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Don’t Lose These: Recipes for the “Cadillac” of Salmon

Don’t Lose These: Recipes for the “Cadillac” of Salmon

Salmon is the little black dress of the fin fish world—beautiful, flavorful, and above all, versatile. It can be baked, poached, sautéed, and of course, grilled or smoked. No wonder it’s a global (and Raichlen!) favorite. But its appeal doesn’t stop there. Salmon’s payload of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids makes it one of the healthiest seafood choices for consumers. For American salmon lovers, the coming weeks on the calendar are...

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On A Roll: A Quartet of Roast Beef Sandwiches

On A Roll: A Quartet of Roast Beef Sandwiches

Sometimes, it’s beef you crave. Not chicken, not seafood, not “the other white meat.” You want brawny, sanguine, iron- and nutrient-rich, blood-building beef. Preferably on a crusty roll with enough strength to hold a mouth-stretching payload of grilled or smoked red meat. Yeah. Debris Sandwich (aka Po’ Boy): Let’s begin the regional tour in one of America’s most food-obsessed towns, New Orleans, where a gravy-soaked debris sandwich can pick...

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Fresh Ideas for Taco Tuesday! (No Ground Meat in Sight)

Fresh Ideas for Taco Tuesday! (No Ground Meat in Sight)

I’m not sure when themed food nights became a thing. First, it was “Meatless Mondays.” Sounds rather cheerless and reminds many of us of the meat-deprived Fridays of our youth. But “Taco Tuesdays?” Heck, ya. That’s something we can really get behind! Coincidentally, today’s Tuesday. The burden of what to have for dinner has just been lifted from your shoulders. “Taco Tuesday” would appear to be a generic coupling of words, a common...

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Chicken to the Rescue on Busy Weeknights

Chicken to the Rescue on Busy Weeknights

“A chicken in every pot.” Such was the aspiration of the early seventeenth century French king, Henry IV, for his subjects. (The same wish has been attributed to several American presidents, notably Herbert Hoover.) “A chicken on every grill” might be more appropriate. Travel the world’s barbecue trail, and you’ll find an astonishing array of grilled poultry. From lemon grass-stuffed lechón manok (Filipino rotisserie chicken) to Bolivian...

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For Easter and Passover: Our Secret for Premium Lamb

For Easter and Passover: Our Secret for Premium Lamb

Speaking from the set of Project Fire, his latest TV show, Steven said, “That was the best lamb I’ve ever eaten.” No surprise there, as the steaks and chops were sent to the recent shoot by John and Sukey Jamison of Jamison Farm. (We always try to acquire the very best food for the cameras, and they’ve been supplying Steven’s shows for many years.) Their contact info has been in the “little black books” of the country’s top chefs and restaurants for decades....

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Planet Barbecue

A Toast to Grilling and St. Patrick

A Toast to Grilling and St. Patrick

Perhaps you’re neither Irish nor Catholic. Maybe you hate Notre Dame football. There’s still no harm in celebrating on Saturday, March 17, the name day of St. Patrick, the 5th century British cleric who was enslaved as a teen by Irish pirates and returned to the island as an adult. Perhaps you’ve heard that he single-handedly drove Ireland’s snakes into the sea. Not true. Ireland does not now, nor has it ever hosted native species of snakes. Not...

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Barbecue University™

Greatest Hits of BBQ U

Greatest Hits of BBQ U

Barbecue University—the incredible hands-on grilling class founded and hosted by Steven Raichlen to share his grilling and barbecue expertise—is just around the corner. One of our favorite springtime tasks is developing the menus. Since 2001, thousands of students have attended these three-day sessions, many traveling thousands of miles to learn the secrets of live-fire cooking from one of the world’s foremost authorities. Hosted by the luxurious Forbes 5-star...

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Grilled Fish for Lenten Fridays

Grilled Fish for Lenten Fridays

What is Lent? For the 40 days preceding Easter Sunday, many Americans, especially Catholics, observe Lent as an important religious period of the year. The activities of Lent are meant to increase mindfulness, prayer and adherence to certain practices. How does fish relate to Lent? One particular way that observers can participate during Lent is to give up red meat on Fridays (or during the entire 40 day period). While that may cancel a weekly Friday...

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Go Wild on Fat Tuesday with Wings, Shrimp, and Much More!

Go Wild on Fat Tuesday with Wings, Shrimp, and Much More!

Today is Mardi Gras, better known as “Fat Tuesday.” It’s the last hurrah for observant Christians, who beginning tomorrow, will start a 46-day period of fasting leading up to Easter Sunday. (Loosely translated, Carnival, from the Latin carne vale, means “farewell to meat.”) There was once a practical as well as a liturgical purpose behind Lent. Peasants couldn’t afford to overwinter their animals, so there was generally an ample supply of...

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4 Great Grilling Recipes to Use For a Small Group

4 Great Grilling Recipes to Use For a Small Group

When planning a party that involves cooking for a large group, grilling is often the solution to producing a large number of meals in an efficient (and delicious!) manner. But what about the opposite situation? When preparing for a more intimate setting with fewer guests—or maybe a romantic date with only ONE guest!—grilling may be perceived as more effort than it's worth. We're here to tell you not to overlook grilling for anniversaries, first dates, entertaining your boss, or even...

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