Smokey Cajun Shrimp Pasta

My baby brother wanted shrimp and I wanted pasta. I’ve seen Cajun Shrimp Pasta before and figured you can’t go wrong with cajun spices, smoked shrimp, pasta and a cream sauce. So, here’s my take. Naturally it has bacon and smoked paprika. Pasta: 16 oz. Fettuccine Pasta 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil Shrimp: 2 lbs JumboContinue reading “Smokey Cajun Shrimp Pasta”

Cajun Shrimp Jalapeno Poppers

Experimenting with some new Game Day dishes. Bacon Wrapped Cajun Shrimp Jalapeño Poppers. They were so delicious! If you’d like a hotter popper, you can keep the seeds in. For a sweeter option, try it with bell peppers. 6 large Jalapenos 12 Bacon Strips 12 Medium Shrimp; peeled and deveined ½ teaspoon Cajun Seasoning MixContinue reading “Cajun Shrimp Jalapeno Poppers”

Sweet and Sticky Asian Style Ribs

I found a heck of a deal on ribs! These turned out brilliantly! They are so sticky, sweet and delicious, plus that smoke flavor. Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein and Sesame Braids make amazing sides for this family favorite. If you don’t have a smoker or grill, you can slow roast them in your ovenContinue reading “Sweet and Sticky Asian Style Ribs”

Margarita Grilled Shrimp

I love Shrimp! I’m not a huge seafood fan, but shrimp is definitely something that I regularly indulge in. Grilled or smoked being my favorite cooking methods. This dish goes brilliantly with Cilantro Lime Rice or Grilled Veggies! Margarita Grilled Shrimp • 2 lbs raw Jumbo Shrimp Marinade• 3 large Limes; juiced and zested• 2Continue reading “Margarita Grilled Shrimp”

Smoked Pesto Salmon

Nothing like some smoked Salmon topped with homemade Pesto, Green Beans tossed in olive oil and Parmesan with toasted almonds and Mushrooms braised in balsamic vinegar! Smoked Pesto Salmon 1 cup Basil Pesto 1 large Salmon Filet 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil Salt and Pepper to taste Preheat smoker or grill to 250°F. Place the filetContinue reading “Smoked Pesto Salmon”

Dry Rubbed Smoked Ribs

I grew up eating and loving these ribs. I’ve altered the tried and true recipe to suit my personal tastes, and I think the brown sugar allows for an even crispier bark! It’s amazing served with Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Red Beans & Rice and Scalloped Potatoes. Dry Rubbed Smoked Ribs 1 rack of BabyContinue reading “Dry Rubbed Smoked Ribs”

Whoa Nelly! Burger

Smoked Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Bacon Burgers with homemade French fries and fry sauce. The burgers were stuffed with cheddar and topped with Swiss and the brioche bun was dipped in bacon drippings and broiled until crispy. Oh boy! (And that’s homemade Macaroni Salad in the background). Whoa Nelly! Burger Beef Patty: 2 lbs AngusContinue reading “Whoa Nelly! Burger”

Aloha Shrimp & Kielbasa Skewers

Halloween Hawaiian Luau night! Hawaiian Shrimp and Sausage Skewers, Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Portobellos, Air Fried Egg Rolls with Red Pepper Flake Sweet & Sour Sauce, Pomegranate and Walnut Romaine Salad. 1 pound raw Jumbo Shrimp 1 pound Kielbasa; cut into 1” slices 1 can Pineapple Chunks; reserve juice 1 large Red Bell Pepper; cutContinue reading “Aloha Shrimp & Kielbasa Skewers”

Smoked Pot Roast

My apartment still smells incredible. This is hands down my favorite Pot Roast recipe! Smoked Pot Roast Beef Roast 4 pound Beef Chuck Roast 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon Paprika 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper 2 teaspoons Seasoned Salt 1 teaspoon Black Pepper 1 teaspoon Onion Powder 2 Tablespoons Italian Herbs 3 garlic cloves; gratedContinue reading “Smoked Pot Roast”

Raspberry Glazed Smoked Elk Steaks

Unfortunately the elk was an old bull, so the meat was tough. I had to marinate it for 7 hours in a high acid mixture to break up the tough muscle fibers. It was so worth it and made for an excellent binder for the seasoning rub! Raspberry Glazed Elk Steaks Marinade 1/2 cup DijonContinue reading “Raspberry Glazed Smoked Elk Steaks”