While I’ve made moussaka the conventional way, the full process is a lot to take on, especially indoors in the heat of late summer when garden eggplant are ripe (hello, 100F weather!). My version is a no-bake, no-oven, no-béchamel version, the entire process taking place on a charcoal grill. Continue reading Moussaka on the Grill
Tonight i’m visiting my brother in Ontario, and after checking out the local farmers market and getting some fresh chicken and beans, we made this. A few years ago, Drew and I were volunteering in Mozambique. During one long bus journey, the conductor went down the aisle to take dinner orders for pickup at the … Continue reading Piri Piri Chicken recipe
You must be waiting with bated breath. After the Grilled Pizza Fiasco, many questions must be circulating: Did they ever succeed at grilled pizza? Was it a recipe doomed to untimely failure? What does pizza dough not dripping through the grill grates look like? I know, I’ve been thinking the same thing. To relieve anxious hearts, here are a few photos from a recent grilled pizza smackdown.
Every now and then, careful planning, lots of research, and lovingly executed prep turns into a smoky black irate mess. My first attempt at grilled pizza was one such time. The Plan 1. Barbecue pizza with: sliced barbequed country-style pork ribs, grilled onions, roasted pasilla pepper, mozzarella, and KC barbecue sauce (♥ KC). (An assemblage … Continue reading The Grilled Pizza Fiasco
Yesterday, we smoked some jalapenos just for fun. Today we have these beautiful dried jalapenos that I believe are essentially home-made chipotles. I am no expert, and I think that ripe red jalapenos give more legit chipotle, but regardless – this stuff is gooood. I took out our trusty mortar and pestle and ground up … Continue reading Chipotle at home
So the smoker we bought earlier this week has had a lot of love. Cod, cheese (cheddar and jarlsberg), and just yesterday: chicken, jalapenos, salmon. Our balcony was fuming hickory chips and eye-watering jalapeno smoke all day. Our new neighbors love us. Whole Chicken We started today with a whole chicken and put it in … Continue reading Smokes away!