Live Cooks at Meat Smoke Fire

Live Cooks with Meat Smoke Fire

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.

The beauty of these Saturday live cooks is you get to interact, asking questions relevant to the cook or anything to do with the Big Green Egg or your grill.

To watch the videos live and ask your questions you need to follow us on Instagram at: @MeatSmokeFire. At 11:30am on the nominated Saturday we go live. You need to log into Instagram and you will be notified we are doing a live video as soon as we start at 11:30am.



    Saturday 30th April 2022 – Nachos week

    This week we cooked three different takes on nachos with:

    • Pulled jackfruit on packet bought tortilla chips.
    • Red onion and black beans on potato nachos.
    • Pulled salsa backed chicken on deep-fried tortilla wedges.
    Pulled jackfruit nachos

    Pulled jackfruit nachos

    Jackfruit is an amazing substitute for pork, try it

    Black bean and onion potato nachos

    Red onion and black bean nachos

    Made with potatoes, these nachos are stunningly different

    Chicken on tortilla

    Salsa chicken, pulled on tortilla nachos

    Deep fried tortilla wedges with pulled salsa baked chicken, yummy

    Saturday 23rd April 2022 – Skewers, we went a little mad with skewers

    Chicken thigh and gizzard skewers

    Chicken thigh and gizzard skewers

    OK so the gizzards aren't going to be for everyone...

    Mushroom skewers

    Mushroom skewers

    The real surprise of the bunch, these were absolutely delicious.

    Potato gnocchi skewers

    Potato gnocchi skewers

    Add a little truffle oil to these for decadence

    Pork loin skewers

    Pork loin skewers

    Cut like a picanha, these were fabulous served with garlic and lemon

    Jerk prawn and pineapple skewers

    Jerk prawn and pineapple skewers

    Give them a whirl, sweet and spicy with juicy prawns

    Duck breast skewers

    Duck breast skewers

    Simple duck breast, cooked with Peking duck sauce

    Asian beef skirt skewers

    Asian beef skirt skewers

    Rich, very quick to cook, stunning

    Saturday 16th April 2022 – Easter Saturday, our 2nd anniversary of live cooks

    It all started here 2 years ago with the live cook we did for Big Green Egg. 700 people watched that one live, the most we’ve ever had. However, lots of you still love to join us and we still love doing them.

    This week being Easter we did:

    Chilli Crusted Lamb

    Chilli Crusted Leg of lamb

    One of our favourite lamb dishes. Perfect on the Egg.

    Roasted veg quinoa

    Roasted vegetable quinoa

    Simple, but you can spice it up

    Saturday 9th April 2022 – Curry in a hurry part 2

    Everyone loved the previous curry cook, so we thought we would do another from Misty Ricardo’s Curry Compendium.

    We made:

    • Chana Masala – we love this chickpea curry. 
    • Staff Curry
    • Onion bhajis 
    • Naan bread
    Chana Masala

    Chana Masala

    A great recipe from Misty Ricardo's Curry Compendium

    Onion Bhajis

    Onion Bhajis

    These are alway a winner. We love them.

    Staff curry

    Staff Curry

    A great curry from Misty Ricardo's Curry Compendium


    Naan to die for!

    Restaurant quality naan on your Big Green Egg

    Saturday 2nd April 2022 – Small plates

    We wanted to do some small and quick cooks that anyone could achieve. This small snacking plates are a real winner.

    We made:

    Szechuan Pepper Squid

    This is one of the nicest snacking plates ever

    Dirty Bavette

    Dirty bavette and tri-tip with chimichurri

    Lamb Spare Ribs

    Quick and easy lamb ribs

    Saturday 26th March 2022 – Pizza Week

    Having spent a week skiing in Zermatt and more importantly, Cervinia, it seemed like a good idea to try and recreate some of the amazing pizza. 

    I thought I would try 3 different dough recipes too.

    We made:

    • Pizza Napolitana
    • Pizza Quatro Stagioni
    • A white pizza with garlic, potato, peppers, red onions and rosemary
    • A garlic bread
    Pizza 4 stagioni

    Quatro Stagioni

    My favourite pizza, a bit of everything

    Garlic Bread

    Garlic Bread

    Once you've had it this way, you wont look back

    Pizza Napolitana

    Pizza Napolitana

    Where it all started in pizza making

    White Pizza

    White Pizza

    Something a little different

    Saturday 5th March 2022 – Mushroom kebabs, chicken lollipops and miso beef

    Saturday 12th February 2022 – Lamb Souvlaki and Lamb Koftas with flatbreads and chips

    This week we got a new DeliVita oven so thought we would use it to make some flatbreads. To go with them we cooked:

    Lamb Souvlaki

    Lamb neck fillet souvlaki

    A stunning kebab with a beautiful cut of lamb

    Lamb Kofta

    Lamb Kofta

    Slightly spicy, but so good.

    Saturday 5th February 2022 – Curry in a hurry!

    I was given a couple of lovely Balti Bowls for Christmas, so we had to give them a run out on the Big Green Egg.

    We cooked:

    Chicken Tikka Madras

    Chicken Tikka Madras

    Possibly my favourite curry I've ever had

    Chicken tikka jalfrezi

    Chicken tikka Jalfrezi

    As good as any jalfrezi I have ever had from a curry house

    Onion Bhajis

    Onion Bhajis

    We love these, crispy and just like they're made in India


    Naan bread

    Another cooks you have to try, they're great

    Parmjit's chicken tikka

    Parmjit's chicken tikka

    Juicy, so tasty and a winner every time

    Saturday 29th January 2022 – pork belly and mango

    As well as cooking some pork belly with cracking, we use the pork belly in two of the following 3 recipes

    Pork belly bao buns

    Korean pork belly bao buns

    Japanese stir-fried rice

    Japanese flavours with pork belly and a spicy topping

    Grilled mango

    Grilled Mango

    A lovely way to have mango with basil, mascarpone and lime

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