Cooked Arroz con pollo

Arroz con pollo

Day 4 and we move to Central America Day 4 of 2018 World Cup saw another busy day of football with three games taking place. I think I am putting a bit of a curse on the teams I am cooking dishes from as Costa Rica lost today. So four cooks and no winning team yet! To…

Nigerian Beef Suya

BBQ Nigerian Beef Suya

Day 3 sees another African Dish Day 3 of 2018 World Cup saw a busy day of football with four games in total. Nigeria is taking part in the final game, and I am celebrating the fact by cooking this Nigerian Beef Suya. Suya is a spicy meat skewer which is a popular food item in West Africa. It is generally made…

Moroccan Lamb Mechoui

Moroccan Lamb Mechoui

Day 2 sees Slow Cooked Lamb Day 2 of 2018 World Cup saw Morocco lose a very close match – maybe a little bit of a harsh result for them. This Lamb Mechoui uses the Weber Smokey Mountain, to cook the lamb slowly infusing the already marinated meat with some gorgeous smokiness. In Morocco, Mechoui means “refers to…

Cooked Chicken Al Kabsa

BBQ Chicken Al Kabsa

Kicking off with Chicken Al Kabsa So the 2018 World Cup kicked off in Russia today, with a fantastic result for the hosts. It also meant the start of the World Cup of BBQ where I aim to cook one dish using the BBQ, from one of the countries playing that day. They were decided on Twitter…

Chicken Doner Kebab cooking

Chicken Doner Kebab

Let’s start by saying this Chicken Doner Kebab is not my recipe but it is one I absolutely love. I think I have probably cooked this more over the last 18 months than any other recipe. The recipe was from Kelly Bramill and was referred to as the Kellybab. Kelly is no longer online, and I…

Pork Crackling Close Up

BBQ Vortex Pork Crackling

I was in two minds whether to write this ‘recipe’ for Pork Crackling up or not. However, I got an amazing cook using the BBQ Vortex and will be something that now gets cooked regularly. The vortex basically cooks indirectly but at a high heat so the skin got really nice and crispy. Every time…

Mini Mac 'n' Cheese

Mini Mac ‘n’ Cheese

We are real fans of Mac ‘n’ Cheese. It is a great comfort food and tastes absolutely fantastic especially if it is cooked on the BBQ. Rather than serving as the main course, I thought I would scale down the portion size and create a starter dish. I think this would equally be well served…

Cooking Chicken Thigh

Glazed BBQ Vortex Chicken Thighs

I have become a real fan of cooking chicken with the BBQ Vortex. Typically, chicken thighs or chicken wings will take around 45 minutes to cook. I actually think you could probably reduce the cooking time slightly to 35-40 minutes which is what I will try next time. Using the vortex always delivers a crispy…

Smoked Houmous

Smoked Houmous

Houmous is a really versatile dip that I think goes with loads of different foods. This recipe produced a nice smooth and really tasty version, which is better than anything you will find in supermarkets. This recipe is incredibly easy and quick to make. It will keep for a few days, so can be prepared…