Most pitmasters cook brisket on offset smokers, but Big Boy’s Bar-B-Que in Sweetwater practices the dwindling art of cooking over coals.
Smoked jerk chicken, Trini pepper sauce, and fry bread sandwiches shine alongside Willie Meshack's classic Texas-style meats in Plano.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner—and that’s exactly what you should order at barbecue joints across the state that smoke theirs to perfection.
Four of the best ingredients on Earth. One true champion?
Originally from South Africa and Portugal, the peppery, lemony dish is now beloved by Texas Muslims. To understand why, you have to go back four hundred years.
Celebrate the start of football season and the last weeks of Hatch chile season with this easy-to-make crowd-pleaser.
Patrick Joubert’s Fort Worth joint marries the Louisiana flavors of his childhood with the barbecue of his deep Texas roots.
It was the smoke that stopped me. The juice and fat from fifty-some-odd chickens mixed with mesquite charcoal to form a steady stream of smoke high above the roof line of Pollos Asados Los Norteños in San Antonio. I was scouting another barbecue joint and had stumbled upon the popular spot
We love our beef in Texas, and historically, the rest of the nation did too. According to numbers from the USDA, beef and pork battled for protein supremacy until about 1950, when beef took a clear lead for the next six decades. Today, with falling beef consumption and the surging popularity
The legendary chicken joint that operated over thirty locations throughout Texas in the 60's is making a comeback.
One Abilene chicken had a rough week.
“In the past few years I have tried to simplify what we do and not trump it up too much. I’ve never strained the sauces—I leave bits of chile in there to give a more rustic look.”
Marinade4 game hens 1 tablespoon achiote seeds 2 cups oil 46 ounces tomato juice 3 bay leaves 1 tablespoon granulated garlic 1 tablespoon oregano leaves 1 teaspoon each of dark chile powder, ground cumin, and salt 2 ounces lime juice 4 ounces tequila 1 medium onion, choppedStuffing12 steamed fresh tamales
Recipes from Eureka!, 4011 Villanova, Dallas4 whole chicken breasts Juice of 1 lemon 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon minced garlic 3 tablespoons chopped parsley 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepperMarinate chicken in remaining ingredients for one hour in refrigerator.
Underscoring the “comfort” in comfort food, the Roaring Fork in Dallas (14866 Montfort) has brought classic roasted chicken into the nineties with a dish that’s a breeze to fix and soul-satisfying to eat. Chef Lance Youngs generously bastes the fowl with a lemon-and-honey glaze brightened by thyme and chives. The
Recipe from Chef Lance Young, The Roaring Fork, Dallas.Spring Chicken1/2 cup lemon juice 1/8 cup honey 2 tablespoons fresh thyme 2 tablespoons fresh chives 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt 11/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 2 whole chickens (21/2 to 3 pounds each) salt
2 chicken breasts1 egg1 glop of milkSalt and pepper1/2 cup flourCornflakesOlive oil3 tablespoons butterCheap white wineOreganoSweet basil1 can cream of mushroom soupPaper sack (for shaking up chicken)1 stool (for seeing over the stove)Kill one chicken and rip out its breast. Beat one egg lightly with a glop of milk. Add
6 large whole poblano chiles 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 2 1/2-pound hickory-smoked chicken 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion 1/2 cup pecan pieces 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 small pears, thinly sliced 1/4 cup Riesling wine Mango-fig chutney (see recipe, below), 2 tablespoons per
From Avner Samuel, chef owner of Avner’s, Dallas.
Chicken Tikka with Yellow Lentils and Crispy PappadumsYellow Lentils2 tablespoons each celery, onion, and bacon, finely chopped 1⁄2 ounce olive oil 5 cups (40 ounces) chicken stock 2 tablespoons curry powder 2 cups dried split yellow or pink lentils Kosher salt to tasteSauté celery, onion, and bacon in oil for
When refugees from Myanmar moved to the small city to work for Pilgrim's Pride, residents practiced good Texas hospitality and made efforts to bridge the cross-cultural divide.
Editor’s Note: The Texas Monthly BBQ Festival is almost here! Each day until then, we’ll be talking to one of the featured pitmasters, with questions from TM staffers, esteemed BBQ experts, Twitter followers and you, the readers of this blog. Today we bring you Cliff Payne, 58, of Cousin's
A bright red sign outlined in neon lights screams CHICKEN as you approach Ms P’s Electric Cock, a large silver trailer on a quieter part of South Congress Avenue. As you may have guessed from the attention-getting name, Ms P’s is not a place for subtlety. It is, however, a
1 whole chicken, 3 to 4 pounds 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon ancho or other pure chile powder 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon cocoa powder 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegarPreheat oven and roasting pan to 400
He invented the boneless breast and made his chicken a household name. But now his critics are out to roast him.
The prairie chickens in Texas’ vanishing grasslands are booming and boyish.
Roasted rosemary chicken and jicama slaw.
Recipe From Kim Son, Houston1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast 2 heaping tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder honey to taste 1 package rice vermicelli noodles garnish of mung bean sprouts, shredded green lettuce, chopped fresh mint, peeled and seeded, chopped cucumber 2 tablespoons chopped
Recipe from chef Luigi, Nero’s Italian, DallasA double breast of chicken stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes, fresh goat cheese and spinach, in a fresh roasted garlic cream sauce.6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, split 1/4 lb. goat cheese 1/4 lb. sun-dried tomatoes 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 lb. fresh spinach 1/2 lb.
Cockfighting is probably cruel and certainly illegal, which are only two reasons that attract its aficionados.