pic de gallo closeup

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is a fresh, uncooked salsa made from chopped tomato, onion, coriander, fresh serranos, salt, and lime juice. I really like the name pico de gallo – it does sound a lot flasher than salsa and if you’re lucky you can make this fresh with ingredients from your garden. We like to prepare this…

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skillet chorizo potato hash

Skillet Chorizo Potato Hash

This recipe for Chorizo Potato Hash came about when Sarah pointed out to me that when I cooked brunch on the grill almost a year ago that I claimed long weekends were for perfect for cooking brunch, and that I hadn’t done so in a long time. I had picked up some chorizo a couple…

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skewered garlic butter prawns

Skewered Garlic Butter Prawns

These Garlic Butter Prawns represent a milestone for the blog, the very first seafood post. Sarah had been hinting at prawns for quite some time so I finally gave in and took the plunge into unfamiliar cooking territory. We have had enjoyed many a prawn dish while eating out, just never any prepared in our…

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bacon mozzarella basil stuffed chicken

Bacon Mozzarella & Basil Stuffed Chicken

The long weekend over here has been and gone but not forgotten. This stuffed chicken recipe was my attempt at helping Sarah get over an off reaction to the flu jab she had on Friday. Sarah did not want chicken noodle soup (and you can’t bbq soup anyway) so I planned this recipe around some…

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pork spare ribs with fries

Pork Spare Ribs

Now let me begin this post with a little disclaimer. I am a total sucker for pork spare ribs. Back in the day my friends and I would get our weekly fix of ribs from a local restaurant Buzz Cafe in Lower Hutt . The ribs at this place were oven baked and smothered in Rocket Fuel sauce….

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planked bacon wrapped asparagus

Planked Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

I’ve seen a lot of planked food items around, mostly fish or chicken wings. But once I got my hands on some cedar planks, I went straight to bacon wrapped asparagus. Since then I like to serve this dish alongside anything that is cooked on the grill, it is a fantastic side and is always…

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pulled pork smoked on the mini wsm

Pulled Pork on the Smokey Joe Mini WSM

Naturally the first thing I tried on my newly completed Mini WSM was a pork shoulder for a dose of delicious pulled pork. I have written about pulled pork on a Weber kettle previously – while this method is still perfectly valid if you have a dedicated smoker available – why not make it easier on…

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