Time for some late summer food links!
1. Multi-grill entertaining with Mike from Ohio at AnotherPintPlease.com
No, not me, the other grill crazy blogger named Mike from Ohio - Mike at AnotherPintPlease. He walks us through his setup for a party - rotisserie chicken, pulled pork, and brisket. And, based on his recommendation, I have a pair of Weber heat-safe BBQ gloves on the way.
2. Cypriot style lamb souvlaki on the rotisserie from Kalofagas.ca
I think of souvlaki as a kebab, with bite-sized pieces of meat. This is the Mongo version - hunks of lamb on a rotisserie spit. I must try this!
3. Corn should NOT be brined! from SeriousEats.com
Years ago, I read about brining corn before grilling in Cooks Illustrated. Kenji Alt puts this to the test in The Food Lab, and the results are not good. Don’t brine the corn. (I updated my grilled corn recipe to reflect this.)
Bonus: Kenji had a run of great grilled corn recipes; I think the Buffalo Style Grilled Corn was my favorite.
4. Grilled salmon Nicoise from ThreeManyCooks.com
Pam substitutes salmon for (expensive, endangered) tuna in a Salade Nicoise. This is a wonderful dinner salad, and it will satisfy the most dedicated carnivore. (Like, say, me.) To eat sustainable seafood, make sure to buy Alaskan salmon. I love copper river salmon, but it can be as expensive as sushi-grade tuna. The less expensive Alaskan salmon breeds, coho and sockeye, are starting to show up - that’s what I buy.
5. Soak your hominy for posole from TheMijaChronicles.com
I cheat when I make pozole. (Or posole. Not sure why there are variant spellings.) I use canned hominy. I followed Rick Bayless’s full-on recipe, and simmered the hominy for hours…but even then it still seemed a little tough. Turns out, the secret is to soak dried hominy like you soak dried beans. Time for me to take another crack at pozole…posole…ok, whatever.
Bonus: The Cure for Worry Porn from CasualKitchen.Blogspot.com
Dan uses food to make his point, but I think it’s bigger than food.Worried about PFOA in your non-stick pans? Cholesterol in your eggs? BPA-lined cans? The China Study? Saccharine? Dan unleashes one of his thought provoking posts, in which he says…we’re being played. Do I agree with him? I’m not sure. He always does this to me, where I tie myself in logical knots. Yes! No! Maybe?
I agree with Dan 100% about the autism-vaccine link being a pack of lies. That one still gets me angry. And I’m tired of relatives forwarding me chain emails about the evils of nonstick (safe if used properly). Now, BPA? From what I’ve read, that needs more study…
What do you think?
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