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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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Smokey Southwest Chicken Legs

Smokey Southwest Chicken Legs

With Cattle BoyZ Smokey Southwest Seasoning

Posted on September 08, 2015
Smokey Southwest Chicken Legs came about when I wanted to pair dinner with my Corona. We had extra limes, so it worked out perfectly. The best part about this meal? After seasoning everything, and searing the meat, you just let it roast on the grill until it's ready. Then you serve it with a squeeze of lime to finish. Super simple, superbly easy, deliriously delicious. 
Posted in: Poultry
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Grilled Pork Chops And Shallots

Grilled Pork Chops And Shallots

With Turmeric And Coconut Milk

Posted on December 09, 2014
I was inspired to make Grilled Pork Chops And Shallots With Turmeric And Coconut Milk when I wanted to use some leftover coconut milk after making a curry. The only problem was, what would I do with it? So I decided to take a family favorite, Chicken in Mushroom Sauce, and turn it into something similar. What we found is a delicious and healthy meal that everyone will love.
Posted in: Pork
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