Live Cooks at Meat Smoke Fire

Live Cooks at Meat Smoke Fire

Live Cooks with Meat Smoke Fire

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The beauty of these 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.  We cook three dishes and share how we do them and then publish the recipes.

2024 live cook schedule

Month Live Cook 1 Live Cook 2
January Saturday 6th Saturday 13th
February Saturday 3rd Saturday 17th
March Saturday 2nd Saturday 30th
April Saturday 6th Saturday 20th
May Saturday 11th Saturday 25th
June Saturday 1st Saturday 22nd
July Saturday 13th Saturday 27th
August Saturday 10th Saturday 24th
September Saturday 14th Saturday 21st
October Saturday 12th Saturday 26th
November Saturday 9th Saturday 23rd
December Saturday 7th Saturday 21st






Saturday 2nd March 2024 – Streetfood Ideas

We’ll cook up these three crackers:

  • A Crispy Japanese Chicken Burger – with pickles and a zingy mayo sauce.
  • Dynamite cauliflower – spicy, sweet, crunchy cauliflower, you have to try it.
  • Lebanese potatoes – crispy potatoes served with a beautiful dip.

Crispy Japanese Chicken Burger

Spicy, sweet, sour, crunchy and a little different.

Saturday 17th February 2024 – Chinese Fakeaway

Back to our roots with a fakeaway.

We’ll cook up three different Chinese dishes:

Sweet and sour chicken

Sweet and sour chicken

Who needs a Chinese takeaway when you can do this at home

Egg and veg fried rice

Vegetable and Egg fried rice

Super easy and so tasty

Firecracker parcels

Firecracker parcels

Spicy, crispy, and stuffed with goodness.

Saturday 3rd February 2024 – Getting ready for Pancake Day

Pancakes on the Egg, why not. Savour pancakes, absolutely.

We’ll cook up three different pancakes with fabulous fillings. They are:

We have also published a recipe for American-style pancakes we cooked during the week with candied bacon and maple syrup.

Curried Chickpea Pancakes

Chickpea Pancakes and Spiced Potatoes

Chickpea pancakes with spicy filling and sauce

Mushroom, pepper and onion pancakes

Mushroom, onion and pepper pancakes

A spicy, rich pancake, so, so good and super easy

American Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Hot Honey

American Pancakes

Fluffy pancakes with crisp bacon & maple syrup

Jian Bing

Jian Bing

Jian Bing, Chinese breakfast pancakes but I love them all day

Saturday 13th January 2024 – Three Mexican(ish) crackers

I’ve never cooked an OTT (Over The Top) chilli, as I thought it was a gimmick. We decided we’d test this by cooking and comparing my chilli, next to an OTT chilli and then using the chilli in all the recipes. The recipes we decided to cook were:

  • Enchiladas stuffed with chilli and topped with our new enchilada sauce. Helena describes it as Mexican lasagne.
  • Beef chilli burritos – tortillas stuffed with chilli, Mexican rice, black beans and soured cream, served with guacamole and salsa.
  • Pasta fries with chilli – a TikTok sensation I’m told. Well, we cooked it during the week with a veggie chilli, and it was lovely.
Beef chilli burritos

Beef Chilli Burritos

Burritos stuffed with beef chilli, rice and beans



Mexican Enchiladas, so, so good

Pasta fries with chilli

Pasta fries with chilli

Crispy pasta with smoky beef chilli

Saturday 6th January 2024 – Christmas nibbles and cocktails

To start 2024 we thought we’d go a little bit healthy, but keep the punch flavours. For this week’s live Big Green Egg cook, we cooked:

Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer Tikka Masala

A lovely vegetarian curry with bold flavours and texture

Mushroom Rice

Mushroom Fried Rice

A delcious blend of basmati and veg



Simple but delicious flat breads

Saturday 23rd December 2023 – Christmas nibbles and cocktails

We were blown away by where people joined from this week. They included Australia, India, The Maldives, Grand Canaria, Switzerland, Canada, North and South Wales, North Norfolk, Devon, Essex… and many of our usual locations.

Our cooks were:

Our cocktails were:

Mini Puff Pastry Bites 2

Mini Puff Pastry Bites

Deliciously moreish puff pastry canapés

Limoncello Margarita

Perfect with some spict tostadas

Chicken Tostadas

Mexican Chicken Tostadas

Fabulous party food, and very simple to make.

Christmas Clemantine Cocktail

Christmas drinks sorted

Grilled Pineapple Mocktail

A grown up cocktail

Spicy pork and lettuce

Asian Pork Lettuce Cups

Asia in a bite

Mulled Aperol

Bitter but so moreish, be careful with this one

Saturday 9th December 2023 – Snack ideas

We all love snacks, here are a couple from our trip to Vietnam, and one from Tic Tok!

Our cooks are:

Vietnamese Pancakes

Vietnamese Pizza

No cheese, no dough, no tomato, but it's pizza!

Banh Mi

Bánh Mì

A Vietnamese pork sandwich

Crispy loaded potatoes

Crispy Loaded Potatoes

Crushes potatoes, topped with cheese and bacon

Saturday 11th November 2023 – Christmas ideas

Every year you want new ideas for Christmas. So here are this years!

Our cooks are:

  • Rotisserie Stuffed Turkey Crown – a boned and rolled turkey crown stuffed with chorizo, apple, and shallots, cooked on the rotisserie. It’s an absolute winner.
  • Root vegetable gratin – who doesn’t like a gratin? This one combines beetroot, parsnip, sweet potato and celeriac.
  • Lemon tartlets – rich lemon tartlets. They’re so simple and very quick to bake.
Root Vegetable Gratin rows

Root vegetable gratin

A delicious gratin with vibrtant colour taste

Rotisserie Stuffed Turkey

Rotisserie Stuffed Turkey Crown

Move over turkey, here's the new turkey recipe in town

Lemon Tartlet

Lemon Tartlet

Luscious Tangy Citrus Dessert

Saturday 28th October 2023 – Halloween and Bonfire Night

With Halloween and Bonfire Night upon us, we wanted to cook some easy, hearty, and warming dishes that can be enjoyed inside or out.

Our cooks are:

  • Criss-Cross Dogs – taking the humble Frankfurter and injecting flavour and texture. They’re a winner, even Mrs Meat Smoke Fire likes them!
  • Chilli-loaded baked potatoes – the Egg makes the best baked potatoes and smoked chilli, why not combine the two?
  • Squash fondue – who doesn’t like oozy cheese with crusty bread? Now add all of that and bake it inside a squash.
Criss Cross Dogs

Criss-Cross Dogs

Utter filth in a bun, even Mrs Meat Smoke Fire loves them

Chilli-Loaded Baked Potatoes

Chilli and baked potatoes are a match made in heaven

Squash Fondue

Squash Fondue

Lovely gooey cheese, served in a baked squash

Saturday 14th October 2023 – Korean Pizza, Chickpea salad, and Mincemeat Pinwheels

This week we cooked:

  • Korean Pizza – this has to be one of my favourite pizzas to date and there is no cheese. There’s spice though.
  • Crispy chickpea salad – an idea we came up with when trawling some of our cookbooks. It’s a real winner.
  • Apple and mincemeat pinwheels – super easy and so tasty, these tasted of Christmas pudding.
Korean Pizza

Korean Pizza

Spicy, meaty, and no cheese, it's amazing.

Crispy Chickpea Salad

Crispy Chickpea Salad

Buzzing with flavour and texture.

Mincemeat Pinwheels

Apple and Mincemeat Pinwheels

These were so good. They tasted of Christmas pudding.

Saturday 30th September 2023 – Brunch on the Egg

This week we cooked:

Spicy Egg Wraps

Spicy Egg Wraps

A great brunch snack, hot or cold.

Potato rosti with mushroom and onion

Potato rosti with mushroom and onion

Great brunch option with veggies

Korean roast pork ramen bowls

Ramen noodles, broth and korean pork

Saturday 9th September 2023 – Japanese

This week we cooked:

Crispy Rice Cakes

Japanese Crispy Rice Cakes

Crispy, gooey, moreish. Give them a whirl.

Japanese Chicken Wings

Japanese Chicken Wings

Chicken wings marinated and served with wasabi mayo

Japanese marinated flat iron steak

Japanese Marinated Flat Iron Steak

A stunning way of enjoying a flat iron steak

Sesame Green Bean

Toasted Sesame Green Beans

Saturday 2nd September 2023 – A special one with Rob from @robs_bbq

This week we cooked:

  • Pane Con Tomate – a Spanish tapas of toast topped with bread and garlic.
  • Spicy prawn and chorizo skewers.
  • Hot dry noodles – a dish that sounds boring but is anything but.
Pane Con Tomate

Pan Con Tomate

A simple tapas dish from Catalonia

Hot Dry Noodles

Hot Dry Noodles

The name doesn't come anywhere near doing justice to these noodles

Saturday 19th August 2023 – A Lionesse Brunch

This week we cooked:

Spicy chicken empanadas

Spicy Chicken Empanadas

Comfort food, or snack, they're fab.

Grilled halloumi flatbreads

Grilled Halloumi Flatbreads

Super quick, super tasty

Apple and rumtopf filo pies

Apple and Rumptopf Filo Pies

20 minutes and you have a lovely apple pie

Saturday 13th August 2023 – A few chicken dishes

This week we cooked:

Sweet and sticky Asian Chicken Thighs

Sweet and Sticky Chicken Thighs

Succulent thighs asian style

Thai sesame skewers

Thai Sesame Skewers

Simple, yet with so much flavour.

Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken

Spicy and traditional caribbean chicken

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

Super refreshing with a lovely zing

Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

Baked sweet potatoe with a spicy chipotle kick

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