BBQ Chicken – The Smofried Guide

In the world of smoked BBQ, beef and pork cuts have been and will likely always be the kings of the pit but there is an often forgotten about third party! BBQ chicken offers a sense of added versatility as well as ease. BBQ chicken is a great place to start for aspiring PitMasters attempting to demystify the art of smoked meat. Manipulating the flavor of chicken can be much easier than that of pork or beef. With just about three hours and some flavor enhancers you’ll be well on your way to top notch BBQ chicken in a relatively short amount of time. Not only that but you can also reap many more health benefits. So it’s a no brainer when it comes to BBQ chicken. It’s good and it’s good for you!

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Smoke Roasted Goose

This time of year brings about a number of traditions! From the gathering of family and friends to the sharing with those that we all love the most. One of the greatest things that we can share with those we love is our joy for the things we eat. This time of year is also synonymous with a variety of tasty poultry. Just a few weeks ago we all gathered around the dinner table to enjoy Thanksgiving turkeys cooked in a number of ways. Now for Christmas we have the pleasure of indulging in one of, if not, the most delicate of available birds, the young goose. Full of fat and flavor a slow smoke roasted goose delivers in all categories!

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Sweet + Spicy Asian BBQ Wings

Lightly breaded then deep fried to a crunchy golden crisp then drenched in a succulent sweet and spicy Asian BBQ sauce… It’s moments like these that make folks of all races, religions and nationalities rejoice over the coveted chicken wing. Chicken wings are readily available and exceptionally inexpensive, yet still regarded as a delicacy in just about every corner of the world. Continue reading “Sweet + Spicy Asian BBQ Wings”

Smoked Duck Sliders

The abundance of duck throughout the winter months is enough to make the summer seem not so distant. As far as poultry is concerned there really isn’t another bird that holds a candle to all of the wonderful things that duck will bring into your life. From crispy skin, to multi use and delicious duck fat you’re already at a great advantage and you haven’t even gotten to the succulent meat! Continue reading “Smoked Duck Sliders”

Smoked Chicken Tacos

For what feels like all of the past thirty years it seems like there has been a consistent Taco craze amongst us. As mundane as Tacos appear to be, there just seems to be an ever apparent infatuation with the traditionally Mexican delight. Though Tacos used to be regarded as a Mexican staple they are now an easy to infuse international culinary treat of pure genius. As noted by the weekly holiday like celebration of Taco Tuesday it’s evident at this juncture that the world renowned phenomenon is here to stay for good.
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Dutch Oven Roasted Chicken

Throughout the years of constant cooking, experimenting and testing I’ve found that more often than not some of the best meals come off the cuff. A very un-exact combination of flavor profiles play an extremely important role in the culmination of this simple recipe for delicious roasted chicken. The citrus notes from a couple of oranges compliment the savory herb rubbed chicken and hearty vegetables to a tee. Continue reading “Dutch Oven Roasted Chicken”

Southern Style Fried Chicken and Biscuits

One of the true and most traditional delicacies of Southern cuisine is deep fried chicken. After many years I finally decided to indulge in the feast that is deep fried buttermilk chicken and in doing so I found that nothing goes better with it than a few hot buttermilk biscuits. With just the right amount of breading, spices and herbs this treat goes from Southern comfort to Southern party in an instant! Continue reading “Southern Style Fried Chicken and Biscuits”

Smoked Turkey Pot Pie

One of my fondest memories from growing up is the turkey pot pie my mom used to make whenever we had leftover turkey. I’m not sure if I was more amazed at the amount of leftover turkey or the fact that scraps could turn out such an amazing dish. I can recall almost always eating way too much turkey pot pie. Fifteen years later and not much has changed with me. A rather large dish of turkey pot pie still only lasts about 48 hours in my household. The other night I decided to put a few of my personal spins on turkey pot pie and I must say that the outcome was just as astonishing as what my mom used to make. Continue reading “Smoked Turkey Pot Pie”