Archive for the ‘BBQ’ Category
I have an abundance of Roma tomatoes from our garden each summer. This is a perfect appetizer for any size gathering. Simple. Easy Delicious and Fresh it makes me happy.
I buy a lot of whole chickens for my family. I cut them up grill them etc. Whole chicken is much more economical than buying pre-cut pieces.
I learned a lot of cooking tips from my Grandma. My Grandma never wasted a single thing ever. So even the backbone from spatchcocking would go into the freezer until she had a bag filled and she would make stock. It is a great tip for saving money.
Here are my steps and 2 videos on how to cut up a whole chicken first for spatchcock then into 8 pieces :
BBQ Crawl is coming back to the travel Channel much sooner than originally scheduled. This is so awesome. So many people lamented the fact they could not see it until much later this year. So here it is the new date:
Wednesday July 2 at 10pm & 10:30pm EST. That’s right my American Friends get to see 2 back to back all new episodes from Season 2!!
Ill also be live tweeting the show somuch sure you come on over and visit & follow our the twitter account https://twitter.com/DivaQBBQ
I love potato salad as a side dish. This is a super creamy version. I really love using mini potatoes. They have such a creamy texture when steamed or boiled. Also the addition of sweet pimento paste has been one of my secret ingredient additions for years. I love adding it to a basic potato salad. This recipe is really best the following day so resist the urge and chill it down for 24 hours. The flavors will be so much better.
|Recipe Title:Pretty in Pink Potato Salad|
|Prep Time: 30 minutes|
|Total Time: 30 minutes|
2.5 pounds mini potatoes
1 cup Dukes/Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise
½ cup sweet pimento paste
¼ cup finely shredded carrot
¼ cup finely diced celery
1 medium red onion finely minced
1 tablespoon dried dill
½ tablespoon celery seed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
½ teaspoon granulated onion
Optional add: 6 hard-boiled eggs chopped, 6 slices cooked bacon crumbled
Boil or steam mini potatoes till fork tender. Slice each in half and set aside.
In a medium size bowl whisk mayo, pimento paste, carrot, celery, red onion, celery seed, dill, salt, pepper and granulated onion.
Add in warm potatoes to mayo mixture tossing to coat gently.
Refrigerate 24 hours then serve topped with additional chopped chives.
Coffee Rubbed Rib Eye
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
4 Boneless Rib Eye steaks
For the Rub:
2 tablespoons piri piri chili powder
2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
1 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
In a small bowl mix all of the rub ingredients. Coat each steak with canola oil and season generously with the rub. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
Prepare your grill for medium high heat.
Grill each steak for 5 minutes per side or until done to your liking.
Remove from grill and rest for 5 minutes prior to serving
Looking for the perfect gifts for that grill lovin’ BBQ making Dad of yours?
Here are some suggestions for gift giving this Fathers Day:
Gastro Grilling is for everyone who loves to fire up the grill at any time of the year and turn an everyday meal into a gastronomic delight!
Within these pages you’ll find recipes like Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Fire-Roasted Red Pepper and Goat’s Cheese, Grilled Half Chicken with Kick O’Honey BBQ Glaze, Grilled Squid with Prosciutto-Wrapped Radicchio and Caper Balsamic Sauce, and Grilled Pork Chop with Candied Chile Glaze.
Or how about the ever-succulent Stone-Grilled Butter Burgers or Hot English Cheese Steak with Pale Ale and Stilton?
I got to play with this recently and I like their smoker tube. It works well for adding more smoke to your grilling experience.
MODEL #TX-3100-XX (SELECT FROM 9 COLORS)
Left and right-handed use
Super-Fast® 5 to 6 seconds
Big backlit digits
Temp range: -58 to 572°F (-50 to 300°C)
MODEL #TX-4200-XX (SELECT FROM 9 COLORS)
Pocket-sized, fits chef coat pocket
Count-down, count-up and clock
Count-down bar graph
Includes neck lanyard
Thermapens are my number one recommended gadget for any home griller or BBQ’er. Thermoworks now has two great products in addition to their line up the Time Stick and the Thermopop. Available in a multitude of colors so you can co-ordinate your Dad to his gadgets
Mirella Amato is so incredibly talented – her knowledge of beer is outstanding. I got to experience a beer tasting workshop with her and it was exceptionally fun. I would highly recommend her new book Beerology. Perfect to give to anyone who loves beer & more.
Give your Dad meat. Trust me – a box of meat is an awesome present. The people at Creekstone farms take a lot od pride in what they produce. I have tried many of their products. They ship all over the US.
I have a serious affinity for Weber Kettles. This new copper colored Weber 221/2″ is sooo pretty. You always need more grills. I got mine at Ontario Gas BBQ. The largest BBQ store in the world.
For the eggheads and I am one of them- I suggest a new product the vented Stainless Steel Chimney Cap. Love it. From Dickson BBQ Centre Toronto. I love my Big Green Egg and this aftermarket product is a nice addition.
Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack Pellet Grill Model PG1000 (Patent #7900553)
I have been playing on this grill for the last couple of months. Want low & slo ease of use from a pellet cooker? Plus super hot and fast searing as well ? This grill has it all. So spectacularly easy to use as well. One of the sturdiest grills I own the cart is impressive as well.
I was not paid or compensated in any way for this post. All of the items are things I personally have tried and liked.
Ready for a Black and Blue, Hot Guts and Burnt Ends plate? Do you even know what that means? There are lots of terms in the barbecue and grilling worlds that may be confounding. Here’s a guide to demystifying the special lingo of outdoor cooking.
BBQ, Bar-B-Q, Barbecue, Barbeque – A noun, and also a verb. It doesn’t matter how you spell it. Just go out and do it. To cook food over/under/beside coals/gas/wood etc. or an open fire. Original origins highly debated.
Check out my post at Char-Broil on all things BBQ Lingo
I love caramel. I love salted caramel even more.
Check out my recipe for this beautifully easy Salted caramel apple cheesecake galette on the grill:
I love these. Our family loves these. Our friends love these.
This is one of those recipes that is just so incredibly versatile. It is great for using up little bits of cheese, leftover meats etc. Start with the cream cheese and add whatever floats your boat. Add in the things that make you happy. Want it spicy? Add more hot sauce, have a craving for more meat? Add in chopped cooked sausage or smoked meats. Completely customizable and so much fun.