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Island Chicken

Island Chicken at oldfatguy.ca

Being raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada had a major advantage. There were families from all over the world and I had the opportunity to try many different cultures’ food. One of those was jerk chicken. Now I love jerk chicken but I also met people from other parts of the Caribbean. They also did grilled chicken but with different spice profiles. Not all had the allspice base of jerk chicken. Continue reading Island Chicken

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