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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. Steven visits Los Angeles' Koreatown district, for grilled beef short ribs at Parks BBQ with Jenee Kim. Recipes include Koreatown short ribs and banchan side dishes; Thai sweet chili ribs; Shrimp and pineapple salad with Vietnamese flavors; Lemongrass chicken bites.

Available until
2020-05-24T00:00:00-07:00

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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

Fusion Q

Call it globalization's upside. Call it melting pot extreme. It's what you get when traditional American barbecue meets authentic ethnic grilling and it's happening across the United States and around the world. This episode is about cross-culture mashups, from California paella, to a deli-inspired heirloom pork loin stuffed with pastrami, gruyere, and sauerkraut. In Venice Beach, Michelin-starred chef Josiah Citrin dazzles with aged duck, deftly seasoned, then smoked and grilled over a wood fire at his restaurant Charcoal Venice.

  • 2018-10-24T04:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-10-31T04:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

One Good Turn

One of the oldest methods of live-fire cooking, rotisserie grilling (aka spit-roasting) combines the smoky sear of direct grilling with the gentle, moisture-preserving heat of roasting. And that's before you add three other benefits: internal and external basting, no flare-ups, and the hunger-inducing fragrance of wood smoke. Other meals include Game hens scented with garlic, cumin, and fiery Peruvian chiles acquire golden, crackling-crisp skin while turning on the spit. Meaty spare ribs take a cue from Hawaii's huli-huli chicken (huli means "to turn").

  • 2018-11-07T03:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD