It can be argued that all foods get better when introduced to a little heat. And we're not just talking fire. A bagel isn't a bagel without a slice of smoked salmon, and a hunk of tri tip is elevated to another level after a couple hours in the smoker. Hit that meat with your favorite hot sauce and you've got a bite made in heaven. During Monday morning's #Weekendeats chat on Twitter, participants shared their hot and smoky bites. Here are the highlights:
Jessica Christensen, chef at City Tavern in Culver City, shared a photo of smoked tri tip for two. Check out the smoke ring on that meat!
Things heated up when Ron Fong shared a picture of his Beefy T rice bowl made with chili fried rice, diced prime rib, shoyu garlic paste with fried egg and shallots from Chego's new location in Chinatown. Shulie Madnick from the blog FoodWanderings.com also spiced up the party with her recipe for a smoky salsa.
For a cocktail with a twist, @LAOCfoodie offered up the Little Torch cocktail from the Corner Door in L.A. It's made with habanero-pineapple syrup and cayenne.
This last #weekendeats shoutout is neither hot nor smoky but it is hilarious. Kris Yenbamroong of Night + Market shared a photo of his meal of live scallops and Taco Bell bell grande nachos. What a combo!