Thursday, August 3, 2017

Smoked chicken

Cooked up some free range chickens in the smoker this past week. I seasoned the chicken with plenty of salt and a nice dry rub. The potatoes were cooked right in the coals. My first time making them this way. They develop a wonderful smoky flavor. The vegetables were fried up and seared in the Dutch oven first and then I braised them for a while in chicken stock, lemon juice and Dijon mustard along with some fresh rosemary. I think I originally seared them with a little lard in the cast-iron. 


Monday, July 17, 2017

Black angus steak

This was really awesome. Marinated for over 24 hours. It was so tender and savory. Got this from Main Street meats, farmingdale NY 


Friday, July 7, 2017

Fourth of July 

Took the family fishing on the 4th. Grilled up some porterhouse steaks when we got home. They were perfectly cooked medium rare 


Smoked St. Louis style ribs and chicken 

Cooked for the family the Sunday before July fourth. Ribs and chicken 


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Bacon wrapped pork loin

This was pretty good. I cooked it in the smoker but finished it off on a cast iron grill plate so the bacon would crisp a little more. 

Also smoked some veal shanks with it. I had them left over from Mother's Day sitting in the freezer. Personally, I won't smoke them anymore. I will stick to braising them in a cast-iron Dutch oven. 

The family loved the bacon wrapped pork loin. A couple of my sons friends stayed for dinner and they seem to enjoy it also. 

Had some leftover bacon so I made some caramelized endives sprinkled with crumbled bacon. It was delicious. 


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Elk chimichuri 

Elk fillets with chimichuri sauce, blackened carrots and baked potato 


Father's Day 2017

Cooked an awesome porchetta in the smoker. Dessert was grilled bourbon peaches 


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Goodies from Bertie County Peanuts 

Excellent snacking 


Memorial Day 2017

Cooked at my brother in laws house. Dogs, burgers, little chicken wings, and pork loin country style. Plenty of corn on the cob too. That's me in my ever-so-cool Motörhead apron. 


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day cooking

I cooked up some good stuff again this year. Prosciutto wrapped Bosc pears grilled in the cast iron with some Maldon salt and pepper 

Marinated shrimp also grilled in the cast iron with sauce vierge 

Osso bucco with potatoes anna