As we venture into other varieties of BBQ we begin to see to that it’s not all prepared and regarded the same way. In some cultures BBQ means kissed by fire while in others it simply means cooked with the heat from live fire. Either way you see it we all must agree to love the art of cooking with live fire. Barbacoa is a multi-angle BBQ endeavor. You get an equal mix of low and slow, campfire cooking and a tasty treat once it’s all said and done!
In North America and most places across the globe ribs are a de facto rights of passage for BBQ purveyors of all types. A simple google search will turn up pages of concise evidence that people not only enjoy eating BBQ ribs but more so the art of cooking them. There’s just something to be said about a seasoned PitMaster who can effectively cook a slab or two of ribs.
International BBQ presents us with a number of delights that we don’t typically have the luxury of enjoying. While low and slow is pretty much the only way to go, there is just something so enticing about the concept of sitting next to an open fire pit and getting a tasty piece of meat cooked up in less than an hour. Smofried Asado Rubbed Flank Steak proves that sometimes simplicity is the key element to great BBQ!
Pork tenderloin sort of acts as the in-between of low and slow smoking and direct grilling. You get all of the qualities of sweet smokey flavor notes but you don’t have to spend an entire day to accomplish the feat. With something between an easy three and five hours you can realize all of the great luxuries slow smoked porky goodness and still have time to spare!
After this latest test there is no question that meats were made to be mixed! Fusions of all sorts typically produce results that are well beyond the realm of their original intention. This was certainly the case when I decided to mash a little bit of Angus ground beef with a healthy portion of ground lamb. When you mix two of the tastiest types of meat you are rewarded with some of the most divine burgers you could ever imagine!
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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