Charlies Most Popular Recipes

The people have spoken! These are the most popular recipes as voted by my readers! These recipes are all family favourites.

Pork belly is the king in my backyard. You can't beat crispy skin and that beautiful deep pork flavour. This is a classic recipe with a two-step smoked twist.
Its a fact, everyone loves jalapeno poppers. But what if I told you there was a way to make them even more lovable?! Wrap them in bacon.. then smoke them!
Trout is easily my favourite fish. Straight out of the river it is just bursting with flavour. Here is my simple smoked trout recipe to help elevate those existing natural flavours.
When you think of mushrooms I bet you think 'boring old vegetarian food'. However, I have a real treat for you. Smoked mushrooms are delicious, juicy even rival center stage next to the brisket at my house!

What Is Meat Smoking?

​Meat smoking is a popular way of cooking, as it allows you to cook food (usually all different cuts of meat) using smoke from a source of heat. The temperature is kept between 225 and 275 degrees which is then maintained over many hours,  this consistent heat breaks down tough tissue.

You will find that as the fat melts away it keeps your food nice and moist so that it becomes more tender.

This method of cooking using backyard smokers adds immense flavour, tenderness and texture to the meat.

Cooking Without Foil And The 'Texas Crutch' Method

Many people find deliciously irresistible. If you’ve ever tried authentic barbeque, then you know just how good meat tastes after it has been smoked all day. One thing that has changed, however, is that smokers are now more modern. They are equipped with state-of-the-art features that will make it easy for anyone to smoke even when you are smoking at home.


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My Top Smoker Reviews

The Char-Broil Big Easy Tru Infrared 3-in-1 cooker is a great little unit. It is designed for those who don't have space for a large outdoor setup. Or for those who love to take their cooking with them. This is one of the most versatile small units on the market right now and performs up there with the best of them. If you are a pizza lover you will get great use out of this unit. I managed to cook one of the best pizzas of my life on this little beauty!
Do you want a grill you can very easily throw in the back of your truck? The Traeger Tailgater is damn near perfect. It is a high quality durable pellet smoker built to take anywhere. It a super versatile with foldable legs allowing you to set up almost anywhere. I recommend the Traeger Tailgater to almost everyone I know. Why? Find out below!
The Weber Genesis E-330 is the one of the most popular gas grills on the market, and for good reason to. It truly is an all round great gas grill. It isn't the largest unit on the market, however, if you don't have the biggest budget or backyard space this grill would be a fantastic option for you. The E-330 3 burner grill has all the essential features to make your life as easy as possible while not overwhelming you with unnecessary bells and whistles. If you are looking for a grill that will last long and help you create great BBQ then look no further.
The Bottom Line about the Louisiana Grill LG 900? You need this Pellet smoker. This is the classic barrel-shaped pellet grill. It is built like one of those old-fashioned charcoal grills. It is super sturdy and built with genuine strong construction. Its almost like the charcoal smoker of the future. Instead of using charcoal it utilises an advanced, computer-controlled pellet fuel system. Overall it is a versatile unit. You can trust to cook slow and low all day, or even quickly cook a pizza to crusty perfection. It is an easy unit to use with many additional features. Although it is not the cheapest unit out there it is definitely a unit you will have in your family for many summers to come. Find out more below and see if the Louisiana Grill LG 900 is the pellet smoker for you!

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