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6 Perfect Recipes for Grilling and Smoking in November

November is here and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. And in these cooler months, there is no reason to put the grill away and stop grilling. You can grill everything from chicken, ribs, and turkey. And you can even smoke pecans! We’ve got you covered with 6 perfect recipes for November.

Perfect Recipes to Grill and Smoke for the Fall

1. Apple Spice Baby Backs with Cider-Rum Barbecue Sauce

We’ve given these ribs an apple theme—you smoke them with apple wood chips and serve them with a made-from-scratch cider-rum barbecue sauce. Once you master the process, you can infinitely vary the character of the ribs by changing the seasoning.
Apple Spice Baby Backs with Cider-Rum Barbecue Sauce

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2. Cider-Brined Pork Chops

The combination of pork and apples is a marriage made in heaven. The apple cider brine gives pork a fruity flavor and also helps prevent the pork from drying out on the grill.
Cider-Brined Pork Chops

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3. Peruvian-Style Spit-Roasted Chicken with Green Sauce

To be strictly authentic, you need to acquaint yourself with two ingredients that are common in Peruvian cooking—ají amarillo paste and huacatay (black mint) paste. Both are available at Latin American markets and online. Leave them out if you must. Traditional sides include thick-cut potato or yucca fries and a green salad. But small Peruvian purple potatoes roasted alongside the chicken (dress them with olive oil and salt and pepper before roasting) are also a good complement to the smoky chicken.
Peruvian-Style Spit-Roasted Chicken with Green Sauce

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4. Smoked Chicken Nachos

Smoked Chicken Nachos

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5. Smoked Pecans

So why should you smoke your own nuts? The fact is commercial smoked nuts don’t always see the inside of a smokehouse. When you smoke your own nuts at home, you can customize the nut, the spicing, and the smoking wood.

This simple sweet-salty appetizer features pecans smoked with cumin, cinnamon, and paprika. Smoked nuts are an easy appetizer or snack you can make with a stovetop smoker or outdoor smoker.
Smoked Pecans

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6. Double Whiskey-Smoked Turkey

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays because we get to fire up a lot of smokers to prepare the Thanksgiving feast. We always smoke our turkey for Thanksgiving. We love the way the joint techniques of brining and smoking give you a bird with incredibly moist flesh. No more dry turkey!
Double Whiskey-Smoked Turkey

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