Tandoori chicken is a classical dish from the Indian subcontinent. But preparing the spices, the marinade, and cooking in the tandoor all take a fair amount of effort and time. My friends know I like the MIME Method - Maximum Impact, Minimum Effort. I want something simple, quick and full of flavors when I cook. … Continue reading Salt. Rub. Fire.
For the Meat on a Stick competition, I wanted something easy to make that would be memorable. I searched for a flavor profile with a nice, explosive kick. Like always, I wanted to stay MIME (Maximum Impact, Minimum Effort) with simple ingredients and techniques to make kababs like these. Ingredients 73/27 ground beef from Restaurant … Continue reading Kababombs!
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.
Some call them stuffed peppers and others call them veggie bowls. The premise is the same - hollow out a vegetable, make a stuffing, pack it, and smoke it. They are simple, make a great presentation ,and pack a great dense flavor. Today I made a breakfast scramble. Alternative ingredients are mentioned at the bottom … Continue reading Smoked Breakfast Boats
I replaced the cracked base of my XL Big Green Egg (BGE), similar to Zahid. So, I also decided to try mimicking a tandoor to make naan on the inside wall while it was still clean. Read about his experience here. I went by his naan recipe, found here. I used the Kick Ash Basket … Continue reading Tandoori Naan; Take #2.
Maximum Impact, Minimum Effort. That’s how I approach everything, and it is no different when grilling, smoking, or cooking. This brings me to today’s tip - the dry brine.