The Best Smoked Brisket Recipe You’ll Find

Being a foodie I keep going through different websites in search of amazing recipes to try at home so one day shockingly I was not hungry , yes it is shocking as I be hungry 24/7 but that I had a wish to try something new and I was craving for something good something delicious so in search of something good I was going through some websites and I found something so I called up my best friend and then he came to my place to cook it for me he asked me to print the recipe for him so that he can make it without any drama though as always he cut shorted the recipe according to his convenience and asked me to go to the grocery store which I didn’t go because I m lazy I think I don’t need to tell you how lazy I’m you would have got it in the above lines so basically I m a combination of foodie and lazy and my taste buds live happily all because my best friend James can cook, thank god he is in my life I don’t know what I would have done without my personal chief . enough of the story lets come to the point I m sharing his recipe for smoked brisket btw I love grilled and smoked food and that’s why I have Masterbuilt’s electric smoker, below is the list of ingredients’ you would need if any of these is not at home just go straight to the grocery store.

Ingredients
1. Sugar ( ¼ cup )
2. Salt ( ¼ cup )
3. Garlic powder (2 tablespoons )
4. Onion powder (2 tablespoons)
5. Spanish paprika (2tablespoon)
6. Chili powder (2tablespoon)
7. Celery salt ( 1 tablespoon )
8. Lemon pepper (1 tablespoon )
9. Grounded black pepper ( 1 tablespoon )
10. White pepper ( 1 tablespoon )
11. Cayenne pepper ( 1 tablespoon )
12. Flat cut beef brisket ( 1, 5 to 8 pounds )
13. Wood chips soaked in water for 30 minutes ( after 30 mins drain it, 4 cups )
14. Apple juice ( 1 cup )
15. Bbq sauce (1 ½ cup )

Once you get all the indigents’ get onto mixing the all the spices and then rub them on the meat properly , don’t leave any side of the meat rub the spice mixture properly after seasoning the brisket properly cover the brisket and let it be at room temperature by the time you light your smoker or grill btw don’t leave your brisket at room temperature for an hour . when your grill or smoker reaches to 220 – 225 degrees F you need ¼ of your wood chips over the coals you have purchased from the market and then close the gate of smoker / grill its time you put your beef brisket on your grill and then you need to close the lid properly . you need to maintain a 200 – 225 degree f inside the grill you need to keep adding coals every 2 hours and the most important thing is that you need to spray apple juice over the beef brisket every time you add new coal in the grill avoid lifting the lid again and again . after 4-5 hours of grilling take the brisket off and wrap it properly ( aluminum foil ) to keep the juice from leaking keep the beef brisket back on the grill once you find it to be tender after it let it rest for about 45 min and after 45 min unwrap it.

Cajun BBQ Shrimp Recipe

Cajun BBQ shrimp is one of the most loved dishes not only because it is delicious but also because it is easy to make.This dish has a smoky flavor but to be honest it’s not grilled or smoked, yes it’s not made on a grill, in fact, it’s made on a skillet basically, the dish gets its smoky flavor from the sauce which is used in it from the paprika and from other spices. These shrimps are not made in oil but in butter, not the normal butter it’s made in the unsalted butter. This dish doesn’t require much of the ingredients just some spices here and there, lots of butter and some more ingredients which you can find in any grocery store so you don’t have to worry about the ingredients and what about the cooking? The cooking process is easier than you can ever imagine and the cooking process doesn’t even take much time what is difficult in this dish is the eating part, once you get done with eating you would crave for more as it’s full of spicy sauce and ingredients which are related to space.

Ingredients that you would need for the recipe are given below in the list-

  1. Paprika (1 teaspoon)
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  3. Ancho chili powder (1 teaspoon)
  4. Ground cumin (1 teaspoon)
  5. Sugar (1 teaspoon)
  6. Salt (¾ teaspoon)
  7. Extra large, peeled, deveined shrimp (2 pounds)
  8. Unsalted butter (2 tablespoons)
  9. Minced garlic
  10. Worcestershire sauce (2 tablespoons)
  11. Lemon juice (1 tablespoon)
  12. Water (2 tablespoons)
  13. Thinly sliced scallions, green and white parts only (3)

Procedure –

1. Take a large bowl so that you can mix all the spices, in a large bowl add sugar, salt, chili powder, paprika and make a mixture of it.

2. Add your jumbo peeled and deveined shrimp to the large bowl and toss the shrimp so that it gets evenly coated with the spice mixture

3. Take a 12 – inch skillet and heat it over medium – high, add butter to it once it melts add minced garlic and wait till it cooks, don’t let it turn brown and start stirring, would recommend you a wooden spoon.

4. Add shrimp to the skillet and cook until the shrimp is near to fully cooked but opaque in some spots.

5. Add Worcestershire sauce, water and lemon juice cook for 2 minutes.

6. Once done with the cooking process put scallions on the shrimps and serves.

Cajun BBQ shrimps are the best, you can make lots and lot of it and still there won’t be any leftovers. you must eat these shrimps with soft and crispy bread, you can eat it with rice or salad but you would only realize how delicious it is when you would eat it with the soft and crispy bread . while eating don’t be in a hurry enjoy each and every bite that you take because what you are eating is special in the way it looks and in the way it tastes and once you are done eating thank the person who invented it .

Smoking Apple Wood Turkey in an Electric Smoker

Today I have an amazing recipe for your electric smoker u will need to go to the grocery store because it has a lot of ingredients because it would taste amazing all you need to do is put some efforts and have some patience that’s all I believe so let’s get started.

Ingredients that you would need are given below-

  1. Apple wood chips ( 4 cups )
  2. Fresh turkey thawed ( 1 of 12 pounds )
  3. Extra virgin olive oil ( 3 tablespoons )
  4. Kosher salt ( 2 ½ teaspoons )
  5. Fresh sage ( chopped, 1 tablespoon)
  6. Fresh thyme ( chopped, teaspoon )
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  8. Paprika ( 1 ½ teaspoon )
  9. Fresh oregano ( 1 teaspoon, chopped )
  10. Garlic powder ( 1 teaspoon )
  11. Water ( 1 cup )
  12. Onion ( chopped ½ cup )
  13. Carrot ( chopped ½ cup )
  14. Celery ( chopped ½ cup)

Once you get all your ingredients you need to soak your wood chips in water for at least an hour and don’t forget to drain it well once you get done with the wood chips remove giblets and neck from the turkey don’t throw them just keep them aside but yes discard liver and then pat turkey totally dry do trim the fat and then tuck the wings under the turkey after doing this combine all the oils and the 7 ingredients which are mentioned in the list above till garlic powder now its time that you rub the oil mixture all over the breasts, drumsticks and don’t forget to the loosened skin people always forget about it and don’t even forget about the legs you need to tie them together – take an aluminum foil roasting pan and put water, carrot, onion , celery then place the roasting rack in the pan after this let it be at room temp for an hour . if you wish to go for indirect grilling then just remove the grilling rack do the pre –heat thing using both of the burners once you get done with the preheating thing turn one of the burner off go for the left one take 2 cups of wood chips and heat on the right side replace your grill rack with roasting an and place the turkey on the grill rack not on the right burner but on the left one and cover it after covering grill for about 2 hours and some 45 minutes the temperature should be maintained around 300 – 350 degree and halfway down add the left over 2 cups of wood chips time to take your cutting board out place your turkey on it and then let it stand still for about 30 – 60 minutes after 30 -60 minutes discard the skin of the turkey . that’s all for the turkey I hope you like it and find it easy do right us about how your experience was and how good your efforts taste.

5 BBQ Recipes That Make the Perfect Dinner

Barbecue has come a long way from a simple fire in a pit with the meat roasting on a spit to high-tech automated electric smokers. While some still prefer to grill their meat the old-fashioned way, on a charcoal grill, some find it easier to use an electric grill which does most of the work for you. Whichever method you prefer to barbecue your meat, the love for the grill is universal.

The following barbecue recipes are perfect for your next dinner party:

1. Simple BBQ chicken

Ingredients

4 boneless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons refined oil, preferably extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup of the barbecue sauce of your choice (tomato based)
1 teaspoon barbecue smoke seasoning
5 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 teaspoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons black pepper

Method

The first step in this recipe is the preparation of the rub. Mix the paprika, garlic powder, brown sugar, salt and pepper together in a bowl making sure the sugar has no lumps. Next, sprinkle this rub onto the chicken with your fingers and rub it into the meat. Cover the chicken with foil, place it in a baking dish and pop it into the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. While the chicken is in the refrigerator, combine the smoke seasoning and oil to get a basting mixture.

Now you are ready to grill the chicken. Make sure to grill each side for about 4-6 minutes. Start basting after 2 minutes of cooking time and make sure to cover all sides of the chicken with the mixture. Once the meat reaches about 160 degrees, it is ready to be served.
2. Tandoori-style chicken

Ingredients

8 chicken legs
1 small red onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 thumb of ginger
100ml yogurt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
A bunch of fresh coriander
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon vinegar
Half a teaspoon of black pepper

Method

Start with making small cuts in the chicken to reduce the cooking time and make sure the flavours get soaked in to the chicken. While your barbecue is heating on a medium flame, grind the coriander, garlic, onion and ginger in a mortar and pestle. Transfer the mixture into a big bowl and add the yogurt, spices, vinegar and honey to it. Add salt to taste and drop in the chicken legs. Let the chicken marinate in this mixture for at least half an hour. Next, begin grilling your chicken legs on the hottest part of the grill, making sure to turn it at regular intervals. After about 15 minutes move the chicken onto the cooler part of the grill. Grill the meat until it is done, you can check by making a small cut. Your tandoori chicken legs are ready to serve.

3. BBQ turkey sandwich

Ingredients

6 hamburger buns, split and warmed
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 thinly sliced onion
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
Half cup barbecue sauce of your choice
Half cup water
4 cups chopped cooked turkey breast
Half teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Method

Start with a medium sized saucepan. Melt the butter in it at medium heat. Add onion and the kosher salt. Sauté for about 7 to 9 minutes. Add in the BBQ sauce, vinegar and half cup of water. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes. Now you can add the turkey and all the seasoning. Allow the sauce to cook for 5 minutes. Place the turkey on the hamburger buns and add additional sauce as required. Cover it with the top bun and your BBQ turkey sandwiches are ready to eat.

4. BBQ chicken pizza

Ingredients

1 cup sliced red and yellow bell peppers
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound pizza dough
Half cup grated mozzarella cheese
Half cup Fontina cheese
1 rotisserie chicken
1/4 cup barbecue sauce of your choice
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Start with preheating the oven to 500 degrees. Pour the olive oil in a saucepan and sauté the bell peppers for a few minutes. Roll out the pizza dough and top it with the sautéed bell peppers and two types of cheese. Pop the pizza into the oven and bake until the crust turns golden brown. This should take about 12 minutes. While the pizza cooks, you can get the chicken ready. Cut up the rotisserie chicken into bite-sized pieces and toss it in heated BBQ sauce. Once you get the pizza out of the oven, top it off with the chicken. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste and garnish with parsley.

5. Barbecued spare ribs

Ingredients

1 or 2 racks of ribs (depending on the number of diners)
3 large garlic cloves
1 tablespoon English mustard
2 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoon tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar (brown rice vinegar is preferred)
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons black pepper

Method

The first step in this recipe is preparing the marinade. Crush the garlic and salt together until it becomes a paste and add to a bowl. Add the mustard, sugar, tomato ketchup, soy sauce, pepper and vinegar to the bowl and mix it well. Marinate the ribs for about four to five hours, making sure it is well-coated in the mixture. Preheat the barbecue and place the ribs on it once it is moderately heated. The key in this recipe is not wiping away the marinade. As you grill the ribs, brush it with marinade to keep it moist. After about 10 to 12 minutes on the grill, your BBQ ribs should be ready to be served.

Red Wine Chicken BBQ Recipe

The beer has always been the beverage of choice when it comes to barbecue. It is a known palate cleanser and as barbecue is usually reserved for the summer, beer is a natural choice. Some prefer margaritas and even daiquiris but wine is the one beverage that we never associate with barbecue. What most barbecue enthusiasts don’t know is that if the wine is paired right with barbecue, it can make an amazing combination. However, there is such a wide range of dishes you can prepare on the grill that picking the right wine to go with your chosen meat is quite a daunting task. Every type of meat is best suited with a particular wine and if you get the combination right, you would always pick the wine to go with your barbecue.

If you have leftover wine lying around, not enough to serve at your next party but too much to throw out, you could successfully use it while barbecuing. Wine doesn’t just have to be an accompaniment to your barbecue; it can be used in the cooking process too. Red wine and barbecued chicken are one of the most popular wine and BBQ combos around. While red wine BBQ sauce closely resembles traditional BBQ sauce, it has a much more complex flavor. It incorporates a fruity flavor and also has a rich color. There are a number of ways to prepare red wine BBQ chicken and the following recipe is just one of them.

Ingredients

1 whole chicken or 12 mixed chicken drumsticks and thighs
2 tablespoons refined oil, preferably extra-virgin olive oil
2 minced shallots
2 minced garlic cloves
1 cup of tomato sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 seeded and minced chipotle chile, in adobo sauce
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 cup red wine preferably Pinot Noir
Salt and pepper (to taste)

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 55 minutes

Method

In a medium saucepan, heat about 2 tablespoons of your preferred refined oil. Add the shallots and garlic to the oil and sauté over medium heat until the garlic starts to smell good. This should take about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the wine, tomato sauce, brown sugar, mustard, and chipotle. Turn up the heat until it is moderately high and bring it to a boil. Then let it simmer over medium heat for about 15 to 20 minutes until the sauce thickens. Allow it to cool for a few minutes and then blend it until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Now it is time to prepare the chicken. Preheat your oven to about 425 degrees. Take a large baking sheet and line it with foil. Place a baking rack on the sheet. Season your chicken with salt and pepper, to your preference, and place it on the rack. Roast the chicken for about 15 minutes until it turns light brown. Brush some of the sauce on the chicken and again roast it, this time keep turning and brushing sauce onto every side of the chicken. Continue this process at 10-minute intervals for about 40 minutes, until the whole chicken is cooked and covered in the sauce. Once the temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees, it is ready to be served.

Serve up your red wine BBQ chicken and impress all your guests at your next dinner party or family get-together.

Pro Tips to Have a BBQ Competition

Barbecue is one of the most popular cooking styles in the world today. A backyard BBQ party is a great way to bring family and friends together for an afternoon or evening of great fun and tasty food. A barbecue cook-off can be a great way to meet new people and showcase your BBQ skills at the same time. A little friendly competition is always fun and in this case, your guests will be able to enjoy the delicious BBQ delicacies prepared by the contestants too! While hosting a BBQ competition can be a great way to spend a summer evening, it requires quite a lot of planning and preparation. The following pointers will give you a starting point for the process and guide you through it.

It is best to start planning your BBQ cook-off a few weeks before you actually plan to have it. A good place to start is finding an appropriate venue for the competition. If you plan to have a small cook-off, with your friends and family as contestants, your own backyard would be the best place to host it. If you cannot accommodate enough people in your backyard, a nearby park or fairgrounds would work as well. Just make sure whichever location you choose has facilities for water and power.

Having a themed barbecue cook-off would add even more fun to the experience. Make sure to choose a versatile theme that people would be able to relate with. Some examples are, a seafood-themed BBQ, best ribs competition or even the best burger cook-off. If you have a lot of people taking part, you could have a number of small competitions in various categories.

Sending out invites plenty of time in advance is absolutely vital for the success of your BBQ. Make sure to give your guests adequate time to prepare for the competition. If you plan to have any rules or a particular theme, notify your guests about it at least a few days in advance. Deciding the judges is another important aspect to be considered. A judge can be an expert BBQ connoisseur, a well-known and respected member of your local community or even just a regular foodie. A mixture of professionals and amateurs would be the best bet for an unbiased judging panel. As sampling all the tasty BBQ dishes is probably the best part of a BBQ competition, you could allow the audience to sample the food once the judges have made their decision.

Lastly, turning your BBQ cook-off into a fundraiser for a social cause would not only benefit those in need, it would increase participation and interest too. You could do this by having competitors pay a nominal fee to participate or even selling tickets to the audience and allowing them to buy the food prepared by the contestants.

Organizing a BBQ cook-off may seem like an intimidating task but if you lay down a list of things to be done and begin preparation a few weeks before the actual event, you will find it very easy and your competition is sure to be a great success.

How to Keep Your Pellet Grill Maintained?

Pellet grills are taking the barbecue world by storm. These new-age grills are super convenient and can be used by both beginners to the BBQ world as well as experts. A pellet grill uses inch long wood pellets made from sawdust as the fuel source. These pellets are stored in a hopper and fed continuously into the fire pot where they are ignited. Pellet grills are very versatile, apart from Pellet smoker recipes; they can also be used as ovens and smokers. Pellet grills offer the convenience of electric smokers, the temperature and heat can be controlled with the touch of a button. They also offer the rich, smoky taste that charcoal grills are so well known for. This makes pellet grills the best option for those who want all the benefits of a charcoal smoker and all the convenience and ease of use of an electric smoker.

One of the most neglected topics, when it comes to BBQ, is proper maintenance of the grill. Even some seasoned pitmasters neglect to address this aspect of BBQ. It is very important to clean your grill after every use to prevent the by-products of barbecue and morsels of food from accumulating in your grill. If you do not clean your grill for long, these residual particles may end up falling into your next batch of BBQ. If you make sure to wipe down your grill after every use, you are sure to enjoy its full benefits each time you fire it up.

While pellet grills are much easier to clean than the traditional charcoal grill, they do require regular and thorough cleaning. The following pointers are sure to be useful while cleaning your pellet grill.

First, make sure your grill has completely cooled off from its last use. It is best to wait for 24 hours after using the grill. Next, get some soap; a mild dishwashing soap would do the job. Do not use any abrasive cleaners or very strong dishwashing soaps. Fill up a bucket with water and the soap. Place the racks on your pellet grill and the chimney cap in this mixture. While it is soaking, you can use a wooden spoon or any non-metallic tool you can get your hands on, to scrape the inside of the chimney and get rid of any residue sticking to the walls. Use the non-metallic tool to scrape the drain and make sure all the built-up residue has been dislodged. Once the racks and chimney cap have soaked for a while, you can take them out of the water and wipe them down with a disposable rag.

Make sure you do not get the inside of your grill wet and do not use any kind of oven cleaners on your pellet grill. The above cleaning routine is quite elaborate and can be carried out once every five uses. A preliminary cleaning with a slightly damp cloth is enough after every use. A clean pellet grill is sure to make a big difference in the quality of BBQ it turns out, so stay on top of the cleaning with the above tips.