Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Recipes

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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PB&J (Pepper Jack, Bacon, and Jalapeño) Corn Bread

I grew up in a bagel and challah sort of household, so I came relatively late to corn bread. It was not, I confess, love at first bite. I found […]

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A New Shrimp Cocktail

I’ve never understood the popularity of the conventional shrimp cocktail. After all, boiling is the worst way to cook shrimp—it removes, not adds, flavor and produces a rubbery texture. And […]

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Board Dressing

Photo by Simon Wheeler Once I have grilled a piece of meat, I want to capture the flavors of the delicious juices that emerge on the cutting board when I […]

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Bubbling Bacon Butter Beans

Photo by Simon Wheeler Butter beans are just another name for lima beans, especially in the South. My recommendation for these beans is “Serve with anything,” because they go with […]

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