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 

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Pheasant Breasts

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Pheasant Breasts

When my neighbor generously shared the finds of his hunting trip, I was ecstatic. Pheasant? Cleaned and prepped pheasant breasts? YES, I WOULD LOVE SOME <in my most polite and rational voice>. The real question was – how was I going to cook it. BBQ 

Smoked (or Baked) Oyster Rockefeller Casserole

Smoked (or Baked) Oyster Rockefeller Casserole

Save yourself some $$ and enjoy Oyster Rockefeller at home in a casserole form with a touch of smoke.  When you can get double or even triple the value in oysters, this is a great deal.  Even better, oysters pairs with smoke beautifully, so this 

Grilled Octopus

Grilled Octopus

Grilled octopus is a challenge and fascination for me. I’ve had memorable eating experiences when its tender and delicious, and I’ve suffered through chewy challenges as well. Like all cooking adventures, the goal is to ensure this delicacy is cooked well! Octopus and particularly the 

BBQ Peanut Sauce

BBQ Peanut Sauce

A new flavor on some old favorites, a barbeque peanut sauce can do the trick. Great for salad rolls, salads, noodles or seasoning for a stir fry, this tangy and nutty combination is a crowd pleaser. For more savory flavor, add more soy sauce, for 

BBQ Pulled Pork Rice Noodles

BBQ Pulled Pork Rice Noodles

With Asian rice noodles and succulent barbecue pulled pork, I think this dish qualifies as BBQ Asian fusion – like me! Ha! Sometimes barbecue should be enjoyed in a different format, so when there are pulled pork leftovers, this is my go-to. Blues Hog Original 

Asian Cornish Hen on a DIY Tin Can Smoker

Asian Cornish Hen on a DIY Tin Can Smoker

One of the goals I had when building my DIY Tin Can Smoker, was to cook a whole animal. For directions to build your own DIY Tin Can Smoker, click here. In a 6 diameter tin can, the choices are pretty limited. Where lump charcoal 

DIY $5 Tin Can Smoker

DIY $5 Tin Can Smoker

When a friend’s Facebook memory showed his home made smoker, I was obsessed and wanted to have my own fun. Thanks JLH! After a bit of planning, I now have my own DIY Tin Can Smoker and manufactured for less than $5! Objectives and considerations: 

Smoked Beef Tongue

Smoked Beef Tongue

In South American, European and Asian cultures, beef tongue is a delicacy.  Its flavorful and very tender. The “trick” is not to think of it as tongue. Its simply beef!   If there is a restaurant with beef tongue on the menu, I’ll be ordering.