Swordfish & Pepper Kabobs

We recently purchased a small charcoal grill to test the difference between gas and charcoal. I’m really impressed with the flavor impact a charcoal grill makes on food…especially when using a hardwood charcoal such as Cowboy brand (can be found at Lowes). I also bought Weber’s New Real Grilling Cookbook – and have made a few of the recipes. They’ve turned out so well (even with a little tweaking) that I would highly recommend this cookbook for anyone who loves to grill! On today’s menu are Swordfish & Pepper Kabobs…these flavorful bites are marinated in a creamy Dijon concoction and skewered with hearty red and green peppers then grilled for a quick and very healthy meal… Continue reading

Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja

Here’s another one of our favorite Latin dishes…Ropa Vieja…a Cuban dish meaning ‘old clothes’ that takes a flank steak and braises it in a rich tomato broth with vegetables until the flank steak is so tender that you can pull it apart with a fork. I typically serve this dish with Rice & Black Beans and Maduros on the side. Then the very next day we wrap up the leftover Ropa Vieja along with the Rice & Black Beans in large tortillas and have ourselves delicious burritos! Love those leftovers… Continue reading

Pork Loin Braciole

Braciole is an Italian American dish. The name meaning thin slices of meat, usually pork, chicken, or beef that are pounded thin and rolled with a stuffing. The traditional stuffing has cheese and bread crumbs, but like all good dishes, this roulade can be made with all sorts of creations. I stuffed pork with pork in this briciole so how could it be anything but delicious. I will defiantly make this dish again. Next time I believe I will try it with red wine.   Continue reading