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STOP! Wait, Please Watch The Maiden Voyage Of My New Weber Rotisserie

[This is from my You Tube Channel, please enjoy]

Oh my gravy all over my two scoop rice (that’s OMG! in my world if you haven’t been here before).

I finally took the plunge and got myself a Weber Rotisserie for my ‘big girl’ grill.  I’ve wanted one of these for the longest time, really!

I racked my brain for a while as to what I would make for my maiden voyage on the spit… WELL!  It just had to be a Hawaiian Style Huli Huli Chicken, of course.  Huli, means to turn in Hawaiian, thus making Huli Chicken seemed the natural choice on my new electric rotisserie.

I had a bottle of Hawaii’s Famous Huli Huli Sauce in the pantry; I went out and bought a fresh, whole yardbird (unbrined, that sauce is soy based and could be salty) … so we’re good to go!

I should probably point out here that Huli Chicken as we call it back home, can be found on most weekends in just about any neighborhood as fundraisers, or just because.  Let your nose be the guide, you’ll know when you’ve found it … the smell is like no other.  Keawe Wood (which is in the same family as Mesquite) smoke is in the air and cars are flocking around a particular parking lot.  Large rectangular open grills are set-up with the coolest home-rigged rotisseries you’ve ever seen.  You pull your car up to ‘the lady’ who asks you how many Huli Chickens you would like, quarter, halves or a whole one and hands it off to you in a brown paper bag, piping hot of the grill, MMM!!

Let’s grill some bird.

I marinaded the chicken for 24 hours in the sauce and then trussed and skewered that birdie for the grill.

As the grill was preheating, I trussed the chicken and attached it to the main rotisserie rod and impaled the two forks through the flesh.  My grill was all ready, as instructed on the “how to” video seen on Weber.com.  I was a bit anxious, but I got through it.

The smells that came wafting along were so heady, I sat outside with an adult beverage, even though it’s still Winter and freezing cold and windy out, just to enjoy that smell of HOME!

An hour and fifteen minutes later, it was all over with…

MAN!

Earlier in the day, I had made Zippy’s Macaroni Salad, Quick Cucumber Kim Chee and a fresh pot of steamed White Rice … or as we would say in Hawaii, we had one Huli Chicken Plate with one scoop mac and one scoop rice (vegetables are always optional 😉 ).

This chicken was so moist and flavorful.  The soy sauce in the marinade acts as your salt, no need to add anything else, I’m not kidding, just remember to keep turning it while in the `fridge.

MMM!

I’m very happy.

*Cook’s note: Also, please take a peck at my You Tube channel 😀

Smokin-O’s

Smokin-O's

I was introduced to this new product by another blogger, Patrons of the Pit, some time back.

Smokin-O’s were invented as a better alternative to the time-consuming practice of smoking and the bland flavors of a regular gas grill.  100% of our products are manufactured in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Darby, Montana, USA.  We use only the highest quality smoke woods from America, and pride ourselves on being able to help support the local community in MT.

We wanted to develop a product that allowed everyone to add a hint of smoky flavor to their gas grilled foods, and still have the ease and convenience of using your gas grill.  We tried every product out there and consistently either failed at getting the results we wanted, or spent too much time preparing our grill.  Whether it was smoking wood chips, wood pellets, or wood chunks none of these products were fast, easy to use, or provided the smoke flavor we were looking for.”

I wanted to give Smokin-O’s a try, but I could only find them online at Amazon.  I emailed the company to find a local retailer, but the closest store was a good 2 hour drive from our home.  Alex Williams from Smokin-O’s was kind enough to mail me a box.

Smokin-O's

As you can see, they come 6 to a box.

I followed the directions …

I put some Salmon fillets and Huli Huli Chicken thighs on the grill …

my version of surf-n-turf

And this was the happy outcome, MMM!  My version of surf-n-turf.

Smokin-O’s didn’t give the food an overwhelming smoke taste, just enough.  I liked how simple it was to use as well.  I give them a big thumbs up!

I asked Santa Claus to bring me a fancy new gas grill with an electric rotisserie attachment; I will most definitely be using these puppies on a roast.