• Basting chicken with a basting brush.

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    How to Baste

    Basting is a surprisingly simple technique that goes a long way toward adding moisture and flavor to your food. All you need to do is take cooking juices, marinade, or sauce and spread it over the surface of the meat while it cooks. A BBQ basting brush is usually the best way to accomplish this, though Grill Master Randy’s preferred method of using a handful of herbs as a makeshift brush adds a little flair to the process. When cooking steak in a cast iron pan, try repeatedly spooning a mixture of butter and juices over the meat for another impressive display of technique. You can also use a turkey baster to suck the cooking juices from the pan and redistribute them over your food.

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  • Basting chicken with a basting brush.