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leanza
09-07-2009, 08:22 PM
Huli Huli Cornish chickens about to go on the rotiss. These have basically an asian marinade, soy sauce, murin, sake, ginger, garlic. Marinaded over night. Would an almond or oak wood go with these or should I not use a wood smoke at all.

swibirun
09-07-2009, 08:40 PM
I just did a roasted asian chicken breast (bone in, skin on) tonight and I wondered the same thing. I ended up going straight lump. Grilled skin side down for 5 min at 350f. Then roasted it indirect until they hit 160f internal.

With chicken being such a smoke sponge anyway and not really knowing a wood that would add to the asian ginger spice paste I was using, I just figured it was better with just lump. I wasn't disappointed.

Can't wait to hear how yours come out!

swamprb
09-07-2009, 08:47 PM
I'd say go with the Almond for smoke.

I was going to do marinated thighs on the rotiss this afternoon but we had thunder showers and didn't feel like dodging raindrops with electricity.

So I fired up the Egg and used some Almond and Orange chips (those woods are very hard!) along with the thighs and DP's Tsunami Spin under the skin and Shakin' the Tree on top.

leanza
09-07-2009, 10:48 PM
Ok a little almond. I present Huli Huli Cornish Hens atop Risotto de Parmesano.

NorthwestBBQ
09-07-2009, 11:27 PM
I'd say go with the Almond for smoke.

I was going to do marinated thighs on the rotiss this afternoon but we had thunder showers and didn't feel like dodging raindrops with electricity.

So I fired up the Egg and used some Almond and Orange chips (those woods are very hard!) along with the thighs and DP's Tsunami Spin under the skin and Shakin' the Tree on top.

Where's the pics?

CB
09-08-2009, 12:08 AM
Your meal looks absolutely DEE-LISH-US!

For futures, a classic wood for Huli-Huli is Kiawe, pretty much mesquite, over open coals - here's a pix of my favorite Huli-Huli weekend vendor up in Haliewa Town:

http://sizzleonthegrill.com/blog/images/HuliChckOnGrill.JPG

Single Fin Smoker
09-08-2009, 01:04 AM
Tom- great looking birds brother! Put that Huli Huli on some pork chops(same marinade as your birds).

Kev

Norcoredneck
09-08-2009, 01:21 AM
Did your ancestors teach that to the Pilgrims or Vice-versa?:biggrin: Either way it looks great.

swamprb
09-08-2009, 02:13 AM
Nice little birds there! Was that bottled Huli-Huli sauce or a special blend?

blues_n_cues
09-08-2009, 05:22 AM
thats a little different from my hulichix but cb is right on w/ the kiawe or mesquite.a little mango wood works well too.

leanza
09-08-2009, 10:35 AM
Nice little birds there! Was that bottled Huli-Huli sauce or a special blend?

That was a home made blend. It's a recipe Bearbonz sent me years back on another fourm. I describe it in the #1post on this thread. I jacked it up a little with more honey, sake and murin and some scallions. You can also reserve a little of the marinade simmer, mix in some corn starch, reduce and drizzle of the finished product.