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Grilled Shishito Peppers with Sesame, Lime, and Sea Salt

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Whether they're shishitos or pimientos de Padrón, I really love these type of blistered small green peppers as a side or appetizer. I find their soft flesh, fruity flavor, and the occasional wave of heat incredibly satisfying, and the fact that I'm way more into them than my wife just makes me happier because it means there's little to no competition when I devour an entire plate myself. For as much as I adore shishitos, I realized I have never posted a recipe for them, and that may be because making them doesn't really require much of a recipe, but there's definitely more than one way to gussy them up that makes sharing preparations a worthy cause, and these shishitos with sesame, lime, and sea salt are one of my favorite flavor combinations.

Making shishitos just requires a little oil and a hot cooking source—pan frying or grilling are the most common methods. There's the ability to start layering in flavors in the initial seasoning phase of the process by the choice of oil and cooking medium. Instead of using just neutral canola or vegetable oil here, I added in a bit of sesame oil, which gave the peppers a toasty and nutty sesame taste in the end.

The cooking method also effects the end flavor and texture with frying leading to a more blistered pepper, while grilling imparts a little smokiness and and char, giving the shishitos a distinct grilled flavor. It should come as no surprise that I almost always opt for grilled, and I cooked this batch of peppers over direct heat utilizing a freshly lit fire while it was at its hottest.

A super hot fire meant these cooked incredibly quick, so I kept a close eye on them and turned and moved them around constantly to get peppers that were charred, blistered, and completely tender, but not burnt, which can happen very fast. As the peppers were done, I transferred them to a serving platter, and once the last one finished its journey from fire to plate, I squeezed on some lime juice and sprinkled the peppers with a flaky sea salt—I used Maldon for this.

I don't have many recipes that clock in under five minutes from start to finish, and I bet if I go through the archives and do find some, they wouldn't be as delicious and satisfying as this super fast recipe was. After these shishitos were finished, I put some burgers on the grill, and I couldn't help myself from finishing almost all the peppers in the time it took to finish cooking the burgers. The fruity flavor of the pepper felt at home with the toasty sesame undertone while the lime brought a great bright and fresh acidity. Hitting those large pieces of salt made sure all of those flavors really shined, but my favorite part of eating my way through the tray of shishitos was encountering the couple spicy ones, which left a tongue tingling heat that enhanced the flavor of the next few peppers I would eat after that. While it was common to find shishitos in my farmer's market in the past, I've noticed them being pretty consistently available at my grocery store now, so I'll likely be experimenting more with using them in other cooking scenarios and sharing out all the excellent things that come from that.
Published on Thu Jul 23, 2020 by Joshua Bousel

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Yield 4 servings

Prep 1 Minute
Cook 3 Minutes
Total 4 Minutes

Ingredients
1 pound shishito peppers, washed and dried
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 lime, halved
Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon, to taste
Procedure
Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and spread the coals evenly over entire surface of coal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Clean and oil grilling grate. Place peppers in a medium bowl, drizzle in oils, and toss to thoroughly coat peppers in oil. Place peppers on grill and cook until blistered all over, 1-3 minutes per side.
Transfer peppers to a serving platter. Squeeze on lime juice to taste. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Serve immediately.

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Introducing Picanha (Fat Cap Sirloin Roast)

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The French call it culotte, which means something like “britches.” Here in America, we know it as fat cap top sirloin. (Other names for this singular cut include rump cover, rump cap, and sirloin cap.)

But the cut reaches its apotheosis in Brazil, where it goes by the name of picanha (pronounced pee-CAHN-ya). Generations of gauchos and grill masters have raised the preparation, grilling, and degustation of this extraordinarily flavorful meat to the level of art.

Picanha, named after a pole used by Spanish and Portuguese farmers to herd cattle, comes from top of the rump—a triangular steak-like roast with a big beefy flavor that’s inversely proportional to its affordable price tag. What makes it so extraordinary is the thick cap of fat butchers leave on the top of the roast. Said fat melts and crisps during the cooking, basting the rich lean meat with fatty goodness. Picanha (NAMP number 1184D) can be difficult to find. Which was why I was amenable to trying a sample from Holy Grail, an artisanal company that sources upper Prime meats –meats that are typically available only to restaurants.

Brazilians have devised an ingenious way to cut and grill picanha. They slice it crosswise (with the grain) into 2-inch strips, which they curl into C-shapes and thread onto rotisserie spits. The seasonings are kept simple: salt and only salt prior to cooking; farofa (toasted cassava flour) and molho de companha (fiery country salsa) by way of optional accompaniments.

The skewers spin over a hot charcoal fire, the fat from the top skewer dripping onto the picanha below it. Once browned on the outside, the meat is paraded through the dining room on a spit to be carved directly onto patrons’ plates. The uncooked meat in the center is returned to the rotisserie for more grilling. The beauty of this system? Everyone gets an end cut.

When I cook picanha, I like to roast it on the rotisserie, but instead of slicing it into strips, I grill it whole. This is quicker and easier than the Brazilian method and it keeps the meat nice and juicy.

I also like to “hedgehog” the fat cap—score the surface in a deep crosshatch pattern. This helps render some of the fat and crisp what remains.

For seasoning (and for extra flavor), I use a brisket rub in the style of Texas Hill Country brisket: equal parts sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper, with garlic and onion powder for pungency and oregano and hot pepper flakes for oomph.

Meat prices are rising this holiday season—along with everything else. Want to serve an impressive, richly flavorful roast—without busting your budget? Picanha is your ticket.

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Oven Baked BBQ Pork Chops

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When's the last time you sank your teeth into a simple oven-baked BBQ pork chop? But, can a pork chop in the oven actually have good flavor and still be juicy and tender? Yes, and this quick weeknight recipe is the no-fuss rescue the sheet pan chops been begging for.

This post was sponsored by  Head Country Barbecue. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

Oven-baked pork chops bring back memories of shake-and-bake dinners with boil-in-a-bag veggies paired alongside (and trust me, as a kid, I loved that every veggie came with a cheese sauce). But, the meat was always dry and tough and as an adult, I went to the tenderloin for flavor on busy nights.

But, the standards exist for a reason. So, I wanted to see if giving this old-school dinner an update could succeed with the ease of those box kits but better with quick cook time, tender pork, and tons of flavor.

With a simple rub and a quick barbecue baste, this recipe checked all the boxes. These are not your mama's pork chops. They are so much better.

What you need to make this recipe

This is a basic ‘what I've got in the pantry' recipe. All you need is:

  • Bone-in pork chops – about an inch thick
  • Brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Paprika – add smoked paprika for a sublte touch of smoked flavor
  • Cumin
  • Ground black pepper
  • Hot and Spicy Head Country Bar-b-Que Sauce – The heat cuts the sweet from the brown sugar.

For the added Quick Spicy Pecans

  • Brown sugar
  • Salt 
  • Cayenne
  • jalapeno infused olive oil – you can swap regular olive oil for this
  • water

How to make oven baked bbq pork chops

This recipe comes together quickly. So grab everything you need to make sure you pull it off seamlessly and don't over cook the pork.

First preheat the oven and prep a baking sheet with foil.

Rub the pork with the brown sugar and spices and place on the baking sheet.

Bake the chops until they reach 130 F internally, just 15 minutes or so depending on the thickness of the chops.

Then, pull the chops from the oven and set it to broil.

Baste the chops in a thick layer of barbecue sauce and add the pecans before placing under the broiler.

Broil both sides, flipping once, until the BBQ sauce is tacky and the pork reaches 140.

Next, let the pork rest to reach 145F and make the quick spicy pecans.

Whisk the brown sugar, spices, oil and water in a small saucepan and allow to just begin to bubble before adding the pecans in to coat.

Lastly, turn the pecans out to cool before a rough chop.

Finally, serve the bbq pork chops with your favorite sides and garnish with the chopped pecans over top as garnish.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

Can I use boneless chops?

Yes, if you have boneless chops, you can absolutely use them. Boneless meat cooks quicker than bone in, so adjust your cook time accordingly.

Can I change the bbq sauce?

Swap the Hot and Spicy Bar-b-q sauce for their original or hickory smoke if you're worried about too much heat. Or, if you're feeling bold try their chipotle bbq sauce.

Can I make these ahead of time?

No, these pork chops are best served fresh. if you don't finish them all right after they are cooked, consider slicing them thin and using them in a toasted sandwich or omelet the next day. Every time you reheat the pork chop though, you'll be cooking it further and loosing the juices.

Serving suggestions

Pair these chops with creamy mashed potatoes, blanched green beans, or my favorite smoked brussels sprouts. The crunch from the pecans go well with each of these too.

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Oven-Baked BBQ Pork Chops

Juicy tender oven baked chops slathred in spicy bbq sauce and topped with quick spicy pecans for a bonus crunch. This recipe pays homage to my childhood memories of sheet pan pork chops with modern updates!

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time20 mins

Resting Time5 mins

Servings: 4

Calories: 547kcal

For the Quick Spicy Pecans:

Prep the chops

  • Preheat the oven to 425F.

  • Pat the chops dry and line a baking sheet with foil.

  • Place the chops on the baking sheet.

  • Whisk the brown sugar, salt, paprika, cumin, and pepper together in a small bowl.

  • Pat the brown sugar-spice mixture all over the chops on both sides.

Bake the Pork Chops

  • Bake for 15 minutes until the pork reaches 135 degrees F.

  • Remove from oven, and set the oven to broil. Move the rack to the second highest slot.

Broil the Pork Chops

  • Baste the chops in Head Country hot and spicy sauce, coating both sides.

  • Add the pecans around the pork, and place under the broiler.

  • Cook for 2 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven, flip the pork chops.

  • Return to the oven and broil another 2 to 4 minutes, until sauce is tacky and pork chops temp at 140F.

  • Let rest, covered, for 5 minutes. The pork should rise to 145F while resting.

  • Place the pecans in a small bowl.

Make the Quick Spicy Pecans

  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan whisk together the brown sugar, salt, and cayenne with the jalapeno-infused olive oil and water.

  • Set over medium heat until the sugar just begins to bubble.

  • Add the pecans that you toasted with the pork chops and stir to coat.

  • Allow the brown sugar to just bubble as you stir the pecans to coat.

  • Turn them out onto parchment paper in a single layer.

  • The pecans will quickly become tacky.

  • Once they are dry, give them a rough chop.

You can use boneless pork chops for this recipe as well, reduce the time to 10-12 minutes of baking for chops under 1” thick and adjust as needed for thicker chops.

Depending on where your oven racks sit in proximity to the broiler, adjust the time as needed to finish the cook on the meat and set the sauce.

This recipe calls for jalapeno-infused olive oil. Swap with regular olive oil if needed. 

If you're worried about the Hot and Spicy being too much for your family, try Head Country original sauce instead. Alternatively, for a bold smokey flavor, try their Chipotle sauce. 

Nutrition Facts

Oven-Baked BBQ Pork Chops

Amount Per Serving (1 g)

Calories 547
Calories from Fat 243

% Daily Value*

Fat 27g42%

Saturated Fat 9g56%

Trans Fat 1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 4g

Monounsaturated Fat 11g

Cholesterol 205mg68%

Sodium 748mg33%

Potassium 1045mg30%

Carbohydrates 9g3%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 9g10%

Protein 62g124%

Vitamin A 145IU3%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 68mg7%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Title: Oven Baked BBQ Pork Chops
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Published Date: 12/13/21

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Dutch Oven Brisket Chili with my Secret Ingredient

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Dutch Oven Brisket Chili with my Secret Ingredient – OK, truth be told, I have two secret ingredients for my chili. Well, after this post, one of them will still be secret. The second one I’m sharing with the world. Why? Because we all need a leg up on the chili competition. Everyone thinks they make the best chili. Usually because we make it for crowds and everyone, after having a free bowl of chili, lauds us with how great the chili is. But we know, in our heart of hearts, that our chili is indeed the best chili and it’s because of the care we take in protecting the secret we slide in when no one is looking. And no, that secret ingredient is not love, or chocolate, or a cup of bourbon (even tho all of those things make fine additions to any pot of this reddish brown deliciousness). No, my secret ingredient is Worcestershire sauce. Before you wrinkle your nose at that because your secret ingredient is way better, just keep in mind I don’t use that thin, watery stuff that could just as easily be soy sauce or teriyaki to even the keenest of culinary eyes. No, I use the thick, gooey Worcestershire sauce simply known as W Sauce because spelling and pronouncing Worcestershire is pretty darn difficult, even more so after a couple adult beverages. In fact, after 2 said libations, everyone who tries to say Worcestershire sounds like someone who hasn’t been sober a single day in 30 years. Seriously, give it a try. 

Also, let’s talk about chili in general. It’s not rocket surgery. It’s meat, tomato sauce, beans and chili powder. Yes, chili has beans in it. It was invented in the northern regions of Mexico and it most definitely had beans. If you don’t like beans in chili, great, skip the beans. That doesn’t mean they don’t belong or that I am wrong for wanting beans in mine. It means you like it a different way which is perfectly OK, just don’t argue about it. Only an idiot would argue that the way he prefers to eat something is some how superior over someone else’s preference. Unless of course you like a well done steak. In that case you deserve the ridicule. JK. I don’t care. So this is a pretty basic recipe, but with a few tricks to make it better than most. Use the tricks and tips on your recipe if you like. And always make brisket chili if you can. It’s head and shoulders above ground beef.

Dutch Oven Brisket Chili Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion, rough chopped, with a few slices reserved
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2.5 pounds of leftover brisket, cubed into big chunks
  • 30 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 packet of premade chili mix
  • The reserved onion sliced razor thin
  • 6 oz W Sauce (American’s Worcestershire Sauce), divided
  • 15 oz dark red kidney beans. drained
  • 15 oz black beans, drained
  • 15 oz white  kidney/cannellini beans(sub navy beans), drained
  • 1 small can or tube of tomato paste to thicken (optional)

Let’s start off with portions here. Most of you go by whatever the back of that little packet of premade chili sauce. Which is 1 lb of ground beef. I like my chili meaty. Sorry. I like my chili MEATY! Like I can’t stress it enough how meaty I like my chili. I need that guy who narrates the Arby’s commercials or maybe James Earl Jones to say it in their rich baritone voices to give it justice. You can hear them in your head right now, can’t you?!?!

I also don’t like to go light on the beans, nor do I like to stick to one variety of beans. Get creative. Go with some different colors and kinds. There’s no wrong answer here. I go with dark red kidney beans, black beans and white beans. More beans means thicker chili, just make sure to drain them. We want the beans and not the sauce. 

Start by dropping the dutch oven into some nest of hot coals with the coals a few inches away from the outer edge of the cast iron pot. At first I put the pot right in the coals. I poured some oil in there, turned my back to chop the brisket and the oil burst into flames. I’ll show the coal arrangement and a little about fire management in a minute. For this cook, I used the Hooray Grill:

For the brisket, truth be told this is not my brisket. I went to a friend’s BBQ restaurant and ordered a chunk of brisket. 2.5 pounds to be exact and I chunked it up:

The brisket needs no seasoning. It was already seasoned when it was cooked. 

Once the dutch oven gets to around 350 go ahead and add the oil:

And then add the onion:

Tip #1:. Pour the meat on top of the onion. 

Tip 2: Add 4 ounces of the 6 ounces of W Sauce and close the lid:

Brisket Chili

Let the onion steam up through the beef and let the W Sauce infuse into the fibers of the brisket. I call it the White Castle or Krystal effect (depending on your region). It hyper infuses the onion and W Sauce flavor into the brisket. Do this if you go with hamburger or cubed pork loin, or sirloin or whatever.

Once the meat is warmed up and the onion is translucent, drop in the tomato sauce:

Brisket Chili

And here you can see the fire management. The hot coals are a few inches away from the pot:

Brisket Chili

Pay attention to that fire. Every so often, you will need to add a handful of coals here and there. When, and how much is totally a feel thing. I suggest some nitrile gloves because doing this with lump charcoal and tongs is not easy. 

Tip #3: Now that onion I reserved from the stuff I rough chopped I’m going to slice razor thin:

If you can’t see the knife blade through the onion, you are slicing it too thick:

Then finely mince that down to practically nothing. We want that onion to melt into the sauce. So add about 1/4 cup of finely, finely minced onion and the chili powder into the Dutch oven:

Brisket Chili

Now stir it in:

Brisket Chili

Let that cook for a couple hours and thicken up, concentrating those flavors.

Tip #4: Drain the beans:

We want the brisket and the beans to be the show here. If we dump in all the sauce from the beans then the sauce that is in and around the brisket and beans will be the star. That’s not my goal. I want to go subtle on seasoning because I’m using great ingredients. If I were using boring hamburger I would need the sauce to shine. But already cooked brisket is magical by itself. Let it shine. 

Brisket Chili

Since I was doing a photo shoot, I poured all my beans in at once. If I were making this for my family (rather than a camera), I would only pour in the kidney and black beans right now. The white beans are softer and can turn to mush if allowed to simmer to long. Which brings us to:

Tip #5: Reserve the white beans until about 30 minutes before serving. Allow the red and black beans to simmer in the sauce but add the white beans at the end. 

Finally, add the remaining 2 ounces of W Sauce and stir it through.

Now just let it simmer with the lid cocked off to the side to allow water vapor to escape, and let it thicken:

Brisket Chili

For me, I do not want my chili soupy. That’s bean soup with meat added. It should mound on a spoon like this:

Brisket ChiliBrisket Chili

If you need to serve your chili and it hasn’t cooked down enough, add some of that tomato paste in. It will help. 

I didn’t list any accoutrements for adding to the chili after it’s served. You know better what you and your crew like. I added some rings of baby bell peppers for some color and some crunch. A little sour cream, shredded cheese (not the stuff from the package but shredded myself), green onions, some oyster crackers and a little more W Sauce for everyone. And for me personally, a little hot sauce. 

Brisket Chili

And if you have a soup crock, that always helps in presentation:

Brisket Chili

So if you want to take your chili to the next level and keep that improvement to yourself, I give you the W Sauce:

Brisket ChiliBrisket Chili

OK, to sum up, here are my tips:

Tip #1:. Pour the meat on top of the onion and close the lid. Let the onion steam up through the brisket.

Tip #2: Add the secret ingredient – W Sauce. 

Tip #3: Slice some onion razor thin so it melts into the chili.

Tip #4: Drain the beans.

Tip #5: Reserve the white beans until about 30 minutes before serving.

You can do this recipe word for word, step by step and it will make great chili. But maybe you have a killer recipe already and you want to adapt a couple of these tips/tricks to your method. Either way works. I hope you learned at least one new trick/tip today.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below or send me an email. 

W Sauce did not pay me to make this post. I discovered their sauce and love it a ton. Help out a small business and check them out yourself. One bit of warning. There’s no going back to the thin, watery stuff. I have another post with their sauce. Check it out here. 

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Dutch Oven Brisket Chili with my Secret Ingredient
Author: Scott Thomas
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Chili
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Dutch Oven Brisket Chili cooked over open fire and infused with my secret ingredient.
Ingredients
  • 1 large onion, rough chopped, with a few slices reserved
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2.5 pounds of leftover brisket, cubed into big chunks
  • 30 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 packet of premade chili mix
  • The reserved onion sliced razor thin
  • 6 oz W Sauce (American's Worcestershire Sauce), divided
  • 15 oz dark red kidney beans. drained
  • 15 oz black beans, drained
  • 15 oz white kidney/cannellini beans(sub navy beans), drained
  • 1 small can or tube of tomato paste to thicken (optional)

Instructions
  1. Set the Dutch Oven near the coals and get the pot above 350 but no higher than 400
  2. Drizzle the oil in and then layer the bottom of the pan with the onion
  3. Then top with the brisket and 4 ounces of the W Sauce and close the lid and let the onions and W sauce steam the beef
  4. Once the onion is translucent and the brisket has warmed up, add the tomato sauce and stir it through
  5. Slice the reserved onion razor thin and then finely mince and add to the dutch oven along with the chili powder packet
  6. Set the lid on top a bit askew to allow the steam to escape
  7. Drain the liquid off the beans and add the red kidney and black beans and stir them through
  8. Add the the remaining W sauce and blend completely
  9. About 30 minutes before serving, add the white kidney beans and mix them in, closing the lid but leaving a gap for the steam to escape
  10. Once the chili has thickened, serve with whatever accoutrements you wish

And here are some more pics that didn’t make the recipe but are pretty enough for Pinterest!

 

 

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Scott Thomas, the Original Grillin’ Fool, was sent off to college with a suitcase and a grill where he overcooked, undercooked and burned every piece of meat he could find. After thousands of failures, and quite a few successes, nearly two decades later he started a website to show step by step, picture by picture, foolproof instructions on how to make great things out of doors so that others don’t have to repeat the mistakes he’s made on the grill.

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