Recipes

Zest Coast Picnic Pasta Salad

Zest Coast Picnic Pasta Salad

For picnic season or an office potluck, adding some award-winning Zest Coast Original seasoning blend to a mayo-based pasta salad really kicks it up a notch. This recipe can easily be made with canned tuna instead of chicken. And a bonus is that if you make it the night before, it gets better by letting the flavors meld.

Carolina Gumbo

Carolina Gumbo

The Zest Coast Carolina Rub with Savory Blast Seasoning Blend turns out to have the perfect mix of savory and spice to flavor a big of gumbo. And I discovered a much easier way of making the roux for gumbo. 

Jalapeno Poppers with Lit'l Smokies

Jalapeno Poppers with Lit'l Smokies

Jalapeno Poppers (aka ABTs) are always a hit at parties and tailgates. This version includes a Lit'l  Smokie for added sustenance for the big game. The post includes a video for the technique followed by complete step by step instructions.

Simple Smoked Salmon Spread

Simple Smoked Salmon Spread

This is a great recipe to throw together as an appetizer for a party or tailgating. You can make this with leftover salmon (the fish, not the band) or freshly smoked salmon. Refrigerating the smoked fish prior to making the spread enhances the smoked flavor. I added Jalapeno to this version.

 

Dry Rub Wings - Memphis BBQ style

Dry Rub Wings - Memphis BBQ style

These wings are done in the style of Memphis Dry Rub Ribs. We toss in just a very small amount of sauce to help the rub stick to the wings after cooking. But otherwise they are dry.

Smoked Pork Belly

Smoked Pork Belly

I know a lot of people that get excited about bacon.  Well, you should see them when they taste smoked pork belly. Taste sensation! It is really quite simple.  Any smoker or grill (set up indirect) will work.  Watch the video for a crash course and then read the blog post for more details.

Toaster Oven Quesadillas with Sweet Heat

Toaster Oven Quesadillas with Sweet Heat

Kids love these quick and easy quesadillas. What I like about this technique is no dirty pans.  Just slide into toaster oven. 

Savory Blast Grilled Chicken Wings

Savory Blast Grilled Chicken Wings
This is a great wing recipe to make for an alternative to hot and sweet.