Tip of the Week: A composed salad
There are two ways to make a salad. You can toss everything in a bowl, pour in dressing, mix it up and serve. Or you can make what is called a “composed salad.” Just layer and arrange ingredients neatly on each plate one at a time. Drizzle the dressing over it, and you’ve got a presentation that is sure to impress.
Easy recipe: Doc's Beef or Brisket Rub
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon celery salt
1/4 cup kosher salt or sea salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon oriental mustard (dry)
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons course ground black pepper
Mix all dry ingredients well. Rub thoroughly on brisket or heavy beef. Use a fresh spray bottle with apple juice to spray down all dry ingredients on meat. Rub in thoroughly again because the apple juice activates the dry spices. Allow to marinate in refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours or overnight, if possible. Cook on smoker or any indirect heat for 6 to 8 hours or until internal temperature reaches 192 degrees. Smoker or grill temperature 225 to 240 degrees.
Did You Know?
May is National Barbecue Month, Egg Month, Mediterranean Diet Month, Potatoes and Limes Month and Salad Month.
This black mushroom grows on ears of corn. In many places it is destroyed, but in Mexico it is considered a delicacy. What is it?
D. Champignons de Paris
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Wise to the Word: barbecue sauce
A sauce used to baste barbecued meat; also used as an accompaniment to the meat after it's cooked. It is traditionally made with tomatoes, onion, mustard, garlic, brown sugar and vinegar; beer and wine are also popular ingredients.
Number to Know
578: A white-rice sushi roll with salmon and cream cheese is 578 calories.
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-- Grand Central Publishing
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