Thursday December 12, 2013
If you are like me there are too many great feasts this month. And you know what they say about too much of a good thing, it can be wonderful (Mae West if you are keeping score). So it is probably time to start planning what you are going to be cooking and how you are going to cook it. A recent Weber survey suggested that as many as 60% of people were interested in preparing their Thanksgiving Turkey outdoors on the grill or smoker. Well I'm willing to bet that there are a number of people similarly interested in cooking their Holiday meal outside. I've got a few suggestions and you can get started by reading my article on the Holiday Cookout.
Wednesday December 11, 2013
Believe it or not, grills and smokers are among the biggest gift items for the holidays these days. While these appliances have been relegated to the back of the store in most places many people go looking for a new grill to give for Christmas. So with a little barbecue shopping spree going on I thought I would ask:
POLL: What do you Look for in a Gas Grill?
1) Appearance - It need to look good to sit on my patio
2) Durability - I want a grill that will last for ever
3) Versatility - It should do everything
4) Brand Name - I want a grill with a name I can respect
5) Power - Sheer output is the biggest thing for me
Sunday December 8, 2013
Dry brining is a great alternative to the traditional wet brining. This process doesn't require gallons of water, or fruit juice, or whatever liquid preferred in the more cumbersome wet brining. Dry brining works by coating the turkey in salt. The salt draws out the moisture from the meat. That water combines with the salt and the seasonings, making the brine. Once the salinity of the brine reaches the right concentration, the brine reabsorbs into the meat, making it juicy and more flavorful.
Try one or all of the Top 10 Turkey Dry Brine Recipes
Saturday December 7, 2013
This porcini dusted sirloin roast is not only affordable , but one rich in flavor that can be served on special occasions. So, if you're looking for an alternative to rib roast, then this is the wonderful recipe to try.
Try Porcini Dusted Beef Sirloin Roast
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