Recipes — appetizers

Cedar Wrapped Garlic Butter Mushrooms

Cedar Wrapped Garlic Butter Mushrooms

This is a perfect side dish to grill along with your choice of protein.  Serves – 4Total Time – 30 minutes Ingredients 4 Cedar Grilling Wraps 1lb assorted Mushrooms 2 Tbsp Butter, melted 2 large Cloves Garlic, minced 2 Tbsp Chives, chopped 1 Tbsp Fresh Thyme Parmesan Cheese for shaving Salt & Pepper Method Preheat a grill or oven to 400˚ F. Soak the wraps in water for several minutes until pliable. Cut the mushrooms in half so they are all approximately the same size. Toss the mushrooms in the butter. Add the chives, thyme, salt, and pepper to mix. Lay the wraps...

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Matt Curmi

Boom Boom Negimaki

Boom Boom Negimaki

Delicious and easy as an appetizer, or serve over steamed rice for a main dish. Serves – 4Time – 20 minutes Ingredients 2 Tbsp Boom Boom Spice Rub 1 lb. Flank Steak 1 clove Garlic, minced 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce 1 Tbsp Mirin 1 Tbsp Oil 1 bunch Asparagus, large spears 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds 2 Scallions, sliced Method Preheat a grill to 500˚F. Use a meat tenderizer or rolling pin to pound the flank steak to ¼” thickness. Slice the steak across the width into 1 ½” strips. Place the meat in a mixing bowl with the garlic, soy sauce, mirin, and...

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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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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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