"Elizabeth Karmel was born in North Carolina, weaned on pulled pork, and has spice and smoke in her bones."
—Steven Raichlen, author of The Barbecue! Bible and How to Grill
Whether you're grilling hot-and-fast or barbecuing low-and-slow, knowing how to match foods with flavors will make you a bona fide backyard BBQ master. In Soaked, Slathered, and Seasoned, Elizabeth Karmel offers hundreds of savory and sweet flavorings to make the most of all your favorite foods—ribs, burgers, steaks, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and fruit—really, anything you can cook with fire and smoke!
Karmel offers 400 fresh, creative recipes for marinades, brines, barbecue sauces, glazes, mops, salsas, jellies, dipping sauces, and even pestos and tapenades that range from classic (Garlicky Lemon Marinade, Irene's Hot Pepper Jelly) to innovative (Fresh Cherry-Horseradish Relish, Roasted Garlic and Shallot Jam) and from sophisticated (Merlot Wine Steak Sauce, Pumpkin Butter Barbecue Sauce) to just plain fun (Elvis Is in the House Sauce, This Swine Is Mine Beer Mop). With tempting color photos throughout the book and a dazzling array of recipes, Soaked, Slathered, and Seasoned will inspire you for years to come and make anything you grill exciting, fresh, and delicious.
Recipe Excerpts from Soaked, Slathered, and Seasoned
Jack and Diane Steak with Whiskey Butter
Bahama Mama Marinade
Irene’s Hot Pepper Jelly
As the legend goes, Eskimos have 500 words for snow. Certainly, Southern chefs that are worth their salt should know about that many synonyms for sauce. Thus it is with Karmel (Taming the Flame), executive chef of Hill Country, that great bastion for brisket in New York City. She steps up to the plate with 400 recipes covering marinades, brines, glazes, salsas, rubs, vinaigrettes, relishes, pestos and the occasional ketchup. Her choice of ingredients runs the pop cultural gamut from cherry Coke in a sweet cherry cola barbecue sauce to bourbon in her Jack Daniel's steak sauce to coffee in a cocoa-espresso-black pepper rub. There's a coating for anything one would care to grill, like an apple cider brine for pork or soy-ginger wasabi butter for seafood. Karmel's commentaries, which preface each recipe, reflect the broad scope of her culinary life. But she perhaps shares a little too much information as to the origins of I Think My Pig Is Sexy marinade, and her many travel exploits come off a bit like a brag, raving over a mushroom quesadilla she had on the Mexican Riviera and the sashimi with hibiscus salt she discovered in Tokyo. Her most brilliant move is her quietest, a minimalist chart entitled, Make Your Own Barbecue Rub which lets you mix and match from lists of salts, sugars, peppers and spices. (Apr.)
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If you do grilling, smoking, and like to experiment with different ways of cooking the same meat, this is a really nice reference to those techniques in one book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by George
Will take years but looking forward to every recipe. Have done the brined turkey 3 times, always fabulous!Published 7 months ago by Roy Ann Gregory
Very good book with tons of ideas and sauces. My husband likes to cook and he is always going back to this book for ideas. We gave this book as a gift and they loved it as well.Published 7 months ago by BARBARA SILVA
When I lost my old copy, I had to get a replacement. This book is a standard for my kitchen. It has pretty much everything you need to season a piece of meat and then some.Published 9 months ago by Richard C.
For me to give a cookbook a five star review, it's because the photos are stellar. I'm highly visual. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Debby