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Tue Dec 17, 2013

Rotisserie Porchetta

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Porchetta

Ever since finding the gospel of rotisserie pork belly, I've had an itch to do it again. With Christmas coming up, it seemed like this crisped skinned and juicy chunk of pork would make one fine, rich centerpiece for the holiday table. So I took up the task of trying out another variation of slowly spinning belly over a live fire, this time around going the Italian route with a rotisserie porchetta that proved again that this is one of the greatest ways to cook pork belly.

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Tue Jun 11, 2013

Lechon Liempo

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Lechon Liempo

I may talk a barbecue game, but when it comes to cooking swine, Filipinos are at the top of their game. For all the Carolina whole hogs, smoked pork shoulders, and braised bellies I've had, nothing quite matches the simplicity and utter mastery of Filipino lechon—whole roast pig. I'd love nothing more than to learn this fine art of rotisserie swine cooking, but I'm short on a giant rotisserie, hogs, and a mentor. So when wanting to do some Filipino style pork, I took things to a smaller scale and looked to lechon liempo—Filipino roast pork belly.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012

Tea Smoked Rotisserie Duck

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Tea Smoked Duck

In my opinion, the Parkers got a good deal when the Bumpuses' dogs stole the Christmas bird, forcing the family to dine on "Chinese turkey" as a holiday alternative in A Christmas Story. Not only is duck a superior meat, but my Jewish upbringing—knowing Chinese on Christmas is more truth than stereotype for most of my kind—leads me to believe it's even more appropriate for celebration (or lack-there-of). So when thinking of what I'd want for Christmas besides ham—ham will always be my number one choice—a tea-smoked duck seeming very fitting for the occasion.

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Tue Jun 19, 2012

Herb-Encrusted Baby Back Ribs

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Herbed Encrusted Ribs

In the world of barbecue, it's so easy to have tunnel vision and see ribs only as rubbed down and slow smoked beauties. Sure there's lots of a variety in there—dry, KC sweet, Memphis tangy—but it's still a narrow view of what can be so much more. That's why I was so excited when I first saw these herb-encrusted baby back ribs on Another Pint Please, forcing me to expand my worldview of ribs, and I knew I just had to try time.

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Tue Mar 20, 2012

Rotisserie Boneless Leg Of Lamb With Lemon, Rosemary, & Garlic

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Rotisserie Lamb

A week at SXSW (where I managed to fit in five TX barbecue instituions during the madness of the conference) has left me really drained, luckily I have my first barbecue comp this weekend to breath life into my exhausted body. Each night I have plan to slowly get everything together, so when the alarm buzzes at an ungodly hour on Saturday, all I have to do is roll out of bed, jump in the van, and head down to Sheepshead Bay. While I have a plan for each category at this point, I still find myself second guessing my decisions. For example, I think I have a solid dish for the ambiguous "chef's choice," but is it's really unique enough? Will it wow the judges? Should I go for something completely different instead, perhaps this incredibly delicious rotisserie leg of lamb with lemon, rosemary, and garlic?

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