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Recipe of the week: T-bone Steak with Rosemary and Balsamic Marinade

Jun 24, 2011

Man, I love a good T-bone. It’s the ultimate steak, in a way, because it combines the strip loin and the filet in one handy cut (the two live in peaceful harmony on either side of the bone). The key ingredient here is the balsamic reduction, which penetrates the steak and gives it a bright, distinctive flavor. This...

Recipe of the week: Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jun 17, 2011

Last night I made jerk chicken. Again. My family can't seem to get enough of this classic Jamaican dish, with its old-world flavours and fiery habanero heat. I posted my jerk chicken recipe, along with some great traditional side dishes, on this blog a few years ago - find that post here.

And for more about the...

Recipe of the Week: Spice-Crusted Pork Blade Steaks

Jun 10, 2011

Makes 6 servings


I developed this recipe for the folks at Food & Wine magazine for their 2005 summer barbecue issue. I love pork blade steaks because they’re inexpensive, extremely tasty, and very hard to ruin. The cumin seeds add an earthy tang and interesting texture to these rich, flavorful, chewy steaks. Serve...

Summer 2011 Recipe of the Week #2: Triumphant Torres Tacos

Jun 3, 2011

Triumphant Torres Tacos

This recipe for delicious grilled salmon tacos is my tribute to Vancouver Canuck Raffe Torres, who scored the game-winning goal in the first game of this year’s Stanley Cup Final series. Serve this dish with a cold Canadian beer, or a crisp, fruity British Columbia white wine.

Makes 16 tacos,...