• perfectly cooked pizza off the Big Green Egg
    Big Green Egg,  Equipment,  Recipes,  Tips & Tricks

    Tips for Pizza on the Big Green Egg

    Nothing compares to a brick oven pizza and if you own a Big Green Egg, or any other ceramic cooker, you can make delicious pizza at home. Recently, we experimented with a few techniques to enhance our pizza preparation. Making this particular recipe does take time, typically 4-5 hours; however, in this article, we included a couple of time saving strategies, for an easy weeknight dinner. Making the dough for the Big Green Egg Pizza In the past, we made our pizza dough from scratch using a recipe from the Big Green Egg forum (a website for Big Green Egg enthusiast), but today we decided to try DeLallo’s Italian Pizza…

  • whiskey smoky barbecue chicken plated
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    Smoky Whiskey Barbecue Chicken

    Grilling chicken is one of our favorite “go-to” meals in the summer. It is quick, easy and just takes a little bit of prep. This recipe is ideal for chicken drumsticks, but I am not a fan of dark meat.  We substituted skinless, boneless chicken breast and it turned out delicious. For this Whiskey Smoky Barbecue Chicken, as with any grilled chicken recipe, the most important, MOST CRUCIAL step is the brine. CLICK TO PRINT RECIPE WHY BRINE CHICKEN? Chicken is a very lean protein.  Brining the poultry helps maintain moisture and impart flavor. After trying several “salt” based potions, I have found using a 1:1 ratio of sugar to…

  • Grilled vegetables
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    Smokin J’s Barbeque’s Top 5 Healthy Grilling Techniques

    Let’s face it, we are all trying to eat more healthy and watch our weight, but we also love our grills, smokers and outdoor cooking vessels. When it comes to grilling, you might think of savory, fatty foods, slathered in a coat of sugary barbecue sauce; however, grilling – a high-heat method of cooking directly over the flames or hot coals, can be advantageous when trying to lose weight. Small or thin sliced pieces of food are best when it comes to grilling.  However, there are two types of grilling – direct and indirect.   DIRECT GRILLING Usually, direct grilling involves thin cuts of meat like, steak, pork chops, kebabs…

  • fried chicken wings from the gas grill
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    Grilling Fried Chicken Wings

    Why Chicken Wings? Chicken wings are one of our “go to” meals during football season.  We usually buy the five-pound bags at Sam’s Club, then divide them up into freezable, sealed bags when we get home.  Each bag includes about ten total wings, just enough for both of us – these wings are rather large. Some stats indicate that Americans will eat over a billion chicken wings for the Superbowl in February.  Why do we like chicken wings so much? Easy to hold and require no utensil Can be flavored to almost anything to suit a variety of tastes Good to serve a crowd or at a sports gathering Chicken…

  • How to deep fry a turkey smoking js barbeque
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    How to Deep Fry a Turkey

    Recently, I received an email from a very dear friend…Jerry wrote… “My soon to be son-in-law had us over last Thanksgiving to serve a fried Turkey and it WAS THE BEST TURKEY I EVER DEVOURED! Are there any tips you can give me in preparing this?”  Well, of course, we can! Prior to buying a Big Green Egg, deep frying a turkey for Thanksgiving was our preferred method of cooking our holiday feast. There are many types of deep fryers on the market today, including air fryers; however, we are writing this, based on OUR EXPERIENCE. The following is our advice on how to prepare, cook and serve a deep fried…