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Tonight's dinner

FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
edited 1:42PM in EggHead Forum
Was inspired by MudPigs post the other day about a brined chicken. So yesterday put one in a brine of 1/2 cup each of Kosher salt & brown sugar, 2 bay leaves, oregano, basil, thyme, garlic and a little honey. Let it soak for about 24 hours.

Removed it from the brine and rinsed well. Then rubbed with RichardFL's Magical Mystery Blend & DP's Shakin the Tree and let it sit in the fride for a couple of hours.

Enjoyed a breakfast libation of champagne & freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, YUM! Today was hot and this was very refreshing.

Sweet potatoes, mixed peppers and sweet onion with EVOO & DP Pineapple Head and Tsunami Spin on my new mini Lodges.

Not a pretty plated picture, but a very good dinner!


  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Looks mightnear too good to eat!Great cook!
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Very fine looking dinner. He inspired me too....I'll be posting my dinner pics soon! ;)
  • Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,986

    I loved that drink!

    It was a lovely meal. Tell me if brining was an essential. I can't cram another thing in my refrigerator, but if I have to try it, I just may go out and buy another fridge.
    Judy in San Diego
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Teresa that plate looks great from here but the champagne breakfast sounds very adventurous :laugh:
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    So what did you think of the bird Teresa? Really nice meal, love them veggies. What is the pink pig? Also, the plated picture, is that a candle stick pig holder?
    I see you got the oval CI like mine and a square, very cool.
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  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    very nice, Elizabeth!! I used to brine chicken for frying, havent tried it on the egg yet, how good was it?
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    Teresa, looks as if you had the Breakfast of Champions there with your libations and the chicken looks just as good! :)
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Judy, I happened to have the space this weekend, a rarity! Would love to have a spare fridge. I thought the brine really added to the flavor of the meat. Especially liked the hint of honey running throughout.
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    We both thought it was really good. The skin was a little salty, too much rub I think. But the meat was tender & juicy. The pink pig is a timer I found at Fresh & Easy, couldn't resist it. The candle holders are bunnies.
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