Question: what looks like brisket, tastes like brisket, but is far easier to cook than brisket? Beef short ribs, that’s what. I actually prefer to cook beef ribs at competitions to brisket as beef ribs are more forgiving and more ‘set and forget’ than brisket, allowing me to focus on the more fussy hand-ins. Like chicken. Of course, I can only do this in ‘open’ beef categories and not categories specifically for brisket. Handing in beef ribs in a specific brisket category will get you disqualified quick smart! Beef ribs are also great for small families who want that big beefy flavour but don’t want to cook a whole brisket, and also those who are on a tight budget and can’t afford a whole brisket. Now there are several ways to present these ribs, but in this article, we’re going to look at Beef Rib Burnt Ends. Continue reading Beef Rib Burnt Ends – Bye Bye Brisket!
Think Brazil, and you think of bright colours, great music and beautiful people. What you don’t often think of is amazing beef – South America produces some of the best beef in the world. Many tourists travel to Brazil for Carnivale – the greatest party in the world. With my Picanha with Green Chimichurri Recipe, you can bring Carnivale to you! Continue reading Picanha with Green Chimichurri Recipe
For this Maple Bacon Pecan Pie recipe, I took a few of my favourite things and put them together to make this amazing masterpiece. I have to actually give credit to my son for this one: we were going out to a picnic for our Jiu Jitsu club and my son said ‘We can’t go to the party without a pie Daddy, we have to make a pie’. Of course, it was 7pm of the night before the party. I went to the cupboard, opened it up and it was like a golden angelic aura came flowing out into the kitchen. I actually wish I’d made three of these – we ran out in two minutes flat at the picnic! Continue reading Maple Bacon Pecan Pie Recipe
Argentina, the second largest country in South America, is a place of amazing beauty, containing the Andes mountains, stunning glacial lakes and of course, Patagonia. However, it is also renowned for its amazing beef which is raised in the Pampas, the traditional grazing grounds of Argentina. As such, beef, and therefore BBQ, is a huge part of Argentinian culture. Many argue that no one does beef like the Argentinians… Give this Argentinian Asado Ribs Recipe a crack and you’ll agree! Continue reading Asado Ribs Recipe w/ Chimichurri Rojo
April sees us celebrating Passover, one of the most important events on the Jewish calendar and commemorates the freeing of the Jewish slaves from Egypt under the leadership of Moses. And so we have our Texan Brisket Passover Recipe, with Sweet Potato Pie, Veggie Kebobs and Homemade Matza Bread. Continue reading Texan Brisket Passover Recipe
The more you learn about BBQing, you more you’ll find that the key element of any cookout, which will often set cuts of meat apart, particularly at competitions like the Burleigh BBQ Competition, is the spice rub. In this article I’ll be sharing my beef spice rub recipe. I have used it with great success with both beef ribs and also with brisket. Continue reading Beef Spice Rub Recipe
March marks the end of summer in Australia, but what is awesome about March is all of the Greek Food Festivals celebrating Greek Independence Day (the 25th) which commemorates the start of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in 1821. To help you join in these celebrations, I bring you my Greek BBQ Lamb Souvlaki recipe with homemade pita bread and a nicoise salad. This is going to knock your socks off. Continue reading Greek BBQ Lamb Souvlaki Recipe
Tet is a three-day festival celebrating the Vietnamese New Year. The amazing food is just a small part of the Tet festival, which is the biggest cultural event on the Vietnamese calendar. I was lucky enough to go to Vietnam last year and got to sample some awesome Vietnamese BBQ. The flavours were amazing. It was this culinary experience that inspired this recipe: Vietnamese BBQ Chicken with Honey & Ginger. Tet 2016 is coming up soon, so it’s time to get your Tet on! Continue reading Tet Recipe: Vietnamese BBQ Chicken
My Apple and Caramel Pie is a BBQ dessert that is always a crowd pleaser. Except for diabetics. They don’t care for it much. For the rest of us though, this is a nice, easy pie that you can make in your bbq that is going to really set your parties apart from all the others. Be warned though: this recipe is chock full of butter, brown sugar and cream so it’s not for the faint-hearted. Continue reading Apple and Caramel Pie: A BBQ Dessert
Political differences aside, Cuba is a fantastic place to visit. Especially if you’re a foody. With this Cuban BBQ pork recipe, you’ll swear you’re right there amongst it! Continue reading A Cuban BBQ Pork Recipe with bite!