Category Archives: BBQ Creations

Maple & Pineapple Glazed Seafood Kebobs

I’ve always been a big fan of seafood and have always loved a big bowl of prawns at Christmas. I’ve also loved pineapple juice, and pancakes with maple syrup. Oh and bacon… So I was thinking why not put them all together?

This is dead set simple but one of the tastiest things you’ll ever cook. The only ‘trick’ is the glaze, but if you can melt some butter and stir with a spoon, you can make a glaze. Continue reading Maple & Pineapple Glazed Seafood Kebobs

The K.I.S.S. Principle: BBQ Depenz’on

So, best laid plans of mice and men and all that…

I’d been planning to cook up something related to Easter for the March newsletter. However, I’d had to take Friday off work and then spent all weekend taking care of a sick wife and three year old.

And so it came to be that it was 6pm on a Sunday night, my wife and son were demanding dinner, and I hadn’t had a chance to get to the shops to buy the ingredients for a cook out. As a result I had to fall back on an old-faithful: BBQ Depenz’on.  Continue reading The K.I.S.S. Principle: BBQ Depenz’on

Back to Basics: A Deluxe Bacon and Egg Sandwich

There is nothing quite as seductive as a Bacon and Egg Sandwich. I don’t know if it is the saltiness, the smokiness, or the savoury taste of bacon, or perhaps it’s a combination of all three, but there is simply nothing quite like that first delicious taste, with a mug of hot coffee early in the morning. Or lunch. Or dinner.

Fortunately, if you own a grill, you can make the best bacon and egg sandwich that you’ve had in a long time. It’s dead sexy, and it’s dead easy.  Continue reading Back to Basics: A Deluxe Bacon and Egg Sandwich

For St Patrick’s Day – Bangers, Colcannon and Guinness Gravy

The most famous day of the month of March would have to be undoubtedly St Patrick’s Day. For most of us, it just means dressing up, drinking some green beer and making some awful attempts at Irish accents! On that one day per year, everybody is Irish! But what is St Patrick’s Day actually about?

Firstly, the word ‘saint’ is in the title, so it must be some church thing right? Correct! St Patrick’s Day is actually a Christian feast day, celebrating St Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland and dates back to the seventeenth century. Perhaps most interesting is that it is the one day during the period of Lent where the rules regarding eating and drinking alcohol are lifted, resulting in the modern celebration of feasts, parties, and pitchers of green beer.

So what do you think about jumping on your ‘Q to cook up a great St Patrick’s Day feast? And what if that recipe included the master of all Irish beers, Guinness? With this in mind, it is my pleasure to present’ Bangers and Colcannon, with Guinness Gravy’: it’s divine! Colcannon is a complex, naughty Irish version of mash potatoes – once you’ve had Colcannon you’ll never look at regular potatoes the same way again.  Continue reading For St Patrick’s Day – Bangers, Colcannon and Guinness Gravy

A Banquet for Chinese New Year – ‘Gong Hay Fat Choy Everybody!’

Hey there everyone,

Thursday the 19th of February is Chinese New Year and if you live in a multicultural part of the country you can expect a great party! Make sure you say ‘Gong Hay Fat Choy’ – it’s Happy New Year in Cantonese. Continue reading A Banquet for Chinese New Year – ‘Gong Hay Fat Choy Everybody!’

Catering Made Easy: Chicken Wings!

I was recently asked to cater a launch for my wife’s new business. She wanted her guests to mingle and network and so the brief was simple: healthy, canapé style food. (If you’re not familiar with the word, canapé just means ‘fancy finger food’.) With that in mind, I came up with the two choices of chicken wings: Buffalo Wings and a Jamaican Wing known as Jerk. She ordered both.  Continue reading Catering Made Easy: Chicken Wings!

Spiced Lamb Chops for Australia Day

Australia Day is a great opportunity to get together with friends and family and celebrate everything that we love about what the country is today. And given that Australia is a country renowned for being ‘born off the sheep’s back’ it is only right that we honour that history… by eating them… To this end, I present: Spiced Lamb Chops for Australia Day! Continue reading Spiced Lamb Chops for Australia Day

Three Course Meal for Valentine’s Day

Hi everyone,

Next month is February which means it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. It’s in our DNA to show we care for someone by providing them with food, so this is a great chance for you to show your mad BBQ’ing skills to your beloved. Or someone you want to be your beloved…

And what better way to show how much you care than by preparing a three course meal of Oysters Kilpatrick, Chicken Parmigiana, and Vanilla Ice Cream with fresh Passionfruit?  Continue reading Three Course Meal for Valentine’s Day

Stuffed Chicken Thighs with Vine-Ripened Cherry Tomatoes and Asparagus

Tonight’s dinner was… wow… just… wow…

I couldn’t fit it all in the title, but we had Chicken Thighs stuffed with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, wrapped in Bacon, topped with herbs and spices, and served with sides of grilled vine-ripened Cherry Tomatoes and Asparagus. All for under $20!

So, how did we get there?  Continue reading Stuffed Chicken Thighs with Vine-Ripened Cherry Tomatoes and Asparagus

Seasoned Porterhouse Steak with Sweet Potato Chips & Onion Hash

Last night’s dinner was a beautiful porterhouse steak, seasoned with Montreal Steak Seasoning, Sweet Potato Chips, and an Onion, Mushroom, and Cabbage Hash with a secret spice blend. Very delicious, healthy, and minimal washing up!  Continue reading Seasoned Porterhouse Steak with Sweet Potato Chips & Onion Hash