Sweet + Spicy Asian BBQ Wings

Lightly breaded then deep fried to a crunchy golden crisp then drenched in a succulent sweet and spicy Asian BBQ sauce… It’s moments like these that make folks of all races, religions and nationalities rejoice over the coveted chicken wing. Chicken wings are readily available and exceptionally inexpensive, yet still regarded as a delicacy in just about every corner of the world. Continue reading “Sweet + Spicy Asian BBQ Wings”

Victorinox 14″ Slicing Knife – Review

Smoked brisket requires a certain level of precision on a few different fronts. Not only do you have to select the perfect brisket, you also have to smoke it with the right type of wood and for the right amount of time. Once your hardwork is complete you’ll definitely want to present your crowning achievement in proper fashion. That’s where the 14 inch slicing knife from Victorinox comes into play! Continue reading “Victorinox 14″ Slicing Knife – Review”

Big Green Egg – Lamb Loin Chops

I’ve done a handful of field studies and I just can’t seem to find anything wrong with lamb! Nearly every cut of lamb incites an addiction creating urge much like candy does for an otherwise unknowing toddler. If, like myself, you’ve waited until later in life to enjoy the delicacies of lamb then consider yourself one of the luckier ones. This way you can savor each new and life changing experience experience that you’ll encounter moving forward. Continue reading “Big Green Egg – Lamb Loin Chops”

Happy Birthday – Smofried.com

Today marks the one year birthday of Smofried.com… Today also marks another very important milestone in the Smofried saga which is our second Kentucky Derby Burger contest victory. I’m very proud of the Smofried Cafe Burger and all that it is comprised of. I have to be honest in revealing that I did not anticipate winning this year for a number of reasons. Don’t get me wrong, I played to win but I knew that a second victory in a row would not be an easy feat. Continue reading “Happy Birthday – Smofried.com”

Big Green Egg – Greek Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb tastes better than they look and they tend to look pretty damn good! The intense levels of Greek flavor add a distinct compliment to the naturally enticing flavor of lamb in this simple to execute dinner for two. Clocking in at less than ten total ingredients this may be one of the easiest yet tastiest main course dishes to pull off in any home cook’s repertoire. This rendition of Rack of Lamb is what happens when you’re stuck at the intersection of flavor and visual appeal! Continue reading “Big Green Egg – Greek Rack of Lamb”

Beer Battered Fish Tacos

Visit just about any coastal town across the U.S. and you’ll quickly come to understand just how much of a delicacy that battered fish tacos really are. Nothing compares to the journey your tastebuds will embark on once the savory, sweet and tangy sensations of flavor interact with your mouth. From their crunchy exterior to the flaky interior fish tacos are undeniably what the good life is all about! Continue reading “Beer Battered Fish Tacos”

Beer Braised Country Style Ribs

Nothing beats good old down home Southern comfort food, especially in the dead of the winter. Add in the open fire cooking element and you have yourself a meal fit for great Southern royalty. In this perfect marriage of a country style ribs, great beer and some of the best mashed potatoes on this side of the Mississippi you’ll find some of the best flavor combinations understood by man. From sweet, to savory to just a hint of smoky-heat your taste buds will rejoice in full flavors of what Beer Braised Country Style Ribs have to offer! Continue reading “Beer Braised Country Style Ribs”