Live Cooks at Meat Smoke Fire

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We started this series at the beginning of lockdown. Each had a theme of #SaturdayNightTakeAway, replicating take away dishes. We’ve now dropped the theme but are still doing 3 dishes in 45 minutes (or there abouts), about twice a month.

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    Saturday 27th March 2021

    We thought this week we would cook a couple of pork dishes and also bake a very easy loaf of bread. The cook was:

    • Pork belly burnt ends – tender caramelised spicy-sweet chunks of pork belly cooked in rub, BBQ sauce and honey.
    • Spit roast gammon – cooked with a maple glaze on the LetzQ Spit.
    • Soda Bread – a 30 minute start to finish recipe, utterly delicious.
    Pork belly burnt ends

    Pork Belly Burnt Ends

    Sticky bonbons of pork belly, sweet and so tasty

    Glazed Gammon

    Maple glazed Gammon

    Salty and sweet, a delicious combination

    Soda Bread

    Soda Bread

    The easiest loaf you will ever make, and so good

    Saturday 20th March 2021

    We’ve just bought a sausage stuffing machine so we’re going to do two dishes featuring sausages, on very traditional and one not so. We’ll also do a side dish to go with the not so traditional dish.

    We’re going to cook:

    • Sausage Rolls – simple but so lovely on the Egg. It’s been our niece Lexie’s birthday this week and she’s requested 80 sausage rolls, dream on!
    • Jambalaya using an Andouille sausage I made last weekend and smoked on the Egg.
    • Hush Puppies – a cornmeal cross between a doughnut, which someone asked for last week, and a dumpling.
    Jambalaya

    Jambalaya

    Rice, prawns, andouille sausages and chicken, what's not to like

    Hush Puppies

    Hush Puppies

    A cornmeal doughnut/dumpling cross

    Saturday 13th March 2021

    Wings, wings and more wings. In our usual format we’ll cook three or four different recipes:

    • Buffalo Wings or Liz’s Bingo Wings – it’s would be rude not to. We’ll make a blue cheese dip for them as that’s just how it should be done. I might skimp on the celery though. 
    • Deep-fried Spicy Wings – Battered with a spicy batter and deep fried.
    • Korean Chicken Wings – it’s an old favourite of mine and everyone loves them. 
    • Kung Pao Chicken Wings – a new recipe but for those of you who like things just a little less spicy, I think you’re going to love these.
    Liz's Bingo Wings

    Liz's Bingo Wings

    Cooked in the bingo machine with a winner every time

    Korean Chicken Wings

    Korean Chicken Wings

    The best chicken wings you'll ever taste

    Kung Pao Chicken Wings

    Kung Pao Chicken Wings

    Asian spiced, but not overpowering

    Saturday 6th March 2021

    We thought we’d do a bit of a Caribbean theme; after all, the weather is a balmy 6°C. We’ll channel thoughts of sandy beached and fruity cocktails, with baying palm trees, put on your floral shirts and join in.

    So the dishes we’re going to cook are:

    Jerk chicken

    Jerk Chicken

    A real Caribbean staple, beautiful spiced chicken

    Rice and peas

    Rice and Peas

    Caribbean style rice and peas

    Pineapple Tarte Tatin

    Pineapple Tarte Tatin

    Caribbean luxury, sticky, sweet and golden like the sun

    Saturday 27th February 2021

    We thought we would have a seafood theme but then couldn’t buy any clams. Amazing that the fisherman can’t sell them to the supermarkets. Waitrose claimed they can’t get sustainable clams when the ones they sold pre-Christmas we flown in from New Zealand!

    In the end we cooked:

    •  Moules Frites – Moules Mariniere with a side portion of fries. 
    •  Salt and pepper squid – I think we did this before but we love it. 
    • A rotisserie chicken with a mushroom and beer sauce.
    Sautéed Squid

    Salt and Pepper Squid

    A delicious starter or snack

    Saturday 20th February 2021

    Everyone liked the Thai theme a couple of weeks back so we added to it this week:

    • Thai spring rolls – these are so easy and super delicious. We served them with a Thai sweet chilli sauce.
    • Thai red duck curry – using a homemade red curry paste and duck breasts.
    • Thai chicken skewers.
    Thai Spring Rolls

    Thai Spring Rolls

    Lovely crunchy spring rolls with a dipping sauce

    Thai Red Duck Curry

    Thai Red Duck Curry

    A rich and delicious Thai curry

    Saturday 13th February 2021

    A little bit of Mexican and a new Apple Cake. All cooked in the remaining snow with the temp below zero. Brrrrrrrrr.

    We cooked:

    I’ll get the recipes up asap.

    Pork Tacos
    Apple Pie Cake

    Apple Pie Cake

    Give this a try, it different but so tasty

    Saturday 6th February 2021

    By popular request, we’re going to do a Thai themed set of cooks.

    We’ll cook:

    We used my homemade Red Thai Curry Paste.

    Thai Fish Cakes

    Thai Fish Cakes

    Spicy fish cakes served with a sweet dipping sauce

    Pork Satay

    Pork Satay

    A lovely street food dish straight from Thailand

    Pad Thai

    Pad Thai

    Simple but so tasty, a must try dish

    Saturday 30th January 2021

    We’re going to continue with a little bit of veggie food but also do the fish curry you’ve all been asking for since late summer.

    We’ll cook:

    Sri Lankan Monkfish Curry

    Sri Lankan Monkfish Curry

    A zingy seafood curry, packed with flavour

    Lemon Rice

    Lemon Rice

    Delicious with curries and spicy bright food

    Tosted corn pancakes

    Toasted corn pancakes

    Corn pancakes with and mushroom and onion sauce

    Saturday 23rd January 2021

    We’ve lost our way with Veganuary, even though the Vegetable section on our website has the most recipes.

    This week’s cooks are:

    Fish Finger Bhurta

    Fish Finger Bhorta

    East meets west and it's a great fusion

    Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

    Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

    Stuffed tenderloin with a sweet cider sauce

    Italian Chestnut Chocolate Cake

    Italian Chestnut Chocolate Cake

    Bitter chocolate and chestnuts, a stunning gluten free cake

    Saturday 16th January 2021

    It’s still Veganuary so we’ll continue, sort of:

    • Aubergine Parmigiana – my take on Mark’s delicious recipe. We’ve been having some banter this week as I’m going to make a change or two even though I’ve never cooked the real deal he spent 2 years perfecting.
    • Dirty steak or a veggie tortilla wrap – jumping on the tortilla wrap trend but with real BBQ.
    • A desert wrap – one for the kids maybe, and the big kids like me.
    Aubergine Parmigiana

    Aubergine Parmigiana

    A beautiful Italian vegetarian dish.

    Saturday 9th January 2021

    Continuing with Veganuary, well almost, we cooked:

    Grilled Pineapple

    Rotisserie pineapple with rum syrup

    Fun to do and fabulous to eat

    Mushroom chilli

    Chilli con 'Mushroom'

    A vegetarian or vegan chilli to die for

    Rotisserie short ribs

    Saturday 2nd January 2021

    We’re going to start 2021 with some vegetable dishes but don’t let that put you off, they’ll be packed full of flavour. We’re going to start with some crackers:

    Smoked chickpea hummus

    Smoked Chickpea Hummus

    Add a lovely depth by smoking the chickpeas

    Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry

    BAKED CHICKPEA AND CAULIFLOWER CURRY

    We loved this vegetable curry, you will too

    Vegetable Pilau Rice

    Vegetable Pilau

    A lovely veg rice with a curry or on its own

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