Author Topic: Kicked-up Buttermilk Brine  (Read 4423 times)

squirtthecat

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Kicked-up Buttermilk Brine
« on: August 12, 2010, 04:33:57 pm »

This is a bit of a stretch for a 'rubs & sauces' category, but it works well with poultry..

(It is awesome with wings/drummies/turkey legs)

I brine the bird parts overnight in a large ziplock/rubbermaid cookie/brownie container.

4 cups buttermilk
¼ cup kosher salt
½ cup Crystal hot sauce   (my preference..  I've heard Crystal has less vinegar - YMMV)
½ cup L&P Worcestershire sauce (substitute Kosher/Vegan if necessary)
1 1/3 T garlic powder
1 1/3 T cumin
1 1/3 T black pepper
1 1/3 T rubbed sage
1 1/2 T cayenne pepper

I dump it all - in that order - into the blender.  Run at the lowest speed for about a minute or so to get all of the mixes interspersed into the thick buttermilk.   It comes out a weird pinkish color.    ;)

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Re: Kicked-up Buttermilk Brine
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 05:43:05 pm »
Was that #3?
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Re: Kicked-up Buttermilk Brine
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010, 05:48:04 pm »

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Re: Kicked-up Buttermilk Brine
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010, 05:50:15 pm »
Cool..  THAT ONE WAS GOOOOOD.
(Whatever you do, don't post the one we named DIABLO    :o )
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Re: Kicked-up Buttermilk Brine
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010, 05:53:58 pm »
(Whatever you do, don't post the one we named DIABLO    :o )

How bad can it be?
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Re: Kicked-up Buttermilk Brine
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010, 05:58:27 pm »
(Whatever you do, don't post the one we named DIABLO    :o )

How bad can it be?
Let's just say, Diablo is the reason these things start out known as "experiments".
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Re: Kicked-up Buttermilk Brine
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010, 06:04:43 pm »
Some background on this...
Really good southern fried chicken is brined in buttermilk.
If it works so well fried, why not GRILLED?
So, we experimented a bit.

[NOTE: We used chicken wing drummies, and grilled them - not smoked]
We added various spices to each batch, and they all turned good except for one...
(WHOAAAAA)

#3 was the hands down winner.
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Re: Kicked-up Buttermilk Brine
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2010, 06:07:02 pm »
Crystal is drinkable. Diablo is not.
The fight isn't over until the winner says it is.

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Re: Kicked-up Buttermilk Brine
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2010, 07:27:49 pm »
I seem to remember a post about Diablo.  FLBR, trust me on this.  No..No..NO! :o :o :o