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My Secret Ingredient

11150299_387996684737178_6486294376065386886_nA few weeks ago I announced that Smoking Hot Confessions would be entering a team in the 2015 Burleigh BBQ Competition in August. It’s part of the GroovenFood Festival. This is very exciting news and I’m hoping to capitalise on the success of last year at the 2014 Australian Pitmaster Titles, where my team and I won first prize in the beef category.

Part of competition BBQing is creating your own spice rubs and sauces. These need to compliment each other, but the starting point is with a unique spice rub. People will go to extraordinary lengths to create the most amazing flavour profile they can think of and will then lock it away as a deep, dark secret. At Smoking Hot Confessions, that’s not what I’m about. I’m about passing on what I’ve learnt. With that in mind, here’s how I created my secret ingredient for this competition: home-smoked chilies.

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In “Thai’m” for Good Friday: Thai Reef Fish with Coconut Ginger Rice

Do you ever get those ‘Oh’ moments? When you thought something was really difficult and then something suddenly clicked and you felt a little ridiculous? I was like that with fish. I had always been too intimidated to try cooking seafood on the BBQ and then my wife bought me a lesson at a BBQ school. I went, learned, and said ‘Oh’. A lot.  Continue reading In “Thai’m” for Good Friday: Thai Reef Fish with Coconut Ginger Rice