Thursday, August 2, 2012

Grilled Buttermilk Chicken & Rose

Rose wines are a Lush favorite of summer, and so is grilling. (truth be told, grilling isn’t a season for the Lush Household, it’s a lifestyle!) For a recent wine club event, Mr. Lush found a recipe for grilled chicken drummies that pairs wonderfully with rose, so we thought we'd share:

• 1 quart buttermilk

• 1 tablespoon onion powder

• 1 tablespoon garlic powder

• 2 tablespoons kosher salt

• 2 tablespoons sugar

• 1 tablespoon ground cumin

• 1 teaspoon pepper

• 4 lbs chicken drumsticks/thighs (any combo or all one, we used drumsticks)

1. In a large bowl, mix buttermilk, onion and garlic powder, salt, sugar, cumin, and pepper.

2. Rinse chicken thighs /drumsticks and pat dry. Trim off excess fat. Submerge chicken pieces in buttermilk brine. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours, or up to 1 day.

3. Lift chicken from brine; discard brine. Wipe excess from chicken with paper towels.

4. Lay chicken pieces on a barbecue grill over medium coals or medium heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 4 to 5 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook, turning frequently, until browned on both sides and no longer pink at the bone (cut to test), 20 to 30 minutes. Serve hot or cold.

Enjoy with your favorite rose-it went great with 2011 Andrieux & Fils Rose Cotes de Provence Cuvee Victoria, 2011 Domaine Les Aphillanthes Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé, and the 2010 Division Rose (from Washington). The Les Aphillanthes was a little fruitier than the other two, but all 3 were dry and stood up to the chicken.

1 comment:

tom@morethanpepper said...

sounds like a sweet dish