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(cut & pasted from my blog...sorry, I don't know why all the space before the text shows up!)Thunder Thighs. I was pretty much sold when I saw the name of this recipe. I mean, weren't you? It was the first thing I'd tried from Smoke &; Spice, which my folks had given me recently.It involved making up a paste of the following, smearing it on the chicken thighs and letting it sit overnight in the fridge.Thunder Paste:1 small onion, chunked1/3 cup orange juice2 tablespoons peanut butter1 tablespoon peanut oil2 teaspoons ground anise1 teaspoon curry powder1 teaspoon coarse salt1 teaspoon packed brown sugar1/2 teaspoon cinnamonThere was an optional mop sauce, which I opted not to use.I was excited to try a new thighs recipe, because I am such a big fan of Papa's BBQ Chicken Thighs.
So I set up my Big Green Egg for indirect cooking (using my plate setter) at 250f and let these guys go for about 2 hours
The results?Well.They were good. I mean fine. I guess.Something about the paste that sounded so delicious on paper and even smelled really interesting coming out of the Cuisinart, just didn't really result in anything all that life-changing for me. Furthermore, I couldn't figure out how one should photograph a thigh. They're not the sort of food that has the same visual cache as other stuff I've made. So see if any of the photos below do it for you. I wasn't all that excited about the recipe or the photos.Some stuff works. Some stuff doesn't I reckon. There's always next weekend, right? Thanks for reading.