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Brining: Make the Juiciest, Most Tender Meat With Only Two Ingredients

There’s no better way to spend late summer than with a backyard cookout. It’s not so hot, you can invite all of your friends, plus, it’s a good excuse to show off your grilling skills. When grilling, you usually lose a lot of juiciness from the meat, but there is a way to get the juiciest, most tender meat that you’ve ever tasted with as little as two ingredients; its name is brining.

grilling pork chops after brining   chicken after brining

What is Brining?

We talked about brining briefly in our marinating post earlier this month, but it’s such a game-changer in the grilling world that we wanted to bring it back for a deeper look.

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Win a Free Trail Cam During Our #TrailCamTuesday Event

Whether you’re a hunting expert or a tree stand trainee, you or someone you know could use some free hunting gear. A new trail cam is a great addition to your hunting equipment, and Rural King is prepared to give away 8 Wildgame Innovations trail cameras during the all new #TrailCamTuesday event.

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15 Ways to Make the Most of Your Farmers Market Visit

When you visit your local Farmers Market, the sheer quantity and variety can become overwhelming. It’s easy to buy too much or too little, pay too much, or leave with something you don’t use. To celebrate National Farmers Market Week, August 6-12, 2017, we’re here to help with these pro tips! Follow these instructions to make the most out of your next visit to your local Farmers Market.

1. Know What’s In Season

Following in-season charts like this one from the USDA or this one from EWG.org will keep your expectations realistic and will help you eat the freshest produce year round. Seeking oranges in Colorado or pineapple in Georgia in summer, for example, will probably lead to disappointment. On the other hand, knowing what’s in season can open up entirely new types of produce that your family may love!

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Easy Marinades for Everything You Grill

When life gets busy, it can be difficult to find time to make dinner. These marinades can make your busy weeknights easier or even take center stage for your weekend entertaining. Read on for some great recipes that can help you with convenient meal prep.

The Basics of Marinades

To begin, effective marinades should always consist of these 3 elements: an acid, such as vinegar, wine, citrus juice, or yogurt; a fat, such as olive oil, coconut milk, or other vegetable oil; and seasonings, such as aromatics, salt, citrus zest, chile peppers, or even sugars.

Acids help break down the proteins, which allows the flavor to penetrate. Fats help keep the proteins moist. Seasonings add flavor. A good rule of thumb for proportions is to combine 3 parts fat with 1 part acid and then season to taste.

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