Tamales are a fantastic dish for a group. You can either have a tamale party to prep, make and cook the homemade tamales or just grab some pre-made tamales. But once you get them warm, how do you keep tamales warm for your party? The best way is to use a warming dish like a …
Archive of all the recipes created by Chef Chad.
I know my way around a pit. Opening a barbecue restaurant in Texas requires a lot of research, testing and documenting. Nailing down not only how to make great smoked meats is one thing but perfecting how to sell it is another story. Once you slice into a whole brisket you only have so long …
Nothing is better than a few slices of fresh red chili peppers with ceviche or even with some eggs. But what do you do when you can’t find fresh red chili peppers?
So the common question we get in emails is; How Long to Deep Fry Chicken Legs?. Crispy Fried Chicken is the definition of comfort food. Who doesn’t love a juicy and crispy chicken drumstick fried to perfection? Read below on what you need and arm yourself with the knowledge to make great fried chicken every time.
Ready to make your own beef jerky? Let’s look at the different cuts of beef to find the best option next time you head to your local grocery store. First rule, the best meat for a jerky recipe are not great cuts for grilling. Jerky is as much about finding the right cuts of meat as it is the marinade. The jerky-making process itself is quite simple, so let’s read on about how to make homemade beef jerky.
I spent a lot of my career as the Chef of a high end seafood restaurant. We had fish flown in from all over the U.S. daily. We actually wrote our menus every morning based on what landed, and what didn’t. We were cooking by the seasons and the harvests and it was glorious. Learning to properly cook and pair seafood is more difficult than it sounds. Each fish has its own distinct personality and what it plays well with… and what it doesn’t. So learning to not overpower mild flavors but still create bold memorable flavors was a lot of fun. Here is one of my favorite recipes.
Keep this slow roasted tomatoes recipe on hand for a quick addition that will elevate just about any dish.
Smoking ribs on your Traeger Pellet Grill is a great way to cook tender ribs at home. With just a little prep and know-how, your pellet smoker can produce the most delicious ribs in the neighborhood. So prepare for your next barbecue or game day gathering and your new legacy as the king of ribs.
The sous vide method yields the most delicious pork belly. I love this recipe and its versatility and prefer it to traditional cooking methods which often use high temperatures vs the low-temperature long-time slow cook. If this is your first recipe using sous vide, you picked the right place to start!
Inspired by the idea of the blended burger project by The Mushroom Council. I created this mixture and made it into a meatloaf. This recipe can easily be adjusted to turn it into meatballs or even burger patties. Have fun experimenting with it and enjoy!