Santa Maria Style BBQ Spatchcock Chicken

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

Whole Lamb Shoulder With Babybacks On The Side

  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

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The Perfect Grilled Steak – In Detail!

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!

Jack Daniels & Coke Barbecue Baked Beans

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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

Slow Cooked BBQ Leg Of Lamb With Rosemary & Mustard Crust


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Rosemary & Mustard Crusted Lamb Served

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

Roast Beef – A Hunk of Rump Cooked on the BBQ

Pretty much any meat, fish, or veg that you would grill or roast in your kitchen will be quicker, easier, less messy, more fun and taste better if done on the BBQ. Fact. Here’s a great example. Traditional Roast Beef lunch cooked on the BBQ. I always buy my meat … More Roast Beef – A Hunk of Rump Cooked on the BBQ

Walkerswood Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Holy SMOKE that was hot. Guess I skipped over the ‘use sparingly’ part of the instructions. Apparently, this is the Jerk sauce from Jamaica by which all others are measured. For jerk aficionados, Walkerswood, Jamaica, is Mecca. The tiny village perched above Ocho Rios is home to Walkerswood Caribbean Foods, … More Walkerswood Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

The Best BBQ Prawns You Will Eat

There really is no other better way to BBQ prawns than Marcella Hazan describes in her simple ‘Grilled Prawn Skewers’ recipe. A testament to the adage ‘less is more’, this recipe combines a handful of simple, everyday ingredients to create something terrific and as Marcella herself advises, it produces the … More The Best BBQ Prawns You Will Eat