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Grilled Corn on the Cob Upgrade: Pesto Parmesan

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Grilled Corn on the Cob Upgrade: Pesto Parmesan

If you’re not grilling corn, you’re frankly making a big damn mistake. And with pesto and parmesan, this version is stupid good. Imagine an Italian version of 'Elote'.


Makes 4 Ears of Corn
 

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ears of corn, husks & silk removed
  • Neutral oil spray or 1 tablespoon of oil, like avocado
  • ¼-½ cup prepared pesto sauce (or make your own: Fresh Basil Pesto)
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup grated/finely shredded fresh parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Wrap each ear of corn in Saran wrap, microwave on high for 5 minutes - remove plastic wrap
  2. Heat grill to medium high
  3. Spray/rub oil lightly on each ear of corn and place on the grill - turning occasionally and get grill marks - about 5 minutes
  4. When corn gets color on all sides, brush pesto on all sides
  5. Serve with a pinch of salt and garnish with parmesan on top
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Perfect (and Foolproof) Ribs Recipe

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Perfect (and Foolproof) Ribs Recipe

Sticky, sweet and self explanatory. 5 ingredients. Falling off the bone tender. Crazy delicious. All of these things. These will make you a rib hero (and quite likely piss off your ‘real bbq takes hours & hours to make') friends.


Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 racks pork back ribs, about 4 pounds
  • 1 1/2 cups barbeque sauce, plain
  • 1/4 cup pancake syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons white vinegar

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix sauce, syrup and brown sugar, set aside
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  3. Place ribs in their racks (I just mean do not cut them) in a large baking/casserole dish
  4. Pour vinegar into dish with ribs and cover tightly with aluminum foil
  5. Bake about 75 minutes or until very tender
  6. Remove from oven and carefully lift off tin foil - watch out for steam
  7. The ribs are now fully cooked and just need to be 'sauced' finished' and you have 2 options:
  8. 1. Heat bbq to medium and place ribs meat side down without sauce - but you can baste the back with the sauce
  9. Cook until they start to develop grill marks, and turn over - now baste the top
  10. You could stop here after they grill a bit on this side, or you could baste them a bit more and then give them a couple more minutes meat side down - that's what I do
  11. 2. Heat broiler to high and place ribs on a baking sheet about 4 inches from the heat source
  12. Brush top of the ribs well with the sauce and cook until they start getting a bit brown - then flip to the back, sauce and cook some more
  13. Flip back to the top (sauce again) and cook until they get that beautiful rib look
  14. Then, no matter how you cooked them, give 'em one extra baste them after they've been removed and just before you serve them.
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Easy Homemade Garlic Bread

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Easy Homemade Garlic Bread

Garlic bread doesn't get much easier than this.


INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Italian Parsley (the flat kind) chopped
  • 2 big cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, grated (preferably not the powdered kind)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 long French or sour dough loaf, cut lengthwise

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat Broiler
  2. Mix all ingredients (except bread obviously) and 1/4 cup parmesan in small bowl
  3. Spread mixture on each side of cut loaf
  4. Sprinkle extra parmesan on each loaf
  5. Place on baking sheet and put under broiler - but not too close
  6. Cook until the loaves start to get brown, but not too crispy
  7. Slice into 2 inch pieces and serve.
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