Chef Tom Jackson is a Kansas native, born and raised in Wichita. In 2008 he and his wife moved to Portland, Oregon where he attended Oregon Culinary Institute. Tom studied both general culinary skills as well as baking and pastry while working as a cook in a variety of restaurants. After graduating from Oregon Culinary Institute he began working as a bread baker and pastry chef at the renowned Ken’s Artisan Bakery in Northwest Portland. He spent more than four years honing his skills under James Beard Award-winning chef and owner Ken Forkish.
In that time he and his wife had their first child, and the draw of home and family grew stronger. Longtime friends of the Cary family, owners of All Things Barbecue, they returned to Kansas to help All Things Barbecue continue to excel in their cooking classes. Tom has been further developing and building cooking classes and private events at All Things Barbecue since March 2014.
Chef Tom cooks up another incredibly healthy dish, Chili Lime Cod En Papillote, en papillote translates to “in paper.” This simple recipe is delicious, and cooks quickly making it perfect for a weeknight meal.
Chef Tom walks you through how simple it is to setup the Yoder Smokers YS480 or YS640 for direct grilling and gives you a few tips on how we use the unit to grill all sorts of recipes in our test kitchen.
Pork loin is such a great cut of meat. It's super affordable. It's lean, but wonderfully tender and juicy, when cooked to the proper internal temperature. And there are a million ways to prepare it! One of our favorite things to do with pork loin is butterfly it and stuff it. Again, there are countless options for the filling. This time around we kept it simple, but the flavor is BIG!
Pork tenderloin is a fantastic cut of pork that is really easy to prepare. It is a lean, tender piece of meat, so you'll want to be sure not to overcook it, but with a trusty digital thermometer, like the Maverick PT-75 instant read thermometer, you won't have any problem hitting the mark.