Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thunder Thighs

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, chunked
1/3 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon peanut oil
2 teaspoons ground anise
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

There 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?


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.

1 comment:

  1. That's one I hadn't tried yet....Now I'd alter it knowing you did. That is one of the things I love about following food bloggers, you get to benefit from their experiences, I can't possibly cook all the recipes I want to. But over all, that is still a great book.