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Barbecue Secrets

Latin-Style Smoked Pork Shoulder with Salsa Verde

Jul 1, 2016

In recent years I've had the opportunity to visit Costa Rica and collaborate with chefs there as the country establishes itself on the international barbecue scene. Thanks to the hospitality of my new friends in Central America, I have truly fallen in love with Latin American cooking. Nary a week goes by without...


Aug 27, 2015

SHOW NOTES

In this episode I talk about building an authentic Jamaican-style jerk pit for this year's Brewery and the Beast in Vancouver, where I joined my friends from Johnston's Pork to serve up 14 delicious jerked pork bellies.

A the same event, ninja chef Rob Belcham of Campagnolo restaurant outdid himself by...


Recipe of the Week - Beef Burger with Chili Butter Core

Aug 21, 2015

Beef Burger with Chile Butter Core, Dressed with Chipotle and Roasted Garlic Mayo and Guacamole

Makes 4 large burgers

Disclaimers: This isn’t a simple recipe and it involves quite a bit of prep work. The chile butter and mayo need to be made in advance, so a little planning is necessary. Stuffing a disc of...


Recipes of the week - Oysters, oysters, oysters!

Aug 14, 2015

With such a hot summer here in British Columbia, it's not surprising that there are concerns about eating raw oysters, which can cause illness when they've got high levels of a naturally occuring bacterium that thrives in warm waters. 

As a gesture of good will to BC's oyster farmers, and a celbration of the...


Recipe of the week - Grilled Pink Salmon in Foil

Aug 7, 2015

 

Many sport fishermen consider pink salmon to be the least desirable amongst the five species of BC wild salmon, but I love it, and so do some of Vancouver’s leading chefs. Not only is pink salmon delicious and nutritious, it’s a sustainable fishery.

One of the interesting things about pink salmon: unlike...