steven raichlen

Multi-award-winning author, journalist, cooking teacher and TV host Steven Raichlen takes a side journey away from classic grilling to explore the rich flavors of smoked food in the 13-part series "Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke" is a "how-to" cooking show that focuses on the art of smoking techniques and recipes from hot smoking and cold smoking to smoke roasting and "smoke-tisserie" cooking. Using traditional and cutting-edge techniques in must-try recipes, the grilling and smoking authority shows how to smoke a variety of iconic foods, such as Texas brisket, Kansas City ribs and Carolina pork shoulder. In several episodes, Steven also demonstrates smoking dishes not known for being smoked, such as vegetables, pizza and dessert. There's even an episode devoted to urban dwellers on how to make smoked eggplant dip, smoked gazpacho, stovetop smoked salmon and smoked ice cream.

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Pac-Rim Smoke

Though grills are traditionally small, Pan-Asian pit masters (and mistresses) developed an edgy, innovative big flavor grill culture that celebrates the "fifth taste," umami . Striped bass is stuffed with lemongrass, chiles, scallions, and ginger and grilled then, wait for it the fish is topped with more aromatics and doused with sizzling hot sesame oil. Thai beef salad is a mosaic of color and textures with an emphasis on veggies. Corn comes basted with sesame soy butter and finished with fire-toasted coconut.

  • 2018-04-25T04:00:00-07:00
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Where There's Smoke

Smoke is the soul of barbecue. In this episode, you'll learn how to smoke duck breasts (they're tricky), achieving crisp skin without overcooking the meat. Cherry salsa underscores duck's affinity for fruit. Vegetarians and meat eaters alike will devour our cheese- and bean-stuffed poblanos and savory smoked mushroom bread pudding don't forget this recipe come Thanksgiving. But if it's carnivores you're feeding, smoke a hefty awe-inspiring beef shoulder clod until the outside is as black as coal and the inside is fork-tender.

  • 2018-05-02T04:00:00-07:00
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Extreme Smoke

In this "surf and turf" show, meet the lively Stephanie Munz, a Santa Barbara-based diver/marine biologist who brings ocean-fresh sea urchins for Steven to grill-topped with an egg and served with grilled bread. Local spiny lobster gets the caveman treatment-split and roasted in the shell directly on the embers. Meanwhile, luxurious Alaskan king crab gets grilled and served with garlicky absinthe butter.

  • 2018-05-09T04:00:00-07:00
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Perfect Hog

This show goes whole hog, with pork belly, chops, and pork loin. Up first, pastrami bacon-made by brine-curing pork belly, then rubbing it with a pepper-coriander pastrami rub and slow-smoking it over hardwood. An apple cider-based brine and a rum-spiked finishing glaze propel pork chops into the winner's circle. Hungry yet? Next, "pork and beans" like you've never seen them: butterflied pork loin stuffed with brown sugar, baked beans, and a shot of bourbon get draped with bacon and smoke-roasted.

  • 2018-05-16T04:00:00-07:00
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Bbq's Trinity

This show celebrates the holy BBQ trinity of barbecue: pork ribs, brisket, and pulled pork. America's favorite ribs-baby backs-come spice-rubbed, slow-smoked over hardwood, and glazed with an unexpected ingredient: cherry syrup. Beef brisket and baked beans star in crispy grilled tostadas. An amazing BBQ titans' brisket takes its inspiration from barbecue legends Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue and Joe Carroll of Fette Sau, and yes, there's espresso in the barbecue sauce.

  • 2018-05-23T04:00:00-07:00
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