project fire

Grilling 24/7

The time of day or night matters little to the world's hardcore pit masters, who think nothing of firing up grills or smokers or wood-burning ovens for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a late night snack. I often start my day with a barbecue breakfast, such as farm eggs grilled in a cast iron skillet with cream, crusty bread crumbs, Parmesan, and crisp shards of prosciutto. For lunch, we have wood-fired pizzas from the popular eclectic Industrial Eats in Buellton, California. Spice-crusted pastrami beef ribs make a spectacular supper, and for a midnight snack, Steven makes South African grilled Cheese sandwiches, smoky and salty with bacon and sweet and fruity with mango chutney. Industrial eats pizzas; Grilled eggs with prosciutto and parmesan; Pastrami beef ribs; South African grilled cheese.

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Steak and Beyond

Be honest: What you really want to master is the perfect grilled steak. Make that many steaks by using a range of savvy grilling techniques. Leading off is a thick dry-brined New York strip with luscious anchovy crema. Tender quick-cooking lamb steaks come with herb-scented Moroccan Charmoula. In today's field trip chef Curtis Stone grills an 80 day-aged rib steak over a wood fire at Gwen Butcher Shop and Restaurant in L.A. DUELING BEEF RIB STEAKS: WAGYU VS 80 DAY DRY-AGED; DRY-BRINED RIBEYES WITH ANCHOVY CREMA; GRILLED LAMB STEAKS WITH MOROCCAN CHARMOULA.

  • 2018-09-26T04:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Fish Hits The Fire

Fish on the grill. Four simple words that strike fear into the hearts of novice grillers. Well, fear no more, because Project Fire will walk you every step of the grilling process-from grilling whole fish and fillets to fire-roasting shellfish. Singapore-spiced halibut grilled in banana leaves. A whole fish with Indonesian flavors grilled by Rafael Lunetta, chef/owner of Lunetta in Santa Monica. Alaskan salmon riffs on Russian coulibiac, with a stuffing of grilled onions, mushrooms, rice and smoke. Finally, we grill pristinely fresh oysters with Asian-inflected aromatics.

  • 2018-10-03T04:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

The Pac-Rim Grill

The Pacific Rim extends from California and the Pacific Northwest to Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia, where exotic herbs and spices, chiles, and umami-rich fish and soy sauce make for larger-than-life flavor. Look for big flavor grilled meats paired with a high proportion of vegetables-barbecue as health food. Steven begins with Vietnamese-inspired Jidori chicken skewered on fragrant lemongrass. From Thailand come sweet, smoky, garlicky baby back ribs, the ultimate street food. Next is your new favorite salad of summer, featuring pungent Asian herbs and fire-roasted shrimp and pineapple.

  • 2018-10-10T04:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Grill Top Cocktail Party

No one gathers around the stove to watch soup simmer or meat roasting in the oven. But fire up your grill and you instantly become the center of attention. In this episode, Steven reinvents the cocktail party, harnessing the power of live fire to take finger food over the top. He begins with West Indian rum-and citrus-glazed jumbo shrimp grilled on sugarcane. Italian-inspired "finger-burner" lamb chops are next, along with a great grilled dish from Spain: Catalan tomato bread (grilled bread rubbed with grilled garlic and tomatoes and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil).

  • 2018-10-17T04:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD