Coconut Shrimp & Sweet Mustard Dipping Sauce

Coconut Shrimp & Sweet Mustard Dipping Sauce

I’ve got a hankering for the sweet crunch of Coconut Shrimp, the question is, can it be made at home? Of course! I live in the Prairies, so seafood is far distance away. The easiest and most economic way to access seafood is frozen. But 

SmellaQue Tips to Delicious Ribs

SmellaQue Tips to Delicious Ribs

Pork ribs are especially juicy and delicious when the meat is well marbled. When purchasing pork ribs, choose ribs with lots of great marbling and a lot of meat. Remove the white membrane on the back / inner side of ribs. This thick membrane can 

Cinnamon Almond Knotted Bread

Cinnamon Almond Knotted Bread

I love love love sweet breads and this Cinnamon Almond Knotted Bread is no exception. Its perfect for brunch, breakfast, snack, tea time, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas – generally anytime. This knotted sweet bread is tender and sweet and looks beautiful. Inspired by an Estonian 

Basics of Asian Steamed Bao

Basics of Asian Steamed Bao

What is a steamed bao? Pronounced “bow,” steamed bao is a bread or roll that is steamed and filled with meat and/or vegetables. Alternative names for steamed bao? Mantou = plain steamed bao with no filling, sometimes tinted a color due to the addition of 

Tutorial on Cooking Tri Tip Two Ways!

Tutorial on Cooking Tri Tip Two Ways!

So pleased to collaborate with Rob Reinhardt, another Canadian BBQ champion and friend, on smoking Tri-Tip two ways! In this video, I cook Tri Tip, also known as Santa Maria steak to medium rare and Rob cooks it like a brisket. Both are delicious options. 

Brisket Basics 101

Brisket Basics 101

An introduction to brisket – where the brisket comes from, what does it look like, should brisket be cooked fat side up or fat side down? Brisket can be a daunting meet to cook. Whether its BBQ’d, smoked, oven roasted or braised, brisket can be 

Step by Step Instructions to Smoke/ BBQ/ Cook a Brisket

Step by Step Instructions to Smoke/ BBQ/ Cook a Brisket

So you bought a brisket and now, let’s smoke/ BBQ/ cook this brisket! If you’re trembling with excitement, then you are ready!. We all feel that buzzy, lightheaded feeling knowing an excellent meal is coming soon! For more information on the two muscles that make 

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 

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 

Roasted Whole Sablefish (Black Cod)

Roasted Whole Sablefish (Black Cod)

Asian cultures cook and serve whole fish all the time, so when I saw a fresh whole sablefish (black cod) at the store, my jaw dropped and I couldn’t wait to take it home and enjoy it roasted at home. My favorite dish at Japanese