Amazing BBQ Recipes That Will Boost Your Summer Fun
Celebrating summer is a national pastime, and enjoying laid-back time with friends and family often happens around a big plate of BBQ. Whether you are ready to smoke some turkey legs, pork ribs or beef brisket, these BBQ recipes will make you the the talk of the neighborhood. The delicious smell coming from your smoker will have neighbors pouring out of their houses begging for an invitation, so don't fire up your Cookshack smoker unless you're ready for a crowd!
Meaty, juicy and flavorful — a good brisket is hard to beat. Texans claim to be the kings of the smoker when it comes to this delicious treat, but Memphis smokemasters can cook a mean brisket too. Start with a good cut of beef brisket, add a strong rub of yellow mustard, dark brown sugar, paprika and some chili powder and garlic powder before slow smoking this cut for around an hour and a half per pound of meat. Be sure you let the meat rest for 30 minutes before cutting so the juices can settle.
Ribs come in two general styles: wet and dry. Dry ribs are rubbed with a flavorful coating and then smoked for hours to create a zesty coating that will tempt your taste buds as well as your nose. Try using the below or any combination of your favorite spices:
- Garlic powder
- Celery seeds
- Dried oregano
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- Chili powder
- Ancho chili powder (to taste)
Rub roughly and then pile these beauties into your smoker with apple wood smoking chips for added flavor. Baste your ribs with a mixture of lemon juice and vinegar to keep them moist and to boost the tenderness.
Want something on the lighter side? Try this stunning smoked salmon recipe! Mix together a dash of dark brown sugar, kosher salt, sugar and black peppercorns. Spread out some aluminum foil that is large enough to create a packet for smoking. Be sure to put some plastic wrap on top of the aluminum foil before adding the fish so it doesn't stick. Rub the salmon gently and then weight it in the fridge to marinate for 12 hours. Flip the tightly-wrapped fish and refrigerate for 12 additional hours before gently rinsing it to remove the curing materials. Pat the fish dry and allow it to sit for several hours before adding it to your smoker for a truly memorable meal.
The best barbecue is that shared with friends, so gather your group and get to smoking! No matter the holiday, Father's Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day or simply "fun-day," you're sure to enjoy spending time together. Need a smoker to get your party started? Come see us at the Cookshack, where we have a wide range of residential smokers at every price range and spices and wood pellets to keep the fire going strong all night long. Contact us today at 800-423-0698 or via email to learn more.