Seasonal

Smoked Venison Wellington

This is the second game recipe in a row where I’ve smoked the meat at the start of the process, and while it’s not essential I do like how a little smoke really compliments and adds a layer of flavour to a game dish. In the case of this Wellington the outward appearance of the finished […]

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Smoked Pheasant with Port & Red Wine Sauce

We are so blessed to live in a country with an abundance of game meats and the delicious flavours they bring. This recipe is not only pretty straight-forward but it also embraces the game season, and it gives a delicious alternative over Christmas from turkey, cold turkey buffet, turkey and stuffing sandwiches, turkey curry, turkey pie, etc, […]

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Treat your family to a Christmas Feast created on the BBQ

Christmas is about being with the people you love and indulging yourselves, be it in quality time, games, gifts, or in my case, with a fantastic Christmas feast! It really doesn’t have to be as hard as it’s made out to be, and with a little planning and pre-work ahead of the big day, the […]

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Winter Barbecuing Tips

If you’re new to my blog then you may have raised an eyebrow at the title of this post, but those who know me know I believe there really isn’t a season for BBQ; there are just different things to cook that suit the weather. Here are my Top Tips for using your grill long after the […]

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Skirt Steak with Roasted Root Veg Salad

Reading previous recipe blogs you’ll know I enjoy the flavour of the lesser known cuts of steak such as Flat Iron and Bavette, and in this recipe the Skirt steak falls into this category nicely. These steaks cost a little less than your typical sirloin, fillet and rib eye, but eat like a million dollars! […]

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Banishing BBQ Myths – A BBQ is for Life, not just Sunshine

“We don’t have the weather in this country” “I’d BBQ more if I could guarantee the weather” “What happens to your events if it rains?”

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Roast Beef for St. George’s Day

As a nation we do love our roast beef and I think this recipe is a fitting tribute on St. George’s Day. To me the rib beef on the bone is the elder statesman of the roasts! With all the added flavour of being aged on the bone it really is the star of any […]

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Hot Cross BBQ Buns

The majority of my cooking demonstrations and masterclass include some form of baking and/or dessert and there are 2 simple reasons. The first is that when you bake something like a brownie, a cake or a meringue on a BBQ it really does draw a line in the sand that it’s possible to control the […]

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Perfect Easter Lamb Recipe

Lamb and Easter go hand-in-glove and there’s something beautifully fresh and delicious about this roasted leg of lamb with fresh herbs, garlic and a spot of mustard. Set your BBQ up for an indirect roast between 180 and 200c, put the lid on and be sure to have the vents full over on a kettle […]

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Roasting A Turkey on the BBQ!

In my parents’ generation people talked about entertaining whenever they had guests at the house for a dinner or special occasion. That definition may sometimes be a little lost, but with the Christmas decorations in-place, I can’t think of a more theatrical stage setting for such a special time with loved ones. With any production […]

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