The Grilling Life

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Big Easy® Holiday Beef Shank

­­­ The holidays are here and soon turkeys, hams, and rib roasts will be adorning tables across the country. Those are classic holiday meals, tried and true. However, if you are like me, sometimes you have the itch to shake things up a bit. Roasting a whole beef shank is a fun way to take Read More

Truffle and Herb Pork Loin Roast with Marmalade Glaze

Pork loins are excellent for roasts because they are relatively inexpensive and they can take on just about any flavor profile.  They are also lean and almost perfectly cylindrical, which makes pork loins ideal for spit roasting, so I did this roast on my Gas2Coal hybrid grill with the Char-Broil Universal Rotisserie installed.  This rotisserie Read More

How To Cook A Steak On A Gas Grill

I think that title is a bit misleading, because I can cook a steak on a gas grill using any of the same techniques that I use for charcoal grills – direct, sear/roast, reverse sear, or even sous vide. In fact, the only method that I can think of that you can do on a Read More

Bourbon and Black Pepper Prime Rib

The holiday prime rib is a celebration of all that is good about beef and it doesn’t need much other than a grill, salt, pepper, and garlic.  But sometimes it is good to enhance the flavor with a little something special like the oaky smokiness of bourbon.  That’s what I did with this rib roast Read More

Southern Honey Glazed Ham

I grew up in the South and a big part of the culture was covered dish suppers for any social event. Church function? Covered dish supper. PTA meeting? Covered dish supper. Holiday party? Covered dish supper. But you could always count on someone bringing a great Southern style ham – smoky and sweet. Don’t get Read More

Smoked Leg of Lamb Roulade with Apple-Cranberry Sourdough Stuffing

This prime-grade leg of Colorado Lamb has been brined in seasonal spices, butterflied and thoroughly trimmed, lined with a finely cured prosciutto, filled with a tart apple-cranberry sourdough stuffing, then rolled, tied and slowly smoked to tender, medium-rare perfection. Paired with a gorgeous full-bodied red wine and a winter white kale and arugula salad with Read More

Herb-Encrusted and Smoked Cornish Hen

The American Rock Hen, otherwise known as “Game Hen” or “Cornish Hen,” is an exotic domestic bird, originally crossbred in the far northeast farmlands of Connecticut during the mid-1950’s. These fine feathered fowl are often mistaken as “wild game” or young chickens, but are a distinct farm-raised breed and unique for three reasons – 1. Read More

Gorgonzola and Black Pepper Burger

Burgers get kind of crazy these days. Sports bars and gastropubs pile so much stuff on them that they have to stab a knife through them to keep them upright and you’d have to be able to unhinge your jaw to bite into some of these towering burgers.  Or the “Jucy Lucy” (aka Juicy Lucy) Read More

Rotisserie Roasted Red Wine & Herb Leg of Lamb

Roasted leg of lamb is a real show stopper for special occasions and festive meals.  Rotisserie roasting a leg of lamb over hot coals makes it even better because as the fat renders, it continuously bastes the roast.  Plus, it shows off your grilling flair! Buying A Leg of Lamb Buying lamb can be intimidating Read More

Hickory Smoked Turkey with Honey Bourbon Glaze

A well smoked, juicy turkey is a beautiful thing and can be the cornerstone of a memorable family meal.  There are a few tricks you can do to ensure that bird is always juicy. Cook by Temperature not Time  Cooking times and temps (e.g. cook for 5 hours at 275°F) are just estimates.  Your best bet for Read More

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