One of my favorite summer things is fresh pesto—spiced up, of course. And one of the main ingredients is basil, although cooks substitute spinach, Italian parsley, and cilantro for the basil on occasion.
Before we go on, let’s get a few things straight. I didn’t trade three hundred pounds of steak to a slick city peddler for a few magic beans (it was jalapeño seeds).
Wood planks add another dimension to smoke-cooking fish, veggies, and other foods. It’s the most fun you can have with smoke—without breaking the law!
In this recipe we attempt to recreate the wonderful thin-crust pizza from wood-fired ovens in your very own backyard. And we spice it up with some chile!