Most of us are. There is no standard sizing for shrimp and no regulations setting guidelines as what different sizes are called.
I’ve smoked Gourdzilla, normal-sized carving pumpkins, and, of course, sugar pumpkins. Which, by the way, work the best of the three. Sugar pumpkins are the ones used for pumpkin pie, have plenty of seeds in them, and they smoke a lot more thoroughly due to their small size. Every Halloween I try something new with the finished pumpkin. The results have generally been good and I’ll share the old and new concoctions each week leading up to Halloween.
There’s an upcoming post about grilling seafood… lobsters, oysters, scallops and clams. But before they can be grilled, the shellfish needs to be opened. Here’s the way I shuck clams, oysters and scallops.
I’ve been cooking outdoors – grilling, barbecuing and even baking – for a long, long time but I remember when I first started and the mistakes I made including shattering a plate glass sliding door by having a hibachi too close to the door (that turned out to be a $500 steak). Outdoor cooking has a learning curve… it’s not that steep but it still takes time to convert your indoor culinary skills to the backyard. These are some “rookie” mistakes I made and how to avoid them.
Can you cook on a fire pit? Sure you can. It doesn’t make any difference if it’s propane-fired or a traditional wood burning pit… cooking is cooking. And you can do a lot more than S’mores, hot dogs and hamburgers.
Over the years Dave DeWitt has collected more hot and spicy stories than a Las Vegas escort service. That’s part of being the Pope of Peppers– you don’t get to wear the name without learning a ton about chile peppers, capsaicin, and, in this case, smoke cooking. Although a lot of Dave’s knowledge makes it into his books, there’s great advice to be had at the Fiery Foods & Barbecue Super Site. Here are just five of the ones good for anyone new (or intermediate) to the sweet art of smoke.
Why wouldn’t you try making your own salsa or hot sauce? Our cousin, the Fiery Foods and Barbecue SuperSite, has all kinds of useful information on smoke, spice, and heat. Here are three articles from it to get you started cranking out your own custom fire.