Stout Braised Pork Tacos

Pork short ribs rubbed in spices, braised in a broth of stout beer, honey, and garlic, and served up on a tortilla with fresh salsa and sliced avocado – what’s not to love?  Typically I would consider pork ribs to be summer fare, perfect for outdoor grilling weather.  Tacos also have an element of sunny,…

Guacamole

Guacamole is all about enhancing the creamy, smooth flavor of the avocado.  A little salt, a little spice, and a little tartness, and you have it made.  Everyone has their favorite guacamole combination.  Some people like it with hunks of vegetables, others with salsa, some with sour cream, and yet others like to use olive…

Grilled Corn Salsa

Fresh, homemade salsa is an easy way to add a little bit of summer’s freshness to your barbecued meat.  All it takes is a little extra chopping and some beautiful, fresh tomatoes.  The sweetness of the corn is a good complement to the spiciness of the jalapeño, the tartness of the lime, and the freshness…

Grilled Pork and Pineapple Tacos

For years now, I have been navigating through the wasteland of unripened pineapples, and the only method I have found for circumventing this dire problem is to toss them onto a hot grill and caramelize them into mouthwatering perfection.  Pineapples are one of those funny tropical fruits (like bananas and papayas) that need to ripen…

Enchilada Sauce

Ingredients: 1 tbsp Butter 1/2 diced Onion 1 tsp Paprika 2 tsp Chili Powder (or 1 1/2 tsp chili powder and 1/2 tsp ground chipotle for spicier sauce) 3 tbsp Cocoa  Juice from 1 Lime 8 oz of Tomato Sauce 1 cup Chicken Broth 1/2 tsp Salt Directions: Melt the butter in a sauce pan….