Pizza is one of the most versatile foods ever created, consisting as it does of a bread dough base and toppings of sauce, meat, and veggies that are limited only by the imagination. But one condiment that is rarely used on pizza but should be more often is hot sauce.
If you are not too familiar with hot peppers, this reading may save you a lot of headaches and perhaps even other types of aches, too. Cooking with hot sauce is not a dangerous task, but the handling of the pepper, or hot pepper sauce, may definitely be. You should familiarize yourself with the type of hot pepper sauce that … Read More
So, you say you like things spicy, at least your food, that is. Well, how about trying one of these fiery babies? Eat a Red Savina Habanero, one of the hottest peppers in town. Need something to tingle your taste buds and open your sinuses? These guys will do the trick. Until the discovery of the Ghost and Scorpion peppers, … Read More
The most wonderful smoked meat is meat that is flavorful, tender and juicy. While smoking meat, even at a low temperature (200-225 degrees) it is possible to overcook the meat. This can result in tough, dry and rubbery meat. My best suggestion is to prepare the meat correctly. Never smoke frozen meat. It is best to start with room temperature meat. It … Read More
If you’re a hot sauce lover, you probably have lots of different ways to use it in your everyday cooking, but how about cooking with hot sauce for the holidays? You might be surprised where hot sauce can appear with a little imagination! Make your own pepper sauce and then use it to glaze your turkey for a special treat; … Read More
Most everyone who has grilled or smoked meat is familiar with the standard, regional barbecue sauces, from the tomato-based wet rub from Texas, to the mustard sauces used in South Carolina, to the whiskey-laced sauces favored in Tennessee. However, some more experimental grill masters are adding fruit to their wet rubs to give their meat a unique taste that hitherto … Read More
Anyone who has been to an Indian restaurant has experienced the joys of tandoori barbecue cooking. The way it works is that a bell-shaped clay oven has hot coals or wood at the bottom that stokes up the heat to 900 degrees. Then chunks of meat, lamb or chicken by choice, are marinated in spices and put into these ovens … Read More