Can I ....Should I...Would you???

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by topcop821, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. topcop821

    topcop821 Newbie

    Did some chicken thighs in an apple water brine then apple juice in smoker....oh yeah!!  So now my curious mind is about orange juice?  Is that to acidic or would that throw a nice flavor into the chicken.

    What other flavors have been used with success?
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    I've never used OJ but heck you never know til you try!
    I don't think it would be too acidic but I would probably dilute it a bit so that is wasn't overpowering.
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pernil chicken is good. Do a search for Pernil to get the marinade. I have used orange juice on chicken, also POG passion orange guava juice and it is good. Pineapple juice is good too.
  4. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Wow Case, I never thought of pernil chicken, I've done it with pork a few times and it is fabulous.

    Here is the recipe I use:

    I use Naranja Agria (bitter orange juice) but it's hard to find so here is a substitute:

    Naranja Agria Substitute:
    1 grapefruit
    1 orange
    1 lime
    1 tsp orange zest
    Squeeze all the juice out of the fruits into a bowl, add the orange zest and set in the refrigerator for a few hours. Then strain out all the zest and pulp and you have it.

    Now to make the marinade for the Pernil, take the juice you just made and pour it into a blender with 12 cloves of garlic and pulse it a few times. You don’t want to liquefy the garlic you want it a little chunky. To this add:
    1 TBS coarse grind black pepper
    1 TBS kosher salt
    1 tsp cumin
    Mix it up real good and that’s all there is to it.
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It's good on shrimp and fish too!
  6. Yeah...I have tried orange juice and pineapple juice as well.  I have tried a mix of apple and orange which was good and also tried a mix of orange and pineapple.  Sounds strange but it came out good.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2013
  7. Main ingredient for my brine when doing turkey or chicken is sliced up oranges...I think it adds a lot of flavor.

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