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Pasties - A Michigan Tradition

Pasties_Michigan_Tradition

We decided to cook our pasties on the pellet grill a few nights ago, and the smoky grilled flavor was definitely pleasing, and I would think, authentic to the pasty's traditional origins.  I bet even the "Cornish Pasty Association" would approve!


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5 Tips for the Best Pizza on a Pellet Grill

pellet grilled pizza on steel

We grilled this pizza last weekend on the Kuma grill and it turned out amazing, in fact it was easily the best homemade pizza I have ever tasted.  We have used this basic recipe several times before, but this time everything came together for pizza perfection!


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Southwest Quinoa Chicken Salad

Southwest pellet grilled chicken salad with quinoa

A great way to spend a hot summer evening is in the back yard with your family enjoying a fresh light dinner.  This salad will have a great grilled flavor hot off of your Kuma pellet grill.


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Smoked Potato Salad

Add some extra flavor to your next picnic with this recipe for smoked potato salad. 


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Smoked Trout Candy

Smoked Trout Candy

You see tons of recipes online for smoked salmon but very little for smoked steelhead so I adapted a recipe for smoked salmon. It must have worked because my 7 year old said it was "A thousand times amazing!". 


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Herb Crusted Steel Head Trout

Smoked Herb Crusted Steelhead Trout

I saw this recipe done for Salmon on a recent episode of America's Test Kitchen and I thought that it would work great with some Steel Head Trout that we caught last weekend on the Clearwater River. 


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Smoked Honey Habanero Wings

Smoked honey habanero wings

The rub that I used for this recipe is the Smokey Honey Habanero fromSavorX Spice & Flavor Co. We met these folks at a BBQ competition in Coeur d’ alene ID this last summer and have really enjoyed the unique spice blends that they offer in their rubs.  Don’t let the Habanero scare you, these wings had the perfect balance of sweet and hot.


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Pellet Grilled Teriyaki Burgers

Teriyaki Burgers On The Pellet Grill

I love a classic diner burger with American cheese, pickles, mustard and ketchup.  This is definitely not a classic but if you are going to change things up on the burger: pineapple and a sweet teriyaki sauce are amazing.  I first had these burgers camping with some friends and ever since, they have been on the short list for my favorite burgers.  Doing these on the pellet grill adds extra flavor to the pineapple.


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Tangy Barbecued Chicken

Tangy BBQ Chicken on a Kuma Pellet Grill

A recipe that our family has previously enjoyed from the oven, now can be enjoyed from the grill.  With some bonus smoke flavor and a sweet and tangy homemade sauce, this is a great recipe for your pellet grill any time of year.


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Winter Steak On The Kuma Platinum SE Pellet Grill

Cooking steak in the winter on a pellet grill

It is 27° tonight and dropping, Lets cook some T-bones on the Kuma Grill! Now the difference in flavor between a steak done on a gas grill or a steak done on a pellet grill is minimal. The pellet grill is cooking so efficiently on higher temperatures that you do not get as much smoke flavor. Whether or not you want smoke flavor on your steak, you definitely want a hot searing temperature for a juicy steak.

The T-bones I cooked tonight were a super simple recipe: Steaks, Montreal seasoning, and a hot grill. I set the pellet grill to 480° and let it pre-heat for about 30 minutes to get the grilling grids nice and hot.


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