Recipes — appetizers

Matt Curmi

Skillet Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip

Skillet Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip

Good luck sharing this with anyone. It is so tasty. Would be perfect for game day or as part of a charcuterie spread. Serves – 4Total Time – 75 minutes Tip – This can be refrigerated for later, and is delicious reheated. Ingredients Apple Smoking Chips 8 oz. Cream Cheese 2 cups grated Cheddar Cheese 1 jar diced Pimientos 1 fresh Jalapeño, diced small ½ cup Mayonnaise Vegetables and chips for dipping Method Preheat a smoker to 225˚ F. Place the cheeses and mayo in a food processor and puree until smooth. Add the pimientos and jalapeños to the cheese mixture, stir to combine. Spoon...

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Matt Curmi

Smoked Garlic Hummus

Smoked Garlic Hummus

Smoked garlic hummus with coriander flat bread, olives, and fresh vegetables. Serves – 4Total Time – 1 ½ hours Tip – Creamy and delicious, with plenty of punch from the garlic. Eat this as a dip or use it as an addition to all your salads and sandwiches. Ingredients For the hummus Cherrry Smoking Chips 2 heads Garlic 1 can Garbanzo Beans, drained 1 Tbsp Tahini ⅔ cup Olive Oil juice and zest of 1 Lemon 2 Tbsp Parsley For the Flatbread 2 cups Flour ½ tsp Salt 1 Tbsp Coriander Seed ½ cup Butter, melted ¾ cup Milk ½ Tbsp Oil Method Preheat a smoker to...

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Matt Curmi

Pellet Smoked Scotch Eggs

Pellet Smoked Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are a classic snack, and cooking them on a pellet grill is a tasty way to go. Serves – 4 Total Time – about 2 hours Tip - I prefer to eat these cold as the smoke is a little more apparent. They are also easier to slice. Ingredients Hardwood Smoking Pellets 4 Eggs, hardboiled  2 more Eggs 1 lb. ground Sausage Flour Breadcrumbs For the sauce ¼ cup Dijon Mustard ¼ cup Mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. Chives, chopped 1 tsp. Black Pepper squeeze of Lemon Gherkins or any Pickle Method To boil the eggs, fill a small pot with cold water,...

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Matt Curmi

Maple Planked Apples with Honey Basil Chèvre

Maple Planked Apples with Honey Basil Chèvre

This late sweet treat makes a great appetizer, side, or dessert. Serves – 8 Total Time – 45 minutes Tip – Shave off a little from the underside of each apple half to give them some stability on the plank. Ingredients Maple Grilling Planks 4 Apples 2 Tbsp. Honey 8 oz. Chèvre ½ cup fresh Raspberries 3 Tbsp. Basil leaves, sliced thin pinch Black Pepper Method Preheat the grill or oven to 450˚ F and soak the planks in hot water for at least 15 minutes. Cut the apples in half from stem to flower. Cut off a little from the...

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