Ever since our prehistoric ancestors first put food to fire, cooks have contrived ingenious and not always conventional ways to harness the flames. In this show we explore three unexpected techniques for grilling. The first stands the vertical rotisserie used in Mexico and the Middle East on its head (or at least on its side) to make a Yucatan classic: crusty juicy tacos al pastor. The second involves a piece of equipment you don't usually find at a barbecue-a roofer's torch-here, used to brulee a spectacular pineapple dessert. The third involves a mystery ingredient that virtually no one on the planet has ever grilled. I give you the improbable grill. TACOS AL PASTOR; VOLCANO PINEAPPLE; MYSTERY BOX CHALLENGE - SUNFLOWER.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 311
|Sun, Oct 3||4:00 P.M.||The Improbable Grill|
In his groundbreaking Barbecue University television series, Steven Raichlen taught the world how to grill.
In the popular sequel Primal Grill, viewers were taken on a virtual tour of global grilling.
And in Project Smoke, Raichlen brought the arts of barbecuing and smoking from the competition circuit to the American home.
Deciding it was time to turn up the heat, Steven introduces his hottest series yet, PROJECT FIRE, a new and insightful exploration of how we grill today, and how we will grill and smoke tomorrow.
With a dynamic new format that includes on-set guests and off-road field trips, innovators of live fire cooking join Steven to share revolutionary new techniques that elevate the backyard barbecue experience - from ember-roasting and salt slab grilling to fire-heated iron and high tech rotisseries.
STEVEN RAICHLEN'S PROJECT FIRE introduces new foods - from unfamiliar cuts of steak to eco-friendly seafood - and new twists on popular classics, such as entire meals cooked on the grill, from breakfast to paella to clambakes.
And, as usual, Steven features a collection of new tools and fuels for the avid griller.
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