Author Archives: Michael Chan

Maple Smoked Sardines On Toast

Cooking In Ugly Drum Smoker (UDS)

Ingredients Instructions Smoking The Sardines If required rinse off loose scales and residue left in the stomach cavity of the fish. Pat dry with paper towel Lay your Sardines on a flat tray and generously dress the sardines with the soy sauce, maple syrup, cracked pepper and olive oil Allow you sardines to lightly cure […]

Spiced Smoked Quail with Grain Salad

Spiced smoked quail with grain salad

Ingredients Instructions Making the Brine in a medium sized container add all the ingredients for the brine and mix well until the sugar and salt have dissolved. place the quail in the liquid and cover place container in the refrigerator for 5hrs-2 days Making the Grain salad To blanch the quinoa; bring  pot of water to […]

Smoked Chicken Galantine

smoked chicken galantine

Ingredients Instructions Brining The Chicken If your butcher can butterfly and debone your chicken this is a huge bonus. Using a sharp knife trace down the back of the chicken following the spine Once the skin has been split turn the knife carefully and in a slicing motion follow the tip of the knife along […]

Smoked Beef Brisket With Arepas

Beef Brisket With Arepas

Ingredients Instructions For The Brisket Prepare your smoker/ bbq to 110-130֯C Generously sprinkle your spice rub on your brisket and place on a high rack or grate Smoke for 3-4hrs, then wrap with butcher’s paper/ foil adding in the beef stock. Continue to cook for a further 3hrs or until internal temp reaches 96֯C or […]

Chimichurri

Mixing the Chimichurri

Ingredients 1/2cup Parsley finely chopped 10 leaves Mint finely chopped 1/4cup Coriander finely chopped 1/2tsp Dried oregano 40g Ginger 5 Cloves Garlic 2 Shallots finely diced 1 Jalapeno chili 2 long red chilis finely chopped 1 Orange’s zest and juice 2 Lemon’s zest and juice 1 Lime’s zest and juice 60ml Red wine vinegar Salt  […]

Pork Belly

Pork Belly

Ingredients 1 Pork belly approximately 3-5 kg Salt Spice rub (optional) Instructions Drying The Pork Belly This is the most important part about getting the best crackle possible Wipe dry the skin of the belly using a paper towel or a cloth. If there is hair still on the skin this can be shaved off […]