If you like spicy and you like fried chicken, then Nashville Hot Chicken should be right up your alley. Despite its popularity in the Music City, there is much left to the imagination when it comes to creating it yourself. There doesn’t seem to be a hot chicken joint in town that’s willing to part with its recipes or signature techniques. Lucky for you guys, we’re not in the habit of keeping secrets. After some research and tweaking, we’ve come up with a recipe and technique adapted to the grill that, at the very least, is likely going to make you sweat.
A couple of weeks ago we talked about what a great ingredient puff pastry is to have on hand, and how its uses go beyond breakfast and dessert items. This week we’re back with another great puff pastry recipe, and we’re going savory again. You BBQ enthusiasts are probably familiar with ABTs, the barbecuer’s take on jalapeño poppers. We’re tweaking those ideas a little more for this flaky, creamy, chile-centric appetizer.
We use chile peppers year round. Anaheims, Poblanos and Jalapeños are staples in the test kitchen here at All Things BBQ. But this is a special time of year. Hatch chiles and Pueblos offer wonderful flavor and varying levels of heat, and they’re currently flowing out of the Southwest. Their harvest season doesn’t last all year, due to their specific geographic location, so it’s a good idea to process and preserve the chiles in some way so that you can enjoy them for months to come.
When our friends at Cattleman’s Grill asked us to come up with a killer steak sandwich recipe it was a no-brainer. We use the Cattleman’s Grill rubs more than any other when it comes to grilling steaks around here. This recipe is built around the earthy flavors of their Smoky Chipotle Coffee Steak Rub. The coffee flavor works great with the smoky spice of the chipotle, which we’ve amped up with the steak marinade and the aioli on the sandwich.
We hear that there is a thing called “Left over pulled pork”. We didn’t even know those words could be used together without the word “No” in front of it. Anyway if you have some of this delicacy around, we have a way to put it to good use.