Pork Rib Basics

Pork Rib Basics

Pork Ribs are my go-to for BBQ when people are coming over for a backyard event, but before cooking, you need to know how to find them and what makes them different. Pork ribs come with their own handle, are individually portioned and everyone loves 

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!> 

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 

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 

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 

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