Tag Archives: BBQ

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Full disclosure: I am no barbecue expert, friends. I don’t know my Carolina from my Memphis from my Kansas City, couldn’t really tell you the first thing about brisket or burnt ends. But I do know when something tastes fantastic, … Continue reading

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Caleb’s Margarita

My friend Caleb hails from San Antonio, Texas, and as such he lightly salts his speech with “y’alls” and knows his way around that city’s storied breakfast tacos. Caleb’s a man of varied talents and quirks, many of them nurtured … Continue reading

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Veggie Burger

Imagine two hungry diners, out for an al fresco lunch at Portland’s Veritable Quandary on a lovely summer’s day. One orders a burger, a juicy medium rare with all the trimmings. The other orders the housemade veggie burger with caramelized … Continue reading

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Grilled Leg of Lamb

If my mother has any claims to fame as a hostess (they’re legion, believe me), numero uno is her way with lamb: rosy, rosemary-scented Easter roasts, mustard-rubbed racks and butterflied legs, grilled to a robust tenderness. It’s no surprise, then, … Continue reading

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Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad

There’s a bumper crop of zucchini in my backyard, blossoms by the bouquet and armfuls of lean, green courgettes. My neighbors upstairs, who tend the garden and summoned this army of vegetables from seed, found themselves slightly outpaced by their … Continue reading

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Chicken Paillards with Spring Peas

I’ve been cooking my way through Ian Knauer’s The Farm, a collection of rustic, seasonal recipes from a former Gourmet food editor’s family farm. Even though I hold a deep-seeded distrust of the boneless, skinless chicken breast (pasty, bland, dry, boooring), … Continue reading

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Mexican Grilled Corn

It’s a near-universal axiom that food becomes ten times more awesome when it’s served on a stick. Take American corn dogs, for example. Off the stick, they’re puffy, weird logs of dubious nutrition. On the stick: awesome! Elote asado, grilled … Continue reading

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Romesco Grilled Shrimp

Romesco sauce, for those of you uninitiated in its kicky charms, is an earthy, flavor-packed staple of Catalan cuisine, a sort of parallel-universe pesto made from olive oil, chiles, tomatoes, garlic, ground almonds and hazelnuts. Romesco tastes warm and nutty, … Continue reading

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Sometimes it’s a happy kitchen accident that yields the most delicious results. How else can we explain the existence of centuries-old staples like vinegar, or wine, or yogurt? Somebody left some goat milk in the cask too long and presto, … Continue reading

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Cedar-Grilled Salmon

The first time I attempted to grill salmon over cedar wood, I overcooked the fish and set the plank on fire. (First item in the list of Things Not to Do During Your Dinner Party: accidentally ignite highly flammable objects.) … Continue reading

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