Pork Tenderloin with White Balsamic-Lime Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS Pork: 2 Whole Pork Tenderloins (1.5 to 3 pounds total) Cherry Coke Marinade: 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce 1/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar 1/4 Cup Cherry Cola 1/2 Tablespoon Sour Cherry concentrate (optional) 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Teaspoon Minced Onion 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon Liquid Smoke (if searing) Vinaigrette: 1/4 Cup grapeseed oil 1/3 Cup thinly sliced shallots Kosher salt … Read more

Sriracha Tofu Skewers

Servings: 4 | Difficulty: Easy Ingredients: 1 16-ounce container extra-firm tofu 3/4 cup Sriracha 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon white miso paste 2 garlic cloves 1 bunch scallions 1 container cherry tomatoes bamboo skewers Directions: Cut tofu into 1 inch cubes. Drain well on paper towels. Put Sriracha, soy sauce, and white miso paste … Read more

July 4th 2014: stuff on sticks

Courtesy Hurricane Arthur, it was too wet to grill outside, so we improvised and used my Yakitori grill to make stick based foods: Suya, Yang Rou Chuan, and Eggplant Rollups.  Plus hotdogs (not on sticks), baked Mac and Cheese, Orzo and Shrimp Salad, green salad, and ribs from Redbones. Guests brought watermelon gazpacho (amazing), sangria (also … Read more

burger (or whatever) sauces

My two favorite of the non-BBQ sauces I made for the 4th.  The Fake Shack is amazing, but I think the Harissa Mayo is going to be hanging around. Fake Shack Sauce ——————————————————————————– Recipe By: Kenji@Serious Eats Yield: 3/4 cup Ingredients: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 tablespoon yellow mustard 4 slices kosher dill … Read more

Chili Watermelon Gin (and Tonic)

Chili Watermelon Gin (and Tonic) ——————————————————————————– Recipe By: Paul Harsha Serving Size: 8 Ingredients: Watermelon Syrup 16 ounces seedless watermelon, cubed 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 serrano chiles, seeded Pinch of salt Gin & Tonic 1 ounce watermelon syrup 2 ounces gin 3 ounces tonic (Fever tree) or club soda Lime slice … Read more

Fruit Salsa

Ingredients: 2 peaches 2 plums 1 small onion 3 tablespoons cilantro 1 clove garlic 2 serrano peppers 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon olive oil salt white pepper Tabasco Directions: 1. Put lime juice in a cuisinart.  Add the seeded peppers and garlic, process until very fine.  Move to medium bowl. 2. Use cusinart to chop onion, … Read more

White BBQ Sauce

Ingredients: 2 cups mayonaise 1 cup cider vinegar 3/4 cup lemon juice 1 tbs. cayenne 1 tbs. white pepper 2 tbs. brown sugar 1 tbs. black pepper 1 tsp. cumin 1 tbs. horseradish (optional) Directions: 1. Mix all together, pour over cooked chicken (or use as grill sauce). 2. Marinate chicken in salt, pepper, lemon … Read more

Texas Barbecue Sauce

From “The Texas Cookbook”  Arthur and Bobbie Coleman, 1949 Ingredients: 1/2 cup melted butter 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 tsp. red pepper 1/2 tsp. mustard 1/2 pint Wesson oil 12 oz bottle catsup 1/2 bottle Lea and Perrin Sauce 2-3 garlic cloves, minced 1 large onion, grated 1 lemon lemon juice Tabasco Sauce to taste Directions: Brown the … Read more

Smoking the Controversy

The latest Dizzy Pig newsletter contains this little bit of heresy: Using wet wood is the easiest way to over smoke your food. There is almost nothing good about the smell of wood that is trying to burn, but can’t. The smoke is brown and thick, it burns your eyes, and your meat only needs … Read more