Kofta Kebabs with roasted vegetables and naan

Kofta Kebabs

…well, mostly anyway.  To date, I haven’t been able to keep them on the sticks.  I think it’s a combination of not kneading the meat mix enough and not waiting  long enough before turning.  Fortunately this makes for nice finger-food…

Beef Shish Kebabs

Yay!  Meat on a stick!  Except I don’t serve it on a stick.  Served here with a home-made lavash and a cucumber-mint dip.  It’s one of the ultimate finger-foods after pizza: tear off a bit of bread, grab some meat…

Beef Shawarma

Beef Shawarma (grilled)

This isn’t a real shawarma, because I don’t have one of those nifty vertical rotisseries.  This is a fairly common affliction among cooks, so we try and make do with what we have.   This version is straight-up grilled, though I…

Pesto-Bacon Cheeseburger

Pesto-Bacon Cheeseburgers

Summertime….and the burgers’ easy…  Well it is. Despite it’s fancy-pants look, they’re pretty straight-forward.  There’s the extra step of making pesto, but don’t let it intimidate.  The patties are slider-style, which I like because they have onions in, and they…

Brioche Buns

Brioche Burger Buns

What would a great burger be without a great bun.  Right?  Big, round, buttery buns.  Like these buns.  This recipe makes 9-12, so good for a small gathering.

Irish Cheese Burgers

Irish Cheese Burgers

I have burgered with booze before, of course, but today, we're really all about the cheese.  Specifically, Kellygold's Dublinier, which is a little difficult to explain, but texturally, it's like a dry cheddar or perhaps a Parmesan block, yet it's a…

Beef Stroaganoff, or I Made Too Much Steak Last Night

Beef Stroaganoff, or I Made Too Much Steak Last Night

Believe it or not, it's actually possible to make too much steak.  This becomes especially true where a large cut like tri-tip is concerned – you can make one, or two.  One is seldom enough around here, and two… well,…

Steak au Poivre (-ish)

Steak au Poivre (-ish)

Cook me like one of those French grills Okay, this is one of those things that are simple, but you'll pay a lot for in a restaurant.  It's not necessarily easy, but it's simple.  The trick is in the meat,…

Fajitas

Grilled Tequila Fajitas

I've been hankering for fajitas for a couple of weeks now, and with the long weekend (plus the official start of Grilling Season), I figured it was time. Fajitas are another thing that have their roots from the vaqueros (Mexican…

La-La-La-La-La-Lasagna

For some reason it seems like a lot of people fear lasagna.  I have some theories, but I’ll reserve them for a minute. Lasagna is, at the root, pretty simple.  There are variations on how many layers, and the like,…