Friday, December 30, 2011

New York Steak On The Grill

Cooked up a Bobby Flay recipe for New York Strip with bleu cheese, Vadalia onion jam and a warm potato salad.  It Rocked!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

My New Pit!

Just ordered a new smoker!  After close to 20 years of faithful service from my old NBBD, I've decided to step up to a world class smoker.

After months of research, I've opted for a "Gator Pit".  Gator Pits are based out of Texas and build top notch pits.  Each pit is built to order, so essentially you're getting a custom build.  I spoke to the owner of the company, Ritch when I placed my order.  I had specific needs and he accommodated every one of them.

Below is a YT video Ritch shot of the model that I went with, "The Party Gator".  Stand by guys!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

BBQ Pork Shanks

If you can find pork shanks at your local butcher, you owe it to yourself to try em' on your smoker.

BBQ Sauce Recipe

Give this Sweet, Tangy (with a little heat) sauce a try!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Jamaican Jerked Chicken

This is a really good and simple recipe for Jamaican Jerked Chicken!

Juicy Lucy Cheese Burger My Way

Inspired by an episode of Man vs Food and a local burger joint called In N Out, I created this monster!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

And The Winners Are

Just wanted to post the video announcing the winners of my contest.  Thanks again to all of the folks that sponsored this!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

"Baja Style" Grilled Fish Tacos

I used fresh yellowtail for this cook, but any firm fresh fish will work just fine!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mexican Style New York Strip Steak Sandwich (Torta MY WAY!)

Here is my twist on a Mexican favorite.  The Torta!

Smokey Buffalo Wings (On My Weber)

Really easy recipe for making smokey Buffalo Wings.  The sauce is key...  Don't buy the pre-made stuff when there are only three ingredients!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My Video Response To BBQ Smokers Planking Contest (Planked Hotdogs)

Sometimes simple is best, and that certainly describes this cook.  For this planking video contest I decided to plank up some Nathan's Natural Case hotdogs along with grilled onion and bacon, which I also planked.  This completely changed the flavor and texture of the hotdogs.  Although the dogs cooked on my grill for over 15 minutes, the natural cases never broke.  The end result was a very juicy dog with a very crisp outer case.  It had that "snap" that so many people look for in a good hotdog.  I'm not fibbing when I say this is the best dog I've ever had!


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ballistic BBQ Grilling Video Contest!

Here's the video announcement for my latest contest.  KILLER PRIZES!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Grilled Cowboy Ribeye (Contest Entry!)

This is my entry into a video contest being hosted by a fellow YouTuber.  2.14 pounds of USDA Prime ribeye on the Weber.  Enjoy!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Venison Burgers Grilled On My Weber

Venison burgers for dinner tonight folks!  Grilled em' up on my Weber with a little hickory wood to add some smoke.  Good stuff!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

BBQ Chicken (Love's Wood Pit BBQ Recipe)

Thought I'd do a video of Low n Slow cooking on the Weber.  On this video, I BBQ'd a chicken using a recipe once used by Love's Wood Pit BBQ.  Love's was a barbeque restaurant that was here in California for years.  They closed their doors about ten years ago.  I don't know why?  Here's the video!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cedar Planked Salmon

Very quick and easy recipe for cedar planked salmon.  This video is more on the technique than the recipe however, so feel free to use whatever herbs or seasoning you desire.  Cedar planking is my all-time favorite way to cook salmon.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

500 Subscriber Thank You Giveaway!

As a way of saying thank you for helping me reach 500 subscribers, I wanted to do a giveaway.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Kobe Beef Burger On My Weber

My take on the Old Homestead Steakhouse's $41.00 Kobe Beef Burger.  It melted in my mouth!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cantonese Style BBQ Duck On My Weber

This was a first for me!  Cantonese duck on my Weber.  It was a lot of work beginning with searching out the ingredients to all of the prep.  The end result was a very delicious duck!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Flat Iron Steak On The Grill

If you've never tried flat iron steak, then TRY IT!!!! It's tender, tasty and inexpensive! These steaks added up to two pounds of beef and both of them together cost less than one nice quality ribeye.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cleaning & Maintaining Your Cast Iron Grate

I know this post will seem very boring to those that do not own a cast iron grill, but I have received numerous messages regarding caring for a cast iron cooking grate. I shot a video of how I take care of mine, as well as how to get rid of rust and re-season the grate.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mexican Street Dogs (Mexican Style Hotdogs)

This is a really simple recipe for Mexican style hotdogs. You will find venders in T.J. selling these from carts. I fell in love with these in Hollywood. As soon as the sun started to go down we found carts being operated by Latina women grilling up these killer dogs!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Surf & Turf with Cedar Planked Potatoes

Tonight I grilled up some USDA Prime Filet Mignon and Alaskan King Crab for my wife's birthday dinner. I decided to fire up the other grill and cedar plank some fingerling potatoes as one of the sides. Planked potatoes ROCKED!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Review of Nature's Choice cedar grilling planks

I just really felt the need to post a review about a company I recently found out about called Nature's Choice.

Nature's Choice sells cedar planks for grilling. But these are not the cedar planks we are all used to seeing at your local grocery store, or BBQ shop. These are by far THE BEST cedar cooking planks I have ever used. It's not just the quality and freshness of the wood, but the choices you get regarding the size and thickness of the planks.

I ordered a variety of planks which included; 8" planks, 18" planks (both of these planks are 1/2" thick) and some 12" planks which are a whopping 1" thick. You will not see planks this thick at any store. At least none that I have found.

Prior to discovering this online store, I was stuck in a cedar plank rut. The only time I used cedar planks was when I cooked salmon on the grill. I've found out (just prior to posting my herb crusted cedar planked pork roast video) that many outdoor cooks are in the same exact rut. I have to tell you. You can cook ANY meat on a cedar plank. And these are not limited to meat either. Veggies taste unbelievable prepared on the cedar plank!

So, I really encourage you to check out this site. You will find planks being sold by size, and in really nice gift packs. This online store also carries a nice variety of herbs and spices blended with plank cooking in mind.

The owner, Larry Hinzman also has a YouTube channel called "PlankGrillMaster". On his channel you will find tips, techniques and recipes. This channel is what inspired me to venture out into other areas with plank cooking.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

First Place Winner Receives His Prize

Mike of "ItsGoodCookin" was kind enough to post this video of him un-boxing the Craycort grate he won on the contest I hosted on my YouTube Channel.

Thanks Mike!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cedar Planked Herb Crusted Pork Roast

Cooked up a very easy and delicious cedar planked herb crusted pork roast on my Weber. Check it out!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Entries For My YouTube Cooking Video Contest

Here are the seven entries for my YouTube cooking video contest. I'm posting this almost 24 hours before the deadline, because I will be out camping tomorrow with no access to a computer or cell phone service. New entries submitted prior to the 04/12 8pm deadline will still be accepted. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Get Those Contest Entries In!

Just a reminder to those considering entering my YouTube Outdoor Cooking Video Contest. The deadline is April, 12th. Details are on the video posted below.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mexican Mango Chipotle BBQ Chicken

Cooked up this very easy Mexican version of BBQ Chicken.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

American Wagyu Ribeye Steaks (Kobe Style)

Grilled up three 32 oz Wagyu steaks on the grill, over mesquite. Turned out KILLER!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Outdoor Cooking Video Contest

Here is the official announcement of my Outdoor Cooking Video Contest!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Porterhouse On The Grill (Review of Craycorts grate for the Weber Little Smokey)

Grilled up a couple of porterhouse steaks on my new Craycort grate, made for the Weber Little Smokey.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Follow My Youtube Channel On Facebook

Just wanted to spread the word about the new Facebook account I set up for my Youtube Channel "Ballistic BBQ" I'm going to be linking my videos and other projects and recipes. Check it out and HIT LIKE!!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Maui Style Short Ribs (Hawaiian Plate Lunch)

Cooked up some Maui style short ribs on my Weber grill. Also made some Hawaiian style mac salad and sticky rice to complete this "Plate Lunch".

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

YouTube Cooks Blog

I have a new blog called YouTube Cooks. I decided to create a blog that featured other YouTubers with cooking channels. This way, they are all in one place. Each post has the name of the channel, a brief description, a link to the channel and one of the channel's videos embedded.

Check it out!

Ham N Cheese Sandwich On My Weber Grill

Grilled up a REALLY GOOD ham and cheese sandwich on my Weber yesterday. I used four cheeses and sourdough. The Craycort cast-iron griddle worked great!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Outdoor BBQ Grill Store

Just thought I'd share a website that I was just turned onto. Outdoor BBQ Grill's site pretty much covers it all. They're selling all of the big name grills for any budget (I'll stick with my Webers but those Vikings look killer!). Anyway, great site. Good recipes and products for sale. Even have some video links.... All they need to make this site complete is embed a couple of mine! :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Santa Maria Tri Tip Over An Open Flame

I cooked this Santa Maria Style tri tip over red oak in an open pit, while camping in the Painted Gorge area of the Ocotillo California desert.

You don't need a hole in the desert floor to enjoy this classic however. A backyard grill will do just fine!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tacos Al Pastor Recipe

A great recipe for making Tacos Al Pastor at home. I did this on my rotisserie, but this recipe works fine on the grill.