Cookbook Review: 300 Big & Bold
300 Big and Bold Barbecue and Grilling Recipes is a wonderful cookbook, full of grilling recipes for fish, poultry, meat, fruit and much more.
The authors, certified barbecue experts, also offer lots of advice on grilling and specialty grilling techniques including herb grilling, how to add a "kiss of smoke", leaf wrapping, stir grilling, planking and spit-roasting.
Plus the ladies devote an entire chapter to rubs, brines, bastes, glazes and sauces.
This is a beautiful cookbook, nicely set up with clear, easy to read instructions. The authors add tips for each recipe.
It's a perfect cookbook for someone newer to barbecuing and smoking and provides detailed information on many how to techniques, woods to use for smoking each recipe, the tools you will need, and many more tips and tricks to have you grilling and smoking like the pros in no time.
This cookbook was offered to me as a free copy for review, but I can tell you that I love it so much, I am definitely keeping it and using it often.
What's the secret to these amazing recipes? The authors offer that "The key to delicious results is building the bold flavor before, during and after barbecueing.
Here is a sampling of some of the delicious recipes offered by these authors:
- Aussie Paperback Pork with Lemon Myrtle Chutney
- Moroccan Chicken with Apricot and Pistachio Couscous
- Hickory Pork Burgers with Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce
- Grilled Apple Rings with Cider Bourbon Cream Sauce
- Argentinian Grilled Vegetable Platter with Chimichurri
- Brie and Pepper-Stuffed Portobellos
- Lime-Grilled Skirt Steak Fajitas with Charred Tomato Chipotle Salsa
You can even sample a few recipes here on Cookingnook.com. The publishers have given us permission to offer you three recipes from the book. ALL of them are fantastic.
- 300 Big & Bold Barbecue & Grilling Recipes Santa Maria Tri-Tip Roast
- Blue Ribbon Pulled Pork Recipe
- Macadamia-Buttered Mahi Mahi Recipe
The only negative about this book? I wish each recipe had an image. The images that are there are beautiful and clearly show the end product, but not every recipe comes with an image. That said, this book is worth it.
Here is a Review from Amazon.com:
Who doesn't like a good barbecue cookbook, right? Two of the best in the business at coming up with new recipes for your grill and writing them down in some outstanding publications are the BBQ Queens themselves-Karen Adler and Judith Fertig!
Their latest offering includes a whopping 300 new recipes to choose from. They provide some excellent tips on improving your grilling experience, including adding a "smoked" flavor to your foods, demonstrating such techniques as leaf-wrapping and stir-grilling, and explaining the benefits of using certain rubs while cooking up your favorite low-carb meats on the grill.
While this book is not explicitly full of low-carb recipes, the majority of them are VERY low-carb friendly or can be adapted to livin' la vida low-carb easily. I love trying out new recipes and this cookbook gives you plenty to work with!
About the Authors:
Karen Adler has written more than 11 cookbooks. She is past vice-president of the National Barbecue Association and is a certified barbecue expert. She has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appetit, Backyard Living and On the Grill Magazine amongst many others.
Judith Fertig was trained at the prestigious La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine and Le Cordon Bleu. Boasting a "Doctor of Barbecue Philosophy" degree from Greasehouse University, Judith has been featured in Cooking Light, Better Homes and Gardens, Food & Wine, Country Living, and the New York Times Syndicate, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Kansas City Star.
Together they are known as "the BBQ Queens" and are also the authors of Fish and Shellfish - Grilled & Smoked, BBQ Queens' Big Book of Barbecue and Weeknight Grilling, among others.
Also from the same authors, you may enjoy some of their other books:
The BBQ Queens' Big
Book of Barbecue
Weeknight Grilling with
the BBQ Queens
BBQ Bash: The Be-All, End-All Party Guide
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