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The Best Grilled Chicken

Sam the Cooking Guy not only makes grilled chicken easy and quick, he also makes it his “best grilled chicken recipe” on his Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill. He pounds his chicken in a zip lock bag with a little bit of olive oil to ensure the chicken breasts cook evenly.

Sam’s marinade is made of olive oil, crushed garlic, lemon juice, kosher salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and fresh rosemary. The marinade is only left on for a short time before grilling just to infuse the chicken with flavor.

Sam cuts each chicken breast in two to get four even portions, and turns them during to get the hash grill marks on the chicken, which add more texture and taste. For the full recipe and a little pre-cleaning demo on his grill watch the video below or click here. For Sam’s grilled chicken recipe with an easy jalapeño cream sauce, click here.

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Grilled Chili Lime Corn Steak Salad

The grilled corn makes this the perfect summer salad. Before setting the corn on your Caliber grill (Sam’s Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill featured above) brush it with a little avocado oil and prepare to grill it for about twenty five minutes. Create an amazing chili lime buttery sauce to brush over the corn while it’s cooking with one and half sticks of melted butter, a Tablespoon and a half of chili powder, two cloves of smashed garlic cloves and the juice from one lime.

Sam grills a ribeye steak sprinkled with a little salt and pepper and sets it aside to rest before cutting it for the salad.

Sam additionally sprinkles some cojita Mexican cheese and tomatoes over arugula with the steak and corn to make a delicious and bright summer salad. For the full video click here or below.

If you love grilled corn try Sam’s Mexican Style Street Corn recipe by clicking here or below.

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Steak three ways with Chef Sam on the Caliber grills

Learn how to cook a beautiful steak in a cast iron skillet over the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill, on the Caliber gas grill and right over the coals of the Caliber Pro Kamado. Chef Sam’s key ingredients are an equal amount of salt, pepper and garlic powder sprinkled over the steaks. Also, he recommends leaving your steaks out for approximately 45 minutes prior to cooking them to ensure you don’t have difficulty getting them to the right temperature within the steak.

Pictured below are Sam’s Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill and his Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill/Smoker.

One of Sam’s favorite ways to cook a steak is in a cast iron skillet. He adds a secret ingredient of clarified herb butter, and the patented disappearing lid of the Rockwell grill allows this grill to double nicely as an outdoor burner.

Sam then shows you how to get the grill lines and char using the Rockwell by Caliber gas grill with steaks, and then creates his grandma’s recipe sauce to brush over and finish off this steak.

Sam goes old school by cooking the steak directly on the charcoal within the Caliber Pro Kamado.

For more step-by-step instructions click on the video below or here and learn three more ways to cook a steak.

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Lamb Meatballs

Holiday Lamb Meatballs

Looking for a unique and delicious recipe to bring as an appetizer to your next holiday party? These simple lamb meatballs can be made within any of your Caliber Appliances. Lamb is a juicy, underrated meat full of health benefits (high in protein and iron, and is known to reduce cancer risks, stroke risks, can heal anemia and improves bone health).

Decide which Caliber Appliance you would like to cook on: grill, smoker or oven, and then you are ready to start. Preheat oven or grill to 375ºF. Mix lamb, garlic, shallots, jalapeño, mint, soy sauce and black pepper together. Roll meat into 2 inch diameter round balls. As they are made, place the meatballs in an oven-proof dish or skillet. Cover with aluminum foil or lid and bake or grill for about 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked all the way through. This recipe serves about four people as an entrée or makes a great appetizer to serve at a party.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound ground lamb
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Shallot, minced
  • 1 Tbsp diced jalapeño pepper
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tsp black pepper

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Tequila Lime Shrimp

Watch Sam the Cooking Guy make a quick and easy tequila lime shrimp on his Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill. This recipe can also be made in a cast iron pan on the other Caliber grills or rangetop burners.

Sam starts with creating an all-purpose compound butter that includes a half cup of butter, two crushed cloves of garlic, a large minced chipotle pepper, a handful of minced cilantro and a pinch of salt and pepper. You should definitely save the leftovers to use on bread or other recipes.

Sam then heats up the cast iron pan and adds oil, 16-18 large peeled and deveined shrimp with the tail on, and chopped red and green jalapeños and green onions.

After letting it cook for a few minutes, he lifts the pan and adds a 1/4 cup of tequila and flames it above the grill to ensure the grill doesn’t catch on fire. Lastly, he adds a large dollop of the compound butter and some chopped tomatoes.

Once the pan is off the grill, he continues to stir the shrimp and garnishes the dish with a handful of minced cilantro. For the full video, click here or on the video below. Enjoy!

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Grilled Beef Short Ribs

Grill epic beef short ribs on the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill with Chef Sam the Cooking Guy.

Learn how to trim short ribs in Sam’s video and make a delicious marinade using: minced onions, ginger, red holland peppers and green onions in addition to brown sugar, lime juice, oil, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and ground pepper.

Chef also experiments with smoking wood chips to impart that smoky flavor and Caliber uses a similar smoker tray on our gas grills.

For the full recipe and grilling demonstration for these ribs by Chef Sam, click on any of the pictures above or the video below or here.

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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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Carne Asada Tacos

Sam the Cooking Guy fires up his Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill to make what he calls “The Best Carne Asada Tacos I’ve Ever Made!”

See how quickly and perfectly the Carne Asada grills up with Caliber’s patented Crossflame burners giving the meat a beautiful coloring.

Check out Sam’s Carne Asada Tacos video below that includes his avocado cream and salsa recipes or the shorter version of just the Carne Asada, and learn his secret yet controversial ingredient in his marinade.

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For a shorter version of Sam’s Carne Asada recipe click on the video below:

For Carne Asada Tacos on the Caliber Pro Kamado with Chef Vaughn click on the video below:

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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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Garlic Butter Grilled Chicken

So many of us are cooped up at home and looking for simple but delicious recipes to reinvent things we ordinarily eat. Chef Sam shows you how to dress up grilled chicken with some butter, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper on the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill.

He then dices up the chicken to make an amazing chicken sandwich in this episode of his cooking show, Sam the Cooking Guy.

To watch this video recipe, click on the video below or here. Bon appétit!