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S2 E2: Asian Smoke

Asian Smoke

Smoking reigns supreme in the Americas and Europe. In Asia, not so much. This show explores a region you don't normally associate with smoking, from Chinese char siu pork and pork belly steamed buns, to smoke-braised lamb shanks and smoky tangerine flan for dessert. Get ready for Asian barbecue with American wood smoke. Char siu pork tenderloin; Pork belly steamed buns; Smoke-braised lamb shanks; Tangerine smoked flans.

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Mexican Smoke

Its bright but complex flavors and affinity for smoke and fire have fueled the obsession with Mexican food and drink north of the border. Tomatoes, onions, and chiles are roasted directly in the coals to make an unforgettable salsa served with chive-grilled tortilla chips. Quesadillas conceal a perfectly cooked egg (if you do it right, the yolks remain runny) in a nest of bacon, beans, and cheese. An unusual grilled nopalitos corn salad and smoky chipotle-marinated pork tenderloin make the most of the high, dry heat of the grill.

  • 2018-05-30T04:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

South American Smoke

This show highlights the conviviality of a South American cookout, which can last through the day and well into the night, with different courses served for hours on end. Add some dishes from this multi-cultural continent to your grilling repertoire. For years, North Americans have attempted to recreate the spicy spit-roasted pollo served in Peruvian enclaves like Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. The secrets to the marinade and special sauce will be revealed in this episode. Little known in the U.S.

  • 2018-06-06T04:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Global Tailgate

Victory will be yours! Start the party in the parking lot (or your backyard) with chicken legs, brined for maximum succulence, smoke-roasted over maple wood, then glazed with a fiery fusion of maple syrup and sriracha. One-fisted eating at its best. A quartet of grilled and smoked beans appears in a colorful side dish.

  • 2018-06-13T04:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Project Smoke Road Trip

Hitching post red oak grilled rib chop; Grilled whelk kebabs, with fresh herbs and olive oil; Steak and bean nachos.

  • 2018-06-20T04:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD