In the world of smoked BBQ, beef and pork cuts have been and will likely always be the kings of the pit but there is an often forgotten about third party! BBQ chicken offers a sense of added versatility as well as ease. BBQ chicken is a great place to start for aspiring PitMasters attempting to demystify the art of smoked meat. Manipulating the flavor of chicken can be much easier than that of pork or beef. With just about three hours and some flavor enhancers you’ll be well on your way to top notch BBQ chicken in a relatively short amount of time. Not only that but you can also reap many more health benefits. So it’s a no brainer when it comes to BBQ chicken. It’s good and it’s good for you!
When it comes to cold cut sandwiches there seems to be a persistent debate as to the best route to go. In my own personal opinion there is no debate as to the real king of cold cut sandwiches. It’s without a doubt roast beef! The bold and hearty texture of roasted beef sirloin is unparalleled when it comes to the world of sandwiches. In this episode we took a very traditional cut of beef and did some not so traditional things to it in order to really bring it to life!
What else needs to be said about French Fries that hasn’t already been said. French Fries are synonymous with just about everything great in the culinary sphere. Hamburgers and fries, pizza and fries, tacos and fries… anyway you get the point! French Fries are pretty much the greatest thing in the world and this is especially true when they’re done with a little bit of care and good salt!
In all honesty good spinach and artichoke dip is not a very hard food item to come by these days. All you have to do is merely mix a few different cheese and a couple of chopped vegetables and you can have yourself a damn good dip within minutes. Armed with some cast iron serving dishes and the great Big Green Egg we set out to shake things up a little and see if we could take Spinach + Artichoke Dip to the next level.
For starters, Mercer Culinary has really outdone themselves with their line of Genesis 7 inch Usaba knives. Both the smooth and granton edge versions of this knife offer superior quality and are immediately ready for the rigors of a commercial kitchen, yet practical enough for the home chef.
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2017… wow what can I say. In only our second year of existence the Smofried BBQ company grew in ways that only I believed possible in 12 very short months. It literally feels like just yesterday I was writing this very year end synopsis for 2016 in between trying to figure out the private label market. Speaking of private labels, I must say that was the crowning achievement of the year. We got our products out on the market faster than any other business objective I’ve ever been a part of. That’s not to say that the bulk of the work is not still ahead of us. It’s more of a self inflicted pat on the back, if even for just a quick moment. The journey and the process were full of learning curves, trials, tribulations and unanswered phone calls. It was however rewarded with a trademark registration, a business registration, a bank account and a GTIN universal product code.
This time of year brings about a number of traditions! From the gathering of family and friends to the sharing with those that we all love the most. One of the greatest things that we can share with those we love is our joy for the things we eat. This time of year is also synonymous with a variety of tasty poultry. Just a few weeks ago we all gathered around the dinner table to enjoy Thanksgiving turkeys cooked in a number of ways. Now for Christmas we have the pleasure of indulging in one of, if not, the most delicate of available birds, the young goose. Full of fat and flavor a slow smoke roasted goose delivers in all categories!
A Smofried BBQ Wing, in the cuisine of the United States, is an un-breaded chicken wing section that is generally hickory smoked then deep-fried then tossed in a sweet apple cider vinegar and all natural honey glaze prior to serving!
If you haven’t heard by now, fusion food is the thing of the now! It seems like everytime I turn on the Cooking Channel I come across more and more scenarios where folks are blending the best of several different corners of the world. In my own personal opinion the culmination of fusion food occurs whenever you combine the most basic of authentic Mexican cuisine with the sweet characteristics of authentic Korean fare. To claim that Korean BBQ tacos are not some of the best edible things in the world would be a million miles from the truth!
Brisket burnt ends have suffered from a lack of appreciation over the past year since other forms of burnt ends have become internet viral sensations. This serves as an exercise to re-pay homage to the original burnt ends. The ones that don’t have to be specified by the cut of meat. Everything else is simply just an imitation and for good reason. Imitation is the highest form of flattery and there is a distinct reason why burnt ends have remained one of the most sought after BBQ delicacies for decades.