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Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Glazed pork goodness

Posted on August 01, 2017
Originally served in the summer of 2011, this pork dish was an instant hit with my family. It even encouraged leftover eating straight from the container! I have said many times that there is nothing better than sweet paired with pork, and this recipe for Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin proves just that.  
Posted in: Pork
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Watermelon and Feta Skewers

Watermelon and Feta Skewers

With Basil and Balsamic Reduction

Posted on August 01, 2017
Watermelon and Feta Skewers an easy appetizer that takes summer grilling in a gourmet direction. Kicking back in the summer heat with your besties and some locally sourced cider never tasted so good. I made these skewers to serve with the intention of whetting our friends’ appetites before the main course, and boy did it work! I was surprised at the complex flavors and textures. The watermelon lost its grainy texture and the feta took on an even creamier one and picked up an enticing smokiness. Punch it all up by drizzling balsamic reduction over the top and adding fresh basil.
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Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

On The Grill

Posted on April 25, 2017
One of my husband’s favorite things to order when we go out to a seafood restaurant is shrimp scampi. For a treat, I made this recipe for Shrimp Scampi and added a bit of a grilled twist. Let me tell you, the smokiness from the grill just adds that little extra to take a fantastic meal to the next level. The Napoleon Stainless Steel Wok is a great accessory too, one of the top five in my grill-accessory-arsenal. It’s perfectly suited to tossing the pasta and shrimp together to get everything perfectly coated and saucy.
Posted in: Seafood
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Sous Vide Steak

Sous Vide Steak

with Red Wine Reduction

Posted on January 17, 2017
If you’ve been keeping up with the latest and greatest, you have probably heard of a cooking technique called Sous Vide. It’s 2017’s biggest kitchen trend. Thanks to my portable Sous Vide cooker, Joule, by ChefSteps, I have been able to keep up with the latest and greatest in gastronomic trends. Using a grill in conjunction with cooking Sous Vide just makes sense. Cooking anything using this technique means some very tender and tasty food, however, meats will need caramelization on the outside for a really toothsome flavor. That’s where the grill comes in. It’s perfect for giving you a caramelized crust on the outside! Using the infrared side burner to sear off the steak after cooking Sous Vide just takes this Sous Vide Steak with Red Wine Reduction to the next level. 
Posted in: Beef
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Beer Marinated Lamb

Beer Marinated Lamb

with Chimichurri

Posted on December 08, 2016
To celebrate National Lager Day, I decided to make something that I haven’t tried in a long while - Beer Marinated Lamb with Chimichurri. Okay, let me clarify. I’ve made loads of lamb after falling in love with this meat when I started working on this blog; however, I haven’t tried chimichurri in a while. Not being a fan of cilantro, it’s kind of obvious why. I figured that my tastes have expanded and evolved since making Ted Reader’s Mesquite Planked Leg of Lamb. Still not a huge fan of cilantro, or chimichurri, but the lamb was cooked to perfection, and the lager marinade made up for that. 
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Sous Vide Thanksgiving Turkey

Sous Vide Thanksgiving Turkey

Finished with Green Tea and Apple Smoke

Posted on November 16, 2016

This turkey recipe requires a little forethought and some extra equipment, but this Sous Vide Thanksgiving Turkey Finished with Green Tea and Apple Smoke has to be the best turkey I have made on the grill, ever. I followed the recipe as laid out in the Joule app, cooking the butchered turkey in a water bath for just over 12 hours in total. Then I finished the turkey on the grill by smoking it with Apple Wood Chips and Cranberry Green Tea from Steeped Tea then searing the skin on the Infrared SIZZLE ZONE™. Leaving me with the most succulent turkey I have had the pleasure of tasting. EVER.

The portable Sous Vide cooker, Joule, by ChefSteps is probably the most interesting and versatile tool in my cooking arsenal, besides my grill. The Joule is easy to use. Once out of the box, I was able to set it up within about five minutes or less. To the layman, sous vide sounds like boil in a bag, however the geniuses at ChefSteps have done their research and created a super easy way to cook gourmet food. The calculations are all done for you. Follow the directions in the app, which even tells you when the food is ready.

Posted in: Poultry
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Chocolate Rubbed Steaks

Chocolate Rubbed Steaks

With Smoked Coffee

Posted on October 25, 2016
Chef Ted Reader’s Coffee Rubbed Porterhouse serves as inspiration for this latest steak creation; Chocolate Rubbed Steaks With Smoked Coffee. Chocolate is not just for those with a sweet tooth. It’s fantastic for use in savory dishes as well. My goal was to add a depth to the natural flavor of steak. The rub successfully did this while creating a beautiful crust once seared on the side burner of my Napoleon Prestige PRO 500 Grill. 
Posted in: Beef
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Thai Peanut Pork Tenderloin

Thai Peanut Pork Tenderloin

Simple and savory

Posted on September 08, 2016
I really needed to do something different with the pork tenderloin I pulled out for dinner. Thai Peanut Pork Tenderloin really broke this tenderloin out of the rut it was in and created a beautiful meal. The fresh juices in the recipe created a unique taste that I found completely unexpected. This recipe is definitely being made again. And Soon! 
Posted in: Pork
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Pepper Crusted Water Buffalo Filet

Pepper Crusted Water Buffalo Filet

With Squashed & Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Posted on January 21, 2016
When I visited the Water Buffalo Festival in September I got my hands on a bunch of great cuts of buffalo meat. The filets have been languishing in my freezer since then, but I felt the need to whip out a good steak recipe. That's when we had Pepper Crusted Water Buffalo Filet With Squashed & Crispy Roasted Potatoes. The intense pepper and the succulent meat paired beautifully. The pepper didn't overpower the unique, beefy-gaminess of the meat; which can happen often if you're not careful. Serving this with a dollop of sour cream on the crunchy potatoes helped too. That little bit of sour cream mixed with the juices and you got a sauce that instantly cooled the heat of a rogue peppercorn. Naturally the tenderloin (filet mignon) melted in your mouth too. Such a simple and decadent meal.
Posted in: Beef
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Peppercorn Crusted Steak

Peppercorn Crusted Steak

With Buffalo Milk Cheese

Posted on October 21, 2015
I am a huge believer in letting quality steak speak for itself. Simply seasoning a steak with pepper and salt, allows the beef to shine. That's why I made Peppercorn Crusted Steak With Buffalo Milk Cheese. Topping the steaks with this fragrant, creamy cheese was a flavor match made in heaven. 

When I visited Prince Edward County for a photography class last month, I had the intense pleasure of visiting some incredible cheese shoppes too. One such was Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co. who had a cheese called "Where the Buffalo Roam". Made with local water buffalo milk, a higher fat content and oh so creamy delicious, this cheese is aged for a month, then washed in Chardonnay! It's like butter on the tongue, creamy, and slightly cheddar-y. Pairing it with the subtle flavors of beef and crushed peppercorns was probably the most genius thing I had done all week. 
Posted in: Beef
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