Barbecues & Grilling: Most Popular Articles
Cooking ribs with a genuine barbecue flavor by using a gas grill is often a challenge. Gas grills are great for hot and fast cooking but, not so good when you need to turn a rack of ribs into tender, smoky barbecue. However, there are some tricks you can use. To get the best possible ribs from your gas grill, all you need is this three step process.
Have a problem with chicken drying out on the grill? A good chicken marinade will not only help prevent meats from drying out, but also protects the more delicate pieces while adding extra flavor. When marinating chicken, make sure to separate pieces, allowing the marinade to reach as much of the meat as possible.
These have consistently been the most popular BBQ rub recipes on my site. They pretty much cover everything and are good enough to make ahead in large quantities and store in your cupboard. So, take a look through these fantastic rub recipes and find a few to your liking.
There are many varieties of Barbecue Sauce and these 10 Best Recipes reflect every style. Do better than store bought, make your own.
Pork Chops have been dished up, dry and tough for many years. This is because they get pan fried, baked or broiled to death. Today's pork products are not like those of years ago.
These easy grilled salmon recipes are my most popular. Salmon is a great fish for the grill these salmon recipes are the best.
In Kansas City they know ribs. This is the barbecue rub recipe for traditional Kansas City-Style Ribs. Finish them off with a good barbecue sauce and you'll have a fantastic meal.
Pork is a meat that can always benefit from a good marinade. I generally recommend reducing the salt content of marinades used with pork to prevent a curing effect that can leave some cuts with a ham like texture. When marinating pork, remember that the thickness of the meat (not the bone) determines how long to marinate.
Brisket is considered the hardest barbecue to smoke. This tough, fatty cut of beef can be a challenge to any barbecue cook, but if you plan ahead, have the right supplies, and are very, very patient you will be rewarded with a fantastic meal.
Gas Grill Reviews and Buying Advice. Hundreds of Grill Reviews ranked and Rated to Find the Perfect Gas Grill for you. Impartial, expert advice on Grill Buying.
There are lots of ways to cook shrimp but there is only one right way. Call be biased but if you are not grilling shrimp you are not cooking shrimp right. These grilled shrimp recipes are the most popular of all the shrimp recipes on my site. Give these a try and I promise you won't be steaming or frying shrimp anymore.
Step by step instructions for grilling the perfect steak. There is an art to the perfect steak and you'll need practice and the right process to achieve it.
Want the Best Gas Grill for under $500? These 10 Grills are not loaded with features but they will do some great grilling and should last you more than just a couple of years.
At medium rare your steak should be warm through the middle with a hint of red. Most of the center of the steak should be pink. The sides should be well browned, the top and bottom charred to a dark brown color.
Big Daddy says, "This is Carolina style barbecue sauce." This means that it is vinegar and mustard based,
Chuck Ozburn sent me this fantastic, classic-style Carolina Barbecue Rub recipe. Try this rub next time you want to make a traditional Carolina Pulled Pork.
In Memphis the Rub is the most important ingredient aside from the meat. Often ribs are served with only a rub and without sauce. This means that this barbecue rub has to provide all the flavor to make Memphis Style Barbecue. This rub starts with a generous portion of paprika and then builds a slightly spicy but definitely savory profile to help you make the most of your barbecue. This Memphis Rub is particularly good on ribs but can be used on any smoked meats.
Pork ribs are among the most popular items to cook and the one that gives most people the most trouble.
The top 10 gas grills between the prices of $500 and $1,000. If you are looking for a grill in this price range then these are the gas grills you really should be looking at. While this price range is considered to be the mid-range for gas grills you shouldn't expect to get everything even at these prices. Good quality stainless steel is very expensive and many grills in this price range can't afford it.
There are a lot of different kinds of charcoal grills that offer many different features. I've picked the best charcoal grills from the simple kettle grill to large full functional charcoal grills that can cost well over $2,000. Pick the grill that is right for you and right for your pocket book. These grills represent the diversity of charcoal grills on the market whether you are looking for one that can smoke, one that can grill like no ones business or just let you cook up a simple meal.
You'd think that your gas grill is pretty straightforward and dependable. But then something goes wrong. Most times it's actually something that can be solved quickly and easily. Try these tips to get your grill working perfectly again and avoid a ruined cookout.
Chicken wings are great for any occasion. They are even better when grilled up with all that extra smoky flavor. These chicken wing recipes represent the best and most popular I have.
With some kinds of barbecue, you can skip the rub and get something decent. With large cuts of pork, you really need a great rub to make the most of the pork flavor and give you that authentic barbecue flavor. These 10 barbecue rub recipes are the best I know to make the best pulled pork possible.
Beef Brisket is the most challenging barbecue and the first step is getting the right rub. These are the 10 best brisket rub recipes I have and are certain to help you make the best barbecue brisket possible.
This is a sweet and savory rub works well on pork ribs. You can adjust the heat by changing the amount of cayenne.
Want to make great low and slow barbecue but don't want to spend a lot of money? These are the best smokers on the market under $400USD.
Since the first fast food joint started turning out hamburgers for the smallest possible price this, greatest of sandwiches has taken it on the chin. We are obligated to turn up our noses at these lifeless, greasy disks and instead seek out the freshest ingredients, the best meats and make our own, greatest hamburgers. These ten burger recipes are consistently the top of the list on my site here. Consider them a guide to building your own perfect hamburger.
Learn the basics of charcoal grilling and make the most of this versatile outdoor cooker. Grilling on charcoal is an art form and once mastered you will know how to grill practically anything. Page 3.
The 10 best portable grills to take on the road whether it's a trip to the beach, a picnic or camping. These grills offer a wide variety of options from gas to charcoal with many great features. If you are in the market for a grill you can pack away until you need it, these are the units you should be looking at.
Potatoes are perfect for the grill and these recipes are the best and most popular I have.
Grill Corn to add flavor, sweetness, and smoke. Simple and fast, this is the best way to cook corn.
The secret to great grilled shrimp is more than just the grilling. Prepare shrimp right, then grill to perfection, but don't overcook. The biggest mistake people make with grilling shrimp is cooking them too long.
Don't want to spend a lot on a Gas Grill? These are the best inexpensive Grills on the Market. Save money and get grilling.
Marinades are probably the most important ingredient to any cookout. A good marinade not only keeps your grilling moist and flavorful, but they make it healthier. These ten marinade recipes are the most popular on my site.
There's a big shaker of Magic Dust next to the salt and pepper in my own kitchen and at all my restaurants. I wish I could figure out a way to attach the bottle to the restaurant tables because, at my restaurants, it's the most frequently stolen item!
This sweet, fruity marinade works great on any cut of pork or chicken.
How to make smoked pulled pork from a whole pork shoulder or a smaller Boston butt. This is the simple way to make great pork barbecue.
A dirty grill produces not only bad tasting foodm but it just won't last. Simple and easy cleaning will increase its grilling potential for many years.
There are a lot of ways to make a good hamburger patty. You can choose ground beef, pork, lamb, sausage, turkey, or more. You can stuff the patties full of garlic, cheese, spices, peppers, or virtually anything small enough to fit. You can mix into the ground meat, eggs, bread crumbs, cream, and everything but the kitchen sink. Regardless of what you put in (and simpler is usually better), you need to make the right patty.
The best steak restaurant steak isn't grilled, it's fried. Yes, what you need is a flaming hot, heavy, cast iron skillet. You'll also need a hot grill (or oven), a good steak, butter, salt, pepper, herbs and a meat thermometer. Page 4.
Want to get that great Teriyaki flavor into your favorite dish? This marinade is sure to add flavor to whatever you're grilling.
I love the combination of dill and lemon on Salmon. This Grilled Salmon Recipe is one of my favorites. If you have trouble flipping fish without it falling apart, purchase salmon steaks versus salmon fillets since they are easier to deal with on the grill.
Vinegar based barbecue sauces come in a wide number of varieties and most people who use and love these sauces are pretty militant about how they should be prepared. Some come with tomato, others with mustard, some are spicy hot, while others are not. One thing for certain, a good vinegar barbecue sauce should give foods (particularly pork) a tangy flavor. If you like that rich flavor then these are the sauces for you.
Learn how to make real barbecue ribs on a charcoal or gas grill. You don't need a smoker to make great smoked ribs, but you'll need to be extra careful to get them right. The whole secret is temperature control so take some time and practice.
There is a flavor that is great BBQ Ribs. This sauce helps you get there, whether you smoked your ribs low and slow for hours, or baked them in the oven. This BBQ Rib Sauce has a touch of heat, a touch of smoke, and a lot of flavor.
Kamado grills are ceramic charcoal cookers that claim to have originated in Japan a thousand years ago. These days there are many models on the market from several manufacturers. This top 10 list is here to help you find the best grill for the money and make the most of your investment.
It's the smoke that is the real secret behind true North Carolina Barbecue. Learn how to add the right amount of the right kind of smoke to get that authentic Southern Pulled Pork flavor.
Is the Big Green Egg really Worth it? Read this charcoal grill/smoker review to find out. Then you decide if you want to buy it.
Fish, more than most foods really benefits from the hot and fast cooking of the grill. The secret is to let the grill do the work and not to touch the fish any more than you have to. While fish do benefit from the flavors of a marinade, it doesn't need a long marinating time making it great for quick meals.
When you just can't get outside to grill, try one of these excellent indoor electric grills. While you won't get the authentic flavor you can still grill. Some of these units are open grills that you cook on similar to an outdoor grill. Others are contact grills (like the George Foreman Grill) that have a lid that cooks also, so you can grill on both sides at the same time. Many of these units are prefect for grilling a fish fillet and making a great panini style sandwich.
Smokers are amongst the most diverse products you can buy. Partly because of the number of fuels or energy sources they use and partly because smoking can mean anything from traditional barbecue cooked around 225 degrees F to cold smoking for things like fish, cheese or jerky that are cooked lower than 60 degrees F. Most electric smokers can do it all and while this might be their strength, it can also be their weakness. However, the strength of a good electric smoker is in its automation.
Smoking chicken produces the most tender and flavorful chicken you will ever eat. The low and slow process leaves the moisture behind while adding smoke flavor and whatever you add to the mix.
This is a great marinade recipe for chicken. It gives you that lemon-herb flavor that you find on so many store made chickens, but this is better.
The starting place of great barbecue ribs is the rub. These rib rub recipes give that authentic barbecue flavor while bringing out the most of the ribs. Some of these are spicy hot, some sweet, and some savory.
This is a good, sweet brisket rub that you will need only one measuring cup for. Of course, you can adjust the heat by using mild or hot chili powder.
Beer can chicken, also know as beer in the butt chicken, is a great method for roasting a whole chicken on the grill, in a smoker or even in your oven without the chicken drying out. Basically the method requires a can of beer and a chicken. Open the beer, drink half of it, set it on an even cooking surface and then set the chicken over the can so it looks like the chicken is sitting down. The can should be inside the chicken now. Cook until done and you are ready to eat a great chicken.
The best way to cook fish is over an open flame. If you've ever cooked fresh trout over a campfire you know what I mean. These ten recipe represent the best and the most popular Fish Recipes on my site. From Tilapia to Snapper, these recipes will serve any purpose and satisfy and anyone.
St. Louis Barbecue Sauce is thinner and has more of a tangy flavor than its Kansas City cousin. Being at the crossroads St. Louis style barbecue has many influences, so there are a number of ways of making this style sauce.
Readily available, easy to grill and the perfect fish for thousands of recipes, Halibut is truly the one fish you need to know how to grill.
Learn how to pick the right grade and cut of steak. Knowing what you are getting will help you pick out the perfect steak for any meal and help you grill a better cut of beef.
You've heard of Jerk seasonings and Jerk rubs, well this is a jerk marinade that gets flavor deep into the meat. You can use this marinade on all kinds of meat and poultry.
Pulled pork sauces can be mixed into smoked meat, used to top a barbecue sandwich, or put on the table for people add if they want. These sauces are generally mustard or vinegar based though tomato shows up occasionally. These are the 10 best barbecue sauces for pulled pork I have and I'm sure that you will find one of them perfect.
Looking for a delicious steak for your next cookout or family meal? Try these recipes for an experience that is so much more than just a grilled steak.
This traditional brisket rub is most commonly used Texas. Though simple to make, this rub contains what you need to make a delicious smoked barbecue brisket.
Salt-water brine will increase the water stored in pork so that it will stay moist and tender while it cooks. You can also use brines to add flavor to your pork, whether it's a large roast or just a few chops.
From the humble yet elegant baked potato to virtually any potato dish you can think of, you can grill it easily. Potatoes are amazingly forgiving and can be prepared on the grill in more ways than even I can think of, and I've grilled a lot of potatoes.
What is a London Broil? Where does it come from? How do you prepare it? Get your London Broil answers.
If you enjoy shrimp scampi, then this is the grilled shrimp recipe for you. You can serve this dish as part of a main course or serve them as appetizers.
As the chicken gets close to being done it is time to start checking the temperature. You need to reach and internal temperature on 165 degrees F. (74 degrees C.). You need to check all the pieces of chicken to be certain that they are all done. Once you have hit the target temperature remove the chicken from the grill. Cover and allow to rest for about 5 minutes then serve.
Some times you just don't have the space for a big grill. Whether you live in an apartment, condo, on a boat or just don't have a big patio, it doesn't mean that you can't enjoy a good cookout.
This is a rich, thick, tomato based Kansas City style barbecue sauce recipe. Adjust the heat by changing the amount of cayenne.
For many people, barbecue ribs mean barbecue sauce. Whether you slow smoke your ribs or not, slathering on a rich, barbecue sauce finishes them off with flavor and gives them that stickiness we all love in a great rack of ribs.
Traditionally Memphis Barbecue is served without a sauce, but since rules are made to be broken, many Memphis BBQ Joints have sauces available, either on the side or by special order. This sauce captures the complexity of Memphis Barbecue in a rich sauce that has a mixture or sweet and vinegar with a hint of heat.
In Memphis, ribs are traditionally served up dry. This doesn't mean that the meat is tough and dried out, there just isn't a barbecue sauce. This traditional Memphis barbecue rub recipe is the base of a great rack of pork ribs.
It might seem simple to grill sausage, but they can be truly deceiving. There's an art to grilling a sausage, getting it done and holding in the flavor. Once you master the art you won't cook sausage any other way.
Grilled Chicken Breasts might just be the most versatile meat you can throw on your grill. Whether by themselves or in Chicken Breast Sandwiches or Grilled Chicken Salads, there isn't much this lean cut of chicken can't do. The secret is to prevent them from drying out by using a marinade and grilling them hot and fast.
Smoked fish is more than just a meal. It's the perfect appetizer, snack and makes a great ingredient to many recipes. While hot smoked fish isn't preserved it still has the flavor of cold smoked fish but isn't as dry.
The Tri-Tip, whether roast or steak, has grown from a little know California cut of beef to a popular piece of meat, showing up in stores across the country and more and more, around the world. Tri-Tip isn't the most tender cut, but the fine distribution of fat can make it flavorful and juicy if you cooking it (think grill) right.
A great steak doesn't need any help. A not so great steak does. If you are grilling a steak that isn't the most tender then this classic steak marinade is perfect.
This traditional pulled pork rub will give you the best odds for making a great batch of Carolina Style Pulled Pork.
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The secret to a flavorful and moist chicken breast is to pound it to an even thickness, brine it and grilling hot and fast.
This is a great Asian style marinade that works well on all cuts of pork, particularly pork chops.
Kebabs, or meat on a stick is one of the most popular grilled foods in the world. Quick and easy to grill and just as easy to eat. You can stick most anything on a skewer whether you are grilling the traditional Shish Kebabs or the very simple Beef Kebabs.
A simple how to on lighting a charcoal grill
This is the sauce you add to a pulled pork after it has been smoked and pulled. It is best to combine it with the pork in a saucepan over a low heat.
Quickly becoming one of the most popular fish, trout is perfect for the grill because of its size and because it takes so well to the flavor of smoke. Trout, whether in fillets of whole can be grilled quickly and easily by even the least experienced griller.
Tuna is one of the most popular and versatile fish on the market. If you buy good quality tuna you don't even need to cook it. Of course grilling adds flavor and texture to fish, so get your grill good and hot and learn how to grill tuna the best way for you tastes.
Without smoke a brisket is just a tough beef roast. Low and slow with a good dose of smoke makes it barbecue. Learn how to add the right kind and amount of smoke to make a great barbecue brisket.
Rotisserie chicken in not only a popular fast food from your local deli counter, it is the great way to cook chicken. Two things not commonly known about rotisserie chicken is that it is best fresh and delicious 10 minutes off the grill, not spending hours under a warming lamp. Also, preparing a rotisserie chicken is quite simple. With a grill (charcoal or gas), a rotisserie kit, and a chicken, we can achieve a much tastier rotisserie chicken at home than available at most grocery stores.
What is the best way to light charcoal? - First of all the best way is not to use easy, fast or self lighting charcoal. Depending on your preferences you can use a charcoal chimney, which is best or the old tried and true lighter fluid.
All barbecues, whether traditional Southern Barbecue or a simple backyard Hamburger cookout need great side dishes. Often it is in the side dish that you can get truly creative. So plan out your sides as much as you plan out the main course. Find something of your own or pick a traditional favorite like Cole Slaw, Barbecued Beans or Potato Salad.
This is a classic Carolina Style Barbecue Sauce. Typically, served on smoked pork (at the table), this thin, vinegar based sauce has tons of flavor.
When the hardcore barbecue crowd hit the competitions they cook chicken thighs. These barbecue masterpieces are what you win with in the chicken category. This recipe is not those thighs. This is much easier to grill and nearly as good.
Pork chops are one of the easiest meats to grill. Personally I won't have one any other way. The secret is to not cook it the way Mom always did. Pork chops should be moist and tender, not cooked to a dry piece of shoe leather. These pork chops recipes do just that, add loads of flavor without overcooking them. You might also want to try stuffed pork chops for something even better.
This southwestern-style rub is a great way to spice up brisket. Remember, when applying run to a brisket, work the rub into the meat anywhere it is exposed.
This basic variation of the " beer in the butt " chicken recipe combines the flavors of a great spice
Virtually any cut of beef will benefit from a good marinade. Beef marinades should have some strength (Acid) to them to be effective against the density of this meat. Remember, when marinating beef, the time you marinade and the strength of the marinades needed depends on the toughness and the thickness of the cut.
This classic pork rub is perfect for smoked pork roasts. This rub recipe is a particular favorite for pulled pork.
Expensive cuts of meat tend to be the ones that are tender and can be cooked quickly and easily. This doesn't mean that you can't create a great meal with a cut that costs less.
Which Grate material is best? Cast Iron, Stainless Steel, Porcelain, or Steel?
This is a delicious herb marinated grilled jumbo shrimp recipe. The secret to grilling shrimp is to keep a close eye on them. Shrimp cook fast enough for you to keep the lid up and an eye on them at all times. Overcooked shrimp are rubbery so take them off the second they are done.
There are a lot of variations in barbecue brisket, but a few general rules will help you make the best brisket you can regardless of the kind of smoker you are using. Once you have mastered these steps you'll be ready to strike out on your own and move on to competition briskets.
Wayne sent me this delicious recipe for the traditional Australian method for grilling shrimp.
Rotisserie cooking is a great way to extend the versatility of your grill whether you cook on charcoal or gas. Most grills have a rotisserie option and many these days are equipped with special rotisserie burners. Either way you grill rotisserie cooking is the perfect way to cook larger items source as chicken or roasts.
Chicken is amazingly versatile because it can take on so many flavors. Whether you grill it hot (but not too hot) or smoke it low and slow, chicken is a great and inexpensive way to have a barbecue. Because chicken doesn't have a lot of flavor on its own, you will need a great sauce to finish it off. These 10 BBQ chicken sauces are the best I know of. Better still, these sauces come in a wide variety of flavors, so there is something here for everyone.
Smoke your turkey for better flavor and make the most of your Holiday Meal. Smoking turkey is not only easy, but delicious.
Traditional barbecue at its best. Pork ribs smoked low and slow will change the way you look at food and eating forever. There are few things in life better than this.
Sometimes you just can't have a full sized gas or charcoal grill. That's when you have to rely on an outdoor electric grill. Good news everyone! Electric grills have been getting better and better in recent years and while they may not have the flavor of charcoal, they can do a pretty good job grilling a steak. These electric grills are the best on the market and span a price range from around $100USD to over $500USD.
Learn how to make your own Jerky in your backyard smoker. Use your smoker to add authentic smoke flavor to any kind of Jerky then finish it off in the smoker or any other appliance that dries food. Done right, you’ll get great Jerky that everyone will love.
The Best Rib Recipes for Grilling or Smoking BBQ Ribs. These Rib Recipes for Pork or Beef Ribs are sure to please.
This salmon is marinated in an Asian-style mixture with just enough spice and heat to give it a little kick. If you want to turn up the heat, double the amount of red pepper flakes.
Layer flavor into your Smoked Brisket with any one of these great Brisket Marinades. The first step to the Best Barbecue Brisket.
A great hamburger starts with a great patty. Learn to do more than flatten ground beef for your hamburgers. A great burger has to start with fresh meat and a great combination of flavors.
This red wine marinade is good on anything from chicken breast to chicken thighs. You can also use it as a basting sauce for rotisserie chicken or even on grilled turkey breasts.
Tips and techniques, plus a few recipes for the ever popular Pork Tenderloin. Learn to grill it right and you'll be making a great meal.
This is the general method for grilling corn on the cob. Remember not to remove the husks, they will hold in the moisture and keep the corn from burning.
Mustard based barbecue sauces find their origins in the Carolinas and Georgia and are the perfect BBQ sauce for pork whether you are talking whole hog, pork shoulder, or ribs. These sauces add a savory, tart flavor to barbecue, but are also great on many foods you grill or smoke. Try a mustard sauce next time you are grilling burgers, pork chops, or even chicken. A good mustard sauce gives you a break from the traditional tomato based barbecue sauces.
This light and easy marinade recipe uses the power of lemon juice to help tenderize and flavor meats. This marinade is particularly good on poultry like rotisserie chicken.
The sure fire way to get fall of the bone pork ribs every time without a whole lot of work. This method of smoking ribs includes steaming to give you an extra tender rack while still preserving the authentic smoke flavor and keeping the ribs from getting too mushy.
To get your steak cooked right you need to do this hot and fast. This sears the surface giving the steak a crisp, caramelized surface while letting you pick how well you want it done in the middle. This means that you need to get you grill as hot as it will go. If you are using charcoal you need a heavy layer of burning, white hot charcoal. If you are using a gas grill you need to let that grill heat up as hot as it will go.
Brining poultry, whether large pieces or small, will add moisture and make the meat more tender. Add some flavor to the brine and you add flavor to the poultry. This is the biggest secret whether you are cooking a whole bird or just a pile of wings.
Smoked and pulled chicken takes half the time of pulled pork and gives you the fixings for a great barbecue sandwich. This sauce finishes off barbecue chicken perfectly.
Doug Freeman sent in this marinade recipe for grilled pork. You may leave out the liquid smoke if you are so inclined.
The 10 best smokers over $400 for making true, low and slow barbecue. These smokers offer a wide variety
There are a lot of variations in Pulled Pork, but a few general rules will help you make the best Pulled Pork you can regardless of the kind of smoker you are using. Once you have mastered these steps you'll be ready to strike out on your own and move on to Competition Pulled Pork or at the very least, explore the varieties of barbecue's classic dish.
This is a wonderful yet simple way to prepare sea bass. The garlic butter sauce blends nicely with this mild flavor of this light and flaky fish.
More commonly known as bastes or basting sauces, mops are the true sauce of barbecue. These thin solutions of flavor keep your barbecue and grilling moist and infuse it with flavor while you are cooking. So get yourself a good mopping brush and mix up on of these, the most popular ]mop recipes on my site.
Broiling has always been the alternative to grilling when you just can't grill. Knowing the differences between the two will let you broil the best grilled meal.
Dig a hole. Fill it with fire. Wrap up something big. Bury it all. Now you’ve got the makings for a great meal for everyone you know. Pit cooking is one of the oldest methods of cooking and the prefect solution to feeding an army.
This Greek-style marinade can be applied to any meat, but is particularly good on lamb. Let the meat marinate for a while so the flavors can infuse.
Learn the basics of Smoking, the key to true Barbecue. Real barbecue requires three things, low, slow and smoke. Learn how to put these together to make great traditional barbecue no matter what kind of smoker you have.
While Carne Asade usually means beef, this marinade works just as well on chicken or pork. If you want to put together a delicious Mexican dish, then this is a great marinade to start with.
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Aromatic wood smoke enhances flavors and adds the necessary piece to any outdoor cooking. Choosing the right wood for the right dish is the secret to true barbecue and the best grilling. Page 2.
This is a traditional vinegar based Carolina style barbecue sauce. Notice that there is no tomato base in this recipe, just lots of flavor.
These chicken wings are one of the most popular appetizers at Super Smokers BBQ. The sweetness comes from honey and the kick comes from using the hottest, spiciest barbecue sauce your taste buds can handle.
Want a great steak that isn't going to punch you in the wallet? Don't take out a loan to get a Rib Eye. Instead, get the steak next to it, the Chuck Eye Steak. Chuck steaks are not as tender, but are loaded with flavor and if you prepare them right you can grill a great steak. The secret is to know your chuck steak, know when and how to marinate it and grilling hot and fast, but not too much.
What meats are best for smoking? - Tough, bad cuts of meat are perfect for smoking. After all that's how barbecue got its start with pieces of meat no one else wanted.
Great, flavorful ribs need that extra flavor from a good spice rub to give them that barbecue rib flavor. In some places all barbecue ribs get is a spice rub and then a long bath in warm smoke. The combination of the rib rub and the smoke are what makes great ribs.
This great rotisserie chicken recipe became hugely popular along the East Coast of the United States a few years back. Know as Super Chicken, El Pollo Rico, or Peruvian Chicken this is a tasty way to make a bird with enough flavor to satisfy anyone, but mild enough for everyone.
Smokers come in all shapes, sizes and prices. When looking to buy a smoker you need to decide on a price range and then determine the fuel you want to use. Smokers can be gas, wood, charcoal or electric. The truer the barbecue the more time you will spend tending to fires and watching temperatures. If that doesn't sound good you should move towards gas or electric smokers. Otherwise go with charcoal or wood smokers. There are a lot of units out there and I've tried to find the best.
Keeping your stainless steel grill clean and shiny isn’t as easy as you might think. Just because they call it stainless doesn’t mean it won’t stain, discolor or rust. You need to actually take care of it and keep it clean if you want it to look good years down the road.
A good marinade makes foods tastier, juicier, healthier and more tender. The combination of oil, acid and flavor protects foods from the intense heat of the grill, reduces burning, and adds flavor. Learn how and then get all the marinade recipes you'll ever need.
One of the challenges of grilling a whole chicken is keeping it from drying out before it gets completely cooked. By setting the chicken on a can you will not only keep the bird moist, but you will be able to add a lot of great flavor to it. These beer can chicken recipes will get you the best chicken you have had in a long time. These recipes work on the basic secret of beer can chicken, use a flavorful spice rub to season the outside of the chicken and to kick up the flavor of the beer.
To me, few things say summer like sweet, buttery corn on the cob. Now, the worst way to prepare corn on the cob is to boil away all the flavor. Instead, take it to the grill. Grilling corn is quick and easy and there are so many ways to season it, so fresh cobs can be taken straight from the grill to the plate. These BBQ corn recipes are perfect for any occasion and can be grilled or smoked in small or large batches.
This is a simple mustard marinade that tenderizes and adds flavor and it only takes 10 minutes. It works well on pork or poultry.
This coleslaw is easy to make and perfect for topping Carolina style pulled pork sandwiches.
Red Snapper is a great fish for grilling. The firm texture and nutty flavor make it great for many recipes. This fish will take many flavors from hot and spicy to sweet and succulent. Grill it either in fillets or whole for a great fish meal.
Salmon is a delicious, heart healthy fish. Taking it to the grill enhances its flavors and offers a mildly sweet carmelization to the surface of the flesh. Seasoned with dill, lemon juice, and garlic, this grilled salmon recipe is a wonderful addition to summer cookouts, while fast and convenient enough for weeknight meals.