Recipes

Baby Back Pork Ribs - Memphis Dry Rub Style

Baby Back Pork Ribs - Memphis Dry  Rub Style

I don't find many people that don't like ribs. But I do find that people can really have a preference in sauces.  So change it up -skip the sauce and go dry! Dry rub style allows the meat to be the star.  Have  a few sauces available for those that want it. 

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.

Slow Smoked BBQ Ribs - Sauced and Dry Rubbed

Slow Smoked BBQ Ribs - Sauced and Dry Rubbed

Everybody loves Ribs.  There are many ways to cook them and each yields a slightly different finished product.  This recipe provides a tender rib that is less than fall off the bone but meat pulls from the bone nicely.  A more al dente rib (not mushy) withstands refrigeration and reheating much better than fall off the bone. We are gonna do the ribs two ways. Sauced and Dry Rubbed.

Pizza and Wings on the Grill

Pizza and Wings on the Grill
Surely Americans eat more chicken wings than any other country but did you know United States consumes more pizza per capita than any country other than Norway.  Norway?   

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.

Taco Tuesday with Zest Coast Sweet Heat

Taco Tuesday with Zest Coast Sweet Heat

Who doesn't like Taco Tuesday? Taco seasoning is easy when you have BBQ Rubs and Seasonings on hand.  Just season your ground beef, chicken, pork or whatever with a favorite seasoning blend.

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.

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...

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 ...

Chicken Wings, Crispy Fried

Chicken Wings, Crispy Fried
Most of the time the Cap'n likes to grill his wings. But, there are times when you gotta have 'em fried.  I happen to own a Fry Daddy fryer that I ...