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July 1, 2010, 10:21 PM
Have a happy and safe 4th of July to all Fan Nation Members, enjoy the weekend, fireworks, fun friends and family, stay safe & happy everyone and enjoy.

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July 2, 2010  09:09 AM ET

If your a Coffee Lover try the Coffee Brined grilled chicken:

Prep Time: 15 minutes.
Cook Time: 8 minutes.
Total Time: 23 minutes.
Yield: Serves 4.

* 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
* 3 cups water.
* 3/4 cup strong coffee.
* 1/4 cup kosher salt.
* 1/4 cup brown sugar.
* 1 lemon cut into slices.
* 1 tablespoon black peppercorns.
* 1 tablespoon mustard seed.
* 1 tablespoon coriander seeds.

Bring one cup of water to a boil and pour into a bowl. Add salt and sugar and stir until dissolved. Add coffee, lemon slices, peppercorns, mustard and coriander seeds. Pour into a shallow baking dish or resealable bag. Add chicken breasts, making sure they are covered in the brine. Refrigerate for about 2 hours. Preheat grill. Remove chicken breasts from brine and place on hot grill. Grill until done.

July 2, 2010  09:57 AM ET

That is an interesting ingredient. Did you read that somewhere or make it yourself?

It's been in the family for years, of course there's variations of it on the web. It's really delicious and the chicken turns our moist with just a slight hint of Coffee and spice, not overbearing or nothing, my sister adds a stick of cinnamon to hers. It's one of those recipes you can play with to suit your taste.

July 2, 2010  10:05 AM ET

8 minutes? That's pretty fast.

Depends on your grill and temperature, I use a big green egg and usually the temp is 300 to 350 degrees. Of course always check with a thermometer and make sure internal temperatures on the chicken is 170 degrees don't want undercooked chicken, plus it's boneless pieces so they do cook a little quicker.

July 2, 2010  10:13 AM ET

Cookem on high heat flip at 4 minutes. Gas grill works good for that, charcoal, give it about 6 minutes on each side.

The green egg uses lump charcoal, I like the wicked good weekend warrior lump charcoal.

July 2, 2010  10:21 AM ET

I use an internal temperature probe, cook with it in place and the alarm sounds when the set temperature is reached, mine is the Maverick ET-7 but there is several other out there. It come with two probes so you can program two different foods simultaneously if you want.

July 2, 2010  10:23 AM ET

I just have a webber charcoal grill. Never used the green egg. You can't put wood chips in the green egg? Whew! Apple wood chips are great for flavor.

Yea I use apple wood when I cook baby back ribs. I also love the Jack Daniels chips from their whiskey barrels.

July 2, 2010  10:24 AM ET

I use a smoker box sometimes.

The green egg does both it smokes and grills.

July 2, 2010  10:26 AM ET

That's best for flavor, but I'm with Hank Hill on this. I like the ease, and you can regulate the temperature.

The egg holds and regulates temperatures as good as gas, it's a ceramic grill and once you get your temp set it stays, I cook my baby back ribs for 4 hours and it never wavers.

July 2, 2010  10:34 AM ET

A video below showing Ribs on the egg, I use this same method and they are delicious.

July 2, 2010  12:24 PM ET

Happy Holiday all, best wishes with your BBQ endeavors.

July 2, 2010  01:26 PM ET




A few picks of my last Ribs, if it works :-)

July 2, 2010  01:27 PM ET

A few picks of my last Ribs, if it works :-)

Guess that doesn't work anymore.

July 2, 2010  02:15 PM ET

those look damn good GSH !

LOL.........why thank you Jim, appreciate that, they did turn out great fall off the bone good.

July 2, 2010  02:21 PM ET

We have those same dishes GHS. Haha, with little matching coffee cups too.

We have a hodge podge of dishes, some with cow prints some with flowers some with simple blue borders, it comes down to whats on top and clean...........LOL

July 2, 2010  02:30 PM ET

my ribs are always hit and miss, great flavor, but too often they are tough.

I follow that video's recipe and method with the apple juice so far they've all turned out great, I only the the Baby Back though.

July 2, 2010  02:45 PM ET

I try to keep my temp at 250 degrees cook/smoke for 2 hours using the apple wood smoking chips, then remove the ribs pour in the apple juice in the pan I use to set the rib rack in and tent them for the final two hours. sometimes we wrap whole potatoes in tinfoil and have baked potatoes with them. Sometimes we take sweet corn and pull the husk down but not off, de hair them smother the cob in butter and pull the husk back up around the corn and tie it with cooking twine and grill it, they turn out good too if you like sweet corn.

July 2, 2010  02:46 PM ET

I`m headed back to the shop, you guys have a good 4th with lots of BBQ, beer, and blowing crap up !

Latter Jim, you have a good 4th as well.

July 2, 2010  06:02 PM ET

Yeah, they are, but potatoes in foil in the grill, a little crispy? Between that thought and the pics of GSH's ribs, I might have to fire up the grill right now.

The potatoes don't get crispy on the grill in foil Jack, it does take longer but they are good that way. Recipe below.

2 med. potatoes.
* 2 slices butter.
* 1 sm. onion.
* Mushrooms (optional).

Wash potatoes, slice in half. Place a slice of butter in each potato. Place a few slices of onion and 1 tsp. of mushrooms in each potato. Wrap tightly in foil. Place on hot grill. Bake for 1 hour with the cover on the grill.


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