Prosopis Jiliflora "The Magical Wood"
scrubby gnarled tree is part of the history of
the Southwest. Indians used it for many
as medicine, as food, and even as
liquor, made from the beans. Ranchers "cussed"
it as a useless scrub tree that ate up the ranch
Mesquite doesn't grow in just one
place, but is cultivated and used worldwide.
Because of its unique cooking qualities,
mesquite has come of age among cooks worldwide.
It is estimated that in the next year about 19
million U.S. citizens will join the "pros" and
use mesquite wood for the first time. The "pros"
use it because it is a wonderful cooking tool
It has a predictable flame and
because it cooks hotter, food does not have to
be left on the grill as long, which means meat
wont dry out or be over done. The mark of
a good steak - Mesquite Broiled - is truly