Notta Cocktail

Notta Cocktail at oldfatguy.ca

I have been getting requests for food that meets some of the nutritional demands of modern society. OK, my food is mostly made from unprocessed ingredients but there are bacon, wheat, sugar, fat and other ingredients that don’t fit many diet restrictions.

So, I started with one of my favourite items to start, a cocktail. Welcome to the Notta Cocktail. Continue reading Notta Cocktail

Easy Smoked Chicken Thighs

Easy Smoked Chicken Thighs at oldfatguy.ca

I am still messing around with my Louisiana Grills Pellet Smoker and learning how to use it. We like boneless skinless chicken thighs because they have a nice chicken flavourĀ  but not much fat. The downside is they are hard to get perfect. If I cooked them over relatively high heat they seem to get rubbery. If I smoked them low and slow they were tender and had a good texture. Unfortunately, it was difficult to get a sauce to caramelize on the exterior. Sigh. Continue reading Easy Smoked Chicken Thighs

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

Louisiana Grills LG900 Pellet Smoker Review, Update

Louisiana Grills LG900 Pellet Smoker
Louisiana Grills LG900 Pellet Smoker

Aug 7, 2019, Since originally posting this you need to know,

In my prior reviews and posts, I have recommended my Louisiana Grills LG900 and it gave me two years of great service. However, since the start of this season, the pellets in the hopper that feed the smoker have caught fire three times. I feel you need this information considering my prior recommendation.

I did a review of my Louisiana Grills Pellet Smoker in a previous post. I covered putting it together and my initial impressions. I thought it would be a good idea to update my experience with the smoker after a few months and many smokes. Continue reading Louisiana Grills LG900 Pellet Smoker Review, Update

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