Author(s): Karen Putnam
Slow-smoked foods, or real North American barbecue, are foods cooked low and slow next to a fire, and flavoured with wood smoke. The results are sublime - succulent, finger-lickin' ribs, brisket, salmon and more. Here is the art of slow-smoking in a comprehensive cookbook that will appeal to both novice and experienced outdoor chefs. The revision now includes all new information on competitions that take place throughout North America, plus even more information on creating the perfect balance of flavour blending. The 300+ carefully selected recipes are organized by main ingredient to provide easy access and offer inspiration for the ultimate in smoked foods. The recipes reflect the rich diversity of smoked foods and explain how to smoke everything from ribs and brisket to cheeses and fruit. Some of the tantalizing smoked foods are Stuffed Smoked Tomatoes, Cold-Smoked Fruit Salsa, Apple-Smoked Salmon with Green Grape Sauce and Smoked Flank Steak with Beefy Barbecue Mop. Easy-to-follow instructions and clever techniques for smoking methods are easy for any back garden chef to follow.
All the important information is covered, such as: Equipment needed; How and why various types of woods are used; How to build an indirect fire; How to prepare food for smoking; How to use brines, marinades, rub, slathers, bastes, glazes and sauces. With its mouth-watering recipes, this cookbook is a superb guide to this increasingly popular method of back garden cooking.
Karen Putnam was a prize-winning chef who won many contests on the competition barbecue circuit, including a grand championship in the American Royal and several world championships. Judith Fertig is a food/lifestyle writer and cookbook author who, with her co-author Karen Adler, has written eight Barbecue books including 300 Big Bold BBQ Grilling Recipes.