Smoked Chicken Lollipops

Smoked Chicken Lollipops

Smoked Chicken Lollipops In the KCBS competition world skin-on, bone-in thighs are the norm for the chicken category. I’ve been turning in thighs for a while now, but many times last year, I heard of people winning the category with Smoked Chicken Lollipops. I knew that it had to be something special besides the traditional “drumstick”, so with a little …

easy smoked brisket

Easy Smoked Brisket Recipe

In the past I’ve done recipes and videos for competition brisket but this one is a little different. There’s no injection or aggressive trimming, it’s just seasoning, smoke, and time. I start with a 12-14lb whole brisket which is the perfect size for fitting into a Food Saver bag. It’s hard to wrestle bigger briskets trust me on this. You …

whole grilled beef tenderloin

Grilling a Whole Beef Tenderloin

I’ve used this recipe many times in Ancillary Beef categories at bbq contest and have had some great success with it. Normally the tenderloin is the most expensive cut of beef you will find, so the last thing you want to do is mess it up. For me, that means over cooking it. I can’t stress enough how important it …

Smoked Bone-In Pork Roast Recipe

If you want to impress your Holiday guests this season, do I have a recipe for you… This is my sure-fire pork roast recipe, and it is guaranteed to be the talk of the dinner table. What makes it unique is that it’s a Bone-In Pork Loin. Everyone knows that cooking meat on the bone gives it a ton of …

Smoked Honey Baked Ham

How To Smoke A Honeybaked Ham

Smoke A Honeybaked Ham Everyone knows the turkey is the star of the show on Thanksgiving, but you can’t have a Holiday Feast without a Smoked Ham to go right along with the bird. (you can get my recipe for smoking a turkey here >>) Instead of spending nearly $80 on an overpriced ham, fire up your smoker and Smoke …

Country Style Ribs Recipe

Country Style Ribs Recipe

When you hear the word “Ribs” chances are you immediately think of a big slab of Spare or Loin Back ribs, smoked to sweet perfection. Today I want to share with you another type of rib… Country Style. In the competitive BBQ world we’re not allowed to turn in country style ribs, but don’t let that stop you from knowing …

grilled mahi mahi

Honey Lime Grilled Mahi Mahi

I have to admit that when I hear fish the first thing that comes to mind is Fried Catfish. In the south Fried Catfish is a staple and my home state of Mississippi is known world-wide for producing the best grain fed catfish in the world. But we also know a little something about cooking other types of fish too, …

How to Smoke a Whole Ribeye

I just cooked a Whole Ribeye for July 4th and used it to make the “perfect sandwich”. And of course, I shot a video that shows exactly how I did it… I start with a whole boneless Ribeye around 12lbs. My local grocery store runs these on special for 6.99 lb occasionally, but you can also get them at Sams …

pork steaks recipe

Apple Brined Pork Steaks

Here is a Pork Steak recipe that’s packed with flavor. If you’re not familiar with “pork steak” it’s basically a sliced Boston Butt. I shot a video of this recipe… Most any butcher will slice the pork butt for you just tell them you want it cut into pork steaks. I get them cut about ¾” thick, and an average …

Smoked “Sirloin Tip” Recipe

I started out searching for a Tri Tip roast, but in my part of the country it can be a challenge to find. What I did come across was piece of beef called a Sirloin Tip Roast. This cut comes off the cow right beside the Tri Tip section (hence: Tri Tip’s Cousin), but it’s actually part of the Bottom …

Sliced Pork Butt Sandwich

Sliced Pork Butt Sandwich Recently I’ve had several questions about cooking a Sliced Pork Butt Sandwich. Now Typically all of the butts I cook are pulled. I prefer juicy, tender pulled pork with bits of crunchy bark mixed in. And you don’t see Sliced Pork Butt Sandwich in Memphis, but in some parts of the country, that’s how it’s served. …

Whole Smoked Chicken

Whole Smoked Chicken Recipe

Whole Smoked Chicken This is one recipe I’m going to be using this July 4th Holiday. I’ve got a lot of people to feed, so I’m going to smoke whole chickens and pull them for Pulled Chicken Sandwiches and Smoked Chicken Nachos. I’ve done this in the past for parties and for catering jobs and people loved it… the smoked, …

cedar plank grilled salmon

Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon

When cooking salmon I’ve found it best to buy fresh filets when possible. Frozen salmon just tends to be too fishy for my taste. This week I caught fresh salmon on sale at Kroger for 4.99 per lb, so I bought one whole filet weighing about 2 lbs. For this recipe I cut the filet into smaller portions of 6-8oz …

grilled shrimp

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Recipe

If you like grilled shrimp, you have to give this recipe a try.  It’s quick and easy. 1/3 cup Louisiana Hot Sauce 1/3 cup canola oil 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce 2 cloves garlic minced 1 handful cilantro, roughly chopped, plus more for garnish 1 tsp sugar Salt black pepper 4 TBS Butter melted Juice of 1 lemon 2 pounds large …