Smoked Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Smoked Mushrooms

I just got a new Traeger Smoker and I really love. The model is a Traeger Texas, and it makes some mighty fine Q.  I am always working on ways to smoke more things. So when I picked up some huge mushrooms at the store, I figured that I should smoke them.   This is a pretty traditional Italian stuffed mushroom recipe, with the exception of the smoke.  I will tell you that the smoke flavor really added to the dish.  They were freaking delicious!

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Grill Grates – Review

Grill Grates

A couple weeks ago I was given the opportunity to test and review some grill grates. When these arrived I will be honest, I was a bit skeptical.   How could you improve on grill grates?  Metal bars that hold food over an open fire.   Don’t they all do the same thing? Well I was wrong.  Grill grates are interlocking aluminum panels that sit on top of your current grill grates.  The Aluminum panels amplify the grill and convert it to infrared heat.  They also even out the cooking surface, prevent flareups and  give you the ultimate grill marks.  They are a great grill accessory that is quickly becoming the most used tool in my arsenal.

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Fathers out there.  Especially my Father Don and my Father-in-Law Bill.  You guys are the best! Thanks for everything, especially helping out with Rex Barbecue. I thought the best post for today would be my favorite grilling recipes.  Nothing says Father’s Day like grilling with a beer in … Read moreHappy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Weber Grill

I get a lot of questions regarding the best grilling tools and gift suggestions.  Coming up this weekend is Father’s Day!  Nothing says Dad like the grill.  So I have compiled a list of my favorite bbq tools and accessories. Father’s Day Gift Guide 2014 Edition 10. Oxo Good Grips 16-Inch Locking Tongs – $12.95 … Read moreFather’s Day Gift Guide

How to Split and Grill Lobster Tails

How to Split and Grill Lobster Tails

The weather is finally making a turn for the better.  It is about time that spring has finally sprung upon us.  To celebrate spring, I picked up a few lobster tails on special.  I usually skewer the tails but decided to cook them in a different way. In this method I completely split the shells opening up more area to char on the grill.  It imparts the most smoke flavor to the lobster that I have found.  Plus it is simple, quick and delicious!  Did I mention it is easy to eat!  If you are looking for a great recipe with a more elaborate presentation, check out my how to grill lobster tails post.

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Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp

Chipotle Lime Shrimp

I love shrimp so much that I purchase it whenever it is on sale.  I don’t mind buying frozen shrimp as all of the shrimp sold in supermarkets/fish markets where I live sell previously frozen shrimp.  Therefore, I like to thaw the shrimp under my own conditions. I usually thaw it in a strainer that is covered in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours before I want to cook them.  This recipe is simple, but it packs a ton of flavor.

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BLT Salad

BLT Salad

Who doesn’t love a nice Bacon, Lettuce and grilled tomato sandwich.  So I figured who wouldn’t love it in salad form.  With charred bread croutons and fire roasted tomatoes, this was a salad for men and women alike.  Heck, the main ingredient is bacon.  Who could not love this salad.  After making it, I declare that all salads made by me have fire roasted tomatoes on them.  It was one of the most delicious salads I have ever eaten.

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Kalbi – Korean Short Ribs


Last week Dana and I went a Korean Barbecue and we ordered the short ribs.  They were delicious, but they served them differently than I normally get them.  Instead of having the ribs flaken style, they cut them like normal short ribs.  Then they cut the meat off the bone swiss roll style.  It was … Read moreKalbi – Korean Short Ribs

How to start your grill/smoker without lighter fluid

When I started grilling I grabbed a bag of kingsford charcoal and lighter fluid.  I doused the charcoal with the fluid lit a match and watched as my eyebrows dissapeared in mushroom cloud.  I knew that there had to be a better way. Adding lighter fluid causes crazy fires and further adds unpleasant flavors to your food.  Today I want to amuse you with my barbecuing hijinks and teach you a better way to start a grill/smoker.

Look at the perfect coals.
Look at the perfect coals.

The first step to perfect coals is having the right equipment.  You need a charcoal chimney to start the perfect fire.

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Grilling Tuna to Perfection

Grilling fish can be extremely hard.  Many questions come to mind.  Do I need a basket?  Do I need to oil the grill or the fish?  How do I season the fish?  Do I cook it on high, medium or indirect heat?  How long do I cook it for?  I had all of these questions.  I know, the guy with the blog had no idea, why should I continue reading you ask?  Well it is because I have done all of the work and after today’s post, hopefully you will have the answers.

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