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Foolproof Ribs with Chef Sam

With summer here in full force, ribs are the perfect appetizer to grill up. See Chef Sam the Cooking Guy fire up his Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill and make foolproof ribs.

Click here for the video to find out how baking these ribs in the oven first then finishing them off on the grill makes these ribs amazing.

Sam’s Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill is perfect for putting that nice crisp on these ribs, and he uses only five simple ingredients: pork ribs, white vinegar, BBQ sauce, brown sugar, and maple syrup.

For this full recipe click here or on the video below.

See also another version of Sam’s foolproof ribs with an Asian sweet, sticky, and spicy variation.

For the full recipe click here or on the video below.

If you’re looking for a recipe on how to smoke ribs on the Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill/Smoker, click here.

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Black and Blue Steak

Chef Vaughn of Anvil Appliances in Salt Lake and Brigham City, Utah shows us how to make black and blue steak with a Stilton sauce on the Caliber Indoor Range. This is great for searing on the indoor rangetop or the outdoor top burners, too.

Chef Vaughn starts with New York steaks and puts the features of the Caliber French Top to the test by searing directly on it while simmering part of his Stilton sauce. He then finishes the sauce with a little flamed brandy.

The steak gets the name “Black and Blue” from the black sear outside and the rare blue coloring inside.

For the complete recipe and demonstration on the Caliber Indoor Range click here or on the video below:

Check back for more great recipes on Anvil’s Caliber products via Chef Vaughn. And, if you live in the Utah area and want to demo Caliber’s products with Chef Vaughn, make your request by clicking here.

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Cornish Miner Pies

If you are looking for things for your kids to do while home, then this is a must-try recipe, especially if they have studied California history! Cornish Miners Pies were not only popular during the Gold Rush in the United States, but also resemble meat pies in Europe or empanadas in South America or Spain. These are great for baking in your Caliber Indoor Pro Range, where you will get a perfect golden brown pie crust. These are usually baked in the oven, but two of Caliber’s grills emulate oven qualities: the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill (because of the low hood when closed for cooking) and the Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Smoker and Grill (because of the flue-way).

Keep the pastry dough chilled while you are assembling the rest of the recipe. Dice a medium onion and set aside. Dice one cup of potatoes and carrots. Sauté onions, carrots and potatoes in a pan with a little bit of oil. Add a half pound of ground beef and one teaspoon of salt and cook until golden brown. Drain any excess oil. Remove the pastry dough from the fridge. Roll out the pastry into a thin layer, about 1/4 inch thick, and use a small bowl to cut out circles. We like making small appetizer-size pies. Stuff half of each circle with meat, moisten the edges with water, and use a fork to crimp the edges shut. Brush the tops of the pastries with milk. To ensure you have a moist inside, poke a hole into the top of the crust and use a syringe to insert the melted butter and water mixture. You can insert more halfway through the baking. It really does keep the filling tender. Bake on a greased cookie sheet in a preheated oven at 350ºF for 30-60 minutes until golden brown.

If you bake these on the Caliber Pro Kamado or Rockwell Grill, bake on a pizza stone with flour and keep the grill shut at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Ingredients:
Pie pastry dough for 2-3 pies rolled out
1 medium diced onion
1 cup diced potatoes and 1 cup diced carrots
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons melted butter and water mixed together
2 tablespoons of milk

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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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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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Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini muffins are a great way to sneak some veggies in while satisfying your sweet tooth. Preheat your Caliber oven to 350º F. Mix together dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder) and set aside. Beat eggs. Mix in the oil, sugar, zucchini and vanilla. Add mixed dry ingredients and stir well. Put baking cups in cupcake baking tins and fill with mix to about 3/4 high. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Place a toothpick in the center of the cupcake to check doneness. If the toothpick comes out clean with no batter, then the muffins are definitely done. Enjoy!

Ingredients for 24-28 muffins:
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups grated fresh zucchini
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
24-28 baking cups

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Sweet Coconut Macaroons

Enjoy these delicious and easy to make macaroons baked in the Caliber Indoor Pro Range.

The Caliber range is outfitted with a true chef-sized oven that provides even baking results thanks to its proprietary tri-flow convection technology and ultra-efficientcient flue design. Making the perfect cookie is now easy with this revolutionary new design and your Valentine will love you for making these delicious cookies!

Sweet coconut macaroons baked in the Caliber Indoor Pro Range.

Heat oven to 350ºF. Mix coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Drop teaspoon-sized scoops of batter onto a well-greased cooking sheet 1-inch apart. Press down coconut balls with the back of the spoon to pack the mix so it won’t spread apart during baking. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes before removing so they do not fall apart. Do not wait too long, because they will stick to the sheet. Cool on wire racks. Enjoy this sweet treat!

Ingredients for 4 dozen cookies:
5 1/3 cups (14 ounces) sweetened shredded coconut
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are perfect to bring to holiday parties or give as presents for family and friends. They are also easy to make. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease the baking sheets. Cream butter and both sugars. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl, then add to the creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in crushed crispy rice cereal and chocolate chips. Drop level tablespoons two inches apart onto the baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Let cool for one minute before removing them from the baking sheet. If you love crispy cookies, these are to die for!

Ingredients for 3 dozen cookies:
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal, crushed to 1 1/2 cups
1 cup chocolate chips

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Pumpkin Pie Muffins

These sweet treats are perfect for a Halloween party or leading up to Thanksgiving. Beat 2 sticks softened butter and 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar with a mixer until fluffy. Next, beat in 4 eggs, a 15 ounce can of pumpkin, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups of sifted flour, 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice, 1 teaspoon each of baking powder and baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture. Bake in 18-20 lined muffin cups for 25 minutes on 350 degrees F.

Once muffins are cool, you can eat them plain or add this delicious and easy cream cheese frosting recipe: beat 8 ounces of cream cheese, 1/2 stick of butter, 1 and 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until it thickens. Enjoy this great fall recipe!

Ingredients for 18-20 Pumpkin Pie Muffins:
2 sticks softened butter (1 cup)
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
15 ounce can of pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder and baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 ounces of cream cheese
1/2 stick of butter
1 and 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

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Butternut Squash Soup

This is a delicious soup recipe to make on the Caliber Indoor Pro Rangetop or Power Pro Dual Top Burners during the fall season. Sweet potato is the secret ingredient, which adds an extra sweetness and texture to the soup. Peel, seed and dice the squash. Peel, seed, and dice the sweet potato. Put them both in a pot with the vegetable broth, water, and salt. Bring the pot to a simmer for 40 minutes, or until tender. Be careful not to boil. While the vegetables simmer, melt the butter in a pan. Gently cook the onions in the butter, stirring occasionally, until they begin to caramelize. Continue cooking for about five minutes, stirring often. Add the wine to the onions, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the onions to the mixture in the pot and continue to simmer for the remaining time, about 25 minutes. Puree everything with a hand blender. Add the cream, white pepper, and a bit more salt if needed. Garnish with chives or cilantro. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 Pound butternut squash (about 12 oz peeled, seeded and diced)
1 Large sweet potato (about 12 oz peeled and diced)
2 Cups vegetable broth
1 1/2 Cups water
3/4 Tsp salt
2 Tbsp butter
2 Medium onions, sliced
1/3 Cup dry white wine
1/4 Cup half and half
White pepper to taste

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