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Porcini Risotto

This is a wonderfully delicious recipe from Chef Adrian Giese of Mastro’s Restaurant in Los Angeles. He enjoys cooking on his Caliber Indoor Pro Range at home, and wanted to share this porcini risotto recipe with you.

Place the slices of porcini garnish on a cookie sheet and drizzle with one teaspoon of olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper. Bake in the oven at 350º F for ten minutes with the fan on. Heat the water to a boil in a separate pan and set aside. In a shallow sauté pan, add two tablespoons of butter and two tablespoons of olive oil. Add the onions and chopped porcini; sauté until the porcini are soft and the onions are translucent and sweet. Add the rice to the pan and sauté for about three minutes or until it takes on a light golden color. Prepare 2½ cups of hot water. Add the first ½ cup of hot water to the rice and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the water is mostly soaked up. Keep adding a ½ cup of water at a time until it is completely absorbed by the rice while you stir. Check the texture of the rice. If you prefer softer risotto, then add the last ½ cup of water. Once the desired texture and consistency is achieved, add the cheese and butter then salt to taste. Plate and drizzle with the remaining olive oil and garnish with the whole porcini slices. Risotto is best enjoyed as soon as it is finished. Bon appétit!

Ingredients:
1 medium onion, 1/8” diced 
6 oz. porcini mushrooms chopped into 1/3” cubes (reserve a couple whole mushroom slices for garnish)
4 Tbsp butter 
4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
1 cup Arborio rice 
2 ½ – 3 cups of water 
¾ cup finely grated parmesan
Kosher salt to taste – about 2 tsp 
Fresh cracked black pepper 

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Rotisserie Bourbon & Cane Syrup Glazed Ham

Chef Tony Matassa of BBQ Guys gets you ready for the holidays by showing you how to make this Whiskey and Cane Syrup Glazed Ham on a Rotisserie! The Caliber Crossflame Pro Gas Grill is perfect for giving this recipe a try this holiday season! It’s super delicious and a very easy alternative to the same old Turkey. Click on the video below and watch Chef Tony transform this ham into a delicious masterpiece.

The baste is also easy to prepare on the Caliber Power Pro Dual Top Burners while the ham is cooking.

Don’t miss the final ingredients to make the glaze. An amazing recipe on the Caliber Crossflame Pro Grill. For the full recipe click here.

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Smoked Turkey Legs

When you think of Thanksgiving, a beautiful full cooked turkey is usually what comes to mind. Why not change it up this holiday by smoking several turkey legs so your guests are not fighting over just two?

Wash and brine your turkey legs with your favorite dry brine, preferably one day before. Rinse the brine from the legs a few hours before, and loosen the skin of the legs by running your fingers under it as far as possible without tearing it. If you prefer more flavoring, feel free to add a dry rub on the legs, or just salt and pepper before putting them on the smoker.

Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the blaze basket accessory with lump charcoal. The basket should sit on the charcoal plate at the rear of the smoker with the hinged part of the grate above it so you can access it. Bring the temperature of the smoker up to 220ºF and once the temperature has settled, place your turkey legs directly on the grate. Now add a small handful of apple and pecan smoking chips to the blaze basket and close the lid. The smoker will “smoke” for the first 30-60 minutes of the 3-4 hour cooking process. After this time, there should be “clean” heat exiting the top vent. Too much time with “smoke” may impart a bitter taste into your turkey. The meat is cooked when a thermometer probed into the turkey leg reaches 165ºF. Enjoy the amazing juicy and smoky flavor you get from the Caliber Pro Kamado.

Ingredients:
6-8 Turkey legs
Your favorite dry brine and/or dry rub
Apple and pecan smoking chips
Mesquite lump charcoal

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For the recipe on how to smoke a full turkey on the Caliber Pro Kamado click here.

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Grilled Veggies

See how Sam the Cooking Guy cooks the “Best Grilled Vegetables Ever” on the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill in this video below.

In this video Sam bastes the veggies with a delicious sauce that you’ll need to watch the video for the recipe.

Chef Sam ends with this amazing grilled veggie sandwich that also includes a delicous and easy spread on that toasted foccacio bread. Who says gilled veggies are boring? For this recipe you definitely have to watch the video.

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Mediterranean Braised Lamb Shanks

Chef Adrian Giese is a seasoned chef and executive chef of Mastro’s Restaurant in Los Angeles, California. Adrian was so excited to install a 36″ Indoor Professional Range in his home that he wanted to share some of his favorite recipes with the Caliber community.

Now that we’ve stepped into the fall season, Chef Adrian’s Mediterranean braised lamb shanks made on the Caliber Indoor Pro Range is the perfect recipe to share as his first of what he hopes to be many more culinary delights from his kitchen.

Generously season the lamb shanks with salt, coriander and black pepper. In a small cast iron Dutch oven, heat up the oil on a medium heat and sear the lamb shanks on all sides until you have a rich golden brown color. Remove the shanks and set aside. In the same pan, turn down to a medium low heat and add the onions, carrots and anchovies. Sauté until slightly translucent. Then add the garlic, tomato paste, and chopped herbs and sauté until the garlic smells sweet (about two minutes). Place the shanks back into the pan along with any juices and add the red wine. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the pan to release all the bits. Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Place the lid on top and turn the heat to low and cook for 1-3/4 hours. Remove the lid and simmer for another 1/2 hour to reduce the liquid. The meat should be tender and falling away from the bone. Adjust the seasoning of the sauce with a little salt and add one tablespoon of butter for extra richness and shine.

Ingredients:
2 Lamb shanks
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Medium onion – 1” dice
4 Baby carrots peeled and sliced 1/2” thick
4 Large cloves garlic – roughly chopped
2 Brown cured anchovies (optional)
2 Packed Tbsp Italian parsley finely chopped
1 Tbsp chopped oregano
1 tsp thyme leaves de-stemmed
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp cracked coriander seeds
6 oz red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon / Chianti)
1- 1/2 cups chicken stock
Kosher salt
Fresh cracked pepper
1 Tbsp butter

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Beef Tenderloin

Chef Sam the Cooking Guy will show you how to cook the “Best Steak Ever” on the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill. Sam believes the best steak starts on the grill with this melt-in-your-mouth beef tenderloin recipe below.

See Chef Sam grill this beef tenderloin on the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill!
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Smoked Spaghetti Squash

If you are looking for a way to cut out the carbs this fall, but still want a delicious side dish, then try this smoked spaghetti squash recipe on the Caliber Pro Kamado

Cut your spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds. This is easy if you microwave the squash for 1-2 minutes to soften the skin. Drizzle olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder over the top of both halves. Fill a metal broil pan with about 1/4 inch full of water. Place your squash upside down on the pan. Heat your smoker to about 350º F (approximately 20-25 minutes) using mesquite lump charcoal within the center of the bottom charcoal plate.  It is recommended that you do not use wood chips because they tend to impart a bitter taste to vegetables.  Close the lid to cook for about 45 minutes or until the water starts to evaporate and your squash turns golden brown.

You can cook the squash using a similar process on a gas grill or in the oven; however it will lack the smoky flavor and tenderness you get from this process. Scoop the squash out of the shells and serve as a delicious and healthy side dish. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
Spaghetti squash (halved)
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Garlic powder
Mesquite lump charcoal

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BBQ Must-Do’s with the Master of the Grill, Steven Raichlen

In case you missed Caliber’s grills on Zeste TV with Chef Steven Raichlen, the episodes are all available online. Steven is speaking in French, but you can translate the recipes online to English in your web browser. Caliber partnered with Urban Bonfire (Outdoor Kitchen Systems and Caliber Dealer) in Montreal, Canada to provide the set for 13 episodes of “The BBQ Must-Do’s with the Master of the Grill” Steven Raichlen that aired on Zeste TV and episodes now available in FoodLavie.com.

See recipes cooked on the patented 60″ Caliber Crossflame Pro Grill that includes the 14″ Power Pro Dual Top Side Burners along with the 22″ Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Smoker & Grill.

Recipes include:

Additional recipes available that pair well with these on the home page to the series found here.

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Grilled Zucchini

Grilled zucchini is such an easy appetizer or side dish to serve at your summer BBQ.

Wash zucchini and then cut in either rounds or spears. If grilling directly on the grates, we recommend cutting into rounds because they tend to flip easier without falling into the fire. Grilling baskets work great with vegetable pieces.

Lightly coat your zucchini with olive oil, salt and pepper. Heat the grill to a medium or high heat. If using a charcoal grill, place about a pie plate full of charcoal in a pile at the bottom of the grill to reach a medium to high temperature. Avoid using smoking chips with vegetables because they tend to impart a bitter taste.

Grill the zucchini for about 8-10 minutes on each side to get the nice char marks and soften the vegetables. If you prefer, add a little more olive oil, salt and pepper to taste right before serving. A delicious side dish addition to any summer BBQ.

Ingredients:
5-6 Zucchini cut into rounds or spears
Olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste

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