Archives for December 2011

New Pork Temperatures!

The USDA announces their new cooking temperature guidelines, although restaurants have been following this standard for nearly 10 years. The new temperature recommendation reflects advances in both food safety and nutritional content for today’s pork, which is much leaner. On average, the most common cuts of pork have 27 percent less saturated fat than the same cuts 20 years ago.

Grilled Peaches with Brown Sugar and Rum

Nothing quite finishes off a barbecue like fruit, especially grilled peaches. Grilled peaches also makes a great appetizer. The fire caramelizes the surface of the fruit which seals in the flavor.

Carolina Country Style Ribs

If you’ve never had country-style ribs, you’re in for a treat. This recipe with its sweet, yet tangy flavors are reminiscent of eastern North Carolina barbecue where vinegar is king.

Beer-B-Q Short Ribs

This recipe takes advantage of the hearty flavor of beef and kicks it up a notch by cooking it in a dark beer. These Beer-B-Q ribs are reminiscent of German style cooking.

Book Review: Planet Barbecue!

There are cookbooks, and then there are teaching cookbooks. Steven Raichlen’s Planet Barbecue! is a teaching cookbook. If you’re ready to take your grilling skills to the next level, then Planet Barbecue! is the book for you. At the very least, it should be on your reference shelf!

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp With Basil Stuffing

This bacon wrapped shrimp recipe is perfect for festive holidays, backyard barbecues or tailgating. A great dish that is sure to impress your guests. Easy to make and very tasty!

Types of Pork Ribs

Back ribs, spare ribs, rib tips, country-style ribs and St. Louis ribs are just a few of the names you’ll encounter when buying pork ribs. With so many types of pork ribs to choose from, what exactly is the difference? Which is better?

Let’s dismantle this pig and review the various rib cuts.

Sauce Review: Pig of the Month Love Me Tender

Now, you may not think of Dayton, Ohio as a barbecue hot spot, but Pig of the Month has plans to change that. Their Memphis-style Love Me Tender sauce states to be “The King of Memphis Sauce”. That’s a bold claim. The people from Memphis are fussy about their sauce. It better be top notch and in true Memphis style.

Grilled Cornbread

If you love cornbread, you’re going to love grilled cornbread. I love cornbread! Everyone knows how well cornbread goes with barbecue. That, coleslaw and sweet tea.

Orange Chipotle Pork Ribs

Citrus flavor ties in nicely with the smokey heat supplied by the chipotle pepper followed by sweetness from orange marmalade. Mesquite wood blends well with the orange flavors.