Chicken wings are an all American staple whether its the big gameday or a random Tuesday. No one can help but to enjoy all of the wonderful way that wings can be prepared. Deep fried wings are an authentic timeless classic that have not only stood the test of time but also have gotten better and better through generations! Continue reading “Fried Chicken Wings”
I’ve done a handful of field studies and I just can’t seem to find anything wrong with lamb! Nearly every cut of lamb incites an addiction creating urge much like candy does for an otherwise unknowing toddler. If, like myself, you’ve waited until later in life to enjoy the delicacies of lamb then consider yourself one of the luckier ones. This way you can savor each new and life changing experience experience that you’ll encounter moving forward. Continue reading “Big Green Egg – Lamb Loin Chops”
Today marks the one year birthday of Smofried.com… Today also marks another very important milestone in the Smofried saga which is our second Kentucky Derby Burger contest victory. I’m very proud of the Smofried Cafe Burger and all that it is comprised of. I have to be honest in revealing that I did not anticipate winning this year for a number of reasons. Don’t get me wrong, I played to win but I knew that a second victory in a row would not be an easy feat. Continue reading “Happy Birthday – Smofried.com”
Since we skipped winter it looks like cookout season is officially upon us. A few months early perhaps, but never an un-welcomed highlight to a specific time of year! For me nothing brings about a cookout better than a cold beer, soul music and a cheese smothered, perfectly seasoned 100% Angus beef burger!
Rack of Lamb tastes better than they look and they tend to look pretty damn good! The intense levels of Greek flavor add a distinct compliment to the naturally enticing flavor of lamb in this simple to execute dinner for two. Clocking in at less than ten total ingredients this may be one of the easiest yet tastiest main course dishes to pull off in any home cook’s repertoire. This rendition of Rack of Lamb is what happens when you’re stuck at the intersection of flavor and visual appeal! Continue reading “Big Green Egg – Greek Rack of Lamb”
Visit just about any coastal town across the U.S. and you’ll quickly come to understand just how much of a delicacy that battered fish tacos really are. Nothing compares to the journey your tastebuds will embark on once the savory, sweet and tangy sensations of flavor interact with your mouth. From their crunchy exterior to the flaky interior fish tacos are undeniably what the good life is all about! Continue reading “Beer Battered Fish Tacos”
Nothing beats good old down home Southern comfort food, especially in the dead of the winter. Add in the open fire cooking element and you have yourself a meal fit for great Southern royalty. In this perfect marriage of a country style ribs, great beer and some of the best mashed potatoes on this side of the Mississippi you’ll find some of the best flavor combinations understood by man. From sweet, to savory to just a hint of smoky-heat your taste buds will rejoice in full flavors of what Beer Braised Country Style Ribs have to offer! Continue reading “Beer Braised Country Style Ribs”
What a game! Actually it was far from the best “game” I’ve ever seen. The finish was nothing short of amazing. As was all of the food we smoked up all weekend! Bourbon and Coke Cured Pork Belly, Five Day Cured Pastrami and about 25 pounds of Beef Brisket rubbed up and down with my new Smofried BBQ Beef Brisket Rub! Continue reading “Super Bowl LI Party”
When it comes to producing some of the world’s best BBQ two factors have been and remain a constant requirement in getting it done the right way. Time and temperature are probably the two most paramount aspects of all things cooking, especially great BBQ. This guide shall serve as an informative piece of literature aimed at helping those in search of a top of the line digital thermometer or two.
As with any other line of work or hobby there are a myriad of options available to you that will get the job done just the way you need it. The real work is just figuring out exactly what job you want to accomplish and which tools are best suited to help you on your way to BBQ superstardom. Continue reading “Digital Thermometers – The Smofried Guide”
The abundance of duck throughout the winter months is enough to make the summer seem not so distant. As far as poultry is concerned there really isn’t another bird that holds a candle to all of the wonderful things that duck will bring into your life. From crispy skin, to multi use and delicious duck fat you’re already at a great advantage and you haven’t even gotten to the succulent meat! Continue reading “Smoked Duck Sliders”