Big, meaty hunks of succulent, smoky beef…… These are meat lollipops at their very best.
This recipe is adapted from the awesome Bacon Explosion invented by The BBQ Addicts I’ve seen loads of versions spring up on the web and several varieties have passed along the judges table at our own Grillstock ‘King of the Grill’ competition too. I decided to put a twist as … More Bacon Stuffing Bomb
Everyone loves a BBQ and I’ve cooked more than you can shake a stick at.
Here are my top tips to make your fiery festivities a success.
Apparently 80% of Italy’s fish is caught off the 800km coastline of Puglia and judging by the local fish markets and restaurants I would say one of the most popular would be Orata, or as we know them better the gilt head sea-bream. This box of Orata arrived onto the … More Orata in Puglia
Mastering babybacks is a right of passage for BBQ chefs. Here’s how I cook them. (taken from an article I wrote for Crumbs Magazine) You need: Whole racks of Babyback ribs (1 rack per person) Base BBQ Rub (recipe below) or your favourite commercial rub – choose one with high … More BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Here’s a great way to cook a whole chicken on the BBQ that takes a fraction of the time of roasting in the kitchen oven. It also overcomes the problem of the chicken being such an irregular shape often meaning the breast meat is overcooked by the time the leg … More Santa Maria Style BBQ Spatchcock Chicken
I’m mixing up two different cooking methods with the lamb. First it gets a solid couple of hours on the Big Green Egg set up to cook indirectly at around 140-150C. I started it off with one handful of hickory and maple woodchips to give it a subtle smoky … More Whole Lamb Shoulder With Babybacks On The Side
The Pugliese are not huge lovers of lamb. Walk into any local village macelleria (butchers) and the counter will be well stocked with beef, pork, poulty and horse. Oh, they’ll have lamb, but for some reason it’s one of those things you have to ask for with a nod and … More Half a Lamb In A Wood Fired Pizza Oven
Monkfish is superb on the grill,which ever way you choose to prepare it. It holds up to stong flavours well so you can use BBQ rubs or powerful spices with it and it is meaty enough to sear at a hight temperature to develop a lovely crust. The monkfish tails … More Monkfish & Chorizo Kebabs
It goes without saying that step one is to buy the best meat you can find. There are a number of cuts that make for great grilled steak and this is down to personal preference.
I’m cooking a couple of small 28 day dry-aged sirloins this evening. It’s a good balance of flavour and tenderness. There’s a decent amount of marbling in the meat which Continue reading The Perfect Grilled Steak – In Detail!
A super quick and easy recipe that uses my favourite fish – Gurnard with a sprinkling of piri-piri seasoning. Continue reading Piri Piri Gurnard
I love asparagus, and surely there’s no better way to cook it than slinging some on the grill? Continue reading Grilled Asparagus
First of all – sorry about the photo. The beans were half eaten before I’d even fetched my camera so this is a quick camera phone shot.
One of my best friends is a huge JD and Coke fan and I came up with this recipe when she visited recently. I’d cooked bourbon BBQ baked beans before and figured the coke would give it a neat twist. It works really well – the flavours of the JD and Coke just melt down into the background and give terrific depth of flavour. Of course all the alcohol disappears within seconds so perfectly fine for kids too. It’s really quick to prepare and very low maintenance once the cooking process starts.
I cooked these on my BBQ smoker underneath a few slabs of spare ribs that were slow smoking. Continue reading Jack Daniels & Coke Barbecue Baked Beans
A rare free weekend at home meant I had the chance to roll out the Mac’s ProQ™ Excel 20 and give it the time it deserves with a lovely leg of lamb.
The Excel 20 is very versatile and in addition to being a grill and a smoker, it’s easy to replicate the cooking style of very expensive (and trendy) steam ovens which produce beautifully moist roasts of meat.
Here’s what I did… Continue reading Slow Cooked BBQ Leg Of Lamb With Rosemary & Mustard Crust
I posted this at the start of the year but thought it worthwhile reposting again as I am knocking up a batch today for some friends. So here’s a little bit of my summer for you to cook up – also of course can be cooked indoors, but really – … More Best Home-Made Burgers. Guaranteed.