Recipes

Matt Curmi

Cedar Planked Rockfish with Bacon, Lemon, Capers and Parsley

Cedar Planked Rockfish with Bacon, Lemon, Capers and Parsley

Serves – 2                Total time – 45 Minutes These rockfish filets are the perfect candidate for plank grilling – since they don’t need to be flipped over they’re much more likely to stay intact. Tip – Thin cut bacon works best for this dish. Bacon can be salty, so go easy on the additional salt! Ingredients Cedar Grilling Plank 4 - 5-7 oz. Rockfish Fillets 2 Tbsp. Capers 2 Tbsp. Butter 2 Tbsp. Parsley, chopped 4 slices Bacon Coarse Salt and Black Pepper 4 slices Lemon Method Preheat the grill or oven to...

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Matt Curmi

Smoked Venison Feijoada (Chili) with Alder Planked Acorn Squash

Smoked Venison Feijoada (Chili) with Alder Planked Acorn Squash

Serves – 4 (you will have leftovers)           Total time - 3 hours Feijoada is a traditional Brazilian stew, we incorporated venison and some smoke for an added North American twist. Tip – If Venison is too hard to come by, beef or pork are both readily available substitutes. If you use venison, brining can help reduce any gamey flavors, just dissolve ½ cup each of salt and sugar in a gallon of water and add the venison, refrigerate overnight. Ingredients 2 lbs Venison meat, cleaned and trimmed 1 cup Alder smoking chips 1 Tbs. coarse Salt...

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Matt Curmi

Cedar Planked Pork Steak with Coffee Rub and Grilled Vegetables

Cedar Planked Pork Steak with Coffee Rub and Grilled Vegetables

Serves – 4          Total Time – 45 minutes The fresh Cedar wood flavor adds some brightness to the earthiness of the coffee rub, this would make a killer breakfast chop. Tip – There are plenty of coffee rubs on the market out there, this home-made version is hands down the best you will ever try. Ingredients: 2 Cedar Grilling Planks 4 Bone-in Pork Steaks – 8-10 oz For the rub 1 Tbsp. Ground Coffee 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp. Paprika 1 Tbsp. Coarse Salt 1 Tbsp. Black Pepper ½ Tbsp. Chili Powder ½ Tbsp. Granulated Garlic...

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Matt Curmi

Smoked Pig Whiskey Toddy

Smoked Pig Whiskey Toddy

Smoked Pig Whiskey Toddy (Yeah I said Pig Whiskey) I once tried some vodka infused with oranges that came from the inside of a whole smoked hog. It was incredible, and inspired this cocktail recipe. Total Time – 2 hours + infusion time *Tip – Straining the whisky correctly is important so that you don’t end up with globules of fat in your glass.   Ingredients 1 cup Apple smoking chips 1 bottle of Whiskey, your choice 8 oz. Pork fat Brown Sugar 1 Orange Method Preheat a smoker to 225°F. Place the fat on a tray and set inside...

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