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Carson’s Orange Brown Sugar Jerky

By |January 4th, 2016|

This is the stuff of legends folks, personally this is my current #1 favorite jerky on the planet right now. It’s got some serious kick to it, if you don’t want it very hot 1/2 the pepper. The flavor of this jerky just blows people away! I’ve been making it once a week lately because […]

Bacon Wrapped Smoked Chicken – Blue Cheese & Hot Sauce

By |September 14th, 2015|

PREP TIME: 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 30-40 minutes


2 cups blue cheese
2 cups Buffalo sauce
6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
Salt and freshly ground pepper
16 pieces bacon


Start the Traeger on Smoke, lid open, until the fire is established (about 5 minutes). Preheat to High heat for 15 minutes.

Set the chicken thighs down on a work surface […]

Sweet Smoked Salmon Recipe

By |May 12th, 2015|

Sweet and Smokey Salmon


Prep time: 40 minutes, plus 12-24 hours to cure

Cook time: 2-3 hours

Serves: 8-12

Recommended Pellets: Apple, Cherry, Peach or Pear

Curing Ingredients

½ cup of white sugar

½ cup of brown sugar

½ cup of kosher salt

1 teaspoon of ground black pepper

2 large fillets of salmon (approximately 3-4 lbs)

Salmon Rub Ingredients

¼ cup of paprika

1 tablespoon of garlic powder […]

Garlic Smoked Shrimp with Spicy Ginger BBQ Sauce

By |April 13th, 2015|

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 to 12 minutes
Wood Type: Pecan, Hickory or Alder
Serves: 2 to 4


Ginger BBQ Sauce:
2 teaspoons canola oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 jalapeno chile, seeded and minced
1/2 cup diced onion
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Shrimp and Marinade:
1 pound […]

Smoked Bacon & Onion Meatloaf Recipe

By |March 6th, 2015|

Prep Time: 12 minutes 48 seconds! (really….!)
Cook Time: 60 minutes smoking at 325
Wood Type: Hickory or Oak
Serves: 4


1 lb ground beef
2 onions (Walla Walla onions are best)
1 package bacon (any will do)
1/4 cup each chopped parsley, chopped mushrooms and diced green onion
1 Tablespoon ketchup
1 Teaspoon soy sauce
1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Tablespoon steak […]

Smoked Teriyaki Salmon Recipe

By |February 13th, 2015|

PREP TIME: 1 hour
COOK TIME: 6 to 10 minutes (Depends how you like it)
RECOMMENDED WOOD: Mesquite, Hickory or Cherry


1 cup soy sauce
Juice and zest of 2 oranges
6 tablespoons brown sugar
4 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
2  8oz salmon fillets
Chopped scallions, for garnish
Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish


Combine all but sesame seeds […]