BBQ Recipes |
December 23, 2015

Ugly Pork Crown Roast

Pork crown roast is a popular cut with an inferiority complex. It wants to be taken as seriously as prime rib, thought it would probably settle for the respect of rack of lamb. Alas, a bone-in loin of commodity hog isn’t much to look at, so butchers dress it up by making

July 20, 2015

Pork Brisket

Meat suppliers are always looking for ways to fetch a premium for their cuts of meat. Maybe they just get lucky with something like beef brisket that just gets more popular, but more often they accomplish this by finding different ways to market the cuts they already have or alter the

January 3, 2014

BBQ Anatomy 101: Pork Shoulder

A quarter century ago Isaac Tigrett brought the Southern-style pulled pork sandwich to Texas. The Hard Rock Café founder from Jackson, Tennessee, opened a Dallas location in 1986, and in the following year the Dallas Morning News wrote that he “has trotted the pig into steer territory, offering the

May 15, 2013

The Barbecue Editor Disputes a Tar Heel

The following is a correspondence between Daniel Vaughn and John Shelton Reed. Reed lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and is the co-author, with his wife, Dale Volberg Reed, of Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue. Vaughn is the barbecue editor of Texas Monthly and the author of Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through

Food & Drink |
January 20, 2013

State Fare

Don’t judge Cuisine Actuelle by its pictures. The glamorous cookbook, written by Victor Gielisse, the chef at Dallas restaurant Actuelle (the Crescent, 500 Crescent Court), might well daunt the quotidian cook. But, in fact, most of its 150 recipes are as easy as pie. Rich, heavy sauces are conspicuous by

Recipes |
January 20, 2013

Three-Nut-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts, toasted 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted 1/3 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts, toasted 1 cup bread crumbs 1 cup bran flakes cereal (not raw bran) 12 3-ounce mignons pork tenderloin Salt Freshly cracked pepper 1/2 cup flour 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1/3 cup virgin

Recipes |
January 20, 2013

Grilled Pork in Cascabel Cream Sauce

Cascabel Chile Purée8 to 10 dried cascabel chiles 2 cups chicken stockSeed chiles and toast in a sauté pan. Put stock and chiles in a saucepan and simmer 15 minutes. Purée in a blender.Marinade for Pork1/2 cup chile purée (recipe above) 1 cup chicken stock 1/3 cup peanut oil 2

Recipes |
January 20, 2013

Peppered Pork

Peppered Pork1 14-ounce or larger pork tenderloin (have butcher remove membrane) Salt to taste 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 2 tablespoons virgin olive oilPreheat oven to 500 degrees. Cut pork into 4 equal pieces, sprinkle with salt, coat with pepper. In very hot sauté pan, sear each piece in

Recipes |
January 20, 2013

Charcoal-Broiled Pork With Rice Vermicelli

1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup nuoc mam 4 shallots, thinly sliced Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 8 ounces thin rice vermicelli 1 pound boneless pork loin 1 pound ground beef (chuck) 8 garlic cloves, minced 24 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes (use metal

Recipes |
January 20, 2013

Grilled Pork Loin in Apricot-and-Curry Marinade

Pork Loin12 seven-ounce center cuts of fresh boneless pork loin 2 cups smooth apricot jam 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 cups finely sliced onions 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 bay leaves 15 white peppercorns, cracked 1/2 teaspoon

Eat My Words |
October 27, 2011

TMBBQFest: Dirk Fowler’s Posters

While there isn’t one that features sausage, we’re still perfectly comfortable (and proud) to call these posters by Lubbock artist Dirk Fowler a Holy Trinity. A regular TEXAS MONTHLY contributor, Fowler came up with the motif when he saw the iPhone icon for our

Eat My Words |
August 9, 2011

High on the (Whole) Hog

The bad news. Texas has a feral hog problem, with an estimated 2.6 million-plus animals roaming in destructive packs around our ranchland, woods and suburbs. The good news. They’re delicious. If you still haven’t picked up our August issue, check out writer Philipp

Feature |
December 1, 2005

Christmas in Brownsville

My father, who had grown up on a farm, used to talk about his family’s killing a pig for the tamales, but this was back in the twenties.

Music |
September 30, 1996

CD and Book Reviews

Hot CDsSalt? Fat? Excess? You’ll get none of that from the women of Pork. On their second album, Slop (Emperor Jones/Trance Syndicate), the Austin trio gets maximum results from a minimalist approach. Like a modern-day Modern Lovers, the band has a simple, timeless garage-rock sound that thrives on a patchwork