Moreton Bay Bugs are never going to win ‘Miss Beach Babe 2015’. You’ll never see a group of male Moreton Bay Bugs climbing in a van together and travelling across the country so they can compete at a male stripper convention. (Yes, my wife made me watch Magic Mike XXL. Yes, she made me dance for her. No, I don’t want to talk about it.) I will say this though: they may look like a giant tick that would make you run around the room screaming like a 4 year old if you found one on your skin, but man they are tasty! Continue reading Moreton Bay Bugs – Lucky they taste great!
The first time I heard of Dixie Chicken was when I was listening to a live version of the Dave Matthews Band song Crash into Me, a song that brought my wife and I together after I later
butchered played it live in a dingy little underground bar in South Korea.
A little research revealed that Dixie Chicken hails from the heart of the south of the USA and is one of the many foods that falls under the banner of Soul Food. To me, having grown up in a small country town in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia, ‘Soul Food’ was the name of the diner that Aretha Franklin ran in ‘The Blues Brothers’. However, Soul Food is an incredibly important part of African American culture, particularly in the context of the human rights movement. It was therefore with great respect and trepidation that I attempted my own version of Dixie Chicken. Continue reading Dixie Chicken – BBQ’d Soul Food…
For tonight’s recipe, we’ll be using a method called the Reverse Sear, which is to grilling what Reverse Cow Girl is to Missionary! Essentially, you’re going to cook your steak using indirect heat and just giving it a quick sizzle on direct heat to push it over the top. The result is a slow-cooked, succulent, juicy piece of meat every time. This works best with thick steaks but you can give it a go with anything. Continue reading Dalmatian Rib-Eyes with Hasselback Potatoes
Some of my best memories growing up are from when I was in the local Venturer’s Group. We’d go hiking, camping, abseiling, all sorts of fun things. My best friend at school had gotten me into it and whenever we went camping he’d always break out the ham steaks for us to cook over the fire. To be honest, I didn’t think much of them at the time, but while putting together a recipe for glazed hams for Christmas, I was hit with a bolt of inspiration: Pineapple and Maple Glazed Ham Steak Burgers! Continue reading Pineapple & Maple Glazed Ham Steak Burgers
Barbecues come in all types and fortunately, they come in all sizes, which makes them great for taking to all types of different places. This can make for some great opportunities to have some good, cheap fun outdoors.
We are fortunate enough to live in a part of the world where we have a little river running behind the house, with a bike track and about eight hundred metres up the bike track is a local football club where you can go along and sit on the grass for free and watch the games.
So, what was I supposed to do? Take my mini-charcoal BBQ to the football of course! Continue reading The Day I Ruined a Football Game…