The smokey meat feast

I’m not sure whether I have the time to describe everything involved in preparing and cooking the food for this party. 20, half are kids. But I’ll give the highlights and hopefully I’ll get to the specific details of each dish. Photos are below, but here are the highlights (unfortunately there are not photos of…

Each go at the smoker is slowly getting better. This time it is pork ribs (american style) and beef brisket. Each meat had their own marinade, smoked with a mixture of hickory and apple wood, and basted with a home-made BBQ sauce in the final hours. The final cooking time was about 8+ hours. Details…

Corned beef

Home made corned beef is definitely better than what you can buy…so much more flavour!  I was short on a couple ingredients from what was suggested so I improvised.  It was still great served warm, and will be great in sandwiches!   Ingredients 5 lb (2.5 kg) beef brisket Brine 4 litres (1 gallon) water…

Hanoi beef noodle soup

For New Year’s eve we had some friends over for dinner, and Belinda wanted to cook some Vietnamese dishes from her new cookbooks by Luke Nguyen.  I was the sous chef for the evening!  This is the first of the dishes, very yummy and we had leftovers the next day for lunch.  The recipe calls…