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Cooking and Recipes

Perfect BBQ in Three Simple Steps

To a purist, BBQ is all about slow cooking. This usually includes using a smoker, or a grill, with a tight fitting lid and large surface.  The idea is to keep the food at some distance away from the direct heat. You can do this by rearranging the briquettes, or by having a flame on […]



Chillied Pork Ribs

Strictly speaking this is not a barbecue recipe, but I have adapted it slightly to become one. In this recipe, pork spare ribs are used.   They’re cheap and if you have access to a good butcher (one that listens) they will ensure you get ribs with plenty of meat on them. If you can’t find […]



Roast Turkey on the barbecue

Christmas is coming and if you’re in a suitable climate, you may be wondering about using the barbecue for Christmas lunch, just for a change, or as an experiment.  Here’s the FlamingFood check list to ensure the perfect Christmas barbecue-roasted turkey. First, why use the barbecue when you’ve got a perfectly good oven in the […]



Be cautious with meat marinades.

As you know, marinades come in many different flavours and varieties and here at FlamingFood we love to give you new recipes regularly, but we also like to stress food safety too. When you’re in the kitchen, and you’ve made a fantastic marinade that the meat is soaking up to create a  wonderful flavour, a […]



Autumn is Harvest Time – Grill those veggies!

As autumn approaches, so does garden harvesting of fresh vegetables. It’s time for you to try some great new items on the grill.  Zucchini, squash, tomatoes, asparagus, potatoes and many other great vegetables can be safely and deliciously prepared on the garden grill quite simply.  If you haven’t tried this before, then give it a […]



The different chilli peppers used for BBQ sauces

JALAPENO PEPPER (Capsicum annuum) Scoville heat rating of 2,500 to 10,000. Commonly used in hot sauces, salsas and snack foods, Jalapeno Peppers add a nice touch of heat to whatever you eat.  The Jalapeno Pepper was named after the town of Jalapa in Mexico, but it is no longer commercially grown there. CHIPOTLE Scoville heat […]



Chilli Pepper Facts

Chillies are fruits not vegetables. Chilli and chille are both the pungent fruit of the capsicum, also called chille or chilli pepper.  But chili is a shortening of chili con carne, a ground beef dish that incorporates chilli powder or chilli peppers.  And Chile, capitalised, is a country. New Mexicans consume more chillies per capita […]



Barbecue-baked Olde Worlde style Apple Galette

Late summer and autumn is apple season. Try something a bit different than another apple pie, although there’s nothing wrong with another apple pie.  This recipe is for a galette, which is French for free-form pie.  What we’re showing here is not a traditional French galette, as it is probably too thick, and galettes are […]