I love going out for Shawarma or Pita or Donairs or Gyros, there is something about vertically cooked meat being shaved and put into a pita bread for the most delicious middle eastern sandwich. There are lots of recipes for Shawarma using skewers or a rotisserie, but with the right tools, you can cook this incredible meal the way they did it in the old world, stacked up high and topped with a whole onion. The marinated chicken in this recipe might be the real secret, I let mine marinade overnight in an amazing blend of spices, so when I stacked it high, there was flavor deeply embedded on every level.
Yorkshire pudding is an incredible side when served with roast beef, but did you know that if you stuff it with sausage and smother it in gravy that it’s a meal in itself! In England they sometimes call this recipe Toad in a Hole. I have seen mini versions of this recipe; muffin tin sized ones and I have seen it where you leave the sausages whole. We are doing a large version where you cut the sausages up into bite sized portions, because it’s easier to serve to my children that way. If you want to try one of the other ways mentioned here, it would only be small changes, let us know how it turns out!
Would you believe that Duck Fat is one of our top selling seasonings! The duck fat spray that we sell consistently falls into our top 5 seasonings almost every month of the year. That is because duck fat is delicious, so when you think about that it makes me wonder why I don’t cook duck more often! I love the taste of duck and it’s also easy to cook. The breast is the most sought-after piece of meat on the bird, so that’s what we are going to tackle today. We are going to be searing the duck breast and then finishing it on the smoker to a perfect medium rare.
This recipe is so good it will make you cry twice! First when you are chopping the onions and then again when you get a bite of the hot, sticky, gooey ooey cheese and bread with the delectable soup! French onion soup is one of my favorite meals. I love it because it can basically be made with kitchen scraps and yet it’s widely considered to be gourmet. The way the onions release their natural sugars with a little bit of help from the seasonings we are going to add makes this dish absolutely wonderful for a cold winter day.
Rib cap steaks are one of the most decadent, fatty and delicious cuts of steak on a cow. This decadent morsel comes from the top of the Ribeye also referred to as the Spinalis. This is one of the most tender and flavorful pieces on a whole cow. I was very lucky to have been gifted 2 cap steaks by my friend Jeff Nonay of Lakeside Farmstead. They raise a breed of Wagyu called Wagyu X because it’s wagyu cattle crossed with Holstein cattle. I have been eating Jeff’s beef for a number of years and I have to say that it keeps getting better. His marbling percentages keep getting higher and every year it more closely resembles some of the full blood wagyu cattle that we import from the USA.