Jerk Style Spare Ribs

Jerk Style Spare Ribs

Jerk Style Spare Ribs It’s BBQ time! This week I want to share with you my recipe for Jerk Style Spare Ribs. When most people think of Jerk seasoning or sauce, chicken immediately comes to mind. I even have a killer recipe for Jerk Chicken and that’s what inspired this recipe for Jerk Style Spare Ribs. But Jerk flavors are …

Bacon Wrapped Smoked Sausage

Bacon Wrapped Smoked Sausage

Bacon Wrapped Smoked Sausage Bacon wrapped anything gets my attention, and I thought that it couldn’t possibly be bad wrapped around a smoked sausage, right? Check out my Bacon Wrapped Smoked Sausage video: I started with store bought fully cooked smoked sausage cut in half. You can use any smoked sausage you like here. I know it would be great …

Super Grilled BBQ Shrimp Po’Boy

Grilled BBQ Shrimp Po’Boy For this Grilled BBQ Shrimp Po’Boy recipe, I’m taking New Orleans inspired BBQ Shrimp and turning it into one delicious Po’Boy sandwich with a BBQ Remoulade Sauce. When I think of Po’boy sandwiches I immediately think of New Orleans. It’s the poster sandwich for the city and you haven’t lived until you’ve tried one! Normally a …

Bacon Wrapped Backstrap

this week I thought I’d kick 2015 off with a great recipe for backstrap… my favorite cut of whitetail deer. The backstrap is cut from the top of the deer located on each side of the spine. It’s equivalent to the loin section off a cow or pig. I’m not sure where the name back strap originated, but I’ve always …

Cold Smoked Cheese

There is something I look forward to every year when the temps start to drop… and that is cold smoking cheese. Because we live in the south, we have limited times we can do it down here because if it’s warm outside – your cheese can melt. Cold smoking cheese is really, really easy. The only thing you’ve got to …

Pineapple Glazed Whole Smoked Ham

Pineapple Glazed Whole Smoked Ham For this recipe I use a Whole Smoked Ham (fully cooked). Don’t confuse it with a fresh or green ham which is one that hasn’t been cured or cooked, also don’t confuse it with a country ham. That’s something totally different. (we fry it and eat with biscuits in the south!). The whole ham is …

Smoking a Whole Leg of Lamb

Lamb can be a little tricky to find in your local stores, but this time of year most supermarkets will have a small selection. Since I found the lamb loin chops a couple of weeks ago at Costco, that was going to be my first stop. Costco had plenty of boneless legs in stock this week, and I picked out …

Smoked Bone-In Turkey Breast

Smoked Bone-In Turkey Breast It’s time to buy those turkeys for next week and get them thawing in the refrigerator. I checked out the sales ads this week and everyone has turkey on sale – so I picked up a Bone-In Turkey Breast to smoke. You can get the recipe for a Whole Smoked Turkey here >> If you’re still …

Crown Roast of Pork

Smoked Crown Roast of Pork

Smoked Crown Roast of Pork It’s that time of year where everyone should be thinking about what’s on the menu for the holidays, and this week I want to share with you a recipe for a sure ‘nuff crowd pleaser….Smoked Crown Roast of Pork. A Crown Roast is made from the center cut, bone-in pork loin. The tips of the …

Steak Skewers

Chimichurri Skirt Steak Skewers

Here’s a great recipe for a quick tailgate or football food. All that’s required on gameday is a hot grill the rest of the preparation happens the night before leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the game. Here’s what you need: 1-2lbs of skirt steak (flank steak or flat iron also make good substitutes) 18-20 wooden skewers for grilling …

Smoked Pig Wings

Pig Wings

Since the season started, I’ve been doing a weekly video on football foods. Well, this week I tried something that was brand new to me called Pig Wings, and they’re so good that I had to include them in a newsletter. The pig wing is actually a portion of the ham shank that has been trimmed and smoked (fully cooked). …

sausage and peppers recipe

Italian Sausage & Peppers Recipe

How to Grill Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers There’s just no better football food than some Italian Sausages with peppers and onions. You can cook it all right on the grill… so it makes this recipe perfect for a tailgate. This grilled Italian Sausage recipe is easy. You can prep all your peppers and onions at home – and all …

Smoked Pork Chops

Smoked Pork Chops

For this week’s newsletter I had my local butcher cut me some 1” thick pork loin chops. Thick chops like these are excellent on the smoker and it doesn’t take as long as you might think. I keep the recipe fairly simple but we get a ton of flavor into the meat by using a brine. Also the layered seasonings …

beef bombs

Beef Bombs

I’m loving these Football Food videos. Love thinking about them, cooking them… and especially eating them. And these Beef Bombs I did this week turned out awesome. If you’ve ever cooked an ABT – basically a jalapeno stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped with bacon – then you know these dudes are good. What I did was take a flank …