David Olson
"A Bachelor and His Grill"

David hosts A Bachelor & His Grill blog, featuring a mix of delicious food, original recipes and international travels.

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Woodfire Grilled Citrus and Herb Red Snapper

Situated just east of Bali in the archipelago of Indonesia lies the rustic, tropical paradise of Lombok; an island of rolling, lush farmland, dense rainforests and breathtaking waterfalls, imposing volcanic mountainscapes, and endless white sand beaches surrounded by aquamarine waters as far as the eye can see. A vision so beautiful it’s difficult to distinguish Read More »

Tandoori-Style Grilled Chicken Tikka Masala

From London’s city center to the roadside Dhaba of New Delhi, possibly the most popular dish in the world is Tandoori-style Chicken Tikka Masala. With a history of British-Indian origins, this charred-chicken meal is typically marinated in a bath of spiced yogurt and lemon juice, then seasoned, skewered on long metal rods and roasted inside Read More »

Grilled Spanish Shellfish and Chorizo Paella

Grilled Paella is inarguably the live fire dish of Spanish coastal summers. Just imagine enjoying a long afternoon of sunny skies and a gentle breeze, lounging by the seaside on the western Mediterranean sipping crisp white wine amongst family and friends while a smoky, white-hot barbecue loaded with freshly harvest herbs and produce from land Read More »

Grilled & Shredded Jerk Chicken Sandwich with Pineapple-Kiwi Salsa

Fragrant, smoky and blazing hot – Grilled and Shredded Jerk Chicken with Pineapple-Kiwi Salsa is one of my favorite outdoor-inspired recipes. Although most people associate jerk chicken with the Caribbean, its influences are traced back hundreds of years to west Africa, where people applied techniques to sauce and pork preparation. But, Jerk Chicken unofficially belonged Read More »

Garlic and Rosemary-Butter Grilled Brie

The long-renowned “Queen of French Cheeses,” Brie, is creamy in texture, soft to the touch, mild in flavor and encased in its own velvety, edible bloomy rind. For centuries, this cow’s milk cheese was found only in the most luxurious of kitchens, aged for 4-6 weeks, then prepared to perfection inside a steady wood-burning oven. 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 »

Peppercorn-Encrusted and Smoked Heritage Turkey

Simplistic in preparation. Elementary in execution. Perfection on the plate. This peppercorn-encrusted and smoked heritage turkey is among my favorite main courses to serve for a crowd. And, furthermore, what all Pit Masters know to be true – turkey is best served to guests on any special occasion, not just Thanksgiving! See below for 5 Read More »

Grilled Haute Dog Bar

According to the National Hotdog and Sausage Council (yes, there is truly a National Hotdog and Sausage Council), from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 818 hotdogs are consumed every second in the United States of America. Yes. 818. Every. Second! Do the math. That’s one collective nation of hotdog-loving Americans feverously devouring 6.8555 billion hotdogs Read More »

Summer Salad with Bacon Wrapped Peaches

As summer, backyard barbeque and scantily clad swimsuit season simultaneously charge into full swing, we are forced to consider the grand paradox and confounding reality of this season – The unquenchable urge to consume mouthwatering bite upon soul-satisfying bite of slowly smoked bourbon barbeque-slathered baby back ribs, seared blue cheese-stuffed olive tapenade burgers, caramelized apple-ginger Read More »