Burger Experiment: Making My Own Mince.

So I thought I would try to make my own mince for burgers.  I’ve had the electronic mincer for quite a while and still haven’t used it.  Every time I’ve been to a shop intending to by meat for the mincer I have backed out because it seemed to work out so much more expensive.  This time I thought it must be worth the extra effort so lets have a go.  For my first attempt I decided that I would try to use the most accessible meat from a local supermarket.  I hoped this would bring down the cost but also demonstrate what is possible to those who don’t normally shop at a butchers.

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Maple Glazed Pork Ribs & Whole Chicken

This cook was a simple one.  Not too adventurous but it’s definitely one of my go to smokes.  Maple glazed pork ribs and whole chicken.  As much as I do like to experiment, it’s sometimes nice to stick to what you know and like.  This is one of those times.  Below is the link to a video made for this cook and some details of what I did.    Continue reading Maple Glazed Pork Ribs & Whole Chicken

MY FIRST DIRTY STEAK

I’ve always been sceptical about cooking steak ‘dirty’ despite many bbqers stating that this is the best way to cook a steak.  For those of you not familiar with this method – Rest assured, cooking a steak ‘dirty’ doesn’t actually involve any dirt.  It actually means that instead of cooking your steak on the bbq’s grill, you place the steak directly onto the coals.  Now if you’re anything like me, when I first heard of ‘dirty steaks’ you’ll be thinking a few different things.  Why?  Wouldn’t it burn? Wouldn’t it get covered in charcoal and ash?  I’ll answer those questions for you now. Continue reading MY FIRST DIRTY STEAK

New BBQ: Thuros

I don’t know about you but sometimes it’s hard to justify using a full chimney of charcoal for just a couple of steaks. This is why many of us serious about outdoor cooking have more than one BBQ at our disposal depending on the circumstances. I already have my cheap but cheerful barrel grill and my UDS. I love them both but they are large and fuel hungry. Realising that I needed a more compact and efficient BBQ for the smaller cooks I decided to add a new member to the family.

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Super Quick Scallops in the Shell

This is only the second time I’ve cooked scallops.  The first time I’ve cooked scallops in their shell.  The method I’ve used today is extremely simple but wow did these taste good!  I know a lot of people aren’t sure what to make of scallops but trust me, if they are cooked well, they are unbelievably tasty. Continue reading Super Quick Scallops in the Shell

Sicilian Inspired Citrus Chicken

Got a chance to barbecue some food today.  So here I have my version of Sicilian Inspired Citrus Chicken.  Very simple but really delicious too.   I am no expert so the instructions provided below are simply for those who wish to give it a go.  I also made a video which you can find by clicking here.  The video was just for fun and provides no instructions.  Continue reading Sicilian Inspired Citrus Chicken

Smoked Pork Ribs and Turkey Breast.

Yesterday was my first smoke in a while.  I’m still quite new to this so every cook is an adventure and I seriously enjoy every moment of it.  This time I decided to try smoking a whole turkey breast and some pork ribs.  I also cooked some cheesy garlic bread and jacket potatoes as sides.  I’m always slightly nervous that I might ruin the meat when I am smoking due to my inexperience but this time I was thrilled with the outcome.   Continue reading Smoked Pork Ribs and Turkey Breast.

Sumac Chicken Skewers by Dreaming Of The Good Life

It has been a couple of weeks since I cooked these beauties but they are certainly worth a mention.  It’s not my creation so I will not take any credit.  This recipe was taken from the Dreaming Of The Good Life blog.  If you like tasty food I would definitely suggest that you go have a look at all of the recipes.

If you like a kebab I seriously suggest you make this your go to recipe for a last minute meal on the BBQ.  It took me no time at all and it was packed full of flavour.  Just be careful not to overcook it or you’ll regret it.

Click Here if you want to go straight to this recipe.  Enjoy!

Here are some more pictures from that cook.

 

 


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The Benefits of Good Charcoal: Sweet Green Chilli Pork Shoulders

What charcoal do you use when you barbecue?  Whatever you can find in the supermarket?  Maybe you’re more bbq savvy and use brands like Big K instead.  Have you ever thought about looking for a local producer of charcoal? No?  I think you should give it a go and here’s why. Continue reading The Benefits of Good Charcoal: Sweet Green Chilli Pork Shoulders

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