So I’ve been making good use of the smoker this summer and one thing I feel you always need when barbecuing is a good sauce to accompany the meat. Steaks have marinades and chimichurri but one condiment which I think goes great with cured and smoked meats is this apple onion chutney.
Ok, enough with all those travel and event posts. Time for an actual food-from-scratch post! Pastrami! This is one definitely one of our favorite dishes! In New York where I’m from (Mid-Hudson Valley) there’s nothing like a good pastrami sandwich from a proper deli. Head to Montreal and Quebec City and you’ll find it’s calledContinue reading “How to Make Homemade Pastrami (a.k.a Smoked Meat)”
After 6 days in brine the brisket was ready for cooking and the photo above does not begin to do justice to this corned beef. If you could only taste it! The ready-to-cook corned beef you buy in the store has nothing on this version in terms of flavor. There’s no way you get asContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef (Part 2 – the finished product)”
Often times on this blog I’m putting up things which are either my favorites or somehow related to my own family’s traditions. Well there’s another member of my family who sometimes gets overlooked in the foods we eat; my wife Cheryl. Her favorite Christmas cookie which reminds her of her family are Peanut Butter Kisses,Continue reading “A Christmas Cookie Favorite – Peanut Butter Kisses”
That looks really good doesn’t it? It’s not currywurst but some grilled country style pork ribs with a curry dry rub topped with currywurst sauce. Not only does it look really good but it tastes absolutely delicious! If you like the flavor and aroma of curry you’re going to love this.
For the longest time I’ve been wanting to try my hand at curing meat and making sausages. I’ve been following a couple of charcuterie bloggers and have been fascinated by what they’re turning out. Since I spend less time in the kitchen during the summer I figured now would be a good time to crossContinue reading “First Attempt at Making Bacon – Part 1”
Here’s another of my favorite Christmas cookies (What ones don’t I like? The ones I don’t make of course. Sheesh!). You’ll need a mini-muffin pan for these. I didn’t have one for the longest time since I never made mini-muffins, and still don’t. I did however gain one when Cheryl and I got married andContinue reading “Christmas Cookie – Pecan Tassies”
Here’s an extremely simple pureed soup that fits in nicely with Thanksgiving right around the corner. Everyone has their favorite part of the Thanksgiving dinner (mine is the stuffing, the turkey is just the vessel by which the stuffing is cooked in my opinion) and most of the time no one ever wants to messContinue reading “Sweet Potato and Spicy Sausage Soup”