The Complete Wood Pellet Barbeque Cookbook - 4.5 Stars / Top Pick - Inside The Cookbook
"The Complete Wood Pellet Barbeque Cookbook", by Bob Devon, is so interesting. Wood pellet grill cooking is not something I know a lot about. My husband recently got a grill that uses wood pellets. The diagram of the wood pellet grill is phenomenal. It shows exactly how this works and most people probably don't know that. I like that the operation and maintenance steps are included in the beginning of the book.
Choosing the wood pellets is an important step and there is a whole page about the different flavors. Not sure what temperature to cook your brisket to? This book has it. There is a whole chapter on spices and marinades, oh my.
This book gets better and better. By far my favorite section of the book. The rest of the cookbook is mostly recipes. None had pictures and that was a bit disappointing. There is a page on the best dessert wines. The section that lists resources on where to get the spices, pellets, etc. is a great inclusion.
Here is a great Cajun Spice Recipe
1 T sea salt
2 t sugar
1 t chili powder
1 t onion or garlic powder
1 t dry mustard
1 t smoked paprika
1/2 t ground cumin
1/2 t dried lemon peel
1/2 t vinegar powder (optional)
1/2 t cayenne pepper
1/2 t Worcestershire powder
Place all ingredients in a bowl, and use a whisk to blend well. Use the seasoning blend as directed in the recipe of your choice, and store any remaining blend in an air-tight container for up to 6 months. This is enough to use on 4 pounds of meat.
While I like the variety and simple, easy to follow directions, pictures would have added to the excitement of this cookbook.
Book Blurb for The Complete Wood Pellet Barbeque Cookbook
Mouthwatering, tender, and scrumptious--that's what you can expect from food that's prepared on a wood-pellet grill. This complete guide and cookbook provides all the information you need to create taste-tempting meals on this unique and amazingly versatile outdoor cooker.
Bob Devon, barbeque master extraordinaire, begins by explaining how you can use a wood-pellet grill as a smoker, grill, barbeque, oven, and broiler to cook virtually any food out of doors. He then kicks off the recipes with a medley of barbeque rubs, marinades, and sauces designed to transform even the most mundane food into a culinary treat. Following this are recipes for steaks; burgers, dogs, and sausages; pork; chicken; turkey; seafood; vegetables; breads and pizzas; and even desserts. And from slowcooked, fall-off-the-bone meats to crispy pizzas, every dish is easy to make and even easier to enjoy.
If you think that an outdoor cooker is just for grilling franks and burgers, get ready to learn a whole new way of preparing your favorite foods. The Complete Wood Pellet Barbeque Cookbook is your key to outdoor cooking success.
Columnist Pamela Robinson: Pamela is an author and reviewer.