Let’s get this started by telling you that I hate 99% of all shish kebabs. You know what I’m talking about. When people take raw meat and vegetables, thread them onto a skewer with no seasoning and then cook the skewer until the veggies are limp and the meat is like leather? Well, no more! I was tasked with coming up with a super innovative shish kebab recipe that would be “elevated” or world class. No overcooked meat and limp unseasoned vegetables at You Need a BBQ! I tasked myself with finding a vegetable that cooks the same way as meat and then pairing it with some meat and seasoning. My idea came to me with King Oyster Mushrooms and Bacon! Usually when I make King oysters in a frying pan I use sesame oil, so for this recipe I paired it with our sesame BBQ sauce called Samurai Sauce from our friends at BBQ Quebec. The recipe ended up being incredible, so here it is for you to give it a try!
Memphis is famous for their dry BBQ. No, I do not mean the meat is dry, I mean the seasonings are Dry. And in Memphis, nobody is more famous than Corky’s Ribs and BBQ. This famous Memphis rib restaurant has been turning out world famous ribs for over 30 years. In that time, they have been voted Memphis’s best BBQ joint a whopping 22 times (and counting!). Locals are rarely wrong, especially when it comes to the best BBQ in their city. So now we have brought a small taste of Memphis to you! You can make these ribs using Corky’s Memphis seasoning, right here in Edmonton (or anywhere in Canada if you take advantage of our free shipping on seasonings). Follow along and whether you prefer Bourbon Rub or Honey Seasoning, we have them both.
Bone in pork loin is one of my favorite cuts of pork because you get the loin chops with the rib bones all in one. When cooked properly this amazing cut of meat can be crazy tender, but also extremely flavorful because of the fat content and presence of the bone. When I am slicing this piece of meat up to serve to my kids, I usually take theirs off the bone and then add the bone to my plate (don’t tell them…). The best part about this roast after saying all of that though is the price. Pork loin is one of the least expensive cuts on a pig, so if you can find a bone in loin for a fair price, make sure to snap it up and follow along with this recipe to impress your friends on a budget.
Most times when you think of Jalapeno poppers, you think of Jalapenos stuffed with cheese, then breaded and deep fried. Who does not love them as a party snack! These Jalapeno poppers are something else entirely. There are no breadcrumbs, there is no cheese, just loads of beef, bacon, Jalapeno, and flavor. I served these to the staff in the BBQ shop and they were blown away by not only the flavor combination, but how well the Jalapeno heat was smoothed out by the fat in the bacon and beef.
Pork Belly and Pork Side Ribs are probably my 2 favorite cuts from a pig, and the best part is that they are connected! I called my friend Mike from https://popowichmeatcompany.ca/ and asked him to cut me a pork belly but leave the ribs attached! I had a dream about cooking them together and basically having giant monster ribs with 2-3 inches of meat on top of the bone. This recipe did not disappoint! It took some care in preparation and there were not a lot of recipes on the internet on how to do this right, so follow along, play with it and let me know if you manage to improve on this.