• whiskey smoky barbecue chicken plated
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    Whiskey Smoked 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. 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 salt, mixed thoroughly in…

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    Top 5 Grilling Techniques to Improve Your Waistline

    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 G. 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, and…

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    Fried Chicken Wings From Your Gas Grill

    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 wings are an American…

  • 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 requesting some advice on how to deep fry a turkey. 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…

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    Stir-Fry on The Big Green Egg

    Stir-Fry is a meal that you spend more time prepping, than actually cooking, especially on The Big Green Egg. We have prepared stir-fry for dinner several times and have modified our process over the years. We purchased the Lodge Logic wok and it is the perfect tool for this job. Use a long-handled spoon or spatula, as the heat does build in the Big Green Egg. Make sure all your ingredients and tools are close by, as this meal moves quickly! Ingredient prep for Stir-Fry on the Big Green Egg For the dinner below, the following was cut into bite-size pieces… 2 – yellow crooked-neck squash 2 – zucchini 1…

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