Grilled Korean Beef Ribs

It has been forever since we posted a new recipe. We’re still cookin’ and cleanin’ over here, but writing and photographing has taken a back seat. Sorry about that! So what has pulled me back in – – these delightfully easy and delicious ribs! I’ve made these twice now, from an ingredient list scribbled on… Continue reading Grilled Korean Beef Ribs

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Roasted Pork Shoulder with Winter Spices

Modified from The Splendid Table The traditional menu for New Year’s Day here in the Southeastern United States is pork, black-eyed peas, and greens.  As the saying goes, “Eat poor on New Year’s and eat fat the rest of the year.”  These foods are supposed to bring you prosperity in the coming year  – the… Continue reading Roasted Pork Shoulder with Winter Spices

Balsamic Pork Belly

Recipe adapted from Ian Knauer’s Sticky Balsamic Ribs I hope you are not tired of pork belly, for a couple of reasons.  First, this is the best version yet!  (Yes, I say that every time.)  The second reason is because I still have a few pounds of it in my freezer, so chances are you… Continue reading Balsamic Pork Belly

Jerk Chicken

Recipe from Food & Fire, slightly modified Last week, our Whole Foods had a sale on locally raised, pastured, whole chickens.  I got four of them since the price was so good!  However, my ability to cut up a raw chicken (or rather, lack thereof) is an insult to the bird and a danger to… Continue reading Jerk Chicken

Maple-Bourbon Smoked Pork Belly

Modified from Los Angeles Times What a smoking weekend!  Determined to clear out some of the pork products in the freezer, we decided to get the Big Green Egg smoking most of the day Saturday with a pork shoulder roast (aka pork butt) and a pound of pork belly.  We’ve been getting pork belly every… Continue reading Maple-Bourbon Smoked Pork Belly

Sirloin Tip Steak with Harissa Marinade

Silly me, I made the mistake of assuming the grocery store would be open on Sunday, as usual.  Rediscovering that it was Easter meant that dinner plans had to be changed, subject to rescuing something from our freezer.  (Maybe there’s an analogy to be made, but I won’t go there.)  In the recesses of the… Continue reading Sirloin Tip Steak with Harissa Marinade

Grilled Chicken Wings Mole

Always on the lookout for another way to serve chicken wings, I read quite a few recipes before the “big day”.  I am of course referring to Superbowl Sunday, unquestionably the biggest day of the year for chicken wing consumption.  According to the National Chicken Council‘s 2012 Wing Report (really, I am not making this… Continue reading Grilled Chicken Wings Mole

London Broil with Lime-Garlic-Ginger Marinade

Last year we bought a 1/4 grass-fed cattle share – most of which has been consumed.  There were a few odd cuts of steak remaining, like this large package labeled “London Broil”.  Now best I can tell, “London Broil” is not the name of a cut of meat, it is more of a preparation method. … Continue reading London Broil with Lime-Garlic-Ginger Marinade

Lamb Chops with Moroccan Spice Rub and Apricot Risotto

These grass-fed lamb chops from U.S. Wellness Meats are rich in taste and perfect for grilling.  We marinated the lamb chops in a wet spice rub of classic Moroccan herbs and spices, and paired the grilled chops with a creamy risotto spiked with Turkish apricots and pistachios for a dinner worthy of any special occasion. … Continue reading Lamb Chops with Moroccan Spice Rub and Apricot Risotto

Pan-Fried Catfish

Here we are – with “Frying, Revisited”.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not much of a fry cook.  The last effort ended with a smoky, greasy mess in the kitchen – and that was just me!  However, I’m glad I made another attempt because this catfish was “right tasty”, as Southerners might say. We wanted… Continue reading Pan-Fried Catfish

Lemon Garlic Shrimp over Cauliflower Mash

This recipe is a low-carb adaptation of Shrimp and Grits, and I have to say it worked pretty well!  There are a lot of flavors here – first, in lieu of grits, a base of roasted cauliflower pureed with roasted garlic and Parmesan cheese.  Then we top it off with wild-caught shrimp in a spicy… Continue reading Lemon Garlic Shrimp over Cauliflower Mash

New Mexico Carne Adovada

Modified from The Border Cookbook : Authentic Home Cooking of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico (Cheryl A. Jamison and Bill Jamison) One of our favorite places to eat in Santa Fe is Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen.  Maria’s is primarily noted for their VAST selection of margaritas crafted for every tequila out there.  In fact… Continue reading New Mexico Carne Adovada

Tri-Tip Roast with Tequila-Lime Marinade

Modified from Bon Appétit via Epicurious Here’s another cut of meat that I was unfamiliar with – the beef tri-tip roast.  It’s a small triangular muscle cut from the bottom sirloin, hence its other name, the “triangle roast”.  Although a very flavorful piece of meat, it is pretty lean and should be served cut into… Continue reading Tri-Tip Roast with Tequila-Lime Marinade

Korean Honey-Sesame Chicken Skewers

Modified from: Barbecue! Bible by Steven Raichlen Yes, this is yet another post about meat on a stick.  We are just plain nuts about grilling meat on skewers (and there are those that would say we are just plain nuts, period).  I’m pretty fond of a good sweet-salty combination, which led me to the recipe… Continue reading Korean Honey-Sesame Chicken Skewers