Banana Leaf Wrapped Kalua Pork (Grill Method)

Ingredients: 1 3 lb pork butt roast 1/4 cup Alaea salt (Hawaiian sea salt) freshly ground black pepper applewood chips defrosted frozen banana leaves (I buy Goya brand) Directions: Dry off the pork roast with paper or cloth towels and rub with the salt. Smoke at a higher heat (approximately […]

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Red Grapes and Goat Cheese

Ingredients: 1 1/4 lb Brussels sprouts, halved 1 lb red grapes 1 red onion, cut into quarter moons, 1/4-inch slices 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup corn oil salt freshly ground black pepper garnish: 2-3 oz soft, crumbled goat cheese (optional) Directions: Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and […]

Chicken Spiedies

Ingredients: for the chicken: 1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes 1/3 cup olive oil juice of 3 lemons 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning 1 tablespoon dried mint leaves 4 cloves garlic, sliced sea salt freshly ground black pepper to serve: soft […]

Peppery, Umami-Packed Grilled Brussels Sprouts and Summer Squash

Ingredients: 1 lb Brussels sprouts, halved 2 small-medium zucchini and/or summer squash, large dice 1 onion, cut into quarter moon, 1/4-inch slices 2 1/2 tablespoons shichimi togarashi (seven flavored Japanese spice mix) 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon fish sauce* 1/2 tablespoon chile oil 3 tablespoons canola oil Directions: Place […]

Garden Herb Grilled Chicken Thighs

Ingredients: 4 1/2 lbs chicken thighs (8-10 thighs) 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 1 red onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon dry mustard (powder) 1 small handful variegated sage (lightly torn) 1 small handful lemon verbena (lightly torn) 1 small handful thyme (lightly torn) […]


Ingredients: for the marinade: 3/4 cup plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoon allspice (freshly ground if possible) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 cup diced red onion 1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes for the […]

Grilled Corn, Asparagus and Crab Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup blue crab meat (I used leftover meat from steamed crabs) 3 ears’ worth of grilled corn kernels 1 lb asparagus, grilled and cut into bite-sized pieces 1/2 small onion, diced 1/4 teaspoon ghost pepper flakes 3 tablespoon minced chives 2 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar* sea […]

Aussie Burger, Portuguese Style

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb 93% lean ground beef 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 6 pineapple rings 1 1/2 teaspoons sambal oelek 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 3 pickled beets, thinly sliced 1 tomato, sliced 6 eggs 6 lettuce leaves salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: In a medium bowl, mix together the meat, […]

Crawfish Stuffed Bread

Ingredients: 1 1/2 stalk celery, diced 1/2 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cubanelle pepper, diced 1 1/2 cup cooked crawfish tails* 1/3 cup mayonnaise 3/4 cup asadero or mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1-2 Italian sandwich loaves Directions: Heat a small amount of canola oil in a […]

Grilled Salmon and Summer Squash Packets

Ingredients: 2 lb wild Alaskan salmon, cut into two filets 2 small yellow squash, cut into thin 1/8-1/4-inch thick coins 1 very large shallot, sliced 1 lemon, sliced thinly 1/4 cup vermouth or white wine vinegar 3-4 dill flowers/handful fresh dill sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Cut 2 […]