Recipes

Reverse Sear Sirloin Steak

Reverse Sear Sirloin Steak

This technique works great with a thick Ribeye, Porterhouse, New York Strip, or Sirloin Steak.  We went with Sirloin because that was the best value at the time of purchase.  Sirloin is also leaner so it may not taste quite as good but is a little better for you.



 

Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts with Zest Coast Seasonings

Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts with Zest Coast Seasonings

Boiled peanuts are a southern snacking tradition. Great for tailgates, cookouts and watching the game.  Fire departments and church groups used to do large "boils" for fund raisers. It is not unusual to see Boiled P-Nuts signs along the highways in the south. You can make a large batch with the Instant Pot and freeze some for the next big game.

Rainy Day Baked Chicken

Rainy Day Baked Chicken

Summer calls for chicken on the grill but sometimes the best laid plans are thwarted by mother nature.  Recently I had the smoker/grill all setup up at 375F for two whole chickens that I spatchcocked but thunderstorms rolled in and I was forced to move indoors.

Grilled Hot Wings

Grilled Hot Wings

Grilled chicken wings are a crowd favorite and this technique can be prepared with any seasonings and sauces you like.  Cook several batches with different combinations. 

Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Steamed Veggies and Rice with Zest Coast Rubs

Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Steamed Veggies and Rice with Zest Coast Rubs

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Veggies is a great lean, healthy meal.  Add a whole grain carb like brown rice and momma would be proud. Zest Coast Seasoning Blends take your meal from bland to bold.

Hot Coffee Rubbed Pork with Citrus Rush Rice and Sugar Snap Peas

Hot Coffee Rubbed Pork with Citrus Rush Rice and Sugar Snap Peas
Join the band wagon and season your next meal with a coffee rub.

Coffee-Rubbed Breakfast Potatoes

Coffee-Rubbed Breakfast Potatoes

What goes better with eggs and bacon than coffee! 

 

Grilled Pork Loin Chops with Black Beans and Rice

Grilled Pork Loin Chops with Black Beans and Rice
The SIL was in town for a pre turkey day visit and gifted the Captain with a nice whole pork loin.  I already had some tenderloins that needed cook...

Beef Brisket Flat

Smoked Brisket Flat with Zest Ciast Beef Rub
The Captain prefers whole packer briskets to flats but you can’t beat the convenience of a pre trimmed flat. I get them at Costco and they can cook...

High Heat Ribs and Wings

High Heat Ribs and Wings
Most rib recipes call for three to even six hours of cooking. But in eastern NC and some parts of Memphis, they cook ribs fast.  I actually don’t ...

Eye of Round (Beef) Roast with roasted veggies and potatoes - one dish meal

Eye of Round (Beef) Roast with roasted veggies and potatoes - one dish meal
  The Captain is all about easy and this one is the easiest.   1 3lb or so eye round roast 2 bags of pre-cut mixed veggies. 1 lb fancy potatoes, cu...