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!
2017… wow what can I say. In only our second year of existence the Smofried BBQ company grew in ways that only I believed possible in 12 very short months. It literally feels like just yesterday I was writing this very year end synopsis for 2016 in between trying to figure out the private label market. Speaking of private labels, I must say that was the crowning achievement of the year. We got our products out on the market faster than any other business objective I’ve ever been a part of. That’s not to say that the bulk of the work is not still ahead of us. It’s more of a self inflicted pat on the back, if even for just a quick moment. The journey and the process were full of learning curves, trials, tribulations and unanswered phone calls. It was however rewarded with a trademark registration, a business registration, a bank account and a GTIN universal product code.
A Smofried BBQ Wing, in the cuisine of the United States, is an un-breaded chicken wing section that is generally hickory smoked then deep-fried then tossed in a sweet apple cider vinegar and all natural honey glaze prior to serving!
Today marks the one year birthday of Smofried.com… Today also marks another very important milestone in the Smofried saga which is our second Kentucky Derby Burger contest victory. I’m very proud of the Smofried Cafe Burger and all that it is comprised of. I have to be honest in revealing that I did not anticipate winning this year for a number of reasons. Don’t get me wrong, I played to win but I knew that a second victory in a row would not be an easy feat. Continue reading “Happy Birthday – Smofried.com”
Since we skipped winter it looks like cookout season is officially upon us. A few months early perhaps, but never an un-welcomed highlight to a specific time of year! For me nothing brings about a cookout better than a cold beer, soul music and a cheese smothered, perfectly seasoned 100% Angus beef burger!
What a game! Actually it was far from the best “game” I’ve ever seen. The finish was nothing short of amazing. As was all of the food we smoked up all weekend! Bourbon and Coke Cured Pork Belly, Five Day Cured Pastrami and about 25 pounds of Beef Brisket rubbed up and down with my new Smofried BBQ Beef Brisket Rub! Continue reading “Super Bowl LI Party”
It wasn’t but two years ago I recall having a high sense of amazement at myself for smoking 40 pounds of Boston Butt at one time. Nowadays it seems like I blow that amount out food of the water on just about a weekly basis. 2016 proved to be the biggest year of my culinary journey. From winning the Kentucky Derby Burger contest to catering two large events to serving food out of my own pop up BBQ stand last year was been nothing short of amazing.
In regards to the original time of this writing football season is still a few months away but let’s be honest… There is never a “not right” time to enjoy one of America’s favorite appetizers. Chicken wings are pretty much an accepted staple at any outdoor, indoor, drinking or dry get together you can come up with. Buffalo wings specifically are about as synonymous to sports as jerseys are. By utilizing just a little added flare our Smofried Buffalo Wings are a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Continue reading “SmoFried Buffalo Wings”
Since the inception of Smofried.com hot chicken wings have been the staple of the brand. Today we experimented with an infusion of Asian BBQ sauce and dry rubbed SmoFried chicken wings. The results were second to none as tastes from both hemispheres of the world were on center stage at the same time. Peach wood, hickory wood and peanut oil were the main flavor drivers on this culinary expedition. Continue reading “SmoFried BBQ Wings”
In early April Smofried.com’s Maurice Williams visited Kentucky Proud Kitchen host Brigitte Nguyen to walk through preparing and cooking the award winning Kentucky Derby Festival Burger. Continue reading “Kentucky Proud Kitchen – SmoFried Interview”