Category Archives: Appetizers

Crispy Q Chicken Fingers

Crispy Q Chicken Fingers at oldfatguy.ca

One of the best things about my Louisiana Grills Pellet Smoker is its versatility. I do a lot of smoking with low heat over hours but it can also kick out some high temperatures. Why not use those higher heats to make a dish I would normally do in the oven but avoid heating up the house on a summer day? I couldn’t think of a good reason. Continue reading Crispy Q Chicken Fingers

Piri Piri Wings

Piri Piri Wings at oldfatguy.ca

She Who Must Be Obeyed wanted wings. We both love wings but she doesn’t like them sticky, she likes them cooked a little crisp. Guess which way we usually have them. So, dry it was going to be but I still wanted the kick of a sauce so I decided to try a Piri Piri sauce on them and smoke them on the Louisiana Grills pellet smoker.. Welcome to Piri Piri Wings. Continue reading Piri Piri Wings

Char Siu Rib Tips

Char Siu Rib Tips at oldfatguy.ca

I don’t know how it is where  you are but around here you buy some side ribs (spare ribs) and you get one rack of nice ribs and what I call the trimmings. At first it looks like a rack of ribs but closer examination shows it is full of crossing bones and cartilage with large fat patches. I find if I cook them with the rest of the ribs they are difficult to eat, have a tough texture and it is difficult to avoid getting a large chunk of fat in your mouth. I decided to do something about it and made Char Siu Rib tips in my Louisiana Grills pellet smoker. Of course, you could do them in the oven but they just won’t have the kiss of the smoke. Continue reading Char Siu Rib Tips