Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuk Tuk Restaurant







Great little spot on Cote Des Neige. Serve is good, food is unique and the setting comfortable. 
Check it out.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Salsa Suarez Cuba



mojito... excellent


Buffalo Wings - massively delicious


empanadas - Octopus Wow!


BBQ ribs - impressive


Crab Ravioli - interesting


New York Cheese Cake in Cuba... ok...


Cafe Cuba


If ever in Cuba and want a sure bet... Visit Salsa Suarez

Smoked Ribs BBQ



I have been smoking a lot this summer and a new trick I have been doing is putting a smoke pack right in the BBQ with the ribs... Always indirect heat and I turn the BBQ as slow as possible and let it ride. The cooking time is about three hours at 180 degrees - I have just used maple this year, and everyone seems to enjoy; never leftovers!!!

To make smoke pack, get small pieces of maple, no bark, and wet them and wrap it up in aluminum foil put it right on the part of BBQ with heat/flame and let it smoke away... 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

5 Saisons Sushi - 2014








Sushi is awesome; 
this time around we went to a great BYOB sushi joint that offers tons of choices, and the fish is always ocean fresh... We indulged in some appetizers, a few rolls and some pure fish.
Excellent prices, excellent serves and outstanding food.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Rib Off 2014





My uncle Rocky and I have been chomping at each other about a rib off for quite some time now, and finally it happened. 
Rocky: He went for a more BB Barn style; crock pot with a sweet and sour sauce
Chris: I went for a classic slow wood smoked rib with a spicy sauce
All the guest were invited to vote on their favourite... It was a split with the adults, but luckily I won the kid vote and took the bragging rights... of now... he'll be back with a vengeance in 2015.
Final vote R: 5 C: 7

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To Brine or not to Brine - 2014

Of all the processes at work during brining, the most significant is salt's ability to denature proteins...

Six easy Brine recipes




Catering a 30th Wedding Anniversary; plan on brining pork roast and then smoke it with maple... they have no idea what awaits :-)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Burger Bob's




Classic cantina food to be had a Burger Bob's... Nothing fancy, nothing small, nothing healthy, but occasionally on summer nights when the air is thick and kitchen closed, a burger sure hits the grease spot!