Wrap or not to wrap, that is the question. I have struggled with this dilemma for years. For those of you that don’t know, I’m referring to the barbecue trick known as the Texas Crutch. Basically, you smoke the meat for a period of time, then pull it off and wrap it in foil with some liquid … More Smoking Brisket with a Butcher Paper Wrap
During the finale of Mad Men I was thinking, What Would Don Draper Eat? WWDDE, if I had to assign an acronym to it. The question crossed my mind even though I’ve never actually seen him eat anything on the show. Most of meals seem to be spent gazing at dinner through the bottom of a glass of Canadian Whiskey … More A Big Ol’ Steak!
Father’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve got a big basket of barbecue stuff to give away. What better way to honor the man that grilled your first burger than with a basket of AlbuKirky Seasonings products and a few choice grilling tools. All you have to do to win is leave us … More Big Giveaway for Dad!
The biggest problem I have with cooking fish is breaking the filets. Nothing pisses me off more than my fish breaking up and leaving huge mess all over my grill. But I have solution, don’t move it. And how do I cook fish without moving it? Plank it! Planking is my new favorite way to cook … More Maple Glazed Salmon on a Maple Plank
Last month we were at the Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest, since I don’t sell chocolate or coffee I thought I should at least have a recipe that fit the theme of the event. I searched the AlbuKirky archives and found a beef short rib recipe with a coffee rub, it was a delicious recipe but it needed … More Coffee Braised Beef Short Ribs
Last Easter I attempted to cook a leg of lamb and it was an epic failure. My first mistake was only buying 1/2 a leg. I learned the hard way there is not really a lot of meat on 1/2 a leg, most of it was bone. The whole thing was kinda puny looking, not the dramatic … More The Ultimate Leg of Lamb
Where the heck did March go? It’s been a busy month at AlbuKirky Seasonings. We’ve done two big events, a corporate demo and we’re getting ready for another show tomorrow. As hectic as it has been I have not forgotten about my blog. I actually have a fantastic recipe for you all today, Beef Cheek Barbacoa … More Beef Cheek Barbacoa Tacos
I’m snowed in. We got a whopping 6″ of snow last night and the entire city is practically shut down, at least until the sun comes out and melts it all. I’ve been cooking up some good stuff lately and I thought today would be perfect for catching up on my blog. As I promised, … More Smoking & Curing Salmon
Last weekend was Valentines Day and I decided to cook up something special for my Hunny Bunny. Cheryl has been threatening me with divorce if I don’t make smoked lobster for her birthday, so I thought I would surprise her and make it a whole month earlier. Kind of like a little insurance, if it’s good … More A Grilled…. A Grilled Lobster
Over the years my freezer has basically become meat purgatory. I’ll buy plus packs of meats, cook half and freeze the rest for later. Well, later never happens and after a year or two I end up throwing the frost encrusted, freezer-burned meat”cicles” away. This year, I have resolved to clean out my freezer and actually … More Cleaning Out My Freezer