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S2 E7: Ham Sessions

Ham Sessions

Ham is a hog's leap to immortality, and you can use classic ham curing and smoking techniques for foods that go well beyond traditional pork leg. In this show, learn how to make ham in a hurry (the secret? use a boneless pork loin) and give the ham treatment to spareribs and turkey legs. The fire and smoke continue with eye-popping bacon sundaes for dessert. Ham in a hurry; Honey ham ribs; Bacon sundaes; Turkey ham.

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Much at Steak

A show devoted to the most awesome cut of meat to grill: steak. Unleash your inner carnivore and build your confidence whenever you step up to the grill to cook the perfect slab of meat. Up first, a magisterial wood-grilled beef tomahawk steak topped with Pt. Reyes blue cheese butter. Followed by a four-finger thick cherry-smoked New York strip steak, whose juices become part of an intensely flavorful sauce you build right on the cutting board. Then a plancha-seared "steak" from the sea: bacon-wrapped albacore tuna "filet mignons" sauced with peppercorn cream sauce.

  • 2018-12-19T03:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD

Hot Stuff

A show to stoke our insatiable appetite for fiery foods, starting with smoky Nashville hot wings. From rural Kentucky comes smoky grilled pork shoulder steaks dunked as often as you dare in an incendiary vinegar cayenne pepper sauce. For more pain, we present piri piri Pprawns from South Africa grilled in the shell and ignited with a distinctive hot sauce introduced by Portuguese explorers, followed by spice-blasted Indian tandoori lamb served with Hell's Fury Hot Sauce and a cooling cucumber yogurt raita.

  • 2018-12-26T02:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-12-26T03:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD

Fire Meets Water

Impeccably fresh local fish hits the grill in this show, which is devoted to the art of grilling seafood. Local Channel Island rockfish roasts on a Himalayan salt slab, served with a colorful melon mint relish. Tuna steaks come spice-rubbed and grill-blackened, sauced with spicy Cajun remoulade. Next, fire-roasted shrimp seasoned with deconstructed pesto. And for smoked fish lovers, gorgeous Alaskan king salmon cured with maple syrup and smoked over maple wood.

  • 2019-01-02T03:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD