Tag Archives: Direct Grilled

Wokin’ the Wok: Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

In the world of low and slow barbecue, today would be an opposite sort of day. No pit side lounging, no sipping of a refreshing beverage whilst daydreaming next to a backdrop of swirling, ribbons of smoke. In other words, no lallygagging would be done today. Because while cooking a stir fry over a  hardwood fire, […]

Gettin’ Fishy On The Grill: Salt Block Cod with Lemon, Butter, and Caper Sauce

The impending storms were part of an ongoing forecast that promised rain nearly everyday this week. Nary a drop had come during this stretch, so without hesitation I prepped a meal for the grill. I had been craving something a little out of the ordinary, and decided on a couple of cod filets, salt block grilled, […]

BBQ Goodness, Family Get Togethers, and a T-Rex After Party

It was in the tradition of an old school “Sunday Supper” at Grandma’s house, complete with too much food, stories of the past, and plans and dreams for the future. When our family, that is currently spread out literally from coast to coast, was able to meet in the middle and sit down for a […]

Fajita Lime Stuffed Avocado Boats with Roasted Corn Pico De Gallo

The avocados received their mesquite smoked baptism, responding with just enough char to complement the freshness of the pico, and it all tied together with that lime and fajita based beef.

Paella On The Grill, Sangria In The Glass

I woke up to the sounds of Flamenco music, complete with the strumming of acoustic guitars, the snapping of fingers in the air,  and the clatter of stomping heels on the hardwood floor. How they got in my bedroom I’ll never know, but what I did know was that was a sign. A sign that today would […]

Grillin’ Steak, Enjoyin’ The Day

  There’s a particular feeling of satisfaction when a person can go outside early in the morning and feel comfortable in shorts and a T-shirt. And that’s just how this morning started. Everything smells new again, and we are on our way to the longer sunlight, more active days and evenings. And you know that means. […]

Bacon Wrapped Pork Steak Stix

It was one of those ideas that just wouldn’t go away. Stuck like a peanut butter nugget on the roof of a puppy’s mouth. “What if?” I asked myself. I get different and sometimes unusual ideas on a regular basis, and somewhere between those ideas that I wouldn’t dare say out loud, and those that […]

Two Timin’ My Tri-Tips. #TrueConfessions

  It was a bit like opening a gift you didn’t expect. Unraveling that butcher paper, my eyes stared at that package like a zombie eyeballin’ a slow moving protein. What I expected to be a nice piece of tri-tip turned into a set of twin hunks o’ beef, presenting themselves to me as if to […]

Grillin’ On the Go.

Sometimes, well, you just have to get out. Call it spring fever, or more appropriately cabin fever.  No big plans, but just goin’ with the gut feeling and getting out. So off I was, headin’ down the road, just enjoying the scenery when it happened. That familiar aroma. Like the sweet siren’s song of Greek mythology, […]

Sampler Sundays. Ribs, Chicken and Black Bean Burgers.

Twas a generous sunrise. One of those early morns that alerts your senses to the fact that it’s going to be a glorious day. Glorious indeed, for a pit jockey to think about smoking and grilling a good sampling of tasty bites. And folks, that’s exactly what happened. I sparked that smoker up like a boy […]