My BigMouth Blog | A Blog by Jason Glover

Wagyu vs. Kobe Steak… What’s the real deal?

What is Wagyu Steak

Hey Peeps – I wanted to follow up about the post I did about Wagyu on FaceBook… loved all the comments. Keep ‘em coming. Some of you questioned whether or not I bought real Wagyu and mentioned that it’s only from Japan. You prompted me to do some research today and talk to the butcher where I got the meat… What I learned from him was, “Wagyu (which actually means Japanese cow in Japanese) is a breed of beef cattle and there are actually four breeds of wagyu. Japanese Black – one of the four breeds makes up 90% of all …

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My Grill Needed a Rub-Down

Most of us hate to do a DEEP CLEAN of our grill. Usually, it’s just “HEAT THE SUCKER UP” and let all the grime burn off then scrap the heck out of it! That does work and is the norm… However, gunk still builds up and you need to get your DEEP CLEAN on! I’m sure you have at one point or another waited way too long to clean it and your grill went up in flames and you couldn’t stop it from burning even if you turned the gas off (assuming you use a gas grill!). Grease builds up, …

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Dad Cooks: The Art of the Glaze

Barbecuing is as much an art as it is a science. The ability to cook savory meats and vegetables over an open flame is far different than cooking on a stovetop. There is no better feeling than when my child proudly proclaims, “My daddy cooks the best barbecue in the world!” One aspect of good barbecuing is mastering the glaze. No, I don’t mean the painting technique; but in a way the food is our masterpiece. A glaze can add a lot of flavor to an otherwise bland meal, but it’s a delicate balancing act. What is a glaze for …

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Cooking For the Family: Spice Up Grilled Cheese

One of the staple foods of any dad cooking for the family is the classic grilled cheese. It’s fast, it’s easy and boy is it tasty. Odds are your mom or dad taught you the same way to cook grilled cheese as everyone else. You heat a pan on the stove or use a hot griddle and place a piece of bread on the surface with the buttered side down. Add a couple pieces of American cheese and then top with a second piece of bread with the buttered side up. When the bottom piece is golden brown, flip it …

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Quick Dinner Ideas: Grilling the Perfect Pizza

Pizza Cooking On Charcoal Grill

I love grilling. It’s the perfect way to cook meat and vegetables, but have you ever tried grilling a pizza? Grilling pizza is a quick dinner idea that will win over your family. The only problem is you’ll never be able to eat a cardboard pizza in the oven again; then again, that’s not such a bad thing. Grilling pizza is easy and that goes for your standard cardboard pizza or pizza made from scratch. You’ve seen grilling instructions on the packages, but now it’s time to try it out. Why Should I Grill A Pizza? So, what’s the point …

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Tip of the Day! Freeze your Herbs

Dads That Cook  – Tip of The Day: Freeze Herbs – Chop them up and mix them with olive oil or butter in an ice cube tray and freeze. Freezing them in olive oil prevents the herbs from getting freezer burn or turning brown. When you need them for pastas, roasts, or sautéing veggies, you can just pop out what you need and throw it in the pan or pot. Such an easy way to keep your herbs fresh!


PF CHANG’S CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS (GF)

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

PF CHANG’S CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS gluten free I had to share this one to all my Dads…PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps are “One of the easiest recipes I have ever made, and my wife asked me to make it again 2 day’s later!” I always make our food at my home Gluten Free, why? My wife is allergic to it. Makes her really sick… A copycat recipe with a couple adds that you can easily make in just 20 minutes. And it tastes a million times better too! MAKES: 4 SERVINGS PREP : 10 MINUTES COOK : 10 MINUTES TOTAL : …

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Dads Cooking Roasted Chicken

Dads cooking around America will appreciate the humor in my failed roasted chicken attempts. My wife always made it look so easy. Seriously? How hard could this be? You coat the bird with butter and seasonings and throw it in the oven. What seemed like a simple process turned into my kryptonite. This bird would either come out dry and chewy or it would come out pink around the breast. I began to loathe the bird. Yet, I could not let the bird beat me. This is what I learned. Butter Is a Good Thing When making a roasted chicken, …

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Bison Lamb Meatloaf

You thought Moms meat loaf was good… I was doing a little experiment one day and decided to combine these two meats together. Wasn’t sure what was going to happen but I made it anyway! I gave some to a few friends and now they want me to make it for them all the time… Yeah babe!!!! Another great one for leftovers! Cooking and Prep time about 1 hour… Ingredients 1 lb ground Bison 1 lb ground Lamb 1 Egg ½ cup Bread Crumbs (Progresso Italian Style) 2 Tbls cracked pepper 1/8 cup Italian Seasoning 2 Tbls Kosher Salt ½ …

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Crispy Fried Petrale – My Kids Favorite!

If there is ever a dish that my kid begs me to make it would be for this one… It’s super easy and quick to make, plus it tastes incredible! My Mom used to make this for us when we were kids and I swallowed it down always wanting more! Patrale is a white tender fish, when you fry it it gets moist and flaky! Ingredients 1 lb fresh Petrale 1 Egg 1/4 cup milk 1/2 cup bread crumbs (Progresso Italian Style or Gluten Free)) 1/4 Tsp Kosher Salt 1/4 Tsp Fresh Cracked Pepper 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 lemon …

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