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1buckie

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Spatchcocked Bunny W/ Twelve Thighs..............
« on: February 11, 2014, 12:31:47 PM »
 OK......that didn't sound quite right.....what I meant was a bunny, smoked up along with 12 chicken thighs...... :-[

Thought I'd give the Blue EZ picked up Saturday a spin.................. didn't quite get the brine going soon enough Sunday, dumped the liquid & rinsed / dried the stuff & kept it deep chilled to go on Monday...........

*** Ed. Note: As I wasn't quick on the draw enough, the wife took matters into her own hands ( and I believe as some kind of protest) had tomato soup with a Cheetos cracker float going on for her dinner...... ::)

Brine was:

1-1/2 gal. water
3/4 C sugar
3/4 C Kosher salt
1/3 C Italian seasoning
1/3 C Gran. Garlic
1/3 C chicken rub



 Didn't really need to brine chix thighs, but just wanted to try out some flavors & the bunny had been in the freezer up to time !!!

 Thought about racing style, but split the bunny down........



Started some coals in my 1st ever Weber charcoal starter.....



Lay down some unlit & load on the lit, set in firebrick to hold the grate up to add wood.......







Almost grabbed the matching can of lighterfluid, but came to my senses first !!!



Then get everybody set to go on....



Didn't use rub on some of the chicken, just to see how it was & to use for chicken salad later.....

Bunny down first, with the wife's conribution ~~~>



Everybody in the pool !!!



Had some small cherry ready, but went for shread instead.........







Let it cook with just coals for a time 275 ~ 300, adding some more in & then added in the wood shread....





Trundling along....really damp, steamy smoke.....if worked right, it keeps food moist.....







Pulled the pieces closest to the coals & smaller ones as they were done......and flipped the bunny for a short bit.........



at that point the wood's burning thru....



All done..........



Plated.....



The brine kept things pretty juicy.....I like fixing it that way, just usually run out if time somehow......

The bunny was really good, but just slightly overdone towards the outer perimiters, should have pulled it off a bit sooner.....down inside was delectable !!!!






« Last Edit: May 14, 2014, 09:08:42 AM by 1buckie »
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MaxBobcat

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Re: Spatchcocked Bunny W/ Twelve Thighs..............
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 12:44:36 PM »
Looks good Buckie!


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Re: Spatchcocked Bunny W/ Twelve Thighs..............
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 12:52:11 PM »
Awesome write up and great follow  through with the taz picture


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saxart

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Re: Spatchcocked Bunny W/ Twelve Thighs..............
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 03:05:26 PM »
Great job!  I don't remember seeing any "bunny" cooks on here before.   Was that a wild rabbit, or store bought?

I'd love to try that, but my wife and daughter would be haters.   ::)
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1buckie

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Re: Spatchcocked Bunny W/ Twelve Thighs..............
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 03:17:30 PM »
 Thanks for the toon, Max !!!

 TX, Slicked !!!

  Sax.....

 Commercial raised, frozen.....there's a place not far away called "The Mad Butcher" that has 'em................

Just had the thought a bit ago, seein' as how I had the stuff to do up smoked chicken salad from the thighs, we could also do up some Smoked Bunny Salad...........yeah......Smoked Bunny Salad sammies.....comin' up tomorrow....... 8)
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Re: Spatchcocked Bunny W/ Twelve Thighs..............
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 04:25:40 PM »
Bunny! ;D

Jeff

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Re: Spatchcocked Bunny W/ Twelve Thighs..............
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 06:04:26 PM »
Is this the first time you did a bunny?  Cooking one that is??  :)  Anything different you would do next time?  What rub did you use.  Tell the wife nice work on her "contribution" to Thumper!
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Winz

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Re: Spatchcocked Bunny W/ Twelve Thighs..............
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2014, 07:17:41 PM »
I must admit - the title of your post made me think I was going to see some kind of fascinating freak of nature on a Weber.

Looks mighty tasty.  I have not had rabbit on the grill, will have to try it.

Good to see that new $20 blue getting a workout.


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Re: Spatchcocked Bunny W/ Twelve Thighs..............
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2014, 07:55:30 PM »
I haven't had rabbit since I was a kid and it tasted good. Yours looks tasty!

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Re: Spatchcocked Bunny W/ Twelve Thighs..............
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 08:53:36 AM »
Nice Job on the Bunny! Like your use of Scrubs in a Bucket, for storing the shred.

1buckie

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Re: Spatchcocked Bunny W/ Twelve Thighs..............
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2014, 12:23:24 PM »
Is this the first time you did a bunny?  Cooking one that is??  :)  Anything different you would do next time?  What rub did you use.  Tell the wife nice work on her "contribution" to Thumper!

Not a 1st time bunnyer, Jeff....fryers, yes.....Dutch oven braizers, yes.....campfire roasters, yes....but smoked on a Weber, this was a first time.....braized in DO I think is the best way....

 The brine was mild, the rub was Pistol River Mushroom / Garlic, dried, powdered mushroom concoction that's really good...... understated stuff so the bunny comes thru without being overpowered........... ;D

Bunny! ;D

Yea......BUNNY !!!!!!

Winz, it's kinda lean, so be careful not to overdo it like I did.....wasn't bad, but could have gone lower heat, less time & been more tender.....

Kinda like chicken, eh Craig?




 Hmmmmm........not on the list.......

TX, Greg......I finally got smart & started loading up a bunch of those buckets with dry wood ahead of time......so I wouldn't be runnin' around like a bunny with my head cut off at the last minute...... :o
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Re: Spatchcocked Bunny W/ Twelve Thighs..............
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2014, 07:47:58 AM »
I don't even know where to get rabbit…..Petco maybe….

jcnaz

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Re: Spatchcocked Bunny W/ Twelve Thighs..............
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2014, 08:15:52 AM »
I don't even know where to get rabbit…..Petco maybe….
I just shot coffee out of my nose...
TWICE!!!:D
I definitely needed that this morning, thanks!
A bunch of black kettles
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1buckie

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Re: Spatchcocked Bunny W/ Twelve Thighs..............
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2014, 08:17:38 AM »
I don't even know where to get rabbit…..Petco maybe….

 Ethnic meat market......Chinese or Korean usually.....sometimes Hispanic....

Wild is not as good as farmed / frozen believe or not
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Re: Spatchcocked Bunny W/ Twelve Thighs..............
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2014, 08:26:55 AM »
I don't even know where to get rabbit…..Petco maybe….
I just shot coffee out of my nose...
TWICE!!!:D
I definitely needed that this morning, thanks!

 :)