Dr. BBQ's Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook: A Real Barbecue Champion Brings the Tasty Recipes... by Sausage Making Books
Updated on 2-5-2013.
Delicious slow-smoked barbecue is a star-spangled American specialty, and there's nobody who knows how to put a barbecue smile on people's faces like Ray Lampe, the barbecue chef better known as Dr. BBQ. In Dr. BBQ's Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook, Ray shows every backyard chef how to bring the slow-smoked goodness of real barbecue to the table with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of finger-lickin' goodness. In chapters devoted to equipment, tools, and fuel, he shows readers how easy it is to prepare authentic barbecue with the best rubs, marinades, and mops this side of Arthur Bryant's. Dr. BBQ parts with some of his most treasured recipes so that your picnic table can groan with the likes of:
Dr. BBQs Big-Time Competition Brisket
Dirty Dick's Cajun Ribeye Roast
Meat Loaf for Lisa Marie
Kansas City--Style Pork Butt
Backyard Championship Ribs
Chicago-Style Rib Tips
Cured and Pecan-Smoked King Salmon
Dr. BBQ's Sweet and Spicy Pork Loin
Paradise Ridge Stuffed Lobster
Sherry Butter Turkey
Pork Chops Rancheros
In a book filled with great recipes, surefire techniques, and tall tales from the barbecue trail, Dr. BBQ brings the best of American barbecue to you and your family.
Ray begins his book by talking about how all the other books on BBQ all start out talking about types of grills, grill tools, charcoal etc, and he's not going to start out his that way...Bravo! Good for him! Because most of us ALREADY know all about tools and grills. Insteay Lampe really wants to talk technique and taste. As he points out...cook on whatever you have...no one need feel they can't achieve great BBQ without spending hundreds of dollars on a high end grill or BBQ pit. Ray also tosses out the arguement of grilling vs. BBQ right off the bat and it's clear he has a bit of disdain for snooty types who think their way is the ONLY way. Again I say Bravo! It's this no-nonsene approach that really appealed to me about this book. Use what you can, it's all good and it WILL be good if you follow Ray's advice.I've sampled a handfull of these recipes so far and here are some of my favorites: Smoked Turkey legs...they have a Renaissance Festival here every late Summer in Michigan and my favorite thing to eat is the giant, grilled, smoked turkey legs. I don't even like dark meat normally but these are delicious and with this recipe I can make them at home.I like the rib recipes but my favorite was the backyard championship Ribs. Perfectly designed no matter what type of grill you are using. Boneless chicken is a staple in our home and the salsa grilled chicken breasts were also a big hit.This book has quickly moved to the top of my list of favorites!