BARBECUE IDEAS & BBQ COOKING LESSONS
Review by Barb & Ron Kroll
Smokin' with Myron Mixon - Recipes Made Simple from the Winningest Man in BBQ
(Ballantine Books) ISBN 978-0345528537 0345528530
Myron Mixon, cooking school teacher and winner of many competitions, provides great barbecue recipes in Smokin'. If you follow his instructions, you will be able to grill meats and fish like champion pitmasters.
Mixon's cookbook also includes ideas for side dishes, desserts and drinks to go with your backyard barbecue.
How to smoke meat
Entertaining and informative, the author introduces each chapter and recipe with lessons on everything from selecting the best BBQ cooker to what to do with burnt brisket ends (cube, add pan drippings and smoke).
Organized by food category, this 170-page book provides many easy ideas for family meals and special events. Tips provide additional information, like how to use a dip of half vinegar sauce and half water to keep BBQ meat moist.
Photos of Myron Mixon cooking and mouthwatering images of his great recipes in Smokin' make you want to fire up the barbecue smoker and start cooking.
Grilling vs barbecuing
At the front of Smokin', Myron Mixon answers questions, e.g., what is the difference between grilling and barbecuing? (Grilling is cooking food fast at high temperatures, while barbecuing is cooking and smoking food at low temperatures.)
His tips include what type of wood to use. (Fruit woods add flavor and, unlike hickory wood and oak, don't coat grills with impurities.)
Many of Mixon's recipes include his father's Jack's Old South sauces as ingredients (Jack's Old South Vinegar Sauce, Hickory Sauce and Huney Muney Cluck Rub). Mixon provides substitute recipes for these BBQ marinades and rubs.
Sample Smokin' with Myron Mixon cookbook recipes
Rib marinade. Basic hickory sauce. Tangy sweet sauce. Myron Mixon's world-famous cupcake chicken. Apple and bacon stuffed chicken breast. Sausage-stuffed pork chops. Perfect brisket. Perfect porterhouse steak. Myron Mixon's prize-winning Whistler burger. BBQ salmon. Bacon-wrapped Coca-Cola chicken breasts. Myron's peach baked beans. Barbecue deviled eggs. Barbecue nachos. Barbecue stuffed baked potatoes. Barbecue chef salad. Pimiento cheese.
- Barbecue Basics
- Rubs, Sauces, Marinades, Injections and Glazes
- Ribs and Chops
- Side Dishes
- Myron at Home
- Drinks and Desserts
Myron Mixon is judge of the TLC Network BBQ Pitmasters TV show, teacher at his barbecue cooking school and winner of numerous BBQ world championships.