Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Recipes

How to Use Curing Salts for Curing and Smoking

General • Label all meats in the curing process precisely, noting any special instructions and the date(s) they need attention (turning, refreshing the brine or dry rub, smoking, etc.). Transcribe […]

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Spatchcock Chicken with a Curry Mustard Crust

Some dishes you make because they’re both easy and drop-dead delicious. Others because they feature a killer technique. This mustard-crusted chicken has it all—showmanship, complex layers of curry mustard flavor, […]

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Oaxacan Pork Fajitas

It’s hard to remember American cuisine without fajitas, but there was a time when you had to travel to Texas (specifically to Ninfa’s restaurant in Houston) to try them. Who […]

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Smoked Corn Salsa with Chips

Sometimes the difference between good and extraordinary lies in a whiff of wood smoke. Consider this salsa: You start with the usual ingredients—ripe summer tomatoes, sweet onions, jalapeños—plus one offbeat […]

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Drunken Watermelon

A super easy dessert that requires no cooking and only minimal knife skills. Remember to remind your guests that it does contain alcohol.

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Mustard Slaw and Mustard Barbecue Sauce

Pulled pork turns up throughout the South, with vinegar sauce and slaw predominating in North Carolina and mustard sauce in South Carolina. This is super simple, but triumph lies in […]

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Sangria for Grown-ups

Nothing says party time like a pitcher of sangria. And few guys make it better than chef-owner Christian Thornton and sommelier John Clift at the restaurant Atria in my summer […]

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Agua de Sandia

Excerpted from One Good Dish by David Tanis (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2013. Photographs by Gentl & Hyers.

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8 Steps to Making Your Own Bacon at Home

Choose the right pork belly. If you go to the time and trouble of curing and smoking your own bacon, start by procuring a pork belly worthy of your efforts. […]

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Belgian Beer Brownies

Brownies pass three acid tests for world-class guy food: great taste; they’re easy to prepare; and women find them irresistible. The twist here comes with the addition of beer—more precisely, […]

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