Cumin & Coriander Rubbed Duck Breast

On Day 5 of the Atkins plan, I finally realized the importance of having readily available low carb snacks on hand at all times.  Without grains, rice, pasta, or bread to fill up on, three meals a day is just not enough.  And when you get hungry again it’s like falling off a cliff inContinue reading “Cumin & Coriander Rubbed Duck Breast”

Game Day Smoked Ribs

Superbowl Sunday morning, I couldn’t think of a better place to be than sitting on the fire escape, watching smoke billow out of our brand new Big Chief electric smoker.  D. set a fan in the window to keep the smoke blowing outward, but that didn’t keep the warm smell of hickory from filling theContinue reading “Game Day Smoked Ribs”

Smallest Boxing Day Ham

When my rep from D’Artagnan texted me to ask if I wanted a suckling pig, how could I say no? Normally they are special order, but he had a cancellation and neither of us wanted it to go to waste.  So having never worked with suckling pig, I took a 25 pounder home to experiment. Confronted withContinue reading “Smallest Boxing Day Ham”

Easy Easter Roast: Rolled Lamb Shoulder

Lamb shoulder has quickly become one of my favorite ingredients.  If you love the flavor of lamb but don’t want to shell out the bucks for rack of lamb (too fussy) or lamb shanks, lamb shoulder is actually a very economical and much more versatile choice.  

Pan Roasted Whole Dorade

The crispy skin, crunchy tail fin, fleshy cheeks (my mum likes the eyeballs)…In my opinion, these are the things that make digging into a whole fish worthwhile. Dorade is a meaty fish with a really clean flavor, and  just a hint of sweetness and minerality.