Recipes

Matt Curmi

Cherry Planked Honey Butter Lobster Tail

Cherry Planked Honey Butter Lobster Tail

Serves – 2 Total Time – 20 minutes Ingredients Cherry Grilling Planks 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, softened 1 Tbsp Honey 2 uncooked Lobster Tails 1 Tbsp Szechuan Peppercorns, ground ½ Tbsp Kosher Salt 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced ½ Tbsp flat leaf Parsley, chopped Method Preheat a grill or oven to 425°F and soak the planks in hot water for at least 15 minutes. Prepare the honey butter - mix the butter and honey together until well incorporated, set aside. Butterfly the lobster. Using a pair of kitchen shears, cut in the middle of the shell from end to end, leave...

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Matt Curmi

Cedar Planked Harissa Spiced Catfish

Cedar Planked Harissa Spiced Catfish

Some bold flavors, and Cedar wood, work tremendously well with this classic American Fish. Serves – 4 Total time – 30 minutesChef's Tip – If you can’t find harissa powder, you can use the paste instead - just omit the olive oil. If you can’t find Harissa at all, any kind of spicy ground chili will work just fine. Ingredients Cedar Grilling Plank 1.5 lb Catfish Filets, skin and bones removed Olive oil 2 Tbsp Harissa Powder 1 Lemon, zested 3 cloves Garlic, minced 3 Tbsp Parsley, chopped 1 Tbsp Kosher Salt Method Preheat a grill or oven to 425°F...

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Matt Curmi

Cedar Wrapped Cod with preserved Lemon

Cedar Wrapped Cod with preserved Lemon

Cod and cedar work incredibly well with these vibrant Moroccan flavors. Serves – 2 Total Time – 25 minutes Tip – Preserved lemons take just a few minutes to make but need several weeks before they are ready to use. They can then be kept refrigerated for several months and are a great way to extend the use of squeezed lemons. Ingredients For the preserved Lemons 2 Lemons Kosher Salt to cover For the Cod Cedar Grilling Wraps 2 tsp Ground Cumin 2 Tbsp Flat leaf Parsley, chopped 2 Garlic Cloves, minced 2 Tbsp Preserved Lemon rind, chopped Method This can...

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Matt Curmi

Smoky Dark and Stormy Cocktail

Smoky Dark and Stormy Cocktail

A Dark and Stormy is a classic cocktail, we added some smoke to this tempest libation. Serves – 2 Total Time – 5 minutes Tip – For the smoke portion of this cocktail, you will need a smoking gun. Ingredients Smoking chips of your choice Ice 4 oz Dark Rum 10 oz Ginger Beer 1 Lime Method Fill a couple of high ball glasses with ice. Cut the lime into 4, squeeze the juice of 1 wedge into each glass, save the other 2 for garnish. Add 2 oz of rum and 5 oz of ginger beer to each glass. Add...

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