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The Official Alton Brown Thread

Seems his name gets thrown around here quite a bit,
so I thought I'd start a thread dedicated to his recipes
and techniques.

Looking for recipes that have been tried, tweaked,
hated, and liked.

I'll start with the Polenta since I cook it a few times
a month.

The only tweak I did was use Vidalia onion, because
I didn't have a red onion. I also cut way back on the
salt. I just add a small pinch as opposed to 1 1/4 tsp.
Plenty of sodium in the cheese, and chicken broth.
(even the low sodium stuff) Plus I use salted cream
real butter.


http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/a...ta-recipe.html


It reheats nicely in the microwave.


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I just watched Alton cook some good looking beef stew and might have to give it a try sometime .

http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/seaso...tewromance.htm
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I have always like Alton Brown's information. He shows how it's done and explains why it works. Some of the stuff and gadgets are a little more work than I'm willing to do but I did make the flower pot smoker. It works well.

Here's the first link I found on google.
http://www.naffziger.net/blog/2008/0...er-pot-smoker/

One that gets used somewhat regularly is the "1 minute eggplant parm"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMHuYYt1TPM

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HAHA! Love the "1 minute eggplant parm!"
I wonder how long the prep time takes?



I like to make the quick and easy steamed broccoli.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/p...li-recipe.html

Usually top it off with some fresh grated parmesan,
or I'll make a bechamel cheddar cheese sauce.

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Even easier, at first I thought he was off
his rocker...



Although nothing beats grilled asparagus,
which I made last night along side of my
NY strips, this is an easy fast way to make
it!

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I've done the seared tuna deal too, using the charcoal chimney

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/a...in-recipe.html

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Man, I gotta get a charcoal chimney! That looks killer.

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got my chimney at wall mart. they have two sizes, i suggest the larger of the two.
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got my chimney at wall mart. they have two sizes, i suggest the larger of the two.
Yep, my larger Weber chimney from Wally World rocks and has done so for well over 7 years now and shows no real wear and tear .

It's not like I use it all the time but I do use it sometimes .

I'm a very pleased buyer in it all in all .

That sucker gets very hot when I use it but shows little wear and tear afterwards .

I really doubt that I will need a new one anytime soon .
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Made his Banana Ice Cream this weekend. The only
sub I made was a 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract (didn't have a bean)
per the Good Eats episode.


http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/a...am-recipe.html


Easy to make, and it's delicious!

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Poached fish: I used swai fish.

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Ingredients

1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
1 teaspoon Old Bay
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
3 to 4 catfish fillets

Directions

Combine the milk, crab boil seasoning, pepper, salt, and onion in an electric skillet, cover, and bring to a simmer. Add the catfish to the liquid, spooning some of the liquid over the fillets.

Reduce the heat to low, around 140 to 145 degrees, cover the skillet, and poach for 6 to 9 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/a...ml?oc=linkback

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swia comes from the mekong river, known as the most polluted river in the world.
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swia comes from the mekong river, known as the most polluted river in the world.
Mekong Delta, the Mississippi Delta, and farm raised.
What I bought was farm raised. Been in the freezer
for 2 years! (Vacuum sealed)

Eating it as I type for leftovers. It's really good!

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Probably everyone knows this, but I just figured out how to grill whole fish without making a skin mess to clean up.

Slice lemon slices thin and cover the grill with them. Open up the fish, sea salt both sides, and lay the fish down on the lemon slices skin side down. Let the fire burn the skin through the lemon slices. Cover and let smoke until cooked all the way through. Remove.

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