A COVID-19 PSA from Our BBQ Family

These are unfamiliar and difficult times and we want to do what we can to contribute to our healthcare workers’ well being instead of hunkering in silence. In response to the United Nations OPEN BRIEF: Global Call to Creatives for COVID-19, we’ve started a #PSA campaign with messages of safety and well-being targeting the BBQ…

RITISBBQ Prepares Dominican Tostones Sliders

Kingsford, official partners of Major League Baseball, introduced a new cookbook, Taste of the Game. RITISBBQ has partnered with Kingsford to bring you the NY Yankees’ recipe from Kingsford’s cookbook and we encourage you to do the same. Whether you’re a fan of barbecue or a fan of the game, Taste of the Game is…

The 12 Steps of Smoking

The making of a [ahem], masterpiece!? Well if nothing else, we had a lot of laughs making this piece. It was a family affair that started with an ear worm. One evening in 2016 while approaching our house, a special someone got a jingle about smoked meats stuck in their head to the tune of…

Time for Turkey

Whether it’s fresh or frozen, or that free bird you got after spending hundreds of dollars at the grocery store, or a bird you forgot about in your spare freezer (recent situation), there are options for thawing and cooking your turkey. I prefer to thaw, season the night before, and then begin cooking. I wound up…

Fired Octopus

There’s nothing like a tender seared octopus. Those who’ve had a rubbery bite may be turned off from this delicacy, but follow below to make perfect octopus at home. We use a sous vide bath to tenderize uncooked octopus (fresh or frozen) before searing over extreme heat to get that final delicious crisp. Placing the octopus…

Smoked Turkey and Apple Curry

What to do with that half bushel of apples picked at the orchard? Sure, you can make apple pie, apple strudel, apple fritters, apple pancakes, baked apples, apple sauce, but how about something a bit more savory? Try this turkey experiment gone really well. I tapped into my stash of vacuum packed and frozen smoked…

We Are R.I.T.I.S.

In 2015 we were invited to participate in the Rockland County Annual Charity Barbecue Festival by organizers who had been following our BBQ adventures on social media. Rub It Til It Smokes (RITISBBQ) was born. In the years since, we have volunteered in BBQ fundraising efforts supporting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and No Shave November,…