Flame-Grilled Southwestern Spicy Cheese Burgers

Flame-Grilled Southwestern Spicy Cheese Burgers

Summertime burgers… what could possibly be better? How about summertime burgers with green chilis, coriander, smoked paprika and garlic? Growing up, all things meat were my dad’s specialty. Like countless proud patriarchs before him, he masterfully wielded his spatula, flipping burgers, turning hotdogs and slinging steaks over the coals he nursed to white-hot perfection. We … Continue reading

Grilled Marinated Lamb Chops with Herby Goat Cheese

Grilled Marinated Lamb Chops with Herby Goat Cheese

A truly delicious way to use your homemade herby goat cheese is to smear it on top of grilled lamb chops while they cook, toasting the cheese in the last 5 minutes of cooking. Pictured here are spring lamb chops from Australia, where all lamb and mutton is pastured. We like that. New Zealand too … Continue reading


Photos: Thanksgiving Turkey Deep-Pit Barbecue Style

Here’s my step-by-step photo guide for deep-pit barbecuing your Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or anytime turkey. I describe in detail the process for digging the pit, choosing proper wood for good coals and cooking times on my earlier post, Deep Pit Barbecue Your Thanksgiving Turkey! As long as I have a pit available, I will never … Continue reading


Deep-Pit Barbecue Your Thanksgiving Turkey!

This year I will be deep-pit barbecuing my Thanksgiving turkey. Sadly, I don’t have any photos of the process to share with you (yet!), but since I’ve had such fantastic results each time I’ve cooked turkey this way, I wanted to share the idea and detailed steps for your Thanksgiving consideration. I got the deep-pit … Continue reading

Barbecued Blackened Trout with Cayenne and Coriander

Barbecued Blackened Trout with Cayenne and Coriander

This recipe takes about 10 minutes from preparation to table, making it perfect for those nights when you’re absolutely starving and can’t stand to wait around for the perfect gourmet meal to materialize. Barbecued trout is not only fast and easy, it will confuse your taste buds who know they’re at home but would swear they’re … Continue reading

Santa Maria Blackened Tri-tip

Santa Maria Blackened Tri-tip

Tri-tip is a staple in my family. It’s easy to make and so, so flavorful. Not to toot my own horn (honk, honk), but since I’ve been making tri-tip in the Santa Maria style, I’ve had multiple people (fans) tell me it’s their new favorite way to eat steak. Tri-tip is a rather inexpensive cut … Continue reading