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. 15+ weeks on and we’ve dropped the theme but are still doing 3 dishes in 45 minutes (or there abouts), every Saturday.

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.

To watch the videos live and ask your questions you need to follow me on Instagram at: @MeatSmokeFire. At 11:30am each Saturday we will 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 6th August 2022 –Eastern Mediterranean / North African cook 

    We love spicy food and this week’s cook was beautiful. Not only did we use the Big Green Eggs, but we also used the DeliVita wood-fired oven to make some garlic flatbreads for the kebabs. We cooked three main dishes:

    • Lamb shoulder kebabs with red onion pickle, tzatziki, and garlic flatbreads.
    • Baked feta with red onion, chilli, parsley and oregano.
    • Charred hispi cabbage with a tahini dressing, and pomegranate seeds.
    Lamb kebabs

    Skewered Lamb Flatbread kebabs

    Who doesn't love a kebab? These wont disappoint.

    Charred hispi cabbage

    Hispi cabbage with pomegranate and tahini

    Griddle cabbage is amazing, the dressing is superb too

    Baked feta

    Baked Feta

    Gooey, spicy, soft, you really need to try it

    Saturday 30th July 2022 – Fish week

    I was supposed to be fishing this week but the weather didn’t play ball. No worries, Waitrose to the rescue. To be honest with my track record, I would have probably just gone to Waitrose anyway.

    Instead of the 3 cooks we normally do, today we did 5:

    Sea Bream

    Asian spit roast Sea Bream

    Crispy skin, asian spice, white flesh, what's not to love

    Rainbow trout en papillote

    Trout cooked in newspaper, so moist, so tasty.

    Lobster tails with herby butter

    Herb butter melted with charcoal on lobster, oh boy!

    Spicy Whitebait

    Hot paprika spiced whitebait, severe with lime and sea salt.

    Mackerel with fennel and tomato

    Such great flavours, we love this, try it.

    Saturday 23rd July 2022 – Asian BBQ Week

    While away on holiday we found a few dishes we wanted to try:

    Thai Chicken Skewers

    Thai Chicken Skewers

    Asian BBQ Roasted Cauliflower

    Asian BBQ Roast Cauliflower

    Korean Pancakes

    Korean Pancakes

    A vegetable pancake with a spicy dipping sauce

    Saturday 9th July 2022 – Corn ribs, lamb smash burgers and La Mams tomato salad

    This was a great live cook. The food was hoovered. The corn ribs are an absolute winner.

    Our cooks were:

    • Lamb smash burgers with tzatziki and grilled halloumi. These were served in our homemade brioche rolls.
    • Corn ribs – you have to try these. They are simply stunning. Be careful cutting the corn though.
    • La Mams tomato salad – this is a taste of my youth. So simple but such a winner, especially with a lovely baguette.
    Corn Ribs

    Corn Ribs

    Just stunning. Give them a go, that's it.

    Lamb smash burgers

    Lamb Smash Burgers

    Lamb, tzatziki and halloumi, it'll take you to the Med in one bite.

    La Mams tomato salad

    La Mams Tomato Salad

    An absolute taste of my youth. Simple and stunning.

    Saturday 2nd July 2022 – Fruit on the Egg

    We wanted to do a week themed around fruit but not all desserts.

    We cooked:

    • a grilled watermelon, avocado and red onion salad with feta and mint.
    • a grilled pineapple salsa.
    • a flat peach galette.
    Watermelon salad

    Griddled watermelon Salad

    This is so delicious. You have to give it a go.

    Pineapple salsa

    Pineapple Salasa

    Fruity and spicy, it's a real winner.

    Flat peach galette

    Flat peach Galette

    Super easy with an almond frangipane.

    Saturday 18th June 2022 – Nibbles Week 2

    After a 4 week break due to classes and holidays, we’re back.

    We cooked the following 3 nibbles dishes:

    • Turkish Pizza – pizza boats with a lamb mince topping
    • Bitterballen – Dutch mince roux balls
    • Sweet potato wedges – crispy and spicy


    A Dutch type of croquet, filled with a minced roux

    Turkish Pizza

    Turkish pizza

    Little pizza boats filled with lamb mince

    Sweet potato wedges

    Sweet potato wedges

    Super simple, yet so tasty

    Saturday 11th June 2022 – Nibbles Week

    After a 4 week break due to classes and holidays, we’re back.

    We cooked the following 3 nibbles dishes:

    Puff Pastry Pizza Wheels

    Red Thai Turkey Bites

    Spicy mouthfuls of Thai spiced turkey mince

    Puff Pastry Pizza Wheels

    Puff Pastry Pizza Wheels

    Bite-sized, crispy pizza wheels, what's not to love?

    Puff Pastry Pizza Wheels

    Baby Squid with Chimichurri

    We love baby squid and this is a cracker

    Saturday 7th May 2022 – Beer-braised food

    Fancy a dish cooked in beer? Well here are 3 of them, all cooked on the Big Green Egg with a bottle of beer or two in each.

    We cook:

    • Beer-braised, smoked paprika pulled pork belly tacos.
    • Beer-braised spicy chicken burritos, with fried rice and beans.
    • Beer-braised breakfast beans on toast.
    Beer braised beans on toast

    Beer-braised breakfast beans

    Mexican style beans on toast, cooked with beer.

    Beer-braised pork taco

    Beer-braised porc tacos

    Sweet and spicy mango salsa, with smoked paprika pulled pork belly

    Beer-braised chicken burrito

    Beer-braised chicken burrito

    Mexican rice and beans with pulled chicken