Recipes

Smoked Brisket Rub

I remember the first time I decided to try and smoke a beef brisket. Years ago, we were at a local county fair and there was a guy set up selling some great BBQ. I bought a plate of smoked brisket and wow, it was amazing. I know that brisket is a huge part of Texas BBQ and in other …

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Crawfish Jambalaya Stuffed Sweet Peppers with Country Gravy

Have I shared with you how much I love Cajun cooking? I do. There is so much that I love about it. I love the spice profiles, the unique cooking techniques and the ingredients specific Cajun food. I could go on and on about the many things I like about Cajun food, but instead I want to talk about one …

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Shredded Chicken Parmesan Sliders

chicken parmesan slow cooker

I am totally hooked on making a tray of baked sliders. These are warm gooey filled goodness inside toasted dinner rolls. Baked sliders are great for after school snacks, game day parties, holidays and so much more. The sliders are built together, baked in a glass baking dish, and then cut into the sliders afterwards. These warm, cheesy sliders are …

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Smoked Pesto Lamb Loin Chops with Creamy Feta Sauce

How to Smoke Lamb Chops

I just love getting creative with the smoker. While the most common cuts of meat I smoke are standard ones, including ribs, pork butt, whole chickens and salmon, there are times I enjoy mixing it up. Walking through the meat section of the supermarket, I will look to see if something inspires me. It might be a cut of meat …

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Chipotle Rubbed Smoked Pork Tenderloin and Guacamole Canapés

Usually when smoking, I tend to go big and meaty with lots of ribs, pulled pork, whole chickens and more. Appetizers, like canapés, are not a type of food that I generally relate to smoked BBQ. But these Chipotle Rubbed Smoked Pork Tenderloin Canapés totally prove that smoked meat can totally work with a more fancy style appetizer! These bite …

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Teriyaki Smoked Tilapia

Smoked fish is so wonderful. It is easy to prepare, and the fish tastes amazing. I love to smoke all sorts of fish, including salmon, trout catfish and more. One of my more common types of fish to smoke is tilapia, as a quick scan of my recipes will prove. I have come to love smoking tilapia. It is a …

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Cedar Plank Grilled Trout

How to cedar plank grill rainbow trout steelhead salmon

Plank grilling is one of my favourite ways to cook fish. Salmon grilled on a plank of cedar is probably my most requested dish whenever I am grilling for family and friends. In this recipe I used trout and plank grilled them very similar to how I would do salmon. In the end they were amazing! One of the best aspects …

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Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers

How to grill shrimp recipe

Grilling skewers of shrimp coated in pesto has become one of my most requested recipes. Shrimp and pesto go very well together as all the bright and fresh flavours of pesto perfectly compliments many kinds of seafood and especially shrimp. How to grill shrimp is super easy and while this recipe has the shrimp brushed with pesto, you could easily …

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Smoked Baked Beans in a Cast Iron Skillet

This week I was smoking 3 chickens in my Cookshack PG500. I had some room on the upper rack above the chickens and debated what to throw up there. I have a philosophy when smoking – if there is an empty rack, you need to fill it with something. I figure that if I am using the wood, I might …

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Parmesan Baked Pork Chops

How to bake pork chops, boneless pork cutlet

Pork chops are quite the versatile cut of meat. They can be grilled, pan fried, baked, smoked, slow cooked, pressure cooked and more. Not only is there a wide range of cooking methods, but there are so many flavour combinations and profiles that work well with pork chops. In our house, we love to bake pork chops and often use …

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