BRINING 101

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HOME / RECIPES BRINING 101 cookshack 101s • recipes BRINING 101 CHAPTER 1: THE WHY AND WHAT OF BRININGTo Brine or Not to Brine: That is the Question. We’ve all had that chicken or turkey that really tasted dry and tough and chewy after smoking. Ever had leftovers that were dry? Brining may be one solution […]

TURKEY 101

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HOME / RECIPES TURKEY 101 cookshack 101s • turkey TURKEY 101 WARNING: DO NOT plan on smoking your very first turkey on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or any other holiday, party or event. Practice at least once before you do this to impress your family and friends. CONTENTS: INTRODUCTIONHISTORY BEHIND THE TITLE SUBJECTBASICSFOOD SAFETYPREPARATION…THE BEFORE SMOKING “STUFF”SMOKING…HOW […]

PORK BUTT 101

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HOME / RECIPES PORK BUTT 101 cookshack 101s • pork PORK BUTT 101 GENERAL COMMENTSThere are a lot of questions about pork shoulders and butts, so I’ve developed this guide to help you with the basics. There are many sources, lots of information, but I’ll try to put a little here for you to get […]

PORK RIBS 101

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HOME / RECIPES PORK RIBS 101 cookshack 101s • pork PORK RIBS 101 PREPYup, get those puppies ready. Take the membrane off the back (that’s the papery thing that you get when you’re eating the ribs, but you can’t eat it). I take it off so my rub can penetrate the back. Use a simple […]

BRISKET 101

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HOME / RECIPES BRISKET 101 cookshack 101s • beef GENERAL COMMENTS There are a lot of questions about brisket, so I’ve developed this guide to help you with the basics. It won’t tell you everything! I’ve developed this guide to give you enough information to start smoking your own briskets. These instructions are for a […]

SMOKIN HOT WINGS

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HOME / RECIPES SMOKIN HOT WINGS chicken • recipes INGREDIENTS 20 chicken wings  Marinade:1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper1 Tablespoon habanero sauce (or your favorite sauce)1 cup apple cider INSTRUCTIONS Split wings and get rid of tips. Marinate for 3 hours. Reserve marinade for mop. Smoke-cook wings at 225°F for 2 hours with apple wood. Mop with reserved […]

SMOKED CHICKEN SALAD

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HOME / RECIPES SMOKED CHICKEN SALAD chicken • recipes INGREDIENTS 4 chicken breasts Jarlsburg Swiss cheese, cubed White grapesSherry mayonnaise dressing INSTRUCTIONS Smoke chicken breasts in smoker at 225° for 2 1/2 hours, bone, and dice. Toss with cubed Jarlsburg Swiss cheese, white grapes, and sherry mayonnaise dressing. Serve on bed of greens with a vegetable garnish of […]

SMOKED CHICKEN KABOBS

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HOME / RECIPES SMOKED CHICKEN KABOBS chicken • recipes INGREDIENTS 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Cherry tomatoes Mushrooms Onions Bell pepper Skewers INSTRUCTIONS Cut chicken into bite-size chunks and put on skewer with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, onion, and bell pepper. Grill on the direct side of the PG1000 at 375° for 20 min, tuning once. Baste with butter as you cook. Recommended […]

SPICY SMOKED CHICKEN BREAST

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HOME / RECIPES SPICY SMOKED CHICKEN BREAST chicken • recipes INGREDIENTS Chicken breast, trimmedCookshack Spicy Chicken Rub INSTRUCTIONS Evenly sprinkle Cookshack Spicy Chicken Rub on all chicken surfaces. Smoke-cook with 5 oz. apple wood per full smoker for 45 minutes at 200°F. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest Share on email

SMOKED CHICKEN AND ANGEL HAIR PASTA WITH BASIL

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HOME / RECIPES SMOKED CHICKEN AND ANGEL HAIR PASTA WITH BASIL chicken • recipes INGREDIENTS Four 5 oz. chicken breasts, boneless, skinless 2 1/2 Tablespoons Cookshack Spicy Chicken Rub 1/2 lb. angel hair pasta (dry weight)1/4 c. olive oil1 1/2 c. heavy cream 3/4 c. pesto1/2 c. parmesan cheese1/2 c. toasted pine nuts INSTRUCTIONS Rub chicken with Cookshack Spicy […]