Month: October 2023

Cedar Planked Salmon Pinwheels

Cedar Planked Salmon Pinwheels

Bust out the planks. These cedar planked salmon pinwheels are a simple yet elegant dish that just so happens to have bacon AND bourbon. We’ll leave it up to you to bring the other B-word thing to complete the trifecta. Tips / Suggestions Edit | Quick Edit | Trash

NY Strip Tataki with Ponzu Sauce

NY Strip Tataki with Ponzu Sauce

Bonzai! This NY Strip Tataki with Ponzu Sauce is officially the fastest cook on this site! 30-40 seconds and it’s done! No meat thermometers, magic crystals or witchcraft required to produce a perfecto product and the Ponzu sauce will have your guests turning Japanese before 

Mediterranean Pesto Salmon

Mediterranean Pesto Salmon

This Mediterranean Pesto Salmon is the perfect weekend escape for you and your guests. Dressing up salmon can be tricky, but this pesto is quick and cooks easy. Pair this salmon with a quality Sauvignon Blanc and you’ll have the perfect combo to sail your taste buds to the Greek islands. ⛵⛵⛵

Tips / Suggestions

  • Another fun way to prepare this dish is to cook / serve individual salmon portions in their own small cast iron pan. That way you won’t need plates. Your guests will be even more impressed.
  • You can also add chopped cucumbers right before eating. Or just have on the side to keep cold. It can be a nice complement to the overall dish.
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Mediterranean Pesto Salmon

Recipe by BacusBBQ


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Pesto slathered salmon nestled in a pan of delicious Mediterranean flavors. It'll be hard to eat this dish at a slow pace.


  • 2 2 salmon portions (skin on)

  • 1 tbsp 1 seafood seasoning of choice

  • 2-4 tbsp 2-4 pesto

  • 2 tbsp 2 fresh basil chopped

  • 1 1 lemon cut in to slices

  • 1/4 1/4 red onion chopped into strips

  • 2 cups 2 cherry tomatoes cut in half

  • 4 tbsp 4 kalamata olives (pitted)

  • 1 1 bell pepper chopped

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic chopped

  • 1/2 block 1/2 feta cut into cubes or crumbled

  • 2 tbsp 2 olive oil

  • 1 tsp 1 salt

  • 1 tsp 1 pepper

  • 1 tbsp 1 red pepper flakes


  • Combine the onions, tomatoes, olives, pepper, garlic, feta, olive oil, salt / pepper, and red pepper flakes into a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
  • Take a large cast iron pan, place the salmon portions in the middle, rub olive oil over top, coat with the seafood seasoning, and then top both portions with the pesto. Add the mixture (noted in step 1) to the cast iron pan filling in any gaps around the salmon. Be sure to not cover up the salmon. Then place the lemon slices around the outer edges of the pan. Save a few slices for the end of the cook.
  • Heat your grill (or oven) to 400 degrees F. Place the cast iron pan on the grill and cook for roughly 15-20 minutes, or until the salmon is to your desired doneness. I prefer 125 degrees F internal for farm raised.
  • Remove the pan from the grill, spritz lemon juice over top, add the basil, and dig in.
Rotisserie Picanha

Rotisserie Picanha

It’s difficult to find decent rotisserie picanha outside of a Brazilian steakhouse, but that all changes here and now. The rotisserie setup and maintenance on this recipe is slightly advanced, but worth it for one of the best steaks you’ll have this summer. Do yourself 

Cashew Crusted Rack of Lamb

Cashew Crusted Rack of Lamb

Sir do you have the time? Oh, it’s Lamb-o-Clock?! This cashew crusted rack of lamb pulls out all the stops. Only invite your favorite people over for this bad boy. It’s the dish that will result in desperate FaceBook messages from your guests begging you