Grill like a pro with the expert recipes and tips in Fire and Smoke.
World champion pitmaster Chris Lilly combines the speed of grilling with the smoky flavors of low-and-slow barbecue for great meals any night of the week, no fancy equipment required. Cook trout in a cast-iron skillet nestled right in smoldering coals for a crispy yet tender and flaky finish. Roast chicken halves in a pan on a hot grill, charring the skin while capturing every bit of delicious juice. Infuse delicious smoke flavors into fruits and vegetables, even cocktails and desserts. Fire and Smoke gives you 100 great reasons to fire up your grill or smoker tonight.
As far as smoking cookbooks go this is pretty in depth. the first thirty pages are nothing but different kinds of smokers and grill and how to use them. Also, good information on the different kinds of wood you should use.The Chapters range from Grilled Cocktails, Sandwiches, Pizza, Ribs, and Grilled Deserts. They even have a chapter on sauces and dry rubs. My favorite chapter however is Barbecue Leftovers because these recipes are on the hardy side. Most of these recipes are for the extended family or a backyard party. So the leftovers chapter is vital for us smaller groups.
For a soft cover book with easy to read recipes this is a pretty nice cookbook. The soft cover makes it stay open on any page easier when your hands are coated in wet rub. There is practically a photo for every recipe which I appreciate as well. Huge variety of recipes and a creative ones to boot.
I had no problem following the concise, easy to read, recipes. Although, to follow this book properly you need to really be into smoking and grilling and purchase some of the more hard core smokers tools.
I only made a few of the recipes and I think they were as good as some of more popular rib joint I have eaten at. I have eaten at some of the best and this book lets you make all that flavor in your backyard.
With all it has going for it there are very few recipes that lend themselves to the smaller groups so this brings the score down for me. The cocktails and the sauces section work for anybody. The recipes can be paired down without to much difficulty but this book is much more for the party people.