Season 1 Episodes101. WINE COUNTRY GRILL
The deep connection between wine and barbecue dates back millennia and still runs deep as ever. Here’s how the fruit of the vine meets the power of fire. Chef John Cox prepares aged strip loin.
* From the restaurant: The Bear and Star
» WINE-MARINATED FLANK STEAK WITH PINOT NOIR MUSHROOM SAUCE
102. STEAK AND BEYOND
What you really want to master is the perfect grilled steak. Make that many steaks, by using a range of savvy grilling techniques, from smoke-grilling to reverse-searing. Steven visits Chef Curtis Stone.
DUELING BEEF RIB STEAKS: WAGYU VS 80 DAY DRY-AGED
* From the restaurant: Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant
» DRY-BRINED RIBEYES WITH ANCHOVY CREMA
» GRILLED LAMB STEAKS WITH MOROCCAN CHARMOULA
103. FISH HITS THE FIRE
Fish on the grill. Four words that strike fear into the hearts of novice grillers. Well, fear no more, Project Fire will walk you through every step of the grilling process—from whole fish to fire-roasting shellfish. Chef Raphael Lunetta grills Branzino.
» SINGAPORE-SPICED HALIBUT IN BANANA LEAVES
» WHOLE GRILLED BRANZINO WITH INDONESIAN SPICES
» NEW SCHOOL COULIBIAC GRILLED SALMON WITH SMOKED EGGS
» GRILLED OYSTERS WITH ASIAN AROMATICS
104 THE PAC-RIM GRILL
The Pacific Rim extends from California and the Pacific Northwest to Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Explosively flavored grilled meats paired with healthy vegetables—barbecue as health food. Steven visits Jenee Kim for grilled beef short ribs.
KOREATOWN SHORT RIBS AND BANCHAN SIDE DISHES
* From the restaurant: Parks BBQ
» THAI SWEET CHILI RIBS
» SHRIMP AND PINEAPPLE SALAD WITH VIETNAMESE FLAVORS
» LEMONGRASS CHICKEN BITES
105 GRILL TOP COCKTAIL PARTY
We reinvent the cocktail party, with the power of live fire to take finger food over the top with Rum-Spiced Shrimp, “finger-burner” lamb chops and Smoked Nectarine Bellinis to keep conversation flowing. Sommelier Kristine Bocchino shares wine suggestions.
» PLANTATION SHRIMP WITH SPICED RUM GLAZE
» FINGER BURNER LAMB CHOPS
» CATALAN GRILLED TOMATO BREAD
» SMOKED NECTARINE BELLINIS
106 FUSION Q
Melting pot extreme, when traditional American barbecue meets authentic ethnic grilling and it’s happening across the United States and around the world, with dishes like California paella and deli-inspired heirloom pork loin. Guest chef, Josiah Citrin.
HONEY AND CORIANDER SMOKE-ROASTED DUCK
* From the restaurant: Charcoal Venice
» SO-CAL PAELLA
» PORK LOIN REUBEN