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Ask Chef Mike

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Q: What’s your favorite grill to use, and why? I have a few propane grills in my collection: a Broilmaster P-3 and a Charbroil Heatwave among others. I also have a few charcoal grills… a couple of Weber kettle-style grills, a Cobb grill and some smaller “camping” grills. For ease of use, gas grills are the way to go; turn …

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Spicy Summer Recipe: Belizean Grilled Fish Burger

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Re-posted from Fiery Foods & Barbecue Supersite This particular “burger” is a fired-up re-creation of a fish sandwich one of our editors devoured in the tiny town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, Belize. The restaurant was called Elvies Burger Isle, and the diners sat outside under a tamarind tree on picnic benches. If ever there was a simple to …

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Buy Great Wine and Drink It, Too!

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Have you ever stood in the wine section at your local grocery store or Costco and felt completely and utterly lost, unsure of which bottle is the right one for you? Finally, you no longer have to be a sommelier to buy wine like one! A free mobile application is taking the guesswork out of finding and purchasing wine. The …

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A New Twist on an Old Favorite: Green Chile Fries

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Chef Neil Stuart shares the popular recipe from Ojo Caliente’s Artesian Restaurant. If you’ve been to New Mexico, you know the question: green or red? Of course, this refers to the state’s notorious culinary specialty—green and red chile. In the Land of Enchantment, chile is a staple, something added to almost any dish. French fries slathered in green chile with …

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Unique Liqueur Recipes for Cinco de Mayo Sipping

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Contrary to popular belief, Mexican hooch isn’t all about fruity beer, worms, and margaritas. Not that there’d be anything wrong if it were. I’ve spent whole weekends living off of nothing but those three things, and aside from a recurring facial tic and a few flashbacks, I’m fine. Do a little digging and you’ll come across some great distilled treasure. …

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Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo: Red Chile Enchiladas

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We’re cooking up this classic enchilada dish in honor of Cinco de Mayo. This dish features stacked, not rolled, enchiladas covered in ground beef and pork and smothered in red chile sauce.It was originally served at the early 1960s Albuquerque restaurant, Videz. The restaurant was torn down to make way for Interstate 40, but the recipe lives on in the …