Recipes — sides

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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Matt Curmi

Cherry Planked Peach Habanero Salsa

Cherry Planked Peach Habanero Salsa

This refreshing salsa packs a hit of both heat, sweet, and cherry smoke. You can genuinely taste the fruit in cherry wood smoke. Just like any salsa this one gets better as it chills and the flavors mingle. Serves – a group Time – 30 minutes Ingredients Cherry Grilling Planks 4 ripe Peaches, pitted and quartered 1 White Onion, cut into wedges 1 Habanero Chili 1 Cucumber, diced small ¼ cup Green Onion, sliced thin 1 cup Tomato, diced 1 Lime Method Preheat a grill or oven to 500˚ F, soak the planks in hot water for at least 15 minutes....

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Matt Curmi

Boom Boom Grilled Corn with Green Onions & Chili

Boom Boom Grilled Corn with Green Onions & Chili

Quick, simple and Szechuan spicy. Serves – 4 Time – 20 minutes Tip – To get the seasoning to stick well you can use any variety of oils, or butter, I always save my bacon fat and it is delicious on grilled corn. Ingredients 2 Tbsp. Boom Boom Chicken Spice Rub 4 ears of fresh Corn 1 Tbsp. Oil, Fat, or melted Butter 1 Habanero Chili, or chilis of choice, finely diced 2 Green Onions, sliced thin Radishes, sliced thin Limes Method Preheat grill to 500˚ F. Remove husk and silk from the corn cobs. Rub cobs all over with...

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Matt Curmi

Crispy Polenta with Boom Boom Sauce

Crispy Polenta with Boom Boom Sauce

The flavor of Boom Boom, delivers a blend of salt, sweet, and heat. The kick comes from Szechuan peppercorns which also give your tongue a little tingle. Serves – 4 Total Time – 30 minutesTip – Make the polenta in advance, it’s easier to cut when it’s cold and will sear up better too. Ingredients For the sauce 2 Tbsp. Boom Boom Spice Rub 3 Eggs ¾ cup mild Olive Oil 1 Lime, juice and zest For the Polenta 1 cup dry Polenta, uncooked. If you can’t find any, just use fine cornmeal 2 cups Half & Half 1 cup...

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