As it stands pork carnitas are the holy grail of Mexican tacos. While there have been countless renditions of the taco throughout time none have held more merit than the Almighty carnitas taco. Therefore we felt it was only right that we finally pay homage to this wonderful concoction of savory, crunchy and juicy pork. While the details may make it seem a little more daunting than it really is, pulling off a great carnitas taco is well within reach of any level home chef.
Pastrami is the epitome of all salty meats, well renowned for its unique combination of intense flavor, incredible texture and one of a kind coloring. On the other hand, nailing the perfect recipe is often one of the most difficult things to accomplish in cooking. Not because of the extreme level of difficulty but mainly due to the amount of time and detail it takes to get it right. This isn’t just an overnight process. We’re talking several days or even weeks in some cases. But when it’s all said and done and you take that first bite of your Pastrami Sandwich you’ll soon realize that the wait was worth every ticking second!
Street tacos are something much more epic than just a late night meal option. To start, the tortilla represents a canvas of endless possibilities. A canvas where a basic meat option such as chicken plays the role of both primary color and perspective. Grilled Corn Salsa and Avocado Crema finalize the perfect fusion of Mexican cuisine and North American BBQ. Culminating in an absolute culinary masterpiece to be known henceforth as Mole BBQ Chicken Tacos.
I can still remember the first time I had an authentic Banh Mi. To say it was anything short of a life changing experience would be an outright lie. Never had I experienced such a perfect balance of flavor, texture and aroma from a food item. The combination of pickled vegetables, fresh cilantro, grilled pork and a crunchy yet still soft in the middle French Baguette makes the Banh Mi one of the most sought after edible luxuries in the world. Multiply everything right about a really great normal sub sandwich and what you end up with is the perfection that is a Banh Mi!
Indian cuisine is one of the most naturally transcendent foods in the world. To put it short, Indian food is what happened when a number of other highly sought after ethnic varieties combined to create one massive super cuisine. As a featured dish, each bite of Tandoori Chicken is like an explosion of various flavors with all sorts of unique personalities and characteristics. The flavor and texture combinations that you get to enjoy stretch far beyond just savory and spicy. You get subtle hints of ginger, a rush of fresh lemon along with a dash of cilantro. Sure, there’s a laundry list of singular ingredients that go into our Smofried Tandoori Chicken rub but it’s the exact moment when all of the flavors play together when one is immersed in a one of a kind euphoric moment in time!
In so many ways corn is a universal staple in a wide variety of different cuisines all over the globe. After experiencing elote or the first time you’ll understand exactly why Mexico boasts some of the greatest culinary conquests when it comes to all things corn. From tortillas to tamales to elote, a Mexican feast is not complete without multiple incorporations of corn.
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!
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!
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.
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!