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Smoked Tri-Tip Steak

Smoked Tri-Tip Steak

Super enjoyed myself, @jsmella_smellaque, as a guest on @prairebbq Instagram LIVE event. I smoked tri-tip steak and Rob cooked a tri-tip like a brisket. What fun! Tri-tip is incredibly versatile, affordable and so delicious. <Yes, our family devoured the steak once the recording was done!> 

SmellaQue Kitchen Pantry Rub

SmellaQue Kitchen Pantry Rub

You pull steaks out of the fridge for dinner, company is on the way, you reach into the cabinet and oops! Are you out of spice rub? This is a quick all purpose rub that is versatile and can be used on anything – duck, 

Carrot Cake with Pineapple Honey Mustard Sauce

Carrot Cake with Pineapple Honey Mustard Sauce

Carrot cake is a classic dessert that always comes with cream cheese icing, but what if it was warm served with a pineapple sauce? I’ve been playing with classic flavors for carrot cake to include pineapple and honey mustard. Its slightly unconventional, but its also 

Pineapple Chicken Thighs

Pineapple Chicken Thighs

Pineapple Chicken Thighs make a quick and easy weeknight grilled meal. Needless to say, the chicken is full of flavor and the sweet is a hit with the kids. Found some chicken thighs when “deep freezer diving” for Supper Challenge and wanted to enjoy it 

Crispy Chinese BBQ Pork Belly (Siu Yuk)

Crispy Chinese BBQ Pork Belly (Siu Yuk)

Siu Yuk (pronounced See-w yolk) or Crispy Chinese Pork Belly is one of the most iconic Cantonese or Chinese dishes. Did you know that siu yuk means to cook meat over hot heat? There is a sense of urgency when ordering a half pound of 

Bacon Wrapped Mozza Dill Pickles

Bacon Wrapped Mozza Dill Pickles

Tailgating, finger foods, game eats and camping food cheers for Bacon Wrapped Mozza Dill Pickles! Yummy! Superbowl weekend screams “Big Game” eats as the theme for SupperChallenge!

Kimchi (spicy pickled Korean vegetables)

Kimchi (spicy pickled Korean vegetables)

Kimchi is so great for your gut, its full of probiotics and bacteria that is good for your body.  Often served as a Korean side dish, these spicy pickled vegetables help reduce inflammation, low in sugar and has flavor to distract you from the vegetable 

Cuban Mojo Shrimp

Cuban Mojo Shrimp

There is nothing better than grilled, plump, juicy shrimp complemented by Cuban mojo (pronounced “mo-ho”) on a hot summer night. It would be even better if such a meal could be enjoyed on the humid island overlooking a white sandy beach. Citrus, garlic and herbs 

Lime Cilantro Cauliflower Rice

Lime Cilantro Cauliflower Rice

Its a much lighter meal when cauliflower rice fills your plate. Its not hard to skip the carbs and fill your rice with flavor instead. This is the perfect accompaniment to Cuban Mojo Shrimp, so if you want a full meal, this is it! In 

Mince or Ground Meat Wellington

Mince or Ground Meat Wellington

My kid’s have excellent taste. They asked me to cook a Beef Wellington. Right….  I guess the a la carte must be excellent at Bistro SmellaQue?  How am I going to execute this dinner request? Foodies often miss the level of difficulty in cooking a