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Project by Karson posted 02-01-2009 07:49 PM 2666 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife went looking for some marmalade at the stores and wasn’t able to find some. So she said why don’t we make some.

Navel Oranges were 25 cents each at Walmart, The recipe I found at PickYourOwn.org showed that you need:

8 Oranges
3 Lemons

4 cups of water, juice or something similar

1 box of Pectin
4 Cups sugar

I grated the rind off the oranges and Lemons, trying to not get any of the white.
I took off the white that was left and threw it away.
Cut up the oranges and lemons and then ran them through a chopper (power like a Cuisinart),

4 cups of sugar (we used low sugar Pectin) – if you use regular Pectin you will need 7 cups of sugar.
4 cups of Juice. We used clear grape juice.

I brought to a boil, then covered to a simmer for 30 minutes.

You might notice the chickens that I smoked today. I smoked them for 8 hours.

I also smoked some rib tips.


I smoked the ribs for 5 hours and then wrapped in tin foil with some BBQ sauce to really get them tender.

Took off the cover and hard boil until a sample would jell up on a plate that came from the freezer. The freezer plate causes it to cool faster.

Put in jars

Water bath until bubbles stop coming from the jars.

I wasn’t making Don Pablos sauce. I was weighting down an empty jar to raise the water level in the water bath.

Cool.

Eat.

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com



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Scott Hildenbrand

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posted 02-01-2009 09:04 PM

Yup… Used the same recipe.. Blake (the site owner) is a really nice guy, though his site reads for newbies for sure. Still wonderful information though.

I’m surprised you did not use the marmalade on the chicken while smoking it.. Also, have you tried butterfly cutting the chicken? I did that once, it smoked really well.

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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Karson

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posted 02-01-2009 09:14 PM

Thanks Scott for the info on Butterflying.

The smoker was full with the chicken sitting up on his back. I didn’t have any extra room. Maybe I’ll try that when I’m only doing chickens.

Once I start smoking I try to get it full and then freeze the output if necessary.

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com

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Scott Hildenbrand

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hardiness zone 6b

posted 02-01-2009 09:23 PM

What kind of setup do you have for smoking? I got a grill with a side fire box that I use anymore for it, though still have the electric tower style smoker too.. Got to love the set it and forget it of electricity… But I do like playing with the fire.. ;)

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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Karson

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posted 02-01-2009 09:32 PM

I have a Great Outdoors smoker that i bought at Walmart about 4 years ago. I modified the smoke box to make out out of 3 X 6 rectangle steel tubing. I welded a plate on one end and use another plate that I bolt on the other end. It basically is air tight. The wood smokes and when I open it up after finishing it is full of charcoal.

I use scrap cherry, walnut, maple, oak and Mesquite chunks from my woodworking projects for Smoke wood. I keep water in the water tray and it becomes Au Jus in stew etc in the house.

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com

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dennis

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posted 02-01-2009 10:17 PM

OK Karson when I come buy to pick up my truck load of lumber I want to get fed to! That looks delicious! I’m not a big fan of marmalade, but this year my wife made some wonderful plum marmalade.

-- http://woodsongsfurniture.com

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Karson

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posted 02-01-2009 10:58 PM

Dennis Your on.

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com

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Scott Hildenbrand

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posted 02-01-2009 11:13 PM

That’s a nice setup you have there.. I’ll be set for wood for a long time for my smoking, due to this blasted ice storm that blew through. I’ve got huge Pecan and Chinese Chestnut limbs everywhere.

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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GrandmaT

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posted 02-02-2009 12:57 PM

YUM Karson!!!!! On ALL accounts!!!!

Thanks for sharing the step by steps! :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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Rustic

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posted 02-02-2009 06:46 PM

Damn Karson now I am hungry again :-)

-- Rick Kruse Kentwood, MI zone 5b

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Bon

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posted 02-03-2009 07:20 AM

Wow between the marmalade,chickens and ribs I’d say you’ve got some mighty fine eating there Karson.Nice post.Thanks for sharing it.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Greenthumb

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posted 02-04-2009 09:18 AM

yummie, yummie

Its winter here, -21C and albeit smoked food isnt all that healthy….........I love it.

I tried “Buds Beer Can Chicken” the other day with a twist. I carefully lifted the chicken skin from the bird and then rubbed the meat down with a spice mix as per his instructions. Placed bacon in the neck cavity and draped bacon over the neck cavity.Took the bird and stuffed a tall can of Toby Dark Beer (after putting a whole garlic nest/pureed into the beer) in the breast cavity so that it sits upright. Put the whole thing in the smoker and there it sat for 4 hours. Took the bird out and put it in the oven on broil until the bacon crisped, removed the outer bacon and set aside and then cooked the bird until done….....wholley Molley, tasty!!!!

I do my ribs similar to yours only finish them off on the BBQ.

I do love my smoker so now I do it the shop by taking a remodelled down draft vent (from a kitchen re and re) attached that to a cheesy home made hood, attached that to a piece of plywood and screwd that to the window of the back door of the shop…...........no more freezing my butt off!

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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sharad

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posted 09-18-2011 09:56 AM

Very interesting recipe of marmalade, Karson.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Karson

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posted 09-18-2011 10:39 AM

Thanks Guys. I’m on my way out to smoke some chicken breasts today.

I tried some smoked chicken in some Indian food I made the other day. That was great. My wife likes to have a smoked chicken or two around and she breaks up the meat into eggs or stews. It gives it a great flavor.

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com

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