I have a few goals for pig's pick and one of them is to share great recipes. They can be my versions of dishes that inspired me on my culinary journey, old family favorites, or maybe a dish I had a dream about; it happens, weird but true. You never know what my next recipe might be, but I believe in keeping it simple and exciting at the same time.
I put all my measurements in both volumes and grams; I am both a research chef and a person who loves to cook. The volume measurements are how most home cooks and chefs work, and grams are how research chefs develop. As stated I live in both worlds, I still use both, and if I can offer a little advice the gram measurements are more accurate, and you will get a repeatable result when you follow that method. You don't need a laboratory quality scale like I have at work, but a simple $25 electric gram home scale will work just fine. So if cooking is something you love to do, go pick up a scale and start experimenting with it.
ADVENTURES IN THE KITCHEN
COOKING WITH GAS
RECIPES AND TIPS FROM THE PIG
CAROLINA GOLD BBQ SAUCE
Developed over a hundred years ago in South Carolina for pulled pork and grilled chicken. It is so simple to make, that you may never buy store bought BBQ sauce again.
ASIAN BRAISED PORK BELLY
Pork belly stands up so well to the umami-rich Asian seasonings. Use this simple recipe and enjoy great Korean pork belly tacos or fold it into a mac & cheese to give it an Asian twist.
A sauce that you need to have in your refrigerator. This easy to make sauce can spice up any dish quickly.
CHICAGO STYLE HOT DOG
More delicious and iconic than that stupid deep dish pizza. This is a hot dog that is worthy to share the name with the Windy city.
PRESSURE COOKER PHO
Vietnamese soup that is delicious, and made in only 90 minutes. By using a pressure cooker, you achieve the deep flavor that normally takes hours.
CHARRED ONION & JALAPENO KETCHUP
Try this simple no-cook homemade ketchup, and you may never buy this condiment again.