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Posted by on 7 Aug 2015 in Bradley Smoker, Cold Smoking, Fish | 0 comments

Seafood Salad with Cold Smoked Mussels

Seafood Salad with Cold Smoked Mussels

A mixed seafood salad is whatever you want it to be, choose the seafood you personally enjoy from favourite shellfish, prawns, squid and lobster and mix lightly with good olive oil, lemon juice and handfuls of salad leaves and herbs writes Sandra Tate…And to add an extra note of flavour to the mix, choose one or two items to be briefly cold smoked. I personally love lightly smoked mussels but you could equally enjoy cold smoked prawns or squid rings in there. The principal is to precook the seafood you want to smoke. For prawns it is probably easiest to buy them whole and ready cooked. Squid I would buy cleaned by my fish monger then prepare by cutting into rings and cooking for 3 minutes in boiling water before draining and refreshing with cold water. Once prepared could smoke any one of them with the same understated method. For mussels, rinse vigorously in cold water to make the live mussels close. Discard any that refuse to close and...

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Posted by on 7 Aug 2015 in Featured, Kamado Joe, Meat | 0 comments

Boned, Rolled & Stuffed Shoulder of Lamb

Boned, Rolled & Stuffed Shoulder of Lamb

There’s quite nothing like a slow cooked lamb shoulder to keep the entire family happy, and boned, stuffed  and rolled makes for easy carving too writes Sandra Tate…I bone myself but your butcher would do it for you. As for the stuffing, I like to use the herbs and seasonings that suit the meat and combine them with freshly crumbed bread and butter to make a full flavoured interior to the joint. Make ready with Kamado Joe by lighting charcoal and settling it to 140°C with heat deflector ( both half moons if you have Divide & Conquer) at the lower level and grill rack at higher level. Take 8 thick slices of bread, (preferably dry as it will crumb more willingly) and blitz to crumbs in a food processor together with 1 onion, peeled & roughly chopped; 50g cold butter, diced; 5-6 anchovies (optional); 2 cloves garlic, crushed; grated zest of 1 lemon; leaves of a generous sprig of rosemary; handful of parsley; salt, pepper and 1 large...

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