Entries by Paul Butterfield

Firecracker Pork Steaks

Looking for something to spice up your next BBQ? These pork steaks will do the trick. Pork steaks are cut from a bone in shoulder and are a regional specialty in Kentucky and St. Louis. In Kentucky they take it up a notch by adding a buttery vinegar based pepper sauce. These steaks are traditionally […]

Greek Lamb with Crusted Herbs and Tzatziki Sauce

Last summer we spent time on the beautiful Greek island of Corfu where delicious locally produced meats, spices and produce are abundant. Our guide Spiros helped us find all sorts of restaurants and markets and also taught me this traditional Greek way to cook leg of lamb. Like so much of the delicious food we […]

Smoked Char Siu Pork Belly

“Char siu” literally means “fork/burn/roast”.  This refers to the ancient Chinese cooking technique of hanging long strips of seasoned pork boneless over burning charcoal using long forks. Traditionally wild boar was used to make char siu but you’ve likely encountered it at your local Chinese buffet – those sticky bright red ribs with the sweet […]

Authentic Colorado Green Chili

Authentic Colorado green chili is based on pork, lots of green chili peppers and masa harina – a traditional Mexican flour.  In fact there’s 4 pounds of Anaheim and jalapeno chili peppers in this recipe. Fire roasting the Anaheims and pork butt to start the cooking adds a rich flavor that only comes from cooking […]

Cheesy Bacon BBQ Potatoes

Mounds of seasoned potatoes with onions, bacon, chipotle BBQ sauce and tons of cheese! What’s not to love? This is a super easy recipe that will take you 15 minutes to make followed by just 40 minutes in the smoker. I’ve used it as a great side dish but is hearty enough for a meal […]

Philly Pepper Pot

There is a legend that says George Washington and the Continental Army survived the winter of 1777 when the cook general created pepper pot soup from scraps of vegetable and meat and it’s been a Philly staple ever since. Since pepper pot is a Caribbean dish it’s more likely slaves and freedman introduced the spicy […]

Beer Can Breakfast Sandwiches

One bite of these breakfast sandwiches will make you forget that all about that Egg McPlastic breakfast sandwich at the drive in. Smoked sausage wrapped in thick cut bacon and filled with eggs and lots of cheese on a buttered English muffin make for a hearty breakfast that will stick with you all day. These […]

Smoked Hangover Soup

There are a lot of Hangover Soup recipes that claim to help you recover after a big party. Most of the recipes I’ve found are Asian and European variations. My version uses Eastern European seasonings and is packed with protein and flavor from bacon, pork loin, kielbasa and a surprise ingredient – dill pickles. Letting it […]