I needed something to make for dinner one night. I was perusing the seafood isle at my local grocer while waiting in line for the deli attendant when I saw a gigantic swordfish steak sitting there pretty as you please. The skin was still on it, smooth and shiny, a dark green-ish-black-y-blue, and the colour was bright. It looked kinda good. The price was right too. So I snagged that lonely steak and capered home with my find.
Happy National Peanut Day everyone. Well actually it's September 13th... BUT I had to celebrate and share with you! Instead of doing something Thai with a peanut sauce, or a delightful dessert, I opted to do something slightly unexpected. I made a peanut butter laced barbecue sauce. Was it ever delicious! Creamy. Slightly spicy, and definitely a little sweet. You gotta try this on your next meal with chicken.
I have been lucky enough to get my own meat grinder. With it I decided to grind our own beef for tacos. Ground Sirloin Tacos are delicious, they're fresh and you know exactly what's in them. You can grind in your favorite flavourings, like garlic, onions and even the taco seasoning itself, to achieve maximum awesome. These tacos were amazing. I added the homemade taco seasoning, garlic, onions, and peppers, and ground it right into the meat itself before grilling. Just remember to grind from frozen, the meat fat gets caught in the grind wheel and makes an awful mess.
What if you could marry the amazing combination of maple and bacon into a portable meal that satisfies all of your cravings? These Maple Bacon Beer Burgers have a little bit of all the best things, they come together to make a tasty burger. Place it on a rosemary focaccia with lettuce and onions. YUM! You won't believe your tastebuds.
When cooking for a crowd there are many times where you have people that have allergies. These are things that need to be considered carefully when selecting a menu. Recently I had the pleasure of cooking for 50-ish people. There were people that were gluten free, dairy free, diabetic, corn free and even egg free! Funnily enough no nut allergies... but I digress. Basically I wanted to finish off the meal that I prepared with a little bit of a sweet treat. I was inspired by The Minimalist Baker's Vegan Gluten Free Brownies to make these, One Bite Black Bean Brownies aren't crazy sweet but they have that hit of chocolate and fudge-ish texture that you like in a brownie.
I wanted cookies. I wanted chocolate. I wanted ooey and gooey and warm and .. well maybe I was just having a moment, but I was sure having a great moment when I was inspired to make these! Inspired by the recipe on Table For Two Blog, I decided I needed to make my own delectable delights, with a bit of a grilled flare.
My husband's granny used to pack him salmon sandwiches for lunch. Like tuna salad sandwiches, only with canned salmon. I know, not a great way to start a blog post, especially if you're like me and don't really find the sound of that appealing at all. But these Salmon Sandwiches are made with fresh salmon, seasoned lightly and grilled gently for a lovely smokey flavor. Then they're flaked with some light mayonnaise and placed onto bread that has been lovingly toasted. Doesn't that sound more appealing?
I was discussing a notion with someone about grilling the best steak. They (actually our blog author) had heard about someone grilling directly IN the charcoal. Now, we've had a few steaks in the recipe section of this website. But I have never done anything so... well I don't actually have the words for it. So I set about doing research and decided to do a recipe alongside our author for how do grill steaks directly in the coals. They (professionals) call it Clinching, it's down and dirty, super caveman style, out of the box grilling. Read the blog article about Clinching here.
This is an experience that I will be repeating. I took a meh cut of meat and turned it into a masterpiece. I will definitely be doing my steaks this way when I can. Aside from actually lighting the charcoal, it took less time to grill than the perfect steak! That's right. Steak perfection faster than grilling a perfect steak on gas. Sounds too good to be true right? Well keep reading.
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