Real barbecue taste comes from mastering the art of slow-cooking meat at a low temperature for a long time, using wood smoke to add flavour. And this is the book that shows you how to do it! For the f
Real barbecue taste comes from mastering the art of slow-cooking meat at a low temperature for a long time, using wood smoke to add flavour. And this is the book that shows you how to do it! For the first time, Jeff Phillips is publishing the information he has compiled on his incredibly popular website, www.smoking-meat.com.
With step-by-step instructions on how to choose, set up, and modify your own charcoal, gas, or electric smoker, Jeff Phillips guides you through your smoking session with the patience unique to an experienced pitmaster. Once you've chosen your smoker and got the knack of some basic techniques, Jeff encourages you to cut loose and experiment to develop your own smoky sensations. Best of all, you can even give smoking meats a try just by using your basic backyard grill, then decide whether to invest in a smoker.
Your every smoking question is answered in these detailed sections:
- Types of smokers
- Charcoal, wood, or gas?
- Building and keeping a fire
- Tools and equipment
- Flavouring meat
- The smoking-meat pantry
- Food safety
You'll never again have to run all over town to search out the best smoked meat! In addition to handing over all his tried-and-true recipes for chicken, ribs, brisket, and burgers, Jeff gives you his favourite recipes for sauces, rubs, and brines. You'll also find recipes for smoking duck, quail, sausage, meatloaf, fish, and even frogs' legs. He rounds out his collection by including desserts, salads, and coleslaws. Smoking Meat will have you feasting on the most succulent and flavourful meat you've ever had in no time.
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Just a few years after I was married, I was given a small Brinkmann smoker-the one that looks like R2-D2-and I set out to learn how to use it. I was determined to make the most of that smoker no matter how many folks told me that it was cheap and hard to use. This sparked in me a love for the taste of smoked meats and a passion for the tools and techniques you need to produce them . . . I will equip you with the basic knowledge you need to produce succulent slow smoked food right in your very own backyard- food that will make you a legend in your neighbourhood and maybe even your town.
Jeff Phillips was born in North Carolina, and was raised on southern cooking. As a teenager, he began experimenting with cooking over grills and campfires; eventually he moved on to smoking units that could fit an entire pig! Five years ago, he began compiling all of his expertise onto a website, which has now expanded to include more than 300 pages of recipes and tutorials. Jeff lives in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, on a ten-acre farm with his wife and three children.
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