Recipes

Matt Curmi

Cherry Smoked Spare Ribs

Cherry Smoked Spare Ribs

Serves – 4                               Total Time – 5 – 6 hours Patience, proper technique, quality wood and a good spice rub make for fantastic ribs every time. Chefs Tip – This recipe could work for any kind of pork rib, but cook times may be a little longer. Ingredients Wild Cherry Smoking Chips 2 racks of Spare Ribs ½ cup Mustard, any variety 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar 2 Tbsp. coarse Salt 1 Tbsp. granulated Garlic 1 Tbsp. Onion Powder 1 Tbsp. Black Pepper 1 Tbsp. Smoked Paprika...

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Matt Curmi

Maple and Coffee Smoked Duck Poppers

Maple and Coffee Smoked Duck Poppers

Serves – 4                     Total time – 2 hours This is a popular snack for bird hunters. If you don’t hunt, store-bought duck breast will also work great. Tip – If using wild duck and you find the gamey flavor is too strong, a simple overnight brine will mellow it out. Ingredients For the duck Maple Smoking Chips 2 Duck Breasts ½ Tbsp. Ground Coffee ½ Tbsp. Brown Sugar ¼ Tbsp. Chili Powder ½ Tbsp. Paprika ¼ Tbsp. Granulated Garlic ½ Tbsp. Black Pepper For the poppers Maple Grilling Planks 12 Jalapenos,...

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Matt Curmi

Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork Tacos

Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork Tacos

Serves 2                     Total Time – 5-6 hours Pork shoulder is an ideal cut for smoking and pulling. It’s delicious, and it also happens to be pretty forgiving and inexpensive. Tip – I used a barrel smoker for this recipe, but if you prefer to use an electric smoker or grill you can substitute the smoking blocks for chips. Ingredients For the Pork Hickory Smoking Blocks 6-8 lb. Pork Butt/Shoulder ½ cup Mustard, any variety 4 Tbsp. Kosher Salt 1 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder 3 Tbsp. Chili Powder 4 Tbsp. Brown Sugar 3...

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Matt Curmi

Cedar Planked Portobello Caprese with Zucchini

Cedar Planked Portobello Caprese with Zucchini

Serves – 4                           Total Time - 30 Minutes This recipe could make a great hand-held appetizer, vegetarian entrée or as part of a sandwich. Tip – Removing the black gills out of the mushroom before marinating can really help with the end presentation.  You can use a spoon to scrape them out. Ingredients 2 Cedar Grilling Planks 4 Portobello Mushrooms, stems and gills removed 4 Tbsp. Olive Oil 2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar 4 ½ slices fresh Mozzarella 1 large Tomato 1 Zucchini, sliced Basil leaves Coarse Salt and...

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