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August 19, 2017

August 19, 2017

Brisket – The tough made tender

August 12, 2017

August 12, 2017

Home Brewing – It’s the perfect match for BBQ

August 5, 2017

August 5, 2017

Favorites for Family Reunions –  Cuz you’re a Grillin’ Guy

July 29, 2017

July 29, 2017

Affordable Grilling

Rumaki

Rumaki

Ingredients:

  • 12 slices bacon, halved crosswise
  • 12 ounces chicken livers, halved
  • 12 whole water chestnuts or pineapple

Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon sugar  Or Chines Sweet and Sour Sauce

 

Rumaki begins with the marinade, of course: Combine soy sauce, ginger, sherry and sugar in a small bowl. Add the chicken livers and water chestnut pieces and marinate them in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour.

Place 1 chicken liver piece and 1 chestnut/pineapple piece in the center of each bacon-half, wrap, and secure with a toothpick.

July 22, 2017

July 22, 2017

Favorites around the country

GRILLED POTATO SALAD

GRILLED POTATO SALAD

Ingredients:
6 Large Michigan Potatoes
1/2 lb. good bacon
3 hard boiled eggs
1/4 C chopped sweet onion
1/4 C chopped fresh parsley
1/2 C Old World Olive EVOO (any flavor you like or plain)
1/2 C Old World Olive Vinegar/Balsamic (again, play with the flavors)
Sea Salt
Crushed Black Pepper
2 Cloves chopped Garlic
2 T Maple Syrup
2 T Nice mustard

Smoke the bacon for an hour, then add the potatoes to the smoker for another hour. Pull the bacon and potatoes to cool.
Mix up the vinaigrette (French spelling for German Style): Combine oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, syrup, and garlic. Stir or shake and let set for at least an hour.
In a large bowl:
After potatoes and bacon are cool, cube potatoes and dice the bacon. Add to bowl with parsley and onion. Now re-shake the vinaigrette and combine all ingredients in bowl. Ready to serve

STUFFED TENDERLOIN

STUFFED TENDERLOIN

Run a sharpening steel directly through the center of the tenderloin until able to insert the serrano peppers with the stems removed.
Stuff with serrano peppers touching end to end
Season with salt and pepper and your favorite pork seasoning.
Bacon-wrap bullseye attaching the bacon to the pork with toothpicks.
Smoke until 130 degrees and bacon is looking good.
Glaze and put back on the grill until 145 degrees and glaze it tacky.
Remove and rest for 5-10 minutes.
Slice as medallions and serve, dressing with additional glaze and BBQ seasoning.
A perfect pairing to this pork dish is Grilled Corn with an Mixed Herb Butter.

PESTO

PESTO

1 cup fresh basil leaves. 3 cloves garlic, peeled. 3 tablespoons pine nuts. 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. 1/3 cup olive oil.

Chimichurri

Chimichurri

½ Cup Water
½ Tsp Salt
2 tbsp red or white wine vinegar
1 cup chopped parsley or cilantro
2 garlic cloves, minced (can do more garlic if you like)
Pinch Red pepper flakes (can do more depending on your taste)
2 tbsp olive oil
Black pepper to taste
Oregano to taste
Basil to taste

Combine the water and ½ tsp of salt in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir so the salt dissolves. Mix in vinegar, parsley, garlic, pepper flakes, oregano, basil, black pepper. Slowly drizzle in 2 tbsp of the olive oil, stirring to incorporate. Since the water is typically still warm, I usually put it in the fridge for about 20 minutes so it cools and everything “soaks in.” Everything here is to taste, so if you want to add more of something, or less of something, go ahead. I usually test it with a piece of bread to see if I got the taste right. Be careful with the vinegar though. I usually add 1 tbsp, then apply more if I need it