Fabulous at 81! On September 24th, Mrs. G celebrated 81 years in business with a customer appreciation event that included the Battle of the Blue pulled pork cook-off with representatives from our local police departments. Lawrence Township competed against Trenton, with NJ 101.5 radio host Bill Spadea leading the panel of judges in a tasting that was a close call! Both recipes wow’d the judges, but it was Trenton who was named champion in our inaugural event. While the police pulled pork was reserved only for the judges, Chef Vance treated customers, guests and staff to his BBQ shredded chicken.
In order to demonstrate the results of cooking the same food in different brands in the store, Vance made 3 chickens with the same rub in 3 different ovens: The Jenn-Air 24-in Steam and Convection Wall Oven, the GE Monogram Built-In Oven with Advantium® Speedcook Technology and The Viking Turbo Chef*. See below for the results in oven order. Don’t be discouraged by the crispy finish from the Turbo Chef chicken. The brown sugar in the rub caramelized in the heat, but the rest of the chicken was nice and juicy.
*For more info about the Viking Turbo Chef, please call 609-882-144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The chicken was then shredded and tossed in Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce. He also prepared a special chicken skin taco using the skin from the roasted chickens. For those he used Big Green Egg Vidalia Onion Siracha Sauce, which is available at the store. along with other BGE accessories.
- • 2 Tbsp. Brown sugar
- • 2 tsp. Kosher salt
- • 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning
- • 2 tsp. Paprika
- • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
- • 1 tsp. Onion powder
- • 1 tsp. herbs de province
- 1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly
- 2. Apply evenly