Mashed Potato Casserole, A Tradition to Make Things Easier

We found this recipe in Canadian Living Magazine. It makes a great mashed potato. However, the main reason it became a tradition in our holiday dinners was because it could be made theĀ  day before. It is so nice to just put a pre-made casserole in the oven while the hustle and bustle of making a turkey dinner ensues. Continue reading Mashed Potato Casserole, A Tradition to Make Things Easier

Barbecue Rosemary Chicken, Time for a Winter Barbecue

It has been so cold around here that a polar bear would head south for warmer weather. However, it actually got a little above freezing today so, it is time to barbecue! There was a small frying chicken on sale so I made Barbecue Rosemary Chicken. This is an easy barbecue recipe with few ingredients and gives a great result. Continue reading Barbecue Rosemary Chicken, Time for a Winter Barbecue

Peppered Salmon

This is a special occasion dinner for She Who Must Be Obeyed and me. It is like smoked salmon but sweet and peppery. I knock most of the peppercorns off before eating. They give a nice flavour to the salmon but that much pepper is hard on a fat old guy’s constitution.

The missus leaves them on but she is tougher than me.

I have posted how I prepared the dish in my smoker at Smoking Meat Forums. The link is:

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/150684/peppered-salmon-for-canadian-thanksgiving

You can also make it in your barbecue by cooking it over indirect heat with wood chips in a smoker box or soaked and sprinkled over the coals or burners. If you use a barbecue, it will take a lot less time and won’t be as smoky.

You can also make it in the oven by matching the temperatures I used in the smoker. It will still have a nice flavour from the brine, honey and peppers but the lovely smokiness will be missing.

The Old Fat Guy

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