Mexican Hotdogs

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When making a themed dog, the key is to consider what elements of the target cuisine you are going to incorporate. For Mexican, obviously burritos aren’t really practical, and while a tasty carnitas taco could work, fajitas and nachos are probably the quickest and easiest – this recipe has both! I have tried a few recipes for Mexican hotdogs, this …

House Rub

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I have added this as a standalone recipe as I use it in several other recipes. This rub is extremely versatile and is particularly good with pork based products.It’s the classic pulled pork flavour. Note the absence of salt. The reason for this is that for smoking, the preferred method is to salt the meat first, give it an hour …

Wings

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Wings – where to even begin? There are wings and there are wings. I want wing perfection, and why not? A plate of wings is well into 3 figures on the calorie count so why bother wasting it on soft, limp, greasy monstrosities that even the majority of professional kitchens refer to as buffalo wings. For the record, Brew Dog …

Gourmet Dogs

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Hot dogs – gotta love ’em.¬†Your classic dog is, of course, straight up in a bun with some fried onions and a bit of ketchup and American mustard. You probably don’t need a recipe for that. However, ‘gourmet hot dogs’ are booming – as anyone who has been to a festival in the last 5 years will know. The possibilities …

Tomato and Beef Dripping Salad

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From Tom Kerridge’s show, this is a cracker to serve at a BBQ or along side something hot off the smoker. I served it with ribs the other day and it was an absolute winner… Method Cut the red onion in half through the ends then cut them lengthways into thick slices so as the end bits are keeping each …

Glazed Beef Ribs

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Must say, I have mixed results when trying to smoke beef ribs. They are occasionally a bit dry, and rarely consistently soft and melt in the mouth. More practice probably required, and I guess controlling the temperature of the smoker is all important. However, Tom Kerridge has the below recipe, which I have adapted to be half in the oven …

Chicken in a Basket

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Southern style chicken is a bit of a treat, but let’s be honest, deep frying stuff is a pain in the arse. Here we shallow fry to get crispy, then finish in the oven. Make sure you use dried herbs… Method Marinate the chicken in the buttermilk for 8+ hours, preferably overnight When ready mix all the dried ingredients to …

Magnificent Mac ‘n’ Cheese

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Mac ‘n’ Cheese is a great blank canvas, hence why a Mac n Cheese bar is so popular at festivals and other pop up events these days. Master the basics, then you can start sprinkling on interesting toppings. The only advice I’d give is that ‘crunchy’ should probably be the focus. Dried onion crisps, crumbled slow grilled streaky bacon, or …

Scotch Eggs 2 Ways

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Who doesn’t love a scotch egg? Even a crappy one from Sainsbury’s is a glorious feast, but if you’ve never had a freshly made restaurant quality scotch egg with a runny middle and a crunchy outer, served up with a little piccalilli you haven’t lived! They are surprisingly easy to make so long as you have the right equipment (a …

Steak Night

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Want an awesome dinner on a Saturday night but can’t be arsed to cook for hours? Got to be steak night! Anyone can fry a steak and bung a few chips in the oven, but steak is actually very versatile. This post is going to start by talking about cuts, move on to how to cook it, then finish with …