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Hi friends. Sorry I’ve been away for a while. Things have been crazy busy. Anyway, I’m back and here’s a great recipe for barbecue trout cooked with wine. I think you’re really going to like it. The best part is that there are so few ingredients that everything will fit very easily into your picnic cooler. So pack up and head to your favorite picnic grounds for a great time this summer.


  1. 2 trout, cleaned and head removed
  2. 1/4 cup dry white wine
  3. 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  4. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  5. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  6. salt and pepper to taste


Preheat your gas grill to medium-high heat or light a charcoal fire. If you’re using charcoal, make sure you start your fire enough in advance so that all the black can be burned away before you’re ready to cook. On a flat surface, lay out two sheets of aluminum foil about a foot and a half long so that they overlap to make one long wide sheet. Rinse the fish and pat it dry. Lay the trout in the center of the aluminum foil about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with white wine, melted butter and lemon juice. Season with salt, pepper and parsley. Fold the foil up loosely around the fish and crimp the seams to seal. Place the packet on the grill and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until fish is cooked throughout.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for grilled trout as much as I do. Whether you try this one or not, have a great summer and spend some time outdoors. Go on a picnic!


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Do you like brisket as much as I do? Are you looking for a brisket recipe that departs from the normal? This recipe for smoked brisket marinaded in dark beer is just what you’re looking for. So get out your barbecue tools and give this one a try at your next backyard party. You’ll be glad you did.


  • 1/2 cup ancho chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne
  • 1 trimmed brisket with a layer of fat at least 1/4-inch
    thick, about 5 to 6 pounds


Mix the spices together in a small mixing bowl. Rub the whole brisket with the spice mixture, place on a baking sheet and let stand (covered) for at least an hour and no more than six hours.


  • 1 large red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 serrano chiles, chopped
  • 4 bottles of dark beer
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


Place all the ingredients in a medium sized saucepan, season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.


Prepare your smoker according to manufacturer’s directions. Place the brisket in the smoker, fat side up and smoke it for four to five hours or until it is very tender. Baste with the marinate every 30 minutes.

I know this recipe takes some time to prepare but it will be well worth the effort. Give it a try and I know you and your guests will be glad you did.

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Here’s a delicious sauce to pour over your grilled chicken breasts. I would suggest you make the sauce before you leave for your picnic and carry it with you in your picnic cooler. When your chicken breasts are almost done, reheat this sauce on your grill and you’ll be ready for some great eating!


  1. 1 garlic clove minced
  2. 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  3. 1 tablespoon sour cream
  4. 1/2 cup diced onion
  5. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  6. 2 teaspoons dry white table wine or vermouth (save the good stuff for drinking)
  7. 3 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
  8. 4 chicken breasts
  9. 4 teaspoons butter or margarine


Sauté the onion and garlic in butter or margarine until the onion is translucent. This will take about two minutes. Add the pepper strips and cook, stirring occasionally until they’re tender crisp (about five minutes).

Meanwhile, measure the cream cheese, sour cream and wine into your blender. Add the peppers and onions to the blender and process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender as necessary. This is where I stop until I get to the park.

Once at the park, I take the sauce out of my picnic cooler and heat it in a covered saucepan on my portable grill over low heat until it’s heated throughout. Try hard not to allow the sauce to boil. Serve this sauce over grilled chicken for a great treat.

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Is it legal to have so many great tastes on one skewer? Wait till you check out this outrageous recipe for grilled chicken with pineapple and plantains. Take out your barbecue tools and make this recipe at your next backyard barbecue. If they didn’t know better, your friends would think you were a professional chef.


  1. 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  2. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  3. 1/2 pineapple peeled and cubed
  4. 1/4 cup lime juice
  5. 2 cloves garlic
  6. 2 tablespoons oregano
  7. 2 whole ripe plantains (optional)
  8. 4 strips bacon
  9. 8 whole chicken thighs
  10. 1 large onion


On eight 10-inch skewers, thread chicken, bacon, pineapple, onions and plantains, alternating ingredients. Set skewers on a tray with sides or in a glass baking dish.

In small bowl, stir together the pineapple juice, lime juice, oregano and garlic cloves. Pour the pineapple juice mixture over skewers, coating all sides thoroughly. Cover the skewers with plastic wrap and refrigerate them for at least 30 minutes. I think the kabobs come out best if they marinate for a full 24 hours. Please remember to turn them once in a while.

When you’re ready to cook these kabobs, heat your grill to medium-hot or start a charcoal fire. Don’t put the skewers on the grill until all the black has burned away from the charcoal. If you put them on too soon, they’ll end up tasting funny. Remove the skewers from the marinade and set the remaining marinade aside. We’re going to use if for a sauce. Brush the kabobs with cooking oil and grill them for about 20 minutes turning them regularly.

Here’s a great dipping sauce to go with these chicken kabobs:


  1. remaining marinade from the kabobs
  2. 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  3. 1 large onion minced
  4. 1 10 ounce jar of pineapple fruit spread

To make the dipping sauce just stir all the ingredients together in a medium or large bowl and boil over medium to high heat for 10 minutes. Serve the dipping sauce separately and allow you guests to dip to taste.

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Here’s a take on those great onions you get at the carnival or at the local steakhouse. The difference is that this one isn’t nearly as unhealthy. Why, because it’s not bathed in batter and it’s grilled not fried. The ingredients for this recipe can fit right in your picnic basket and you can prepare it right at the park. Give it a try and let me know what you think.


  1. 1 large sweet onion
  2. 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  3. garlic salt to taste
  4. ground black pepper to taste


Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat or start a charcoal fire and be prepared to cook as soon as the coals turn gray. Peel the onion and slice it into 6 to 8 wedges, leaving the base of the onion intact. Pull the wedges apart slightly and place butter, garlic salt and ground black pepper inside the onion. Wrap the onion tightly with aluminum foil. Place the onion on the preheated grill. Cook 45 minutes, or until the onion
is translucent and lightly browned.

I think these onions are delicious and I hope you do too. Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

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Are you looking for a great way to cook potatoes on your grill for your next picnic or backyard barbecue? Well, copy this recipe, pack your picnic basket and barbecue tools and you’re ready to go.


1. 4-5 medium sized red potatoes
2. 1 chicken bouillon cube
3. 2 teaspoon butter
4. 1/4 teaspoon oregano
5. 1/4 teaspoon basil
6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
7. fresh ground pepper


Preheat grill. Clean potatoes, cut in half and thinly slice. I like mine cut in quarters but that will add to your cooking time. Tear off about 12 inches of aluminum foil and place the sliced potatoes, butter, basil, oregano, salt and pepper to taste over potatoes. Crush the bouillon cube and sprinkle it over the potatoes. Bring the foil together, roll both sides down to and roll the ends. Place on grill with cover closed for 20 minutes or until done.

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Here’s my recipe for Steak Au Poivre for your next picnic or camping trip. You’re going to need some great barbecue tools for this recipe so make sure yours are ready to go!


1. 1 lg. sirloin
2. Salt and pepper to taste
3. 4 tbsp. butter, melted
4. 2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
5. 4 oz of lemon
6. 2 tbsp. brandy (or more )
7. 1/4 c. chopped parsley


Sprinkle the steak with salt and pepper. Place over hot coals and sear quickly on each side. Combine remaining ingredients and baste steak as grilling continues. Turn the steak frequently basting each time, until cooked as desired. Remove from grill and pour remaining sauce over steak.

Note: Recommended internal temperatures

* Medium rare–145 degrees
* Medium– 160 degrees
* Well done–170 degrees

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