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.
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
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
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.
Have you ever heard of reverse searing? No? Then this is the best thing you’ll learn today. Yes? You probably already know everything I’m about to say but by all means, read it anyway.
If like me you love steak, you probably believed you could cook a pretty incredible steak already. You’re probably right but this method of cooking your steak will definitely take your steak to the next level. To cook this steak I adopted two new techniques picked up from the incredible community over in the CountryWoodSmoke Facebook group. Dry brining and reverse sear. If you are at all interested in BBQ and good food I seriously suggest you go and join that group. Let’s start with preparing the steak. Continue reading Reverse Sear Steak
I haven’t posted anything to my blog for a very long time. My domain had expired and my drive to write anything had disappeared. I have loved barbecue food for a long time but my ignorance meant that I didn’t make the most of what I had. Although I have a large Weber Mastertouch at my disposal – I mistakenly believed that they could only be used for grilling. I think most of the UK public incorrectly hold a similar view. What I really wanted to do was smoke some meat but I couldn’t afford to buy a dedicated smoker. After watching videos of Frankin BBQ on Youtube I was sure that an offset smoker was the way to go. I even tried to build my own filing cabinet smoker but it just didn’t work (despite the popularity of the post) and I gave up. The dream of smoking the all mighty brisket at home was all but guaranteed never to happen. Continue reading The Reigniting of my Passion for Barbecue and Smoking.
I haven’t really posted anything to the blog recently and that is because I have started a new job. Previously, I had worked in an office environment for around 5 years. The job allowed me to spend all of my time on the computer and a large proportion of that time could be spent on the blog. There just wasn’t much work. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with that but if you don’t go to the gym and keep active it can ruin your health. I am a perfect example of that. Combined with the fact I love my food, I can safely say that I don’t lead a healthy lifestyle at the moment. I hoped that this was something that might start changing. Continue reading New Job, New Discoveries and a Healthier Lifestyle?
I have decided to add a ‘Personal Blog’ section to the website. Nothing major but sometimes I would like to talk about something other than food.
Food remains the primary focus of The Munch and Tattle. I don’t want the blog to lose it’s identity and change into something else but you should expect a few extra bits now and again. Perhaps adding a bit more personality to the blog and letting you know a bit more about me. Don’t know what yet. Might include photography. Might include travels. I will see how I feel 🙂
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Written by Tomos Newland-Jones @MrNewland66