You’re all caught up on how to smoke after reading yesterday’s tutorial right? Then let’s get to it. Pick one or more of the following:
Really, those babies are almost all pink, talk about permeation
Smoked Lamb Shanks
At the center resides the perfect dog treat
Smoked Brisket with Espresso Bourbon Mop Sauce
That is a juicy piece of meat
It looks like the opening shot in Star Wars
Spicy Smoked Beef Brisket
That is a piece of meat
Posted in Beef, Food, Grilling/Smoking, Seafood
Tagged beef, entertaining, grilling, meat, pork, roundups, seafood, smoking, summer
Ready, set, smoke! We’re reaching into our archives this week and reposting some of our old favorites. Here’s a three parter on smoking poultry.
First you’ll need to truss the bird
The most important knot
Next comes the brining
Going for a long dunk
And finally the smoking
A gratuitous grill shot for Greg
And the voila, the finished product:
Only a fool would consider that burned
Someone in this house really, really, really loves her gin. We’ll be back next week with a new cocktail. In the meantime, here are some of our gin-soaked favorites.
Someone got a little too arty for me in this picture
The garnish is for eating
Beware of dog
Two bonus recipes to the left!
The Tom Collins
Don’t let kitchen renovations stymie your drinking
Reflections and poorly made glassware can make some fun effects
The White Lady (two ways)
Is it just me or is that glass really full?
The 20th Century
That is a good use of opposite colors
Stone cold baby
We took a bit of time off last week, so the kitchen isn’t as busy. We’ll be airing some reruns this week and will resume our normal scheduling soon. In the mean time, bone up on your deboning with this run down.
How to Filet a Fish
Now it makes sense
Deboning Chicken Breasts
Carving A Turkey
The original meat on a stick
Spatchcock A Chicken
Is a chicken more chicken if it is spineless
So powerful and mysterious
The pickling season is full steam ahead. I am hoping for a large batch of pickled okra, hot pepper jam and pickled peppers. Right now I am experimenting with brine ratios for the okra. So far sweet red onion and a little cider vinegar are leading the pack. Time will tell.
The cooler summer has given us a longer lasting batch of fresh zucchini and we are starting to run out of creative ways to serve them. I hate to admit it, but I may be a little tired of fresh-from-the-garden(or in our case the farmers market) zucchini right now.
I know, blasphemy.
I spy with my little eye something that begins with the letter Rocky
Yes we still have tomatoes on the vine and it is September. Crazy summer this year. I feel like we may pay for it in spades next year. To get a peek inside other bloggers’ kitchens hop on over to Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for her monthly roundup.
We can’t think of a more American holiday than Labor Day. (OK, except the Fourth and St. Patty’s Day!) So we picked our favorite all-American ingredient — bourbon to celebrate. (We know the fries don’t include bourbon, but if you really want just pour a shot for dipping.)
Happy Labor Day to you all state siders and happy Monday to the rest of you.
Nothing like mixing drinking with lawn games to annoy the neighbors
That looks like a nice thick burger
Sweet Potato Fries
They looked fried, but looks are deceiving
Labor Day weekend might be the symbolic end of summer, but we expect to be sweating for the next few weeks. Still we can pretend that the pool and grill will soon be covered, that leaves are ready to fall and the kids are about to break in new jeans. (Of course our house lacks kids and a pool — both seem like a lot of work!) Instead we’ll just scrounge for more tomatoes in the garden and wait for the next giant AC bill. Here’s a great end-of-summer meal for the rest of you. Write and let us know what fall feels like.
Bacon and Feta Bruschetta
That bread is from the day old bakery section don’t tell anyone
And/or (we won’t judge if you do both!)
Burgers with sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese and fresh herbs
It needs some fries
Works well for eggplant also.
Fresh Peach Tart
I must say that pie always takes a good photo
Posted in Appetizers, Dessert, Dinner, Food, Sides
Tagged baking, desserts, entertaining, grilling, roundups, side dishes, summer