SMOKED LAMB RIBS ON THE GRILL WITH LEMON, OREGANO & HONEY

If you don’t own a smoker, this is a great way to do ribs on the grill. I first saw this technique used by Adam Perry Lang, who is not only a great barbecue chef but also a great all-around chef. In fact, he knows more about meat than practically anybody I’ve met. For this …

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FILIPINO ADOBO CHICKEN THIGHS

    Adobo is a popular and ingenious Philippine cooking method begun by marinating the meat, simmering it in the marinade, and then frying it until crisp. Coconut vinegar gives this authentic flavor, but apple cider vinegar also works well. You’ll want to use a splatter screen and wear long sleeves for frying the coated …

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BEER-BATTERED CHICKEN SANDWICH

  You will need : ¼ cup kosher salt 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar 3 cups water 1 white onion, sliced 2 cups ice 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Peanut oil, for frying 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups brown ale beer Lime Slaw (recipe follows), …

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PINEAPPLE CHICKEN WITH PINEAPPLE SALSA

This tropically inspired dish elicits remarks rarely heard about fried chicken; for example, I’ve heard it called “refreshing,” “light,” and “delightful.” Brining the chicken in pineapple juice delivers a surprising burst of sweetness with each bite. It’s one of my favorite recipes in this book. SERVES 4 TO 6 1 chicken (about 4 pounds), cut …

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GLUTEN-FREE SOUTHERN BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN

The taste of authentic fried chicken is no longer out of reach for those who want to avoid gluten. Hands down, this is the best gluten-free chicken I have ever tasted, just like the real flour-covered thing! The tapioca starch keeps the coating from being sticky or gummy (as sometimes happens with gluten-free batters). Allowing …

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SAGE AND APPLE–BRINED FRIED CHICKEN

  You will need : ½ cup kosher salt 2½ cups water 1 cup apple juice 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed ½ cup fresh sage leaves, torn into pieces ½ teaspoon black peppercorns 4 cups ice 1 chicken (about 4 pounds), cut into 4 pieces Canola oil, for frying ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon …

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BUTTERMILK-SOAKED, BACON-FRIED CHICKEN IN GRAVY

  You will need : 1½ cups buttermilk 2 tablespoons hot sauce, such as Tabasco 1 chicken (about 2 pounds, 8 ounces), cut into 4 pieces 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 12 ounces bacon, chopped into ½-inch pieces Vegetable oil, for frying GRAVY ¼ cup all-purpose flour …

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Cobb salade with honey mustard ranch dressing

    PREP TIME: 20 minutes TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes I know this serving of mixed greens is great since it gets me more Instagram likes than my boobs. While a great many people on earth have not attempted my boobs and this plate of mixed greens one next to the other, I think the …

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buttermilk chicken with chipotle slaw

Buttermilk does amazing things to chicken, tenderizing and flavouring the flesh right to the bone. It’s a favourite treatment among American cooks and has become one of mine (I had previously only used buttermilk for making cakes and soda bread). The slaw is from the boys at Pitt Cue, the London gaff (I’m not sure …

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crusted chicken and chorizo paella

I’ve made lots of paellas in my time, they’re very low maintenance (as you actually must leave them to cook, not stir them) and they’re good for a crowd. But I only recently made this one with an egg crust. Why did I wait so long? It adds another layer of texture and flavour and …

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chicken forestière

You will need : 20g (¾oz) dried wild mushrooms salt and pepper 8 skin-on bone-in chicken thighs 1 tbsp olive oil 2 small onions, halved and cut into thin crescent moon-shaped slices 75ml (2½fl oz) Madeira or, failing that, dry sherry 215g (7½oz) carrots, peeled and cut into batons 200ml (7fl oz) chicken stock 150ml …

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COCONUT CHEESECAKE

TIME: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES, PLUS AT LEAST 8 HOURS CHILLING YIELD: 6 SERVINGS VEG This velvety cheesecake is made with toasted coconut in the crust plus a shaggy garnish of shredded coconut on the top. As with the classic cheesecake recipe, make sure your cream cheese is very soft before beating it. If your …

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MASHED POTATOES WITH SOUR CREAM + CHIVES

TIME: 20 MINUTES YIELD: 6 TO 8 SERVINGS GF • VEG This recipe gives you everything you want in a dish of mashed potatoes: supreme creaminess from both butter and sour cream, a deep potato flavor, a little Parmesan for a salty tang, and chives for color and freshness. That said, if you want to …

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