Blog Posts by Rob Barrett, Jr.

  • User post: Quick tip - grilled bacon

    Just a quick tip, always grill your bacon, tastes great and keeps your kitchen cool Try it.

    Cook well, Rob Barrett

  • User video: Lemon Steak, using lemon juice to tenderize your steak (and how to grill in the rain)

    This is a great tip for grilling steaks. It tenderizes the steak and gives it a little zip without making it taste lemony. Try it and let me know what you think.
    Cook well, Rob Barrett, jr. Cooking for Dads

  • Cooking for Dads: Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu

    for chicken

    2-4 thawed Chicken Breasts


    Dijon Mustard

    salt and pepper

    thinly sliced honey ham

    sliced Swiss Cheese

    Butterfly chicken breasts by slicing longways but not completely through (see video). Open up chicken breasts and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place a small dollop of honey on each side of the breasts and spread with a knife. Do the same with the Dijon mustard. Place a small slice of Swiss cheese and a small slice of ham on each side of the breast and close breast by folding over. Place a toothpick to hold breast closed while cooking.

    Grill over high heat (400 degrees) for 3-4 minutes a side or until completely cooked.

    for white wine and lemon cream sauce

    3 spoonfuls of white wine

    1 inch of butter

    the juice of one lemon

    1 spoonful grated lemon peel (lemon zest)

    1 spoonful finely chopped onion

    Combine in pan and cook for 3-4 minutes over medium low heat until butter is melted, onions are softened and the Read More »from Cooking for Dads: Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Cooking for Dads and meatball experiment

    I was working on the next episode of my show, Cooking for Dads, and I decided to experiment with some different takes on the traditional meatball. I skipped the beef and went right for a sausage with pineapple and then tried a shrimp meatball and also a scallop meatball. One was great, one wasn't. You'll have to wait for the full episode to find out which. For now, just enjoy the Satay recipe and the Coke Marinated Steak episodes. They're really great and super easy.

    Cook well,
    Rob Barrett,
    Cooking for Dads


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