Pineapple Bourbon Glazed Ham on Pellet Grill

Pineapple and ham together have been a classic combination and has quite quickly transformed into one of the many hot favorite recipes. To spice the recipe up a tad, you may consider bringing in a grill(a pellet grill in this recipe). When all these things are blended together, an appalling outcome is a scrumptious dish that soothes all of your senses. We will go on an elaborate journey through the recipe and underscore even the trivial aspects of glazing ham with a pineapple. So, let us go on and see how this recipe fares on the cooking front.

The time required

Like any nonvegetarian delicacy, Pineapple Bourbon Glazed Ham may evoke an opinion that it takes in a lot of efforts and time. But that is untrue. This recipe can be pulled off in a rather simpler manner with a minimal amount of time. It would not take more than an hour to pull off a near perfect Pineapple Bourbon Glazed Ham; although, the time may vary from grill to grill.

The ingredients required

There is a little package that might see you rushing to the nearest grocery and poultry stores to ensure a proper dish. Here is that little package:

  • Convince a butcher over the counter to slice about half inch thick ham steaks. For this recipe, you would require 4 of them.
  • 2 tablespoons of pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons of whiskey or bourbon
  • A quarter cup full of brown sugar
  • About 2 tablespoons of butter
  • Pineapple freshly cut out into 4 rings
  • A substantial amount of black pepper, freshly cracked

Do bear in mind that ham, pineapple, and bourbon are the main ingredients of this recipe and so should not be fiddled with. Once your kitchen shelf has acquired this acumen, you may go on and further with the cooking procedure.

The cooking procedure

Let us divide the procedure into little steps to help you throughout the cooking process. Here are those steps:

  1. In a little saucepan, blend together pepper, salt, pineapple juice, bourbon, brown sugar, and butter.
  2. Chuck this mixture on a flame and allow it to boil over.
  3. Then take it off from the heat. This is your glaze.
  4. Now move over to your pellet grill and keep it well stocked.
  5. Fire up the grill and let it heat for a few minutes on medium flame.
  6. Use some extra oil for oiling the grates of the grill.
  7. Transfer the pineapple rings and the ham slices on to the grill.
  8. Give about 3-4 minutes for each side on the grill. You should carry on grilling until grill marks start appearing on both pineapple and ham.
  9. Now take off pineapple from the grill.
  10. Use the glaze to properly dab the ham.
  11. Let the ham spend some more time on the grill, preferably give about 1-2 minutes to each side.
  12. Once done, serve with pineapple rings placed over the ham slices.

Here is your favorite classic recipe. It is, in fact, pointless to wait for more. Just get it over with!

Hickory Smoked Jalapeno Poppers on Electric Grill

Jalapeno poppers are known for their eclectic taste. The important ingredient in these is pork. And, pork has several health benefits owing to its nutrient rich delight apart from being a hot favorite with many meat lovers around the world. In this recipe, we tend to combine the world of cheese with that of jalapenos and pork. The end product is a lovely appearing delicacy that has been smoked over your favorite wood(hickory in this recipe). Let us not waste much time in discussing facts when a more engrossing recipe is to follow.

The time required

Since the recipe includes pork as well, the total time it would ask of you would seem a tad too much. However, as long as the end product is delectable, other things are all worth it. Anyway, the preparation would keep you involved for about 30 minutes whereas, the cooking process would require an hour and 15 minutes.

The required ingredients

The following ingredients may compose a bunch you would require on your kitchen shelf before you carry on with the recipe:

  • 12 slices of bacon
  • 12 pieces of jalapeno peppers
  • A slice or two of bread
  • 8 ounces of cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • Some hickory wood to create your favorite smoke

With these items ready, you may proceed with the process of smoking without any further quibbles. Let us go on and find out more.

The cooking process

The ingredients ready and a gleam in your eyes anticipating some good food, the following steps are ready to be adopted:

  1. Remove the tops of jalapenos. Run down a fork or spoon with its end into the jalapenos.
  2. With this, gut out the seeds within. You may need to perform this for a couple of times in order to ensure a cleaner cavity.
  3. Blend together cream cheese and cheddar cheese in a blender. Beat them together for about a minute to ensure a proper mixture.
  4. In the cavity that you carved inside the jalapenos, pour the mixture created in the above step.
  5. Use bread to clog the openings at the ends of a jalapeno. You could do this by tearing a little piece of bread and pushing it into the open ends. This would invariably help in keeping the cheese inside the jalapenos.
  6. Use the slices of bacon to wrap around the jalapeno peppers. Wrap them up, starting from the bottom and circling with bacon all the way up, toward the top.
  7. This craft can be secured with the help of a toothpick.
  8. Load the hickory wood chips in your electric smoker.
  9. Fire up the grill to a temperature of about 200 to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10. Transfer the bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers on to the grill.
  11. The grilling process should be completed in about an hour and a half.
  12. To check if the poppers are properly grilled, make a few extra ones and try them while the smoking process continues.

With this, your Jalapeno Poppers are done.

There are no apparent reasons for you to keep on waiting. Just get up and make it!

Texas Beef Ribs

Everything gets stepped up and huge in Texas and so does food. Texas Beef Ribs is one such recipe coming in all the way from Texas. It is tender. It is delicious. You will end up licking your fingers after having binged on it. It has a seemingly little amount of seasoning and goes slow on the grill. It is certainly loaded with nutrients and goes down well with an invariably perfect taste. We have spent much time in asserting the goodness of this recipe. Now let us see how well it goes on the grill you have.

The time required

The recipe involves beef and that is the cue that it is going to require a pretty long time on the grill as well as keeping you involved during the process of preparing the dish. On paper, the recipe necessitates that you give 12-15 hours to it at the least. So be prepared to spend some time keeping an eye on the grill. But rest assured that the final product would satiate your hunger.

The ingredients required

Here is a bunch of things you would require in order to pull off nearly perfect beef ribs from Texas:

  1. A rack of short ribs of beef(would make up to about 3-5 pounds)
  2. Some vinegar
  3. Some water in a spray bottle
  4. About half a cup of pre-made beef rub
  5. A tablespoon of hot sauce

Premade rub and hot sauce make the recipe easier by cutting out some steps. With these ingredients ready, you make look forward to the cooking process.

The cooking procedure

This procedure would require you to be patient as the waiting time may seem lengthy. Grab yourself a book or something to keep lethargy at bay.

Here is a step by step guide to bringing about Texas styled beef ribs:

  1. Fire up your smoker and ensure that your water pan is not empty.
  2. Preheat the smoker to a temperature of about 285 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. The beef rub consists of equal parts of kosher salt and black pepper that has been ground.
  4. Use hot sauce to lightly dab the ribs.
  5. Apply the beef rub.
  6. Transfer them to the grill and smoke with its meat side facing upward.
  7. Smoke for about 9 hours.
  8. During the last few hours, use the water spray on the meat.
  9. You may check if they are done or not by poking. Ideally, at the temperature reading of about 203 degrees F on an inserted thermometer indicates that the ribs are done.
  10. When this achieved, you may go on to serve the ribs.

Hence, the Texas style beef ribs have been brought about using a pretty simple procedure. This is the best of Texas and has been brought right to your plate with the help of this recipe. We recommend that waiting is not quite the right thing to do at this moment. Just hold a step out and go for it!

Smoked Grilled Fish

Seafood carries with it a charm of its own. The nutritional values are just the icing on the cake. However, this icing on the cake is responsible for the health of your body. Fishes are rich in omega 3 salts and are loaded with some essential vitamins and minerals as well. Then, there is the process of smoking which carries an inexplicable tendency to enhance the flavor of just anything. When it comes to grilling at home, some may become apprehensive but the process is fairly simple and is so easy of carrying out. Here, we take a look at how that can be done.

The time required

Here, we would be considering smoking and grilling trout. This recipe would require a total time of about 3-4 hours. While this may add to the restraint of smoking at home, rest assured that the process would be simple when you follow this guide.

The ingredients required

When shopping for your culinary items, do bear in mind to collect the list that follows.

  • One and quarter pounds of boneless trout, whole(would make about 1 ¼ pounds)
  • Some vegetable oil for oiling the grates of grill
  • Some apple wood chips or wood trimmings
  • Two boned trout fillets, skin-on(each has to be 8 ounces)
  • Some coarse salt
  • A cup filled with brown sugar or muscovado sugar
  • Last but not the least, 2 cups full of water

With these items occupying your kitchen shelf, you are all set to move forward with your recipe.

The cooking process

It is a pretty tidy process if you stick to what the following steps say.

  • Mix half a cup of salt and some sugar in water. This is your brine.
  • Place your trout in a container with the brine.
  • Push this in a refrigerator and let it remain there for about 2 hours.
  • Fire up your charcoal grill to a medium flame.
  • Create heat zones on the grill.
  • In the heat zone that is indirect, under the grill grate, place a drip pan.
  • Soak some wood chips in water and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
  • Add these wood chips to the coal of the grill.
  • Now start off with the process of smoking the trout on your grill.
  • This is done by placing the trout in a grill basket that has been oiled lightly.
  • Transfer this to the grill rack ensuring that it is placed over the dripping pan.
  • If you are using trout fillets, you must go on to smoke for about 10-15 minutes.
  • However, if the whole of trout is used, ensure that you smoke for no longer than 8-10 minutes before flipping the basket once.
  • Now go on to smoke until the fish is properly cooked though not dry.
  • Serve on the platter.

See. The process was pretty simple. You could try this at home. You should try this at home. You would try this at home!

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potatoes not only mesmerize you with its quintessential but also carry an idiosyncratic package of nutrition. This ensures that your winter days are loaded with flavor and nutrition at the same time. What’s more? Grab that grill of yours and place it on your patio under the bright sunny skies and grill sweet potatoes to further enhance the flavor.

Furthermore, this recipe is a cinch and hardly takes time. That must be enough to give you an incentive to work towards this recipe. Well, let us see how that incentive could be turned into some work with this guide.

The time required

There is not much to haggle about in here. The recipe is easy to everything yet delightful to the tongue. To mention, this recipe takes about 20 minutes for preparation and about 10 minutes for cooking. This adds up to a total time of about 30 minutes.

The required ingredients

A little package from the departmental store would make this recipe more conducive. Here is a list to take with you on a short trip to the departmental store. Or better, you could find all these things right in your kitchen.

  • About 2 pounds of sweet potatoes
  • Some salt
  • Some kosher salt
  • About 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons filled with lemon juice or fresh lime
  • A teaspoon full of lemon zest
  • A quarter cup full of cilantro, fresh and finely chopped(include stems)

With this salvo procured, you are ready to move forward with your grilled sweet potatoes.

The cooking procedure

Not one hell of a process, this recipe is fairly easy and literally a cinch. Let us see how would be going about it.

  1. Fire up your grill and let it heat for some time, having set it up for direct heat.
  2. As the grill is being heated up, move over to your sweet potatoes. Peel them and slice them long, carving them into pieces ¼ inch thick.
  3. In a little bowl, mix together cilantro, lemon zest, a ¼ cup full of extra virgin olive oil and salt. This will compose your dressing.
  4. Brush the sweet potatoes with extra virgin olive oil and then sprinkle some kosher salt on them.
  5. Transfer the contents to the grill.
  6. Carefully lower down the lid of the grill.
  7. Continue grilling for about 3 to 6 minutes on each side or as long as grill marks appear. The time taken would vary according to the grill.
  8. When the sweet potatoes are properly grilled, mix them up the seasoning and toss together in a small bowl.
  9. Serve immediately with sweet potatoes taste better when hot.

Here, you are pretty much done with your recipe of Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges. Now you may enjoy a great winter day with your family, out under the sky, munching on succulent grilled sweet potato wedges. Moreover, there is no question of brutality on animals.

Winter may make you lethargic but it is futile to read up on recipes without turning them into reality. So you should get going!

Grilled King Prawn

There is no denying the fact that people find prawns scrumptious. While it is so, prawns are considered to be stunning carriers of daily nutrition. Like all other seafood, they are loaded with protein, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, provide an essential dosage of daily cholesterol and are a remarkable source of daily vitamins and minerals. The recipe we are going to discuss here could be complemented with rice and is a great companion for your summer when on a vacation to the sea side. Let us find out how Grilled King Prawns is brought about.

The time required

This Filipino cuisine takes you on a tour directly to the beach for a total time of just 18 minutes. Of this, preparation requires about 10 minutes while the cook time takes up to 8 minutes. The end product would be enough to serve three people.

The ingredients required

Arrange for the following items to make sure you are easy to move further with this recipe.

  1. About 3 pieces of king prawns(would make up to 200 grams)
  2. 4 tablespoons of butter, melted
  3. A quarter cup filled with vegetables that have been frozen and thawed
  4. A teaspoon of chopped parsley
  5. 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, fresh
  6. 2 teaspoons of lemon zest
  7. Some extra virgin olive oil
  8. Some pepper and salt

When you are sure about these ingredients on your kitchen shelf, you may consider taking a step forward toward making Grilled King Prawns.

The cooking process

We try our best to bring the process to you in steps. If you stick to the steps mentioned herewith, you would end with a perfect blend of all the ingredients aforementioned. Let us now see how this recipe is brought about.

  1. You need to wash the prawns and clean them up before considering cooking them. Do this by removing the beak and antennae.
  2. Without getting rid of the shell, on the back, carve a slit and remove all the veins inside.
  3. After having done this, open the prawn up.
  4. Season the prawn with pepper and salt.
  5. Use the extra virgin olive oil to brush your prawn.
  6. Fire up your charcoal grill.
  7. Transfer the prawn over on to the grates of the grill(oil the grates before doing this).
  8. While the prawns are being grilled, prepare your sauces.
  9. Blend together lemon juice, lemon zest and butter to create a lemon sauce.
  10. Stir the ingredients well and garnish with parsley.
  11. Grab your frozen vegetables and place them in a pan with butter over heat. Let these vegetables heat up for about 3 minutes.
  12. Garnish these vegetables with pepper and salt.
  13. With this, your Grilled King Prawn is ready to be served.
  14. Use the lemon sauce and buttered vegetables to serve with the prawn.
  15. Or optionally, you may even complement it with some rice.

Hence, the process comes to an end. It is advisable that you do try this recipe at home. Don’t just wait for anything, get up!

Grilled Margherita Pizza on Charcoal Grill

If anything is common in everybody’s happiness, it is pizza. And, grilling the pizza results in cent percent enhanced flavors and complements your summer almost perfectly. What else? It has cheese, loads of cheese. This must be enough to tickle your taste buds so much that you consider bringing it to your platter. You may even ponder making it on a grill in your patio on weekends. So, without articulating more blurbs, let us sneak a peek into the recipe and introspect its nuances with the guide that follows. Let us go then.

The time required

A 9-inch pizza capable of serving two people should take up to an hour to pull off. This is nearly an apt amount to spend preparing something so succulent. You will enjoy this ride and the destination will soothe your senses.

The ingredients required

There sure is a bunch of things you are going to need in order to complete the process of cooking a great pizza. Let us see what this bunch of things is:

  • A charcoal grill of 22 ½ inches
  • Some flour; may be used for dusting
  • About 6-8 basil leaves, medium sized and torn
  • Form a pizza dough into two balls
  • 6 ounces of coarsely grated mozzarella
  • 3 tablespoons full of olive oil, extra virgin(some extra for oiling the grates)
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • A pound worth of plum tomatoes

When these things are ready on your kitchen shelf, you are ready to move forward with the grilling procedure.

The cooking procedure

Here is an elaborate guide to stand beside you while you carry on with the process of cooking. Here it goes:

  1. In your tomatoes, carve an X shaped indentation into its opposite ends.
  2. Bathe these tomatoes in boiling water for about 10 seconds.
  3. Immediately transfer to a container of cold water and then peel them.
  4. Chop these tomatoes and mix them up with 2 tablespoons of oil and salt.
  5. Simmer this mixture on medium heat, while stirring frequently. Do this for about 10-15 minutes.
  6. Now mix with mozzarella and the remaining extra virgin olive oil. Here, your sauce is ready.
  7. Use your dough and lay it on the surface strewn with flour.
  8. Gently give it a round shape of 9 inches diameter using your fingertips.
  9. Fire up your grill using some charcoal and open the vents on all sides.
  10. Create a region of indirect heat in the middle of the grill. This region should have a diameter of about 9 inches.
  11. Preheat the grill on high flame for about 10 minutes and then lower down the flame to medium.
  12. Use some oil to lightly brush the pizza dough.
  13. Carefully place this round in the middle of the grill where you created the indirect heat zone.
  14. Let the dough spend about 4-6 minutes on the charcoal grill.
  15. Turn over the pizza crust and use your ingredients for toppings.
  16. Pour half of your tomato sauce on to the crust, leaving out a border at the edge of half an inch.
  17. Now use mozzarella cheese to sprinkle over the layer of sauce.
  18. Transfer the pizza back to the grill, cover with the lid and cook for about 5 minutes on the charcoal grill.
  19. Use basil to garnish your pizza.

Done! Arguably the happiest recipe on the planet has been brought about.

Now must not sit and stare at this recipe. Get going!