Question: what looks like brisket, tastes like brisket, but is far easier to cook than brisket? Beef short ribs, that’s what. I actually prefer to cook beef ribs at competitions to brisket as beef ribs are more forgiving and more ‘set and forget’ than brisket, allowing me to focus on the more fussy hand-ins. Like chicken. Of course, I can only do this in ‘open’ beef categories and not categories specifically for brisket. Handing in beef ribs in a specific brisket category will get you disqualified quick smart! Beef ribs are also great for small families who want that big beefy flavour but don’t want to cook a whole brisket, and also those who are on a tight budget and can’t afford a whole brisket. Now there are several ways to present these ribs, but in this article, we’re going to look at Beef Rib Burnt Ends. Continue reading Beef Rib Burnt Ends – Bye Bye Brisket!
Argentina, the second largest country in South America, is a place of amazing beauty, containing the Andes mountains, stunning glacial lakes and of course, Patagonia. However, it is also renowned for its amazing beef which is raised in the Pampas, the traditional grazing grounds of Argentina. As such, beef, and therefore BBQ, is a huge part of Argentinian culture. Many argue that no one does beef like the Argentinians… Give this Argentinian Asado Ribs Recipe a crack and you’ll agree! Continue reading Asado Ribs Recipe w/ Chimichurri Rojo
The great thing about being an English language teacher is the parties. Seriously. No one parties like an ex-pat. I know: I lived in South Korea for two years. And last night we hosted a party for some of my wife’s students, one of whom is a self-declared Brazilian BBQ guru who decided to give me some lessons. It was certainly an eye-opener: a very, very delicious eye-opener. Continue reading The Night I Got a Lesson in Brazilian BBQ…
Cinco de Mayo is a very important day of the year for the people of Mexico and indeed anybody who is a fan of Mexican culture and of course, food. Often mistaken for Mexican independence day, or even worse the Day of the Dead (which actually coincides with Halloween!), Cinco de Mayo is actually a celebration of Mexico’s greatest military achievement: the battle of Puebla which occurred on May 5, 1862. This battle saw 2,000 Mexican soldiers defeat 6,000 French soldiers who were equipped with far superior equipment. The French army was considered the greatest in the world at the time and was undefeated in 50 battles. Accordingly, Cinco de Mayo is a day of great national pride for the people of Mexico. And what better way to celebrate than with a delicious meal with friends and family? Continue reading The Cheat’s Guide to Cinco de Mayo