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    Chicken Rotisserie Shawarma

    I had a flock of teenagers at the house yesterday evening for July 4th. To try something different, I decided to make Chicken Shawarma with my rotisserie. Chicken Marinade: Juice of 2 lemons 1/2 c olive oil 6 cloves garlic 1t salt 2t pepper 2t paprika 2t cumin 1/2t tumeric Red Pepper...
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    First Grill?

    Hi All, I have a 22” Performer. I am a former owner of a 22” WSM and 14” Smokey Joe with the Tamale Pot miniWSM conversion! I have owned a fair number of Webers and love them all. My son is a Sophmore at Auburn. He lives in an apartment with two of his friends. When it comes to cooking...
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    Pork Crown Roast on the Weber Kettle

    I busted out the Weber Kettle for our Christmas dinner. On the menu: Crown Roast of Pork Cornbread Stuffing Muffins Cranberry Jello Salad (Granny’s recipe) Green Salad Hawaiian Rolls I frenched the bones on the crown roast and boned out the little chine bones and buttons to make it easier to...
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    First Sausage Grind - Breakfast Sausage

    I got a meat grinder for Christmas and was really happy to get a chance to try it out. I gave it a go last weekend. I ran 10 pounds of pork shoulder through the grinder to try out a breakfast sausage recipe. At the end of the day, it came out pretty good. Could use a bit more seasoning...
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    Christmas Standing Rib Roast

    I had my parents over today for Christmas lunch along with my wife and four kids. We gave the Standing Rib Roast a run for its money. I bought the roast on Saturday and aged it in the refrigerator until this morning. I set it out on the counter when the kids got us up to open presents...
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    Spatchcock Turkey - Apple Brined Bird

    Hello all and Happy Thanksgiving, I am planning to do an apple brined turkey for Thanksgiving. I have had good luck spatchcocking chickens and cooking them on my WSM. I feel like the spatchcocked bird cooks more evenly. Any reason why I should or shouldn't spatchcock the turkey? I would...
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    Smoked Tamales - Merry Christmas

    Making tamales is a favorite part of the Christmas season in Texas. I went a little off the map today and tried to make some on my smoker. I set up the WSM with a full water pan to keep the temperature steady and to provide some moisture. I put my dutch oven on the grate with some ground beef...
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    Cooking Ribs for a Group of Friends. Could use some advice.

    I am going on a Father/Kid campout in a couple of weeks and volunteered to cook Saturday night dinner. Looks like we will have 10 adults and 15 or so kids 10 and under. I am going to take my 22" WSM with me and cook moink balls for the kids along with some hot dogs and corn-on-the-cob. I may...
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    WSM Baking - Fatty Kolache, Version 2.0 (Pic Heavy)

    Earlier this year, I baked some Sausage & Green Chili Kolaches in my dutch oven. I have been working on the recipe, particularly the dough and have the following status report: 1# of Jimmy Dean Regular + 1 can of Ro-Tel diced tomatoes & green chiles (drained) + Sharp Cheddar Ready for...
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    First Rotisserie Chicken - Got Some Questions

    I got a rotisserie ring and all the fixings recently from Cajun Bandit and gave it a go tonight on the Weber Performer. I marinaded a 4 1/2# bird for approximately 8 hours in a garlic, paprika, cumin, lemon juice marinade meant to replicate some of the pollo a la brasa I have eaten while...
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    Philly Cheesesteak Stromboli

    I read an article on using the WSM to bake or make pizza so I thought I would give it a try and make calzones and stromboni. I made pizza dough and while it was rising I prepped the peppers, onions and steak for the cheesesteak. I hammered down some thin cut ribeyes and soaked them in a...
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    My first high heat brisket on the WSM 22 1/2

    I picked up a 7# trimmed flat at HEB on my way home last night along with a 8.6# Boston Butt. I lightly dusted the Brisket with TexasBBQRub before I went to bed and put it in the fridge. This morning I got up and gave the brisket a good rub of TexasBBQRub Brisket Blend. I slathered some mustard...
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    Saturday Brisket Cook

    I got a box in the mail on Thursday from Texas BBQ Rub with 2# of their No. 2Brisket Rub. I went by my local meat market and picked up an 11# packer at lunchtime on Friday. This morning, I took the brisket out of the cryovac, trimmed off a little fat here and there and got it ready to rub...
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    Kalbi Beef - Korean BBQ

    I went to Korea on business late last year. Tonight, I attempted to replicate the Korean BBQ that I had while there. I bought approximately five pounds of Beef Short Ribs and trimmed off the bone and fat cap. I sliced the ribs on a bias into 1/2" to 3/4" slices and then pounded them...
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    Sausage, Cheese & Green Chili Kolaches

    I had the WSM fired up tonight to cook some chicken for the family and a friend of mine that came over. While I had the cooker running, I made some kolaches for tomorrow's breakfast. Ready to Roll Ready for the smoke Resting while the kolache dough rises Fatty meets...
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    Chicken Drumsticks

    I cooked up some chicken drumsticks on the WSM tonight for dinner. I brined the chicken in a simple sugar and salt solution for three hours this afternoon before drying and seasoning. I didn't have all night to brine but I thought 3 hours might be enough to give it some extra moisture and help...

 

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