Tag Archives: Brine

Sweet Tea Brined Chicken With Lemon And Herbs

One glance at the window let me know what I was up against. The morning dew was thick, and heavy against the window, as if it wanted to come in, trying to escape the high heat and humidity that was already in place. It immediately brought to mind one of those sultry, southern days, complete with […]

The January Thaw And A Naked Bird

It must’ve been around 12:30 pm. Maybe 12:31 or 12:32, at the latest. But it happened, nonetheless. I’m talking about the change in the weather. Or the weather break, I should say. That little bite in the breeze was no longer there, and that in itself was noticeable. A few minutes later the sun started to […]

“The Noble Bird, For Tonight, We Eat Like Kings”

Once thy sun rises like a great phoenix in the eastern sky, thoughts partition themselves to that of an evening feast, fit for a king. And nothing says feast as that of a Noble Bird,  spread out on a platter for the devouring of all inclined. But first, we must pillage the shelves for the finest bird, weighing […]

Bourbon Brined Chicken Breasts

The smoke curled upwards to the heavens. It was as if the grill wanted to announce that something good was about to go down. And it was. The two plump, chicken breasts that I held in my hands had a date with a hardwood fire. Poultry on the grill has always been a grand combination, […]

Tequila Lime Chicken Thighs

Every once in a while, I wake up with the sounds of a Mariachi Band playing in my head. How they keep getting in my bedroom, I just don’t know. But I do know what it means when I hear them. It’s time to gather all the necessary ingredients for a delicious Mexican grilled dish, […]

Smokin’ It Up On A Weeknight: Let’s Grill Tonight!

Sometimes the best things happen unexpectedly. When nothing is planned for dinner, but there happens to be a few chicken thighs thawing, or perhaps a couple of pork steaks. “Do you want to grill?”, she asks. That’s all the invitation that I need. But tonight, I want something a little different. Maybe it would be […]

Spatchcocked Chicken on the Smoker

If you’re like me, first of all, “Welcome”, and secondly, you can’t hold back a little smile when you hear the term Spatchcocked. But Spatchcocking, (pardon the grin), is nothing to laugh at,and along with being very easy, it can make a meal look visually appealing and appetizing. Spatchcocking, is just the means of  cutting […]