Meet the New Porkers

Dave DeWitt BBQ, Grilling & Smoking, Meats for Grilling and Smoking, Pork Leave a Comment

By Gwyneth Doland Recipes: Braised Pork Shoulder with Tomatoes, Cumin, and Chipotle Chipotle- and Citrus-marinated Pork Tenderloin Posole A Guide to Today’s Pork, from Enhanced Meats to Heritage Breeds Pork isn’t what it used to be. Over the last 50 years, dramatic changes in farm practices and consumer demand have radically transformed the roasts in our supermarkets and the chops …

Beef Jerky in a Food Dehydrator

Dave DeWitt Beef, Cooking with Chile Peppers, Game and Specialty Meats, Rubs, Sauces, and Marinades, U.S.A. Leave a Comment

If you have a food dehydrator, this is the easiest way we know to make great, spicy beef jerky. Ingredients 2 pounds beef round or flank steak, cut across the grain into very thin strips 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon liquid smoke 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 …

Wilted Chinese Cabbage

Wilted Chinese Cabbage

Dave DeWitt Vegetables, Vegetarian and Other Leave a Comment

For a variation, or to make a more substantial salad course, serve the radish salad over wilted Chinese cabbage:


2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 cup white wine
1 head of Chinese cabbage, separated, rinsed
Fresh cumin seeds (use powdered if you don’t have fresh)
Salt & Black pepper


Melt the butter in a wok or other large pan, add the onion and sauté until translucent.

Add the garlic and sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes.

Add the wine and bring to a boil, then add the cabbage all at once (don’t worry, it shrinks). Use a pair of tongs to turn the cabbage in the pan as it cooks.

When the cabbage has wilted down, add a sprinkle of cumin, then salt & pepper to taste.

Serve the wilted cabbage on a plate, topped with the radish salad.

Grilled Kabob

Grilled Kabob

Dave DeWitt Lamb, Rapid-Fire: Quick & Easy Grilling Leave a Comment

This is the almost universal way meat is cooked every day, as well as for festive get-togethers. It is about as close to the national meat dish of Afghanistan as one can get.  Lamb is commonly used, but beef can be substituted.


1/2 teaspoon of chopped fresh or dried red chile
1 pound boneless lamb, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup of plain yogurt
2 cloves of garlic, chopped fine

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Combine all ingredients and allow the meat to marinate for 4 to 5 hours. Place the meat on barbecue skewers and grill over wood or charcoal. When done, the kabobs can be eaten as is or placed inside non or pita bread.

Heat scale: mild

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Stilton-Stuffed Mushrooms

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Stilton-Stuffed Mushrooms Prep Time: 10 minutesCooking Time: 17 to 22 minutes By Rick Browne, Ph.B.   You Will Need: A gas or charcoal grill – preheated to 375˚F. Large sheet aluminum foil Non-stick grilling spray 1/2 stick butter Small saucepan 5 shallots, chopped 1/2 cup white bread crumbs 4 oz. Stilton cheese Sage and thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of each 2 …