Cookbook

Go Kamado – JJ Boston

4 Stars

A little over a year ago, I purchased my first house. As my housewarming gift, my parents gave my husband and I a custom painted, robin’s egg blue kamado that my father had found and rehabbed. Growing up, we had always cooked on “the egg” a Big Green Egg that has become like the family religion. Kamados are so similar in design and use as to be nearly interchangeable. I’m a life-long learner, so when I saw Go Kamado come up on NetGalley, my curiosity was certainly piqued.

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An authoritative introduction to the ceramic kamado-style grill, with over 100 recipes for grilling, smoking, and baking, as well as practical guidance on grill use and maintenance.

You’ve got the grill–now get the skills. Learn how to grill, smoke, roast, and bake on the amazing, egg-shaped kamado grill. Backyard entertaining will never be the same once you unlock the potential of this versatile cooker. With thick ceramic walls that hold in and radiate heat, the kamado grill is the only device you need for smoking succulent brisket, grilling perfectly cooked steaks, roasting flavorful turkey, and even baking homemade bread.

Grilling expert Chef JJ Boston has built his business around teaching people how to use kamado grills, and now you can learn his simple techniques to make mouthwatering meals on your kamado. Discover the difference between direct and indirect grilling, master the art of smoking with high and low heat, and learn how to infuse your food with irresistible smoked flavor. With step-by-step instruction on cooking techniques, tips on grill maintenance, and more than 100 delicious recipes, Go Kamado is the only guide you need to get the most from your grill.

Go Kamado is the beginner’s essential playbook. Chef JJ starts off by explaining the basics: How a kamado is constructed; how to adjust the temperature using the vents; grilling; smoking; roasting; and baking. A kamado is truly a versatile grill.

The recipes included span from quick Asian inspired tacos to reverse-seared ribeyes and smoked briskets that take all day. They’re written in both Imperial and Metric measurements and in a friendly, easy to understand way. Chef JJ makes using all of the kamado’s cooking styles feel accessible and possible even for beginners.

Just as much care is given to flavor and texture as is given to the technical instruction. The recipes are flavorful and inventive, instead of being sixteen kinds of BBQ sauce on meat. Don’t get me wrong – there’s still a lot of BBQ sauce and this book is full of meat, but that’s not ALL there is. There’s even soup!

Go Kamado is the book I’ll be cooking out of all summer long. If you or someone you know have a kamado, Big Green Egg or other egg-shaped ceramic grill, Go Kamado will be the essential book for summer grilling, smoking, roasting and baking.

Go Kamado is available now!

Thank you to DK Publishing for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest review. 

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