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The Masterbuilt propane smoker

BBQ Insanity visited Cork  this weekend, to a house far into the Irish countryside, somewhere between a town called Inishannon and the popular tourist town of Kinsale.  A long time friend of BBQ Insanity, Mr. Steve Prior was entertaining, and BBQ was on the menu.

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Homemade BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ sauce

After a three month hiatus, bbq insanity is back!  Well, we never really went away, just hunkered down, waiting out one of the coldest and longest winters in many years.  To get back into the swing of things and to prepare for what I hope to be an awesome summer and busy barbecue season, here’s a recipe for my favourite Homemade BBQ sauce.

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butterflied leg lamb

Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Asian Marinade

This recipe is for butterflied leg of lamb.  A butterflied leg means the bone has been taken out leaving the meat from the leg all in one piece.  As leg of lamb is quite tender, it does not need to be cooked for a long time and can be grilled quickly on the barbecue.  It is possible to butterfly a leg of lamb yourself, but it is much easier to ask a butcher to do it for you!  This recipe is from Steve Raichlen’s book called “BBQ USA” and features an Asian inspired marinade using lots of ginger.

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spicy lemon chicken

Spicy Lemon Chicken

This recipe for spicy lemon chicken is based on an earlier post I wrote called Easy BBQ Chicken.  It’s really the same chicken recipe with a spicy lemon wet rub applied to the chicken before cooking.  A dry rub would just use dry spices. It’s called a wet rub because lemon juice and butter is applied.  

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Jul
Ribs and Sausages

The Masterbuilt propane smoker

BBQ Insanity visited Cork  this weekend, to a house far into the Irish countryside, somewhere between a town called Inishannon and the popular tourist town of Kinsale.  A long time friend of BBQ Insanity, Mr. Steve Prior was entertaining, and BBQ was on the menu.
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8
May
Klose BBQ pit

Klose BBQ pit

On a recent business trip to the Google campus in Mountain View, California, I came across this magnificent BBQ pit glistening in the sun. Read more »

14
Apr
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Liquid smoke

Always a controversial subject, liquid smoke, like Margaret Thatcher, has always polarised opinion.

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6
Apr
Homemade BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ sauce

After a three month hiatus, bbq insanity is back!  Well, we never really went away, just hunkered down, waiting out one of the coldest and longest winters in many years.  To get back into the swing of things and to prepare for what I hope to be an awesome summer and busy barbecue season, here’s a recipe for my favourite Homemade BBQ sauce.

Read more

22
Dec
christmas-gifts

Top 10 BBQ Gifts for Christmas – part 2

The second part of my top ten list of BBQ gifts for Christmas Read more »

22
Dec
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Top 10 BBQ Gifts for Christmas – part 1

Christmas is not far away now. Here’s a top ten list of barbecue related gifts for the BBQ enthusiast in your life! Read more »

1
Dec
lamb shanks after 2 hours smoking

Winter BBQ – Lamb Shanks

Here’s a winter warmer.  Lamb shanks cooked low and slow on the Weber Smokey Mountain.  This is a modified version of a recipe from Ray Lampe’s excellent book “Dr BBQ’s Big-Time barbecue cookbook”.  It’s a great little book with lots of good recipes.  A full review will be coming to this site soon!

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11
Nov
israel bbq

BBQ in Israel

Just last week, I was on a business trip to Tel Aviv in Israel.  Tel Aviv is the second biggest city in Israel with a population of about 400 thousand people.  It’s located on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline in central west Israel.  There’s a lovely promenade along the beach, follow it far enough along and you’ll get to the ancient city of Jaffa which is only about 2.5 kilometres away.  Even in November it enjoys balmy temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius and a pleasant sea breeze.    In Israel, they say Jerusalem is the religious city, Haifa is the working city, and Tel Aviv is the party city! Read more »

2
Oct
butterflied leg lamb

Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Asian Marinade

This recipe is for butterflied leg of lamb.  A butterflied leg means the bone has been taken out leaving the meat from the leg all in one piece.  As leg of lamb is quite tender, it does not need to be cooked for a long time and can be grilled quickly on the barbecue.  It is possible to butterfly a leg of lamb yourself, but it is much easier to ask a butcher to do it for you!  This recipe is from Steve Raichlen’s book called “BBQ USA” and features an Asian inspired marinade using lots of ginger. Read more

24
Sep
lebanese kebabs

Lebanese Kebabs (Souvlakia)

I got this recipe from a book called “The Mediterranean Diet” by Nancy Harmon Jenkins.  Spanning the Mediterranean from Spain to France, Italy, and Greece, with side trips to Lebanon, Cyprus, and North Africa, this cookbook offers hundreds of mouthwatering dishes plus the latest information about the nutritional benefits of one of the world’s healthiest cuisines.   This mouthwatering gem is from the Lebanon and is their version of the humble kebab! Read more »