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Whiskey Glazed Smoked Ham

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Elote Mexican Corn

Traditional Elote usually has:

* cayenne or chipotle powder – something red and spicy!
* crumbly cheese sprinkled on top and melting into the corn crevices
* butter or mayo for slathering before you drench in the dry ingredients
* salt
* lime
* additional flavorings like chopped cilantro, jalapeno and more

Now here’s my healthier version (shown in the photos)

Mexican Chile-Cheezy Corn on the Cob – Elote
vegan version, serves 2-3

2-3 ears corn, husks removed – kept whole – stem in tact
1/4 cup vegan jack cheese, shredded
1 Tbsp vegan butter – or vegan mayo
1/4 cup nutritional yeast – yellow cheezy flavor
1 tsp chipotle powder
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp sea salt

garnish: lime wedges and chopped cilantro

Directions:

1. Prep your spices dish by combining all dry ingredients and setting aside on a plate – then boil your husked corn until tender. Less is more if your corn is fresh!

2. Wipe down your corn so it is dry – but be careful because it will still be quite hot from boiling.

3. Rub the corn in butter or mayo – until slathered on all sides.

4. Now quickly roll your slathered corn in your spice mix. Do this only once – too much handling and the spices will begin to clump. Place each corn on a serving platter.

5. Dash a bit of extra chili spice over top your coated corn. Sprinkle cheese over top. Garnish and serve!

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Dallas BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad

Ingredients

4 chicken thighs, bone in
2 cups Mesa BBQ Sauce, recipe follows
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

Marinate chicken in bbq sauce for 2 hours in the refrigerator. Remove from marinade and grill each thigh for 6 to 7 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

MESA BBQ SAUCE:

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
6 plum tomatoes, coarsely diced
1/4 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons dark molasses
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 tablespoon ancho chile powder (available at Hispanic or specialty markets)
1 tablespoon pasilla chile powder (available at Hispanic or specialty markets)
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and sweat the onion and garlic until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and simmer 15 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer 20 minutes.

Puree the mixture in a food processor, pour into a bowl, and let cool at room temperature. May be refrigerated up to 1 week or frozen

BUTTERMILK DRESSING:

1/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3 cups red leaf lettuce, roughly torn
3 cups romaine lettuce, roughly torn
1/2 pound American blue cheese, crumbled
1 large avocado, peeled, pit removed and thinly sliced
1 Vidalia onion, peeled and sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices and grilled
2 plum tomatoes, quartered
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Mix all ingredients for dressing, and season with salt and pepper.

Arrange lettuce on 4 plates, top each plate with a chicken thigh. Garnish with blue cheese, avocado, onion and tomato. Drizzle with the buttermilk dressing.

Yield: 4 servings

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Bring On The Barbecue But Remember Food Safety

Holtville, California (NAPSI) – Whatever you serve up at your next barbecue, don’t add a side of bacteria. To help prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness, follow these tips from the USDA:

From the Store: When shopping, buy cold food such as meat and poultry last, right before checkout. Separate raw meat and poultry from other food in your shopping cart. To guard against cross-contamination, put packages of raw meat and poultry into plastic bags. Drive directly home and refrigerate perishable food within two hours, one hour if the temperature is above 90° F.

Thaw Safely: Use the refrigerator for slow, safe thawing or thaw sealed packages in cold water. You can thaw food in the microwave just before putting it on the grill.

Marinating: A marinade is a savory, acidic sauce in which a food is soaked to enrich its flavor or to tenderize it. Marinate food in the refrigerator, not on the counter. Poultry and cubed meat or stew meat can be marinated up to two days. Beef, veal, pork and lamb roasts, chops and steaks may be marinated up to five days.

If the marinade is to be used as a sauce on the cooked food, reserve a portion before putting raw meat and poultry in it. If the marinade used on raw meat or poultry is to be reused, boil it first.

Transporting: When taking food to another location, keep it cold to minimize bacterial growth. Use an insulated cooler with sufficient ice or ice packs to keep the food at 40° F or below.

Keep Cold Food Cold: Keep meat and poultry refrigerated until ready to use. When using a cooler, keep it out of the sun and avoid opening the lid too often.

Keep Everything Clean: To prevent foodborne illness, don’t use the same platter and utensils for raw and cooked meat and poultry. Harmful bacteria present in raw meat and poultry and their juices can contaminate safely cooked food. Bring water for preparation and cleaning. Or pack clean cloths and moist towelettes for cleaning surfaces and hands.

Precooking: Precooking food partially in the microwave, oven or stove is a good way to reduce grill time. Make sure that the food goes immediately on the preheated grill to complete cooking.

Cook Thoroughly: Meat and poultry that are cooked on a grill often brown very fast on the outside. Use a food thermometer to be sure the food has reached a safe minimum internal temperature. For more tips, visit http://www.fsis.usda.gov/factsheets/barbecue_food_safety/index.asp.

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Stuffed Flank Steak

Ingredients:

1 large flank steak (if possible have butcher cut a deep pocket into the steak or use a sharp knife and cut the pocket)
1/4 pound Provolone Cheese, sliced
1/4 pound Genoa Salami (or your favorite Salami)
Salt and Pepper

Directions:

Turn on BBQ on a high heat.

Fill the pocket of your flank steak with half the salami, then all of the provolone cheese, and cover with the other half of the Salami.

Close with a skewer.

Season the outside of the flank steak with salt and pepper.

Place on the BBQ and sear both sides.

Turn down heat to 350 degrees and cook with indirect heat for 30-40 minutes (When you can smell the salami cooking, you are ready)

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Little Blue Egg

He made his own little blue egg, great blog post with directions, and pics

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BBQ Smoked Beef Brisket

Ingredients

6 cups hickory chips
8 to 9 pounds beef brisket, choice grade
Trim Tabb’s Pig Powder, or your favorite BBQ dry rub
Wood Chick’s Mustard Sauce, recipe follows
Wood Chick’s Beer Based Mop Sauce, recipe follows
Wood Chick’s Brisket BBQ Sauce, recipe follows

Directions

Preheat charcoal smoker for half an hour. Soak the hickory chips for half an hour in water. Drain.

Trim fat on brisket to 1/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle brisket generously with the dry rub. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate overnight.

Remove the brisket from refrigerator 1 hour prior to cooking and let stand at room temperature. Mop the entire brisket with Mustard Sauce. Place brisket fat side up in a smoker at a preheated temperature of 200 to 225 degrees F. Add 3 handfuls of pre-soaked hickory chips to preheated charcoal (should be at the gray stage). After 3 hours, add another 3 handfuls of chips and mop with Beer Based Mop Sauce.

After 2 more hours, place brisket on 2 pieces of heavy-duty foil and pour 1/4 cup Beer Based Mop Sauce on top of brisket and seal tightly. Continue to cook in smoker another 2 to 4 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 185 degrees F.

Remove brisket from foil and let stand 15 minutes. Slice brisket against the grain into 1/4-inch thickness. Top with Brisket BBQ Sauce.

Wood Chick’s Mustard Sauce:

1 cup yellow mustard

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

Wood Chick’s Beer Based Mop Sauce:

3/4 cup cider vinegar

12 ounces beer

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 tablespoon BBQ dry rub

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

Wood Chick’s Brisket BBQ Sauce:

1/2 cup finely chopped onions

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup tomato sauce

1 cup ketchup

1/3 cup chili sauce

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup honey

1 cup white vinegar

1 teaspoon allspice

1 tablespoon dry mustard

2 teaspoons ground black pepper

2 teaspoons chili powder

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon paprika

3 tablespoons lemon juice

3 tablespoons maple syrup

In a medium to large saucepan, saute the onions in the butter over medium heat until soft. Add remaining ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

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BBQ Salmon

Ingredients

4 (7-ounce) salmon fillets
Clayton Shurley’s Seafood Rub
Cracked black pepper
Olive Oil, to taste
Clayton Shurley’s Smoked Finishing Salt
Clayton Shurley’s BBQ Sauce
Brown sugar, to taste

Directions

Pat salmon fillets dry, then rub them with the Seafood Rub and cracked pepper. Drizzle salmon with olive oil.

Turn on grill or start fire making sure grill is hot before placing salmon on grill. Rub the grill with a towel coated with olive oil. Place salmon on grill with skin side up and let cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or desired doneness. Turn salmon and finish with the Smoked Salt, BBQ sauce and brown sugar, to taste.

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Fallin’ Off the Bone Oven BBQ Ribs

tasty bbq ribs

Ingredients:
For the Ribs

* 6 lbs baby back ribs
* 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
* 1/4 cup brown sugar

For the Sauce

* 1 tablespoon butter
* 1/2 cup minced onion
* 1 1/2 cups ketchup
* 1/2 cup beer (or water)
* 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
* 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
* 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
* 1 tablespoon maple syrup
* 2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
* 1 teaspoon dry mustard
* salt (to taste)
* pepper (to taste)
* hot sauce (to taste)

Directions:

Prep Time: 1 hr  Total Time: 3 hrs

1.  —Preparet he Sauce—.
2.  (Sauce can be prepared up to one week ahead).
3. Saute onion with butter in a saucepan until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
4. Stir in the remaining sauce ingredients and bring to a boil.
5. Lower heat and simmer about 35-45 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
6. –Prepare the Ribs—.
7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
8. Cut the ribs into individual pieces.
9. Toss the ribs with the vinegar, then sprinkle with the brown sugar.
10. Wrap the ribs tightly in foil and place on a rack in a roasting pan; fill bottom of roasting pan with water up to 1/2 inch deep.
11. Cover roaster and place it in the preheated oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours, checking occasionally to add water at the bottom (keep 1/2-inch there as needed).
12. Remove roaster from oven, drain water from bottom and remove rack.
13. Unwrap ribs and place them in the bottom of the roaster.
14. Pour sauce over the ribs (as much as you desire up to the whole amount), and toss ribs to coat with sauce.
15. Cover the roaster, return it to the oven and bake for 25-35 minutes more, or until the ribs are tender and darkening around the edges.
16. Remove from oven and serve.

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Why do we love barbecue

As far as popular human activities go, roasting animals over outdoor fires is right up there with sex and fighting. Every culture has some version of the pursuit — from the Argentinean asado to the traditional Hawaiian luau. Rituals and traditions swirl around grilling, from the profound (ancient Hawaiians roasted the pig as an offering to the gods) to the prosaic (Dad’s famous beer-based barbecue sauce). The word “barbecue” was introduced to the American colonies from Haiti and originally referred to the grilling rack, and then to the meat itself. By 1733 it also denoted a social gathering that revolved around roasting an animal. By 1931, Northerners and Westerners would be using the word to describe any outdoor event involving meat and coals. (Incidentally, the word “asado” has a similar dual meaning in South America, where it used to describe a grilling technique and a social function.)

Whatever your linguistic interpretation, Americans were barbecue enthusiasts from Day One. George Washington, a notoriously terse diarist, actually recorded all the barbecues he attended or hosted. For example, the entire entry for August 4, 1769, reads: “Dined at the Barbicue with a great deal of other Company and stayd there till Sunset.” My favorite is another one-liner: “Went in to Alexandria to a Barbecue and stayed all Night.” As our first president, he was also responsible for our first presidential barbecue.
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