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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.

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Florida Tailgate Party

You don't need to be a diehard Gators fan to get pumped up at a tailgate party. For sports lovers of all persuasions, a good barbecue makes the perfect prelude to the game. In this show, we explore how my home state, Florida, re-imagines three tailgate classics. Get ready for pork shooters stuffed with shrimp, cheese and Andouille sausage. Miami wings blasted with fire water. And luscious, smoky hamburgers like you've never experienced. (The secret? Lace them with CHOPPED barbecued brisket.) It's game on at Project Fire.

  • 2019-08-30T03:30:00-07:00
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Shoulder On

The pork shoulder, aka Boston butt (named for the wooden barrels they were once shipped in), gives us Carolina pulled pork. The majestic beef shoulder (yes, there is such a cut) becomes a Texas barbecued beef clod. As for lamb shoulder, Moroccans cook it in a fire-heated UNDERGROUND clay oven to make their legendary mechoui. This show explores the richest, meatiest, most flavorful cut you find in the meat department: the shoulder. Today, on Project Fire we shoulder on.

  • 2019-09-06T03:30:00-07:00
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Chino-Latino

Long before there was modern fusion cuisine, people cooked Chino-Latino. It originated with Chinese laborers who immigrated to Cuba and Trinidad and elsewhere in the Caribbean to work the plantations. They developed a unique mashup of Asian and West Indian cooking-the subject of today's show on Chino-Latino grilling. Get ready for tangerine teriyaki chicken, butter rum grilled plantains, smoky baby back ribs with guava barbecue sauce, and Korean brisket tacos. And here's the shocker: the brisket grills from start to finish in less than three minutes.

  • 2019-09-13T03:30:00-07:00
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Miami Spice

Miami may be the southernmost metropolis in the United States. But often my hometown feels like living in a foreign country. English is not the predominant language here, and our food culture is firmly anchored in Latin America and the West Indies. Our Miami Spice menu begins with a Project Fire first: the grilled mojito cocktail. Next comes Florida lobster grilled with rum butter baste and mango salsa, then plate-burying island spice beef plate ribs. Our grand finale? Turkey adobo with garlicky mojo de ajo. Today on Project Fire, we're grilling WITH Miami Spice.

  • 2019-09-20T03:30:00-07:00
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