Tag: Grilling

Crispy Grilled Red Potatoes with Onions and Rosemary

Crispy potatoes, grilled onions, fresh herbs.  The three come together to make a pretty amazing side dish.  But how do you get the potatoes crispy on the outside and not overcook the inside?  The secret is slightly cooking them first in the microwave Whenever I’m cooking a dish on the […]

Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket

Without a doubt, this is the 8 Minute Abs of the beef brisket world.  You’re likely aware that, if you’ve read any beef brisket recipes, a smoked brisket takes anywhere from 8 to 14 hours.  What if you could get the same tender, smokey meat in 90 minutes?  Read on… […]

Texas Two Step BBQ Ribs with a Low Sodium Rib Rub

The challenge: Grilling baby back ribs so that the meat is fall-off-the-bone tender while having a smokey flavor and a crispy outer bark.  Impossible?  I thought so, until I tried the ol’ Texas Two Step   The Quest for Awesome Smoked Ribs Each summer in Chicago, there are no shortage […]

Grilled Skirt Steak with Garlic Cilantro Rub

Grilled Skirt Steak with a Garlic Cilantro Rub

Spice rubs are one of the easiest things you can do to a piece of meat to make it go from ho-hum to weeknight spectacular.  All you need is a fresh herb, oil, salt and pepper.  Add in garlic and you have a really simple spice rub that is great […]

Chimi Marinaded Steak & Vegetable Skewers

Chimichurri Steak Skewers

With the right cut and the right marinade you can grill awesome beef kebabs.   And even if it isn’t outdoor grilling season, don’t worry as these steak skewers are great for indoor broiling too. For some unknown reason, I never really got into beef skewers (also known as shish kebabs) […]

Grilled Chicken Shwarma with Peppers & Onions

My favorite eat-out lunch is easily anything Mediterranean.  Luckily, in the Chicago Loop where I work, there seems to be more Mediterranean lunch spots than Starbucks.  And nearly every one of these restaurants makes some variety of Chicken Shwarma.  While the spices may vary, it’s typically always marinated and grilled. […]

Smoked BBQ Ribs

(See an updated version of this recipe for a lower sodium rub and more tender meat) Start with pork back ribs. You’ll need them ready to go at least 1 day before cooking (thawed if you previously froze them). Remove the membrane from the bottom of each rack, or ask […]

How to Grill and Smoke a Bacon Weave

While the origins of the infamous bacon weave aren’t fully known, what we do know is that it’s one of the most extreme bacon recipes ever.  And it’s bound to be a winner for any bacon themed contest. Since moving to Chicago bacon in the 90’s, my friends and I […]