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How to know if the meat is smoked perfectly

meat is smoked

If you are new to BBQ, it will surely take a while to start smoking meat effectively to the perfect temperature.  But using the best electric smoker for smoking meat to get the desired done level is not a rocket science. Anyone can do it as long as they use the right temperature and bring the meat out at the right time. With an electric smoker, your work has even been made easier. Follow these tips if you want to produce tender and savory meat with little efforts.

Make use of your thermometer

The job of the thermometer is to help you get the right temperature for any type of meat you are cooking. So it’s obvious you need to use it and follow the required temperature when smoking your meet.  Most people fail in their meat smoking task because they chose to do guesswork, weren’t using a thermometer, or using an inferior quality one. Get hold of a thermometer that works well and gives accurate temperature readings. Thankfully, most recently manufactured electric smokers have a thermometer that tells you when you reach the required cooking level of any type of meat you are preparing.  So check with the thermometer to find out when your meat is properly done.

Know the cooking time

If you set the right temperature for your meat and observe its required cooking time, you will almost certainly know the period your meat will be ready.

Poke the meat

Some professional grillers don’t even need a thermometer to tell them when their meat is properly smoked. What they do is poke the meat with a sharp object (preferably a knife). When they don’t get any resistance from the meat, it only means one thing: the smoked meat is tender enough and has been well cooked.

Smoked kebabs recipe

Smoked kebabs recipe

There are different smoked kebabs recipes you can try to give you a lot of tasty options. This chicken kebabs recipe is great with smoky and spicy taste. You can marinate it with lemon and yogurt to produce a better blend. With the mixture of hot paprika and marinade, your chicken will not dry out as a result of excessive heat. Below is the best way to prepare this special smoked delicacy.


  • Plain yogurt ( 1 cup)
  • Boneless chicken thighs ( 2 pounds)
  • Cayenne pepper (½ teaspoon
  • Ground cumin ( ½ teaspoon)
  • Ground black pepper ( 1 teaspoon)
  • Freshly minced garlic ( 2 teaspoons)
  • Hot paprika (2 teaspoons)
  • Smoked paprika (2 teaspoons)
  • Kosher salt ( 1 tablespoon)
  • Finely grated ginger (1 tablespoon)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil (3 tablespoons)
  • Lemon juice (1/4 cup)

How to prepare

  • Whisk together cayenne pepper, cumin, black pepper, garlic, hot paprika, smoked paprika, salt, ginger, oil, lemon juice, and yogurt into a medium bowl.
  • Pour marinade on the chicken and place in a resealable Close the bag and keep in a refrigerator to marinate for about 6 hours.
  • Now, cut the chicken into the desired sizes and heat up your grill or smoker for about 5 minutes. Then smoke the chicken with a temperature of 2250 Grill the skewers for about 2 hours until it turns brownish red.
  • Once you are sure it has been properly cooked, transfer to a plate and hold on for a few minutes before serving.

Note: The above-smoked fish kebabs recipe does not necessarily require all of the ingredients mentioned above. Just make do with what you have as long as the most important ingredients are there, and you will be fine. You can easily prepare in an electric smoker.

6 types of buns recipes you may try for your evening snack for kids

It’s a fact that kids require more calorie intake than adults. While you may not necessarily need snacks and foods quite often, it’s not the same with kids. After their afternoon plays, they will need more calorie intake to replace the already lost energy. That’s why you need to look for great evening meals that will not only satisfy their appetite but their need for strength as well. These 6 bun recipes are great to prepare for kids for their evening snacks.

Peanut butter with fruit sandwich

Peanut butter with fruit sandwich

Here is a great bun recipe filled with lots of good nutrients for your kids. If you are wary of the level of sugar your kids consume, this recipe is a great alternative that provides the sweetened taste they crave for while ensuring low sugar consumption. It also adds antioxidants and fiber. You can mix with a wide variety of flavors such as bananas, apples, blueberries, and strawberries.

Cottage cheese fruit

Cottage cheese fruit

They are very high in protein and often neglected as a great meal choice for children. You can use other fruit varieties to give them lots of options for taste.

Peanut butter garnished with banana and apple slices

Peanut butter garnished with banana and apple slices

This is an easy and healthy snack filled with vitamin-rich fruits. You can use other variety by substituting pineapple, berries, or peaches.

Homemade Granola bars

Homemade Granola bars

A properly made granola bar will always provide a rich nutrient base of whole grains, protein, and fiber. They are great both in thirst and nutrient.

English muffin spread with yogurt cheese

English muffin spread with yogurt cheese


You can prepare this with a bagel and add some good fresh fruits for their bedtime snack.

Whole grain crackers with cheese

Whole grain crackers with cheese

There are lots of vitamins and fiber in whole grains while cheese contains fat, calcium, and protein. These are good nutrients your kids need. Do not be worried about the fat content because the cheese has a full-fat dairy, which is not bad for their health.

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