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Brisket 24/7

Brisket is simultaneously the easiest and hardest meat to barbecue. Easy, because it requires only three ingredients: salt, pepper, and wood smoke. Hard, because, unless you master the fire, airflow, and temperature, the stall, the wrap, and the rest, you wind up with a mouthful of misery. Today's show is all about brisket, complete with fail proof methods for smoking it right every time. From not so traditional Texas barbecue and a distinctive bacon-smoked brisket flat to an electrifying Vietnamese brisket salad. You'll even learn how to make breakfast-worthy Tex-Mex brisket tacos.

Available until
2021-07-30T00:00:00-07:00

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Gulf Coast Grill

Steinhatchee, Florida, population 1500, perches on the north shore of the historic Steinhatchee River where it joins the Gulf of Mexico. What better place to tape a show on the spirited seafood-rich grilling of the Gulf Coast? From Louisiana, with its blackened redfish-today grilled "on the half shell" (you'll see why on the show) . To the Florida shrimp boil, here, deconstructed and flame-charred on the grill. And, yes, there will be oysters and clams-invigorated by the sweet scent of wood smoke.

  • 2019-07-19T03:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Green Meets Grill

Forget about red meat and black and blue steak. Today, we're grilling green. Grilling green with vegetables we love to cook over live fire, like asparagus, corn, and mushrooms. Green with foods that are less likely candidates for grilling. This show celebrates meatless grilling in all its verdant glory. From a new egg salad-really-LAVISHED with grilled fresh hearts of palm. To a squash, black bean, and queso fresco pizza you grill directly over the fire-no pizza stone required.

  • 2019-07-26T03:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Secret Steaks

T-bones? On it. Porterhouse? Got you covered. And, yes, we can handle a rib-eye. But how about upping your grill game with steaks you may not be familiar with, such as secreto or spinalis dorsi? The first is a secret and hyper-flavorful steak cut from a hog's belly. The second features the most delectable part of a rib roast reborn as a steak, and you're about to learn how to grill it with bourbon and a Catalan grilled vegetable sauce called romesco. I'll ALSO show you how to grill a brisket steak fragrant with sizzling shallot sage butter. Today on Project Fire: secret steaks!

  • 2019-08-02T03:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Primal Grill

Today's show takes you back. Way back. To a time when our ancestors did their grilling in the fireplace. Or on fire-heated stones around the campfire and directly on the embers. I call it PRIMAL grilling, and it's about to make you a barbecue rock star. We're talking ember-grilled bread and ember-roasted vegetable salad. Chicken grilled in midair hanging over a smoky wood fire. And amaretti-stuffed pears grilled on primordial slabs of salt. Get ready to rock your grill with primal grilling techniques as old as humankind itself.

  • 2019-08-09T03:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Tex Meets Mex

I'm always fascinated by the food cultures that arise on national borders. Consider that fusion of Texas barbecue and Mexican spice we call Tex-Mex. In today's show, we explore how American barbecue techniques can enhance three classic Mexican dishes: snapper en pipian, in a grilled vegetable and pumpkin seed sauce; pork shoulder pibil, smoke-roasted in banana leaves in the style of the Yucatan, and a Project Fire first: a dessert quesadilla lavished with bananas and dulce de leche. Today on Project Fire, Tex meets Mex on the grill.

  • 2019-08-16T03:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD