Friday, April 17, 2009

#986: Foody Friday - BBQ Smoked Turkey Wings!

Long-time readers of Life After Work might remember that back when we were still in Urbana, Fridays were BBQ Beef Ribs day. Almost every week, Kosh and I would pig out (haha) on a half-slab each of BBQ beef ribs from Lil Porgy's while watching Babylon5 DVDs.

We have occasionally made trips down to Urbana on Fridays JUST to get us a long longed for dose of said ribs. We'd also buy like three additional portions to bring back with us, to be consumed over the span of a day or two. We also get a jar of the hot sauce, to use sparingly over the span of a year or so.

Yes, it's that good.

At the end of the year, Porgy's would add a seasonal item to the menu - BBQ Turkey Leg, which was also really really good.

Here in Chicago, there are quite a few famous BBQ places, but from what I can tell, they don't do beef ribs. And I don't do pig meat. So never the twain shall we meet, it seems.

So last week, when I saw that Jewel was having a special on turkey legs, I figured what the hey, let's get us one of them legs and see if slathering Porgy's sauce and roasting it in the oven will be some sort of substitute.

We ended up buying one drumstick (it's HUGE!!) and two Turkey Wings - both items being not just turkey, but smoked turkey - already having flavour locked in. The other day, I decided to tackle the wings. It was a challenge to find any cooking instructions online - many seemed to recommend boiling the wings then popping them in the oven for 2 hours?! Seemed waaay too long and too much of a hassle. Then I found this simple recipe that only said to cook them for one hour. Figured I'd "compromise" and go for 1.5 hours.

So I popped the wings into a Pammed tray and roasted them for an hour. Checked with the meat thermometer - they were done! Yikes!! So I slathered on the BBQ sauce and let it roast for another 30mins. Here's how they looked as I double-checked the temperature:
Don't they look just yummy??

Here's how they were served - one each for Kosh and myself. And yes, that sauce in the styrofoam cup? MORE bbq sauce, LMAO!

The aftermath:
Note the lower level of sauce in the cup. And how the plate was essentially wiped clean! The little pile of stuff is just inedible fatty junk.

The BBQ Smoked Turkey Wings experiments was a success! I'm now a lot more confident about tackling that Turkey Leg. If you want more pics from that future kitchen time, drop me a line to tell me, k?

Previously on Foody Friday:
- Broccoli & Sopapia
- Chicken pot pie, Beef&Mac bake, sopapia
- mega-pumpkin bread
- New Year edition
- another pumpkin bread entry
- mega taco puffs

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1 comment:

  1. This post made me hungry - I guess I need to go eat lunch. Thanks and looks very yummy.


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