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Barbecue Secrets

Recipes of the week: Really Easy Chicken and Planked Pork Loin with Whiskey Apricot Glaze

Aug 31, 2012

With Labour Day coming up, this is a tribute to the working man, which means lots of meat, inexpensive but delicious cuts, and, for the first recipe at least, ease of cooking to give more time for getting stuff done.

Really Easy Chicken

Makes 6–8 servings

One of the biggest challenges of championship barbecue...


I have seen the future, and it will be carbonized: a charcoal primer

Aug 30, 2012

Kingsford bagsIt’s time for us to start weaning ourselves from the convenience of gas grilling and rekindle our relationship with charcoal.


All it takes is one whiff of smoke from some charcoal briquettes, mixed with an aromatic hint of lighter fluid. That distinctive aroma activates an area at the base of our skull that I...


Recipes of the week: Grill-Seared Scallops and Grilled Pacific Snapper with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

Aug 24, 2012

These recipes celebrate the bounty of fresh seafood from Pacific waters available in BC right now.  Visit your favorite fishmonger today and grill some over the weekend!


Grill-Seared Scallops with Sea Asparagus

There’s not much that can beat the glorious flavour and meaty texture of scallops, except scallops...


Recipes of the Week: The Joys of Mesquite - Tequila Lime Quail and Grilled Pork Tacos

Aug 17, 2012

This week let’s celebrate good old mesquite, one of the most flavourful and versatile cooking woods. It grows everywhere, but I suppose it’s most associated with places like Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, where mesquite wood and charcoal have been used for ages to produce some of the best barbecue in the...


Recipes of the Week: Rob's Salmon and Ronnie's Lingcod

Aug 10, 2012

These recipes feature the best of British Columbia's seafood bounty and showcase a couple of great grilling techniques.

Both recipes are from my cookbook, Barbecue Secrets DELUXE!, now available as an iBook from the iTunes Store.

Wild BC Salmon with Homemade Tartar Sauce and Tomato Salad

Makes 4 servings