Flavor: A Southern Chef in Yankee Country

Southern BBQ chef and the former pitt master at the world renowned 12 Bones’ Smokehouse, Steve Mutter, has cooked for many patrons in his lifetime, including President Obama. You can find out more about Steve here. All of his recipes are simple and easy to follow–but the results are amazing. Here are some of our favorites.

Steve’s Famous Corn Pudding

  • 5 free range eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 lb. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 (14 oz.) cans of cream corn
  • 3 cups frozen corn


Pre-heat oven at 375 degrees F.

In a large sauce pan, melt butter for about 5 minutes. Add eggs and cream and temper mix with the melted butter. Add baking powder, flour, sugar, coriander, salt, black pepper and whisk until lumps are gone in batter. Add cream corn and frozen corn and mix well. Spray 3-quart baking pan or casserole dish with vegetable oil spray and add batter. Bake at for an hour and rotate 180˚ and then bake until the center is set and the top is golden brown. Let cool and serve.


Fresh Jalapeño Hot Sauce

SERVINGS 5 quarts
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 9 garlic cloves
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 6 cups white vinegar
  • 6 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon table salt
  • 2 tablespoons coriander
  • 1/4 cup sugar


Place jalapeño, bell peppers, garlic, onions, vinegar, salt and coriander in a large pot, mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook for an hour and a half. Remove from heat and add sugar. Process with an emersion blender or food processor. Add more sugar to taste.