Brisket is one of the absolute staples of barbecue. That’s why every competition will include a brisket category. For VRIC’s Great Texan Cook-off, we prepared four briskets. Two were cooked in a Big Green Egg XL and two in a Weber Smokey Mountain.
Being of Indian descent and being a culinary enthusiast, I always drew an imaginary line between American classics such as steak, brisket or ribs, and Indo/Pak cuisine. Being careful not to merge the flavor profiles of meats to give it that desi flavor. However, after creating this mixture and tasting the results, I think this … Continue reading Indo/Pak style Ribs
How many Halal BBQ brisket/ribs competitions have you been to? Not many...because they don't happen very often. So when the Valley Ranch Islamic Center (VRIC) announced their 2nd annual "Great Texan Cookoff," we quickly formed a team to compete. Our team included Neghae, Rehan, Zeeshan, Mubeen, Jawad, Lateef, and myself. Three other teams, Smokey D's … Continue reading The 2018 Great Texan Cookoff by VRIC
Tandoori Chicken Tikka. Using our method of turning the Big Green Egg into a tandoor oven ("Big Green Tandoor"), I put together this quick recipe to make tandoori chicken tikka for the upcoming Grill Fest in Texarkana, TX. Tandoori Chicken Tikka Recipe Ingredients 3.3 lb of chicken tenders 1/2 packet of Shan Tandoori Masala 1/2 packet … Continue reading Tandoori Chicken Tikka
Can a Big Green Egg function as a tandoor (aka "Big Green Tandoor")? Yes it can!!! For reference, a tandoor is a clay oven shaped like a pot. Charcoal is lit at the base of the tandoor and skewered meat is lowered into it to cook via radiant heat. Another use for a tandoor is … Continue reading Can a Kamado grill function as a Tandoor oven?
Masala Bhutta. Commonly eaten as street food in India and Pakistan, this "masala bhutta" recipe elevates the flavor of roasted corn by rubbing it with lemon/lime and south asian spices. Credit goes my friend Ferhan who introduced me to this when we bought roasted corn from a street vendor at Seattle's Pike Place. We got … Continue reading Masala Bhutta (Indian/Pakistani Spice-rubbed Roasted Corn)
We had a wonderful gathering for Halal BBQ Pitmasters in the DFW area this past weekend. Roughly 10 pitmasters showed up. Mary's Mediterranean Cafe and Grill (Frisco, TX) sponsored and were kind enough to bring salads, hummus, and grilled chicken. Below are some pics from the event. Not pictured is the tea/chai Mubeen brought, and … Continue reading 2018 “Meat and Greet” for DFW area Halal BBQ Pitmasters