The concept of Smofried Turkey makes up a very sacred portion of the heart and soul of Smofried.com. Thats due to the fact that the Smofried Turkey was the initial foundation for our brand. Our inception occurred on a day in mid November 2015 when a couple of us were sitting in a conference room trying to decide how we would prep the office Thanksgiving Turkey. We got stuck between the options of smoking or frying the turkey. That’s when Patrick recommended that we do both… Smoke then Fry the turkey. Without giving it second thought that’s exactly what we did. The results were so phenomenal that we decided to build an entire brand around the name and concept even though we knew it wouldn’t necessarily apply to everything that we’d end up doing. At the end of the day we just knew that it sounded like a kick-ass name!
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.
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.
There are some things in life that you just can’t get enough of. For me, a few of those things happen to be tacos. So this is what happens when your new book about Korean BBQ arrives and immediately finds it’s way next to my other favorite book about Tacos! An aura of creativity is suddenly sparked when the endless possibilities of what can happen when Korean BBQ meets Tacos. I wouldn’t say that I have the greatest imagination by any means but for some reason that changes whenever I get the chance to play with the flavors of Korean BBQ. For a cuisine that relies so heavily on just three staple ingredients, Korean BBQ satisfies in a sweet and refreshing way that nothing else can compare to!
Smoked Pork Belly is like the pinnacle of all things smoked. Natural smoke flavor, a penetrating rub and of course the truly authentic flavor of bacon all combine to make smoked pork belly about the most divine eating experience one could possibly enjoy. What was once regarded as a delicate piece of meat has stood the test of time to become a BBQ staple that is damn good regardless of how you slice it. I mean that in both the literal and figurative sense.
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!
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”
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”
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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Most will agree that San Diego is the land of fish tacos. I, myself can attest to that sentiment as I’ve had more than my fair share of life changing fish tacos from the SoCal foodie paradise. Here in Kentucky the love for fish tacos isn’t as prevalent but if I have anything to do with it these delicious entrees will be a staple in the coming years. There just isn’t quite a combination like fresh and flavorful slaw served over top of grilled flaky white fish. Continue reading “Fish Tacos + Napa Cabbage Slaw”