Date Posted:20:51:34 04/20/03 Sun Author:John M Author Host/IP: NoHost / 220.127.116.11 Subject: Re: Happy Easter In reply to:
's message, "Re: Happy Easter" on 16:43:18 04/20/03 Sun
I just had a small smoke today... 4 chickens over apple wood as my contribution to the family's Easter dinner. Usually I use Maple Leaf Prime for chicken, but Costco has switched to Lilydale. Didn't seem to notice much of a difference between brands. The Lilydale birds seem slightly paler in colour.
I brined them overnight, then inserted a strip of bacon in the cavity and smoked for approximately 5 1/2 hours, letting them rest for 1/2 hour before deboning.
They turned out very tender and tasted great.