Why You Should Dry Brine a Chicken or Turkey (and How to Do It)

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Are ready for the meatiest, juiciest, bird meat that you’ve ever had? Looking for that perfect crispy skin? Are your poultry dishes coming out too dry? We have the answer. Try dry brining. It’s easy, simple, and guaranteed to lock in flavor and juices where they need to be. Read more now.

Mike’s All-Purpose Dry Rub for Chicken

A mason jar filled with layered spices for a mixture used to make a superb all-purpose chicken dry rub. | Foodal

Are you searching for the perfect dry rub that gives you tasty results with your chicken? A dry rub can give your bird the ultimate in a crispy skin with juicy and flavorful meat underneath. Try our rub recipe. Sweet, spicy, amazing texture, and out of this world flavor. And it works whether you are baking, roasting, grilling, or smoking!

Mike’s All-Purpose Dry Rub for Pork

A mason jar filled with coloful powdered spices in layers.

Do you love the taste of smoked and grilled pork, but yours always turns out dry? The secret to juicy and meaty ribs and Boston butts lies in the perfect dry rub. Get our recipe now!

Meat Eaters Only: The 6 Most Famous German Sausage Varieties

Meat Eaters Only - The 6 Most Famous German Sausages | Foodal.com

Nuremberger, Mettwurst, Bratwurst…you may have heard the names, but got too confused about the differences in these sausage types. Get to know Germany’s best varieties, and explore the country’s mouth-watering specialties. The different consistencies and flavors cater to all tastes and occasions. Getting hungry? Read on now!

Is Grilling the Healthiest Cooking Method?

Is Grilling the Healthiest Cooking Method? | Foodal.com

Want to improve your health and make sure that your grilling techniques are up to snuff? Worried that you are inadvertently turning this healthy cooking technique into something not quite so healthy? Read Foodal’s guide to make sure that you are using proper techniques.

American Barbecue: History and Local Tastes

Cultural Roots of the American Barbeque | Foodal.com

From the pork based and slaw slinging East Coast to the dry rubbed beef briskets of the Texas plains, BBQ is truly an American cuisine. What are the regional tastes throughout the US and how did they evolve? Read now to find out.

How to Get a Good Sear in the Pan or On The Grill

How to Get a Good Sear in the Pan Or On The Grill | Foodal.com

Searing is something that probably does not get enough attention, considering how radically the process can change the flavor of the meat that you are eating. Searing is a rather simple step in cooking that really only adds just a few minutes on to your meal preparation, and can change your meals from “okay” to “Oh, …

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Use Smoke to Add Flavor to Your Grilling

Use Smoke to Add Flavor on Your BBQ Grill |foodal.com

Are you wondering how to get that nice smoky flavor onto your grilled food? Are you trying to mimic that wonderful punch that is normally only found when using a dedicated smoker? With either a gas or charcoal model it is possible to add this great taste with just a few extra steps. Read our tip and techniques and you too can be smoking like a pro.

5 Simple Steps to Great Tasting BBQ Ribs

5 Simple Steps to Great Tasting BBQ Ribs - Foodal

Are your ribs turning out dry and tough? Have you been reading that you should parboil prior to finishing in order to get your ribs tender? Don’t do that! Parboiling removes a good deal of the flavor. Instead, use Foodal’s recommended method that involves dry rub, a slow cooking process wrapped in aluminum foil, and then a wet sauce added towards the end. In five easy steps, you can have ribs that literally fall off the bone and melt in your mouth.

Foodal’s Guide to Grilling With Planks

Plank that has raw salmon with dill leaves on top placed on a cedar plank which is sitting on a BBQ grill

Looking for a woodsey taste without the full on effect of smoke? Trying planking! In short, this involves grilling or baking your food directly on a wood plant that allows it pick up a slight amount of smoke flavor while blending it other unique flavors and tannins into your dishes. Although fish is the most common item that is “planked,” this cooking method is also great for all types of meat and even vegetables. Impress your guests and friends and cook on a wooden slab!