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Chicago Epicurean: Orion Cooker recipes

I’ve recently been receiving a lot of traffic from folks looking for my Orion Cooker review or Orion Cooker recipes after my first Chicago Epicurean post about the cooker.

So, I’ve taken the liberty of posting some recipes from the Orion Cooker site. Enjoy!

Hush Yo’ Mouth Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs (1-6 racks)
Cayenne Pepper (1 tsp)
Orion’s Dry Rub Garlic (2 cloves)
Apple Cider Vinegar (1 cup)
Salt (to taste)
Ketchup (1 cup)
Mustard (5 tbsp)

Remove the ribs from the package, rinse, and pat dry. Apply Orion’s Dry Rub evenly. Affix the ribs to the rib hangers and place in the cooker. Then, fire up your Orion Cooker ™ and cook for 1 hour 15 mins*, or until done. Best if cooked with mesquite chips.

Barbecue Sauce (optional): Mix vinegar, ketchup, and mustard until it’s a light orange color. Add the cayenne pepper, garlic, salt and Tabasco sauce to taste. Apply before and after cooking.

*This time is for six racks of ribs. For fewer ribs the time will be less—3 racks 1hr 10 mins.

(Lizzie Powell – Atlanta, GA)

Tequila Chicken Wings

20-40 chicken wings
Tequila 1 pint
Lime Juice 2 cups
Lemon Juice 2 cups
2 table spoons of salt
1 tablespoon Tabasco™

Take wings out of package and wash with water. Dry with paper towel. Place selected amount of wings in large zip lock bag. Add one pint of tequila, two cups of lime juice, two cups of lemon juice, two tablespoons of salt and one tablespoon of Tabasco ™ to the chicken in the bag. Marinate for 6hrs. Add hickory chips between the cooking cylinder and drip pan. Place appropriate number of grates inside of cooking cylinder, place chicken wings on grates. Place charcoal in upper and lower charcoal rings. Light and come back at designated time. Check meat for doneness. 20 wings 45 minutes, 40 wings 1 hour.

(Rob Howells – Dublin, CA)

Wickers Whole Chicken

Whole Chicken 3-4 lbs.
Wickers Marinade
Honey (to taste)
Salt & Pepper (to taste)

Marinate chicken in Wickers for two hours. Remove chicken from marinade and inject it with more Wickers. Rub outside of chicken with a mixture of honey, salt and pepper. Place the chicken on the poultry stand and place inside the cooker. Then, fire up your Orion Cooker ™ . Cook for 1 hour 30 mins, or until done. Use a meat thermometer placed in the middle of the breast to ensure the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Great if cooked with apple or cherry chips which add a splendid flavor and crispiness to the skin!

(Fargason Erb – Memphis , TN)

By danielhonigman

Daniel Honigman is a Chicago-based digital strategist