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.
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As the summer comes to an end so does the abundance of BBQ all across America. As a seasonal farewell to two all American classics I felt the need to mesh the backyard burger with some good old fashioned backyard BBQ. There’s just something magical that happens whenever a hot fire interacts with fresh beef. For a small moment in time everything just seems to be right with the world. Characteristics of salty, savory, sweet and spicy all meet at the this intersection of two of Americas favorite food pairings!
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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”
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!
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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”
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”
Short rib tacos are an undeniable Mexican staple of epic proportions. We added some of our favorite Mexican beer along with some full leaf Mexican oregano to take the authentic flavor composition to an entirely different stratosphere. Throw in the Big Green Egg and a cast iron Dutch Oven from Lodge and this recipe will easily move up the ranks as one of your favorite go to Mexican inspired recipes. Who doesn’t love them some Tacos? Continue reading “Short Rib Tacos”
We’ve officially reached the point in the year where a nice bowl of hot chili on any given day is a treat for the body and the soul. At smofried.com we believe in adding as much BBQ to just about anything that we can get our hands on. The combination of classic chili ingredients with slow smoked pulled pork BBQ makes this chili a culinary intersection of the best from two different worlds. It’s almost like taking the best of the summer and adding it to the best of the winter thus making the best of all time. Continue reading “Smoked BBQ Chili”
For what feels like all of the past thirty years it seems like there has been a consistent Taco craze amongst us. As mundane as Tacos appear to be, there just seems to be an ever apparent infatuation with the traditionally Mexican delight. Though Tacos used to be regarded as a Mexican staple they are now an easy to infuse international culinary treat of pure genius. As noted by the weekly holiday like celebration of Taco Tuesday it’s evident at this juncture that the world renowned phenomenon is here to stay for good.
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Potatoes may be the most versatile and tasty vegetables known to man. There aren’t very many foods in existence that don’t go well with potatoes of some sort. Whether its French Fries, potato chips or baked potatoes you’re likely to see some form of potato dish at every American cookout. These twice baked potatoes are no different and are a perfect standalone compliment to any backyard BBQ! Continue reading “Twice Baked Potatoes”