The 2018 Great Texan Cookoff by VRIC

VRIC Great Texan Cookoff Brisket Trophy

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

Masala Bhutta (Indian/Pakistani Spice-rubbed Roasted Corn)

Rubbing the spiced lemon onto the corn

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)

2018 “Meat and Greet” for DFW area Halal BBQ Pitmasters

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