Very Tender Asian Turkey Burgers

September 2, 2012.   Categories Asian, Featured, Smoking / Grilling.

Very Tender Asian Turkey Burgers

It dawned on me that I rarely make turkey or chicken burgers. Often times they turn out dry and lack flavor. So I decided to try and create a very tender Asian turkey burger that would be moist and flavorful. I decided to use turkey thighs. The additional fat would help the burger retain some moisture and flavor. They were delicious. However, I have also tried this recipe using the lighter turkey breasts and they were also good and not at all...

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Grilled Asian Skirt Steak

July 25, 2011.   Categories Asian, Chef David Lawrence, Contributing Chefs, Smoking / Grilling.

Grilled Asian Skirt Steak

Spicy Asian inspired marinade enhances the flavor of this grilled skirt steak - perfect and easy to make on your summer BBQ

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Fresh Roasted Shrimp with Tarragon-Pistachio Butter

April 25, 2010.   Categories Light / Healthy, Seafood, Smoking / Grilling.

Fresh Roasted Shrimp with Tarragon-Pistachio Butter

Fresh Roasted Shrimp with Tarragon-Pistachio Butterby Chef Rima Olvera of “Duet” www.rimaolvera.com Chef Rima Olvera…. a friend of mine from high school who has become one of the finest chef’s in Europe.  She recently tortured me by letting me know she would have prepared this beautiful dish at a party I’m throwing this coming summer.  The only challenge is she currently lives in Israel and the party...

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Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Grilled Jalapenos

February 5, 2010.   Categories Appetizers, Favorites, Smoking / Grilling.

Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Grilled Jalapenos

Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Grilled Jalapenos Ingredients:   12 large Jalapenos 2-3 oz of cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup Machego or jack cheese, shredded 1/2 cup very sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 16 slices of bacon *you could also use goat cheese or feta as a variation* Step 1:  After washing peppers, cut off the tops and carefully clean out the seeds and ribs.   Rinse with water again and dry. Normally when working with chiles I...

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Smoked Turkey Breast with Spiced Chutneys and Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

October 7, 2009.   Categories Chef David Wells, Contributing Chefs, Light / Healthy, Poultry, Sauces / Gravy, Smoking / Grilling.

Smoked Turkey Breast with Spiced Chutneys and Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

 Turkey Breast with Spiced Chutneys and Yogurt Sauce Recipe and Photo by Chef David Wells – Grandma Dave www.grandmadave.com Recently, Chef David Wells (Grandma Dave) prepared this dish for a benefit for several cancer organizations in California.  It was received with rave reviews. . . and it’s no wonder!  That day he slow smoked his turkey breast and served it with an interesting layer of flavors including two...

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Rima’s Grilled Lamb Chops with Rose Jam, Mint Pesto and Pearl Couscous

October 5, 2009.   Categories Chef Rima Olvera, Contributing Chefs, Mediterranean, Smoking / Grilling.


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Rima’s Grilled Lamb Chops with Rose Jam, Mint Pesto and Pearl Couscous

Rima’s Lamb Chops with Rose Jam, Mint Pesto and Pearl Couscousby Chef Rima Olvera of “Duet” www.rimaolvera.com There are lots of great recipes and just as many chefs . . . but how often do you truly come across a chef so gifted that their recipes are truly unique and original?  Perhaps you may find someone who is truly the master of a certain style or region but how often do you find someone who has mastered numerous...

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