FTB Pulled Pork

I may have been born in New York City but I’m a country boy at heart. It was nearing the time to “Feed The Beast” so I prepped my smoker to make my “FTB Pulled Pork”. Prep time is about ten minutes and smoke time is about nine hours. So what’s a country boy supposed…

The Beast’s Baby Backs!

Spring is here and smoke is in the air! With the start of the spring season, the first dish “The Beast” demands to be smoked is baby back ribs. As the servant to “The Beast” I must oblige him. So Baby Back Ribs it is. This is a favorite of those that I hold close…

Coq Au Vin

Before I begin, a shout-out is warranted for the kitchen skills performed by my Sous-chef for this dish. “The Croc” did an amazing job when it came time to “Feed The Beast”. If you ever saw the film “Donnie Brasco”, this is the dish that Lefty Ruggiero is making for Christmas dinner. Lefty says to…

Beast Braised Short Ribs

“The Beast” goes crazy over braised short ribs. The way the beef just falls apart and melts in your mouth is so satisfying. But what is braising? Braising is a combination cooking techniques. The two methods used are wet and dry heat. Generally you would first sear or sauté your food over a high heat….

Sous Vide Lemon Rosemary Salmon

If you are looking to make salmon that is completely infused with flavor, I would recommend investing in a Sous Vide. I have used my Sous Vide for many dishes but this salmon dish is at the top of the list. The salmon comes out extremely flaky and moist. This technique of cooking enhances the…

Clams Vino Blanco

Looking for a quick clam recipe as an appetizer? Look no further! This recipe uses five ingredients and takes about ten minutes to make. Just make sure to have plenty of bread, because you are going to want to soak up all the juice and eat it.

Saint Patrick, Guinness Corned Beef And Getting Pinched

Wishing all, a very Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Even though I am including an easy recipe for “Guinness Corned Beef and Cabbage”, this blog will focus more on the origins of Saint Patrick and how this meal became to be. First thing you need to know is “Corned Beef and Cabbage” is not a traditional…

Butter Poached Lobster Tails With Saffron Risotto

Anyone who has made risotto and also watched “The Karate Kid” would agree Mr. Miyagi should of had Daniel-San skip wax on, wax off. He should of had Daniel make risotto. Stir right, stir left. Constant stirring is the trick to making risotto. However, the work is definitely worth the reward with this luscious, creamy…

Beast Chili

Simply put, chili is a form of stew where some say it originated in Northern Mexico, while others say it’s birthplace was Southern Texas. So to prevent any arguments, lets agree it is a “Tex-Mex” dish and leave it at that. Throughout the United States you can find many variations of chili. In Texas it…