Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme. Wood burning stove, little lights, candles, […]
Okay, if you’re making this recipe to save time and money, you’re out of your mind. You can buy a pretty decent loaf of french bread at your local market for around two bucks. I never understood how they could make it that inexpensively absent automation, but they do. Someone suggested “volume” but I’m not […]
Chipotle results from the process of smoking a jalapeno pepper. Your Green Mountain grill lends itself very well to this task. Let’s Get Started: Prepare the jalapenos by cutting off the stems along with about 1/8” of the bodies. Then, slice one side of the pepper lengthwise to open it up. Remove the seeds. You […]
A recipe for great pizza dough is beyond the scope of this missive. But if you have time and love a great thin crispy crust, try Peter Reinhart’s Napoleon Pizza Dough recipe (a Google search will find it for you.) You can actually freeze the dough balls to use in the future, which makes the time investment worthwhile.
You can make this tasty fare either with or without a crust. If you use a crust, be sure to buy the ‘deep-dish’ size or cut this recipe down a little. This make two of the deep-dish (freeze one for later), or cut the recipe in half if you want only one.
If you do this right, you will never order it in a restaurant again! Racks of lamb – approx. 4-6 bones per person served. You will likely prefer Australian to New Zealand racks, but California-grown can also be very good.
Smoked salmon not only tastes great but offers health benefits as well. It contains Omega-3 which lowers blood triglycerides and helps prevent clotting. It is high in Vitamin E, an important antioxidant. It is low in carbohydrates. Eat up!
In spite of the fact that these fish rank among the most aesthetically-challenged, you can really make a tasty, healthy meal out of them. They have a ton of protein and are an excellent source of selenium, Vitamin B-12, potassium, and niacin.
This staple barbecue dish takes 10-15 hours to cook and another quarter-hour or so to pull the pork. It makes little sense to me to do a small amount of meat when you commit this much time. You have a choice of using a pork shoulder roast or a picnic roast. I prefer the shoulder roast, which for some odd reason butchers call a butt roast.
Seldom can you cook something that tastes this great that has attendant health benefits. This cut of pork is lean and has a multitude of vitamins – B! (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), and B6. It also contains an abundance of important minerals -phosphorous, magnesium, iron, and zinc.
Okay, so health experts will throw shoes at you for eating this one. And I believe a regular diet of this will lead to undesirable results. I mean, this thing has more cholesterol than, well . . ., than cholesterol. That being said, this is a real once-per-decade treat which you will enjoy.
Pellet-roasted ham tastes delicious. Remember, though, that what some sellers call a “picnic ham” does not qualify as ham at all: true ham comes from the hind leg of the pig, while a “picnic ham” comes from the front shoulder.
Turkey takes a bit of time, so I see no reason to cook a small one. You can always freeze the leftovers – they will stay moist for several weeks if you use a vacuum-seal gadget, available at many fine stores everywhere and a worthwhile investment.
You laugh, but kids love these, and so do a lot of adults. I grew up on these! Heck, a world-famous restaurant in New York City – the Hideaway – has pigs in a blanket on the menu for eight bucks, and it can’t be a lot of them if french fries cost $7! Here, for eight bucks you can have a couple of dozen!
The brisket embodies the essence of BBQ. If you can prepare a brisket that tastes great, has a good, clean smoke ring, and cuts with a plastic fork, you’ve stepped outside the envelope of casual grilling and into the realm of serious barbecue.
Actually, prime rib is a bit of a misnomer, as less than 2% of all American beef is graded prime. Most of that grade goes to expensive restaurants, although some specialty butcher shops carry it as well.