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Four Orange Juice Grilling Hacks

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Orange juice is not just for breakfast! Why not add the flavor of citrus to your collection of easy TDC Grilling Hacks!

Citrus flavor can bring a simple recipe to grilling greatness. Grab a couple of oranges, or some orange juice, and get ready to grill!


Orange Juice Barbecue Sauce

Just grab a half filled bottle of barbecue sauce from your fridge and pour in some orange juice. Cap it, shake it, and use it! You're done - and you have an almost instant orange juice barbecue sauce that's perfect for seafood, pork, and more!


Easy Seafood Marinade

Grab a fillet of.... whatever type of seafood you want and splash on some orange juice! Grill it, bake it, and eat it! The orange juice makes for a perfect quick and easy marinade. Add a few dashes of additional seasonings if you wish!
PHOTO: John Bencina / Flickr


Powdered Oranges?

This hack is for those folk that have a food dehydrator - or dehydrate fruit in the oven. First, learn how to dehydrate fruit! It's actually pretty easy. Dehydrate some oranges, Next, slap the finished dried pieces into a grinder and you'll have a bit of flavor heaven. Use as a seasoning for shrimp, sprinkle over salads, pork, chicken, lamb, any seafood you can name - or rim a glass with the powder like you would salt with a margarita!


Orange Juice Wood Chips

Wood chips help bring that traditional barbecue flavor to grilled foods. Who doesn't like the flavor of hickory, or mesquite, or apple wood, or pecan? There's not enough space for to name them all. But there is room in this quick and easy grilling hack post to point out that you can soak wood chips in orange juice for an extra flavor boost!

 

 

 

Kent Whitaker

Kent Whitaker, also known as "The Deck Chef," is a culinary writer and cookbook author. He's also penned Young Reader and History titles. The former winner of the Emeril Live Food Network Barbecue Contest also covers football, motorsports, and bass fishing. Kent currently lives in East Tennessee with his wife, son, and a couple of dogs that love when he fires up the smoker or grill.

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