Threw in a pic of daybreak on the ocean the other day, and one of the brewskies because I know what a fan of PBR some of you are.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:23 AM   #2
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Beautiful view; you can keep the beer ; chicken looks fantastic I love to smoke or grill whole chickens !
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:33 AM   #3
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That picture on the counter looks good, nice color.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:25 PM   #4
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Throw all them aromatics into a brine and it make that chicken taste like basil to the bone if that the flavor you want. Bird looks great. I would eat it as is
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:22 AM   #5
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I have never seen the ocean...Looks do no justice i'm sure, bird looks real tasty....and I may be closed minded but I have never used mint in a recipe...I don't think I will ever will lol
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:22 AM   #6
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Tasty looking bird!!!
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Looking good
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:12 PM   #8
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work that paste under the skin you'll get more flavor
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Yumm. Looks great!
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