Huli Huli Spatchy (With the Grand Finale Q-VIEW)!!!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dirtsailor2003, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Been craving Huli Huli so here we go.

    This is the base recipe a friend in Hawaii gave me. I typically don't measure much and make approx. a double batch. I reserve a cup or so for basting during the cook. This one of the only times I ever baste while smoking.


    3/4 cup, shoyu (soy sauce)
    3-4 fresh squeezed limes
    1/2 cup, honey
    1/3 cup, brown sugar
    3-6 garlic cloves - minced
    3 tablespoons ketchup
    1 tablespoon mustard
    2 tablespoons, minced fresh ginger
    1 teaspoon Sambal oelek (Asian Chile paste) or 3-6 Hawaiian Chiles
    Hawaiian Sea salt to taste ( I omit as I feel the Shoyu has enough salt)
    Good amount of pepper


     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2013
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  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hmmmmm, sounds like I might need to try it.

    Maybe leave the chilies out thou.
     
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This sounds delicious. I am bookmarking it and will make it soon. Thanks.

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    Disco
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You certainly can leave out the chiles but you should add a bit of heat to off set the sugar, even if it's just a little. Otherwise you'll really only have Teriyaki!
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Disco! To add a bit more flare to this dish, I like to add some coconut milk, lemongrass and even fish sauce. But then it's more Thai, or Vietnamese than Hawaiian!
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Totally forgot, the chicken needs to marinate for a minimum of 3-4 hours, and as much as 24 hours. Basting is a must for this dish.
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Things got in the way of my smoke last night so the Huli Huli chicken is getting a full 24 hour soak until I get off work this afternoon!
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    And begin!!!

     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     
  10. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking bird Case. Perfect size for the Mini WSM. What temp did you cook it at? b
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ran the Mini at 325°-350°. Had larger than normal temp swings because I kept opening the unit to baste every 15-20 minutes.
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The Grand Finale! Next time I do Huli Huli I am going to inject the marinade into the bird for a more intense flavor.






    ENJOY!!!
     
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  13. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks really delicious, Case! What a great color on the skin! I bet it was super yummy....a great New Year's meal!
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Clarissa! It was really yummy! We'll be using the leftovers tonight on a large garden salad!
     
  15. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks awesome...great color on that bird.....another on the to-do list......Willie
     
  16. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That sounds very healthy, and a good way to get started on all of our New Year diets!
     
  17. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad I hung around for this one. It looks great.

    Disco
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks WIllie! I'd recommend injecting the bird and marinating over night. I really like the intense flavors!
    That's a bad word around my house! You'll never guess who suggested salad for dinner tonight. I really wanted tri tip... I better read up on that thread Mr T did on smoked lettuce. Judging by the size of the box in the fridge its on the menu for a while!
    Thank you Disco! So tasty!
     
  19. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow Case.  Nice loping smoke. Great color! Nice amount of juice!  Perfect!

    Does
     
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks!!!! The Mini makes awesome spatchy chickens!
     

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