Dinner Tonight: Grilled Rockfish BLT’s

Originally posted on Love, Food & Beer:
This dinner was too good not to share. I’ll post the exact recipe once our internet decides to work again, but it’s relatively simple, and crazy delicious. Grilled black rockfish fillets with avocado, arugula, tomato, Old Bay mayo and Hempler’s bacon on grilled pugliese. Boom! Eat it! Seriously,…

Grilled pork sirloin roast with (grilled) ratatouille

Grilled pork sirloin roast with (grilled) ratatouille

Ratatouille looks decadent but it’s actually pretty healthy – eggplant, squash, zucchini, onion and pepper … So I grilled up a few sausages to add to it … Then I went full-bore Mongolian BBQ on the vegies. Recipe called for grilling the whole vegetables before cutting them up but I thought it would be much […]

Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake

As soon as I saw the recipe in Chris Lilly’s book, I knew I had to try it. I didn’t have a 10 inch cast iron skillet but a quick visit to amazon fixed that.  So I made a mess in the kitchen but I was pretty happy with the way this cake turned out. […]

Bacon Brats with Sauerkraut

Bacon Brats with Sauerkraut

Everything is better with bacon – I actually saw this done on Cowgirl’s Country Life, another blog I follow. I decided to try it out –             So we begin with beer and onion in a small pot. Add the steamer to the top and add the brats … Wrapped […]

Peruvian grilled chicken

Peruvian grilled chicken

Peruvian chicken is one of my favorites – I stumbled on it while working at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in 2007. There are fabulous Hispanic restaurants in Arlington County and I became a regular at several of them while I lived in that area. I wanted to share this dish with my family and found […]

Book Review: Fire & Smoke

Book Review: Fire & Smoke

The first BBQ book I ever bought was Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book. I’d never heard of Big Bob and I had no idea who Chris Lilly is but the reviews on Amazon were pretty good and I wanted to move up to BBQ from just plain old grilling. If you haven’t read it, it’s […]

Honey mustard chicken with bacon mac & cheese

Honey mustard chicken with bacon mac & cheese

Because good ideas are best considered over a libation: I tried a new Mexican craft amber ale … I had come home from work and the cupboard was seemingly bare – four chicken thighs and a box of generic mac & cheese … what to do?  I started looking around the kitchen and found Noemi’s […]

My back deck kitchen

Just a quick shot of ‘the kids’ on the back deck.  Word to the wise on buying a Primo – get the larger one:  the smaller one that I bought is lighter in weight, but doesn’t have the grill space to cook in a two-zone capacity for more than 2-3 people. That said, I can […]

Chorizo Burgers

I was looking for a good carne asada recipe and came across this ‘Mexican burger’ entry on Yumley. So I picked up about a pound of caseless chorizo (Mexican sausage) and about two pounds of ground beef: I grated a large onion and added it to the hamburger mixture along with a cup of bread […]

Grilled lobster

Picked up a gopro camera the other day – here’s my first food photo with it. Guess I have a bit to learn about shooting with fixed wide angle lenses.   Tails on the grill with the underside shelled and brushed with olive oil. Sauce: 1/4 pound of butter 1/4 cup of Italian Romano cheese […]

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