"The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star." Anthelme Brillat Savarin from The Physiology of Taste 1825
Here's a growing list of my favorite recipes. I work hard to perfect them, always striving to figure out the best techniques. I think you'll like you like 'em. Rather than saving them for the book I am working on, I am publishing them here for free with three requests:
1) If you improve upon them or have suggestions, pass them back to me.
2) If you pass them on to friends, ask them to provide me feedback.
3) If you like them, please sign up for Smoke Signals, my free email newsletter, so I can let you know when I publish new recipes and when my book comes out.
My ingredients. Here is a partial list of some of the ingredients I use in my recipes and what you need to know about them.
Beef Recipes. Texas Beef Brisket, beef ribs, Italian Beef Sangwitches, and that's just a start.
Hamburgers. Throw out everything you know about burgers. In this section we learn about the history of hamburgers, the regional styles from the Jucy Lucy to the New Mexico Green Chile Cheeseburger, and the absolute best way to cook the dream burger, the 8 ounce Steakhouse Steakburger. And the best technique is nothing like the way you do it now.
Lamb Recipes. Loin Chops in Sheep Dip is the best lamb you've ever tasted and Binghamton Spiedies beat the heck out of Kabobs.
Chicken, Turkey, & Duck Recipes. The Ultimate Smoked Turkey will make you the hero of Thanksgiving and Simon & Garfunkel Chicken will take you to Scarborough Fair.
Breakfast Recipes. Sitting on a flat rock by the campfire, a trout splashing on reentry, a cormorant drying its wings, ribbons of hot pink as the sun hauls itself out of the water, songbirds seeking sex in he most melodic way, and breakfast on the grill. Before you brush your teeth.
2) Please don't ask any questions that involve temperature unless you tell us that you are using a digital thermometer! Dial thermometers are often off by as much as 50°F! If you are not using a good digital you have no idea what the temp really is so I can't help you. If you are still using a dial thermometer, please read this article about thermometers, then buy a good digital, and then, if the problem persists (chances are it won't), hit us with your questions. Please tell us everything we need to know to answer your question like the type of cooker you are using.
3) Please don't ask "What grill (or smoker) should I buy?" Read our Buyer's Guides and the buying checklists and follow the links. We've shared just about everything we know. Pay attention to the awards I have given my faves. We cannot pick the right cooker for your needs any more than we could pick the right car or spouse for you.
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This link takes you to Amazon and tags anything you buy with a code so we get a referral fee. It works on anything from grills to diapers and it has zero impact on the price you pay. The best reasons to buy from Amazon are low prices, fast often free delivery, fair return policies, and often there is no sales tax. But clicking on that link before you shop helps us devote more time and money to you. Thanks!
Look At These AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal Winners
The prize for Best BBQ Tool at the 2012 The National Barbecue Association conference went to a simple inexpensive fridge magnet by Meathead. It includes the latest USDA recommendations as well as chef recommendations (and they often differ) as well as color photos of the different stages of doneness for red meats. The temperatures are the same for both indoor and outdoor cooks. Click here for more info and how to order it.
GrillGrates Take You To The Infrared Zone
GrillGrates are the best new product I have tested in years and the best thing to happen to beef since salt and pepper. The base superheats, eliminates hot spots, and blocks flareups. This is the concept behind the expensive new infrared grills. A must for gas grills. Click here for more about GrillGrates.
The Smokenator: A Necessity For All Weber Kettles
If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the amazing Smokenator and Hovergrill. The Smokenator turns your grill into a first class smoker, and the Hovergrill can add capacity or be used to create steakhouse steaks. Click here to read more.
ThermoWorks Pocket Thermometer - No More Guessing
A good thermometer is why I never serve overcooked or undercooked food. This one has a very thin tip with a tiny thermocouple so it gives an accurate reading in just six seconds. I cannot recommend it more highly. It will improve your cooking overnight and pay for itself in a hurry. And it is inexpensive. Click here for more about thermometers.
These are the same knives used at the best steakhouses (Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's and others). Machine washable, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, full-tang blades with excellent cutting edge retention, beefy hardwood handle, rust and stain resistant, and they stay shiny without polishing. And now they have the AmazingRibs.com imprimatur. Click here for more info on these wonderful knives.
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