Monthly Archives: July 2011

  • Hot wings

    July 2011

    This isn’t turning into the grilled meat blog, I promise. It’s just, well, it’s summer isn’t it and I’m either having or getting invited to a lot of barbecues. Wings always fit the bill because they’re cheap, cook quickly and have a lot of fat for their size, which means loads of crisp, charred skin. […]

  • Ham cooked in coca cola with deep-fried pickles

    July 2011

    As you can probably tell, I’m into American food at the moment; perhaps the pulled pork with Boston baked beans or wedge salad with blue cheese dressing gave it away? Cooking ham in coca cola is one of those ideas that sounds just outrageous but is actually brilliant. I’ve cooked it many times now. The […]

  • Smoked pepper and scotch bonnet hot sauce

    July 2011

    There’s only so many times a woman can hear her boyfriend say, “I’m going to make my own hot sauce” before she just gets on and does it herself. I mean, if he’s going to bang on about it all the time then I’m going to be thinking about it all the time and before […]

  • Wedge salad with blue cheese dressing and candied bacon

    July 2011

    I just love how the Americans cut a big wedge of iceberg, drench it in blue cheese dressing and then call it a salad. Respect. I’m rather fond of the poor old iceberg. It doesn’t have any flavour to speak of but as a big ol’ wedge of crunch, no lettuce does it better. So, […]

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  • BBQ brats simmered with beer and sauerkraut

    July 2011

    The first time I tried making these it was a disaster. I came across the idea in a book about American BBQ and decided to bust it out at a mate’s shindig last weekend having given the recipe next to no thought whatsoever; pretty much the opposite of the way I usually approach things. This, […]