steven raichlen

The Big Smoke

Good things come in small packages? Maybe for jewelry, but not when it comes to barbecue. This show is all about thinking big and smoking big-with brined monster-thick smoked pork chops; wood-roasted Cape Town lamb; and spectacular smoked whole suckling pig. Our grand finale? Chocolate bread pudding hot off the smoker. Because sometimes bigger really is better. Triple-thick pork chops; Cape Town lamb; Smoked chocolate bread pudding; Smoked suckling pig, vinegar slaw, and vinegar sauce.

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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