Have a Back Yard BBQ.

Have a Back Yard BBQ.

Having a Back Yard BBQ. Start low and slow with cherry and apple wood. Pick your cut of pork or beef with some fat marbling First we seasoned and brined and beef brisket center cut portion and a short apple cider brine for the pork loin cut. Brine and seasonings should be done at least 48 hours before to get the optimum flavours and tenderness. I then soaked the wood shavings in a cherry whiskey water and add a small amount at a time. I find that by adding in intervals gets tastier results and a nice wood flavoured bark crust. Now when the base heat fire is just an even...
Wurst Genuine Oktoberfest Sausages

Wurst Genuine Oktoberfest Sausages

Back while I was visiting Waterloo County and the Mennonite area General stores I came across a vendor at St. Jacobs that had some of the Wurst Genuine Oktoberfest Sausages and the original festival honey mustard. He claimed his Grandfather and Mother were making these little bangers and selling them at the Berlin Farmers Market before becoming Kitchener. Over the years I have gained many sources to get some great artisan sausages. Sausage Miesters are usually found on farms and have a seasoned smoke house on the premises. Because its not inspected and the product being...
Cocktail Salad Shooters

Cocktail Salad Shooters

Years back when I was being groomed by a well known hospitality firm, I was offered several positions to make some extra coinage and meet and cook with other well know chefs. The Canadian Open and the Skins Games were held back in Ontario annually and was a place where I got to cook in the famous Champions Tent for the pro golfers and their guests. It was a great position to prepare lavish buffets and get to show off your culinary prowess. Back then the major banks, automobile, liquor and tobacco companies would host several big name players and invite their customers to...
Slow Roasted Kahlua BBQ Beef Short Ribs

Slow Roasted Kahlua BBQ Beef Short Ribs

Slow Roast Kahlua BBQ Beef Short Ribs. At one time these small joints of beef bones were cheap and used mostly for making stock or roasted brown sauce. Now they have become extremely expensive and have become a prime short rib menu item. Braised or slow crock pot done they are hard to make a bad meal with. Most restaurants just chop up an deep fry them like chicken wings or pork rib bites. thekitchenman likes to brine the small portions in bourbon, scotch or rum to break down the tissue and the sugars when BBQed low and slow for several hours. The choice is yours to which...
BBQ Sesame Tamarind Tea Soaked Pork Belly

BBQ Sesame Tamarind Tea Soaked Pork Bell...

Sesame Tamarind Tea Soaked Pork Belly. Steamed Soya Guy-Lan with Sticky Rice.  I get some fresh pork loin or pork belly bacon and soak in some plum brandy and green tea. Chinese 5 spice is the ingredient main spice flavours. I have used Berbre Spice and found that it also makes a delicious flavourful tatse. Tamerid sauce can be made from the pod seeds or as a condiment like ketchup. These sauces are available at most grocery stores and by using a few different flavours you can make some traditional Chinese Street Vendor Pork. BBQed small portions can be stored vac sealed...
Cinco de Mayo Spit Roasted Hog.

Cinco de Mayo Spit Roasted Hog.

The art of spit roasting a whole pig takes a few rehearsals to make it perfect. Learning from the professional BBQ pit masters has been long an slow in the learning. Some times you have to go full circle. Knowing the perfect rubs and having the bang on timing is essential to achieving the best results in taste and appearance. When I was chef at the famous Red Hot and Blue Pit Bar-B-Que. Knowing the quality of the pork and brine were key to perfect flavour. Setting it up takes lots of pre preparation. The source of heat is about the most important thing one must be in...