Tyler believes the ultimate meal brings together good food, good friends, and good times–with Tyler’s Ultimate as your guide you can elevate any gathering to a cause for celebration and every family meal to an occasion worth savoring. In his travels around the world for his Food Network show, he’s sampled countless versions of classic dishes, taking an ideal technique from one, a perfect ingredient from another. Here he gives you the best of the best.
Make no mistake: Tyler’s approach here may be simplified and the ingredients list streamlined, but your palate will never feel compromised. These recipes are packed with zesty flavors, yet easy to pull together and always straightforward enough for even novice cooks. Because Tyler believes that the little details separate a good meal from a “wow!” experience, his recipes feature bright, exciting flavors that sing on the tongue yet don’t require fancy equipment or exotic ingredients. Tyler has collected all his most trusted and best-loved recipes for the ultimate collection of go-to meals, including can’t-miss versions of the dishes we all crave most: the ultimate burger, French onion soup, beef stew, macaroni and cheese, and chocolate mousse, plus exciting new discoveries that will find a permanent home in your cooking repertoire.
Filled with recipes for sensational, all-American food, Tyler’s Ultimate is the all-around, everyday great cookbook his fans have been waiting for.
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Brilliant Simple Food to Make Any Time
By Tyler Florence
Copyright © 2006
All right reserved.
THE ULTIMATE BARBECUED CHICKEN
Time: About 1 hour, plus brining
The simple process of brining takes barbecued chicken from pedestrian to
mouthwatering in as little as 15 minutes. And the sauce.... bring an extra stack
of napkins because you're going to be licking it off your elbows!
Serves 4 to 6
2 quarts water
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, smashed with the side of a large knife
4 sprigs fresh thyme
2 chickens (3 1/2 to 4 pounds each), quartered
The Ultimate Barbecue Sauce:
1 slice bacon
1 bunch fresh thyme
Extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves
2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Freshly ground black pepper
For the brine, combine the water, salt, sugar, garlic, and thyme in a 2-gallon
sized re-sealable plastic bag. Add the chicken, close the bag and refrigerate 2
hours (if you've only got 15 minutes, that's fine) to allow the salt and
seasonings to penetrate the chicken.
Meanwhile, make the sauce. Wrap the bacon around the bunch of thyme and tie with
kitchen twine so you have a nice bundle. Heat a2-count of oil in a large
saucepan over medium heat. Add your thyme and cook slowly 3 to 4 minutes to
render the bacon fat and give the sauce a nice smoky taste. Add the onion and
garlic and cook slowly without coloring for 5 minutes. Add all of the rest of
the ingredients, give the sauce a stir, and turn the heat down to low. Cook
slowly for 20 minutes to meld the flavors.
Preheat an outdoor gas or charcoal barbecue to a medium heat. Take a few paper
towels and fold them several times to make a thick square. Blot a small amount
of oil on the paper towel and carefully and quickly wipe the hot grates of the
grill to make a non-stick surface. Take the chicken out of the brine, pat it dry
on paper towels and cook, turning once, 15 minutes. Then brush the chicken with
the sauce and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through, 5 to 10 more
minutes. Serve with extra sauce.
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by Tyler Florence
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