Smoking Competition-style Compart Duroc Pork Shoulder on the Icon Grill

Damon and Lu Holter, from the Croix Valley Sauces Competition Cooking Team, share their method for smoking competition-style Compart Duroc Pork shoulder on their Icon 400 Series Kamado Grill. Competition-style Duroc Pork Shoulder on the Icon Kamado Grill. Damon and Lu Holter of Croix Valley Sauces Competition Cooking Team explain their method for cooking competition-style

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Appetizers: Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Grilled stuffed mushrooms make the perfect appetizer for any occasion. Using the grill to prepare familiar foods such as burgers, hot dogs or brats is well within most people’s comfort zone. While the backyard barbecue offers some tantalizing main course meals in a bun, it can also offer amazing first-course morsels, such as this easy

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Smokin’ a Fatty

Smokin' a Fatty

The Fatty: A bacon-wrapped stuffed sausage you’ll want to experience again and again. What’s a Fatty, you ask? The history of the Fatty is seemingly a short one, having first been mentioned in competitive barbecue circles back in 2004 where the term “Fatty” was coined to describe a popular dish that pitmasters were making at

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin

When selecting a cut of meat for the grill, one will often encounter pork loin and pork tenderloin in the meat case. What is the difference? The pork loin is the tender, lean cut of meat from the back of the animal, often packaged as a whole pork loin, boneless chops or as a pork

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Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chicken Flank

This creation is an absolutely stunning preparation for chicken thighs that is a bacon-wrapped spin on a winning recipe I developed over the years for cooking chicken in professional barbecue competitions.  My Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chicken Flank recipe requires a little effort, but meals that will wow your guests don’t come out of a red and

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Caprese-Stuffed Pork Loin

has been a traditional Italian salad meant to resemble the Italian Flag with the red of the tomato, the green of the basil and the white of the fresh Mozzarella.  Often served as an antipasto, this salad is the perfect combination of flavors to lend a hand to new recipes and inspire the fusion of

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