Heart Healthy Smoked Salmon & Wild Dirty Luv Rice

by Chef Mick Brown

Courtesy on www.BBQRescues.org

#Salmon #Smoked #SaltFree #Luvafoodie #ChefMickBrown
Home Smoked Sockeye Salmon with Ginger Lime Dirty Wild Rice and Grilled Asparagus.

 

It’s really easy to Smoke your own Fresh Salmon at home, with a lot less Salt and Preservatives than the stuff you buy at the store. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or Any day. Plus a Grilled Vegetable Dirty Wild Rice recipe you can make on the Grill. Video is dedicated to  February National #HeartAwarenessMonth,   Combine with #ValentinesDay and try this Home #Smoked #Salmon & Wild Dirty Luv #Rice #Recipe.

Special Thanks to  #Minneapolis #TV Personality #MichelleMazzara and Luvafoodie for donating the #SaltFree #Ginger #Lime #Spice Blend used in Video.    #BBQRESCUESFoundation #GetFitChallenge #ChefMickBrown #BBQ #HealthyGrilling

On the downside, smoked salmon delivers a hefty dose of sodium. Three ounces of smoked salmon, for example, contains 666 milligrams of sodium, more than one third of a day’s worth. The same serving size of cooked fresh salmon has 50 milligrams.- The Globe and Mail

RECIPE

Ingredients:

1.5 lb Fresh Sockeye Salmon

Soft Butter (or Butter Substitute)

Fresh Dill

Fresh Basil

Salt-Free Spice Rub (We used Ginger Lime Blend by Luvafoodie)

2 (ea) Red and Yellow Bell Peppers

1 lb Fresh Asparagus

1 Large Lemon

Instant Wild Rice Mix

Seafood Broth

Heart Shaped or Round Ramekin (optional)

Charcoal, Mesquite Logs, Hickory Wood Chunks

Preparation:

  1. Set Grill for Indirect Smoking by lighting Charcoal and Mesquite on one side. Soak 3-4 Large Wood Chunks in Water
  2. Rub Salmon on Foil with 2-3 Tbsp. Butter, Chopped Dill, Chopped Basil, Spice Rub and 4 Slices of Fresh Lemon
  3. Slice Bell Peppers in half and season with same mixture above
  4. One Grill is ready put Wood Chunks on Charcoal, set grate, place Salmon on side opposite fire for Indirect Smoking. Place Bell Peppers directly over Hot Side to grill for 10 Minutes (flipping once)
  5. Season cleaned Asparagus with Butter, Herb, Spice Mixture and set aside.
  6. Remove cooked Bell Peppers from Grill. Chop into 1″ inch dice, add to small Sauce Pot along with 6 oz. Instant Wild Rice, 2 Cups Hot Seafood Stock and 2 Tbsp Spice Rub. Mix well and cover. [Reserve 1/4 Cup Chopped Red Peppers for final Garnish]
  7. Place Rice Pot and Asparagus on hot side of Grill. Flip and remove Asparagus in 10 Minutes. Allow Rice to cook 20 Minutes (or until soft), then remove from Grill.
  8. Also remove Salmon once it has Smoked about 1 Hour indirectly on Grill.
  9. Place Rice in Buttered Ramekin for presentation. Serve with 4oz. Smoked Salmon (with Lemon), place 6-8 Grilled Asparagus per plate. Finish with final Sprinkling of Spice Rub and Chopped Red Bell Peppers (for color).
  10. Enjoy. Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

VIDEO

 

LINKS

Sodium in Packaged vs Fresh Smoked Salmon

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/ask-a-health-expert/i-enjoy-eating-smoked-salmon-how-healthy-is-it/article12158020/

Luvafoodie Home http://luvafoodie.com/

 

 

Game Day Smoked Buffalo Chicken and Veggie Bites

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It’s Game Day and as much as you Love traditional Buffalo Wings- try this Recipe, you’ll like it even better. We use lean Boneless Chicken Breasts and Thighs. Veggie BBQ will also delight Vegans and Omnivores, alike. Thanks to #EchoParkSocialClub for Rocking the Soundtrack. #Luvafoodie‘s Salt-Free Citrus Lovers Blend is perfect for Recipe. Also, True Made Foods All-Natural Vegetable BBQ Sauce makes a Big Play. This is limited Recipe Video, stay tuned Short Film with Rock Star coming soon. BBQ RESCUES Foundation, Inc.

[Written Grilling and Indoor Oven Recipes Below]

Youtube Video

 

Game Day Smoked Buffalo Chicken and Veggie Bites

(12-20 Appetizer Servings)

1 lb Boneless Chicken Breasts

1 lb Boneless Chicken Thighs

1lb Jumbo Carrots

6 Stalks Celery

4 Delicious Red Apples

4 Oranges

1/2 Cup BBQ Rub or Spice Blend

6 oz. Worcestershire sauce

1 Cup Lowfat Blue Cheese Dressing

1 Cup BBQ Sauce (Low Fat, Vegetarian preferred)

1 Cup Frank’s Hot Sauce

4 Tbsp Butter (Lactose Free, Vegan preferred)

3 Tsp Sugar Substitue (Splenda, Agave, Honey, Monk Fruit or your preferred Sweetener)

Hickory or Mesquite Wood Chunks (charcoal) or Chips (gas grill)

Spring Mix or Your Choice of Fresh Greens for Garnish (or Salad option)

1. If you are expecting Vegans, better to prepare Vegetables separately on Grill and keep warm before cooking Chicken.

2. Prepare Grill for Indirect Smoking by heating one Half to High (Gas or Charcoal). Soak Wood Chunks or Chips.

VEGETABLE PREP

3. Skin Carrots, Devein Celery, cut in Half lengthwise to lay flatter on Grill

4. Chop Apples in Half and sprinkle with Lemon Juice

5. Combine All in Plastic Bag (or in Bowl). Mix in 2 oz Worcestershire Sauce and 2 Tbsp. BBQ Dry Rub or Seasoning. Mix well and Smoke on Indirect side of Grill, after adding Wood Chunks or Chips for 15 Minutes, flipping once.

CHICKEN PREP

6. Butterfly Chicken Breasts. Combine with whole Boneless Thighs in Plastic Bag or Bowl

7. Season with 4 oz. Worcestershire Sauce and 4 Tbsp BBQ Dry Rub or Seasoning

8. Smoke Chicken on Indirect Side of Grill for 30-40 Munites, replacing Wood Chunks or Chips as needed

9. Grill Halved Oranges, springing some juice on Chicken towards end of cooking

BUFFALO SAUCE

10. Place Grill-Safe Pan on Hot side of Grill. Add Franks Hot Sauce, Butter and Sugar Substitute. Mix Well and Cover.

11. Once warm (about 10 Minutes), Stir and remove Sauce Pan from Grill.

12. Move Chicken to Hot side of Grill, flipping to finish (about 10 Minutes)

SERVING

13. Line bottom of Platter with Sping Mix or your Choice of Herbs or Lettuce (for Salad Option

14. Pour Blue Cheese Dressing, Buffalo and BBQ Sauce Bowls, and place in Center of Platter for Dipping [May make separate Bowls for strict Vegans (and use Vegan substitute Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing.]

15. Core Apples and Cut into Quarters. Slice Carrot and Celery in Half or Thirds for hearty  Bites. Place on One Side of Platter

16. Slice Grilled Chicken into thick Strips and serve on other side of Platter.

17. Finish with a final Sprinkling of BBQ Rub or Seasoning.

18. ENJOY!

OVEN DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat Oven to 4:40 Degrees.
  2. Season and Marinate Veggies and Apples as above, but cut into Sticks and Quarters before placing oiled Baking Pan. Spray more Cooking Oil on top for crisper results
  3. Cut Chicken Breasts and Thighs into bite sized pieces before Marinating. Cook on oiled Grill Pan (if available)
  4. Buffalo Sauce Recipe prepared on Stove Top
  5. Cook Veggies for about 15 Minutes, flipping once. Chicken should cook for about 40 Minutes, flipping until browned.

 

LINKS

*Note- Video was produced by BBQ RESCUES Foundation, Inc. in the interest of Healthier Grilling and is Non-Sponsored.

Products Donated by:

Luvafoodie –http://luvafoodie.com/

True Made Foods- https://www.truemadefoods.com/

Music Donated By:

Echo Park Social Club- http://echoparksocialclub.com/

Other Specialty Products Used:

Franks’s Red Hot Sauce- http://www.franksredhot.com/

Vegan Butter- https://earthbalancenatural.com/

Low Calorie Yogurt Dressing- https://www.bolthouse.com/

 

Quick Easy Recipe for Low-Fat Boneless BBQ Ribs

by Chef Mick Brown

Courtesy of www.BBQRescues.org

“You say you want a Revolution? Well, you know. We all want to change the World. …You say you got a real Solution? Well, you know. We’d all love to see the Plan… ” [From Song “Revolution” by The Beatles]

#BBQ #ribs #easy #boneless #chefmickbrown #bbqrescues
Ribs served first time publicly at Family Reunion in Indiana.

There is no question that Ribs are America’s #1 Favorite BBQ Meat of Choice. Our thumbs remain Way Up(!) to Grill Masters everywhere- for the time you regularly spend to carefully Season, Marinate and Smoke Pork Ribs to Perfection every day. Our Fathers, their Fathers and thousands of Grill Masters for generations have invested their hearts to make Amazing Ribs more enjoyable every time. We’d never hope, nor expect traditional BBQ Ribs to go away anytime soon.

#Ribs #bbqribs #chefmickbrown #bbqrescues
Never before seen behind-the-scenes look at Smoked Back Ribs being finished for Pool Birthday Party back in March 2014.  Chef Mick: “I always try to use the freshest, leanest cuts of Back Ribs. When served, they don’t stay around long”

As a Hollywood BBQ Caterer and Private Grilling Instructor, it’s no secret that many Home Grillers can’t come close to making the mighty Ribs we get at America’s top rated BBQ Joints or the succulent Ribs we see on TV’s “BBQ Pitmasters”. So many of you are stuck with reheating the shrink wrapped, pre-cooked, pre-seasoned Ribs we find in most Grocery Meat Departments.

#lowfat #boneless #bbqribs #bbqrescues
Very First Time I tried to experriment with Quicki Lowfat Ribs Recipe, this is how the Skewers looked.

I have to give credit for this Recipe’s inspiration to two recent Private Grilling Clients. One in Pasadena- Greg (A Disney Sr. VP of Finance)- was the first to ever convince me teach him my Secrets to Ribs. As part of our Lesson we went shopping and picked up a rack of Ribs for him to marinate overnight, and then smoke the next Day. As an experiment, we also bought a small Pork Loin to see if giving it the same seasoning and smoking the Strips quickly would actually taste like real Ribs.

#chefmickbrown #lowfat #bbqribs #recipe #bbqrescues
The first Marinade we tried for easier and leaner BBQ Ribs included Worcestershire Sauce, and a blend of Dry BBQ Rubs.

We followed the Recipe below, and they came out tasting so good, that Greg wondered aloud why we go through so much trouble with Full Racks. We served the RibLets  poolside to his Family and they quickly disappeared.

#ribs #bbqribs #Boneless #chefmickbrown #bbqrescues
The first time using Greg’s Gas Grill as a Smoker. The Lean Boneless “Ribs” smoked nicely for 8 Minutes per side.

#BBQ #Ribs #LowFat #Bites #bbqrescues
On the very first try, we decided to serve RibLet Bites, with BBQ and Jalapeno Hot Sauce as dipping Sauces. Fish dish was for fun nod to Client’s Family’s day at Pool.

The next time I made the Recipe was a fluke. I was doing a second Grilling Lesson with Blake Mycoskie (of Tom’s Shoes and Toms Foundation) in his famous Malibu Treehouse Estate. The original plan was to make Beef Ribs on his new Smoker, but while shopping, they were nowhere to be found. Instead, I offered to show him this new Quick Pork Ribs Recipe, and see it if would remind him of Bone-In Ribs. We served them to his wife and son. Once again, they couldn’t believe that the taste rivaled Slow Cooked Ribs.

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The second time the Recipe was cooked by client Blake Mycoskie (Founder of Tom’s Shoes). They were extra lean and we put Skewers through center for even Smoking.

In June I finally had the courage to try the Boneless Ribs recipe at a Sample Tasting for the high powered Board of one of Hollywood’s top Celebrity Financial Consulting Companies. They raved about the Ribs, but chose a different Caterer this time around. However, their reaction gave me the confidence to to try making them for a bigger group.

#boneless #bbq #ribs #bbqrescues
Boneless Ribs sampled at Corporate Board. Food was enjoyed, but they went with different Caterer (this time).

So during recent a trip to the Midwest, I served the Recipe at a large Family Reunion in Indiana, and at a private BBQ RESCUES! Foundation #GYMM Benefit, hosted at the home of my sister Marcia and her Husband Lorenzo. The Ribs were a hit at both functions. In the past, I’ve had to give Marcia credit for first getting me interested in learning the best ways to Smoke Foods. Now she earns Bonus Points for teaching me a Shortcut for Grilled Sweet Potatoes [Microwave for 5-7 Minutes before cutting]. Thanks Sis!

LFRIBS COVERFrom there, we recruited True Made Foods and Rubbin’ Right Rubs to sponsor a cooking video- “Quick Low-Fat Smoked BBQ Ribs and Grilled Sweet Potato Fries” for the BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. To date the Video has over 28,000 Views and dozens of Shares on Facebook. Though their brands are used in the video, you are encouraged to try this Recipe at home with your favorite Dry Rub Seasoning, BBQ, and Dipping Sauces. Link below are some Recipes ideas for your own Homemade Rubs.ChgoRibs6:17

I am not strong at Math, but by my calculations, there are still Millions of BBQ Lovers who have yet to hear of this Quick, Delicious Low-Fat Alternative to traditional Bone-In Ribs. I strongly encourage you to try this Recipe at home. Share them with Family and Friends. Also, please share your #BBQLowFatBonelessRibs Photos with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc… We’d love to see (and hear) how yours turn out at Home. Until next time: Eat and Be Well.

Without further ado, here’s our Recipe for:

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Quick Low-Fat Boneless Smoked BBQ Ribs

INGREDIENTS:

  • Marbled Boneless Pork Roast (Can be Shoulder, Roast, etc. Loin may be too lean)
  • BBQ Dry Rub
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Worchestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • Wooden or Metal Skewers
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Hickory Wood Chips or Chunks (depending on your Grill)
  • Basting Brush

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Slice Pork into 1 1/2- 2″ Inch Strips (cut against grain as much as possible.
  2. Marinate Pork in Dry Rub, Worcestershire Sauce and Salt/Pepper to taste
  3. Carefully Skewer through Center of Meat as much as Possible, co it stays in Contact on Grill.
  4. Place Ribs 2″ Inches apart on Sheet of Foil (roll up edges to hold juice)
  5. Set up your Grill for Indirect Smoking using right technique fir Grill (link)
  6. Smoke Ribs in Low Heat for 20 Minutes, flipping halfway through to get Smoke on both sides.
  7. Baste in Foil with BBQ Sauce on both Sides, then quickly char each side on hot side of Grill to sear in juices.
  8. If using Wooden Skewers, you makerwant to trim off ends for a more Finger licking Rib Experience.

VIDEO

LINKS

Pork & Lamb Nutrition Chart (USDA)-  https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/26149a58-d0f7-47a4-81d0-42b310a6d417/Pork_Lamb_Poster_0911.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

Homemade Rub Recipes- https://bbqrescues.com/2015/09/12/bbq-rescues-smoking-recipes-for-homemade-bbq-rubs/

How To Smoke Food on Any Grill- https://bbqrescues.com/2015/09/12/bbq-rescues-smoking-food-on-charcoal-grills-ceramic-eggs-or-gas-grills/

Instagram- Grilling Photos with Blake Mycoskie-  https://www.instagram.com/p/BSlioliFCK-/?taken-by=blakemycoskie

BBQ RESCUES! on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BBQRescues/

Sponsors:

THe BBQ RESCUES! Foundation- https://bbqrescues.com/the-bbq-rescues-foundation/

True Made Foods- https://www.truemadefoods.com

Rubbin’ Right Rubs- http://www.rubbinright.com/

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Mick Brown is a Food Blogger/Purveyor based in Los Angeles, with over 30 years BBQ and Grilling experience. Aside from Caterer and Private Grilling Instructor, his passions are creating Easy Grilling Recipes and searching for the World’s Best Flavors. General Manager of Tastee BQ Grilling Co. and Superfood Spice company California Gold BBQ Rubs. In May of 2015, he won Grill Master Champion on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen on special BBQ episode “Grill or Be Grilled” (Season 8, Episode 3). He also recently appeared on Bravo TV, catering for the Cast of Vanderpump Rules (Season Finale). He is also author of web blogs  The Adventures of Tastee BQ and  BBQ Catering Confidential. His latest media project BBQ RESCUES!, includes a Blog Talk Radio Show, Youtube TV Channel and Podcasts on iTunes. The new Non-Profit BBQ RESCUES! Foundation is sponsoring the #GYMM Program, that does outreach to the Barbecue Community to promote Smarter and Healthier Grilling in the fight against preventable diseases like Childhood Obesity, Diabetes as well as other important Causes. Email- Mick@BBQRESCUES.org.