Recipes

GUAJILLO CHILE CRUSTED LAMB LOLLIPOPS
These deliciously spiced Guajillo Chile Crusted Lamb Lollipops have just the right amount of heat and are super simple to throw together. Makes a great appetizer or main dish - perfect for feeding a crowd! 
MEATBALLS - SLOPPY JOE STYLE
Made from scratch meatballs simmered in an authentic sloppy joe sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese. These  Sloppy Joe Style Meatballs are great on a sub roll or over a bed of rice!
SUPREME TATER TOTS (CROQUETTES)
Traveling in Portugal I discovered these delicious fried fish and potato bites - think tater tot but better! Cod Croquettes are a local specialty but can easily be made at home in the U.S. or anywhere! You can easily substitute the salt cod with fresh fish, crab, shrimp or even lobster! I hope you’ll give these a try!
CHEDDAR CHEESE SOUFFLÉ
An amazing, savory soufflé that makes an impressive dinner party starter or an elegant light lunch. If you’ve always been intimidated by soufflés, this recipe is for you! It does take a bit of time to prepare, but the results are well worth it. Once you have the basic steps down, you can use whatever type of firm cheese you’d like. Just be sure to grate it yourself for the best results. 
HOMEMADE HUMMUS
Buying store bought hummus is easy but so is making your own spread! Buy the best quality olive oil you can find and if you really want to make it fancy, try adding braised short rib to it! 
PRAWN CAKES (TOD MAN KOONG)
Tod man koong are delightful little prawn cakes flavored with coriander and fried until golden brown. Make a big batch of these and serve them up with pineapple sauce or sweet chili sauce!
TUNA POKE
My buddy, Steve Tyler, recently went on his very first big fishing trip out of San Diego and brought home 100 lbs of bluefin tuna! He was very generous and shared his amazing bounty with me; I seared some and made this delicious poke with the rest!
GRILLED HARISSA CHICKEN WINGS
Super simple recipe for chicken wings infused with the sweet, spicy, smoky flavor of harissa! Grilling the wings makes them perfectly crisp on the outside while staying moist and juicy on the inside.
RUM INFUSED SHRIMP
Easy shrimp recipe that is unique and TASTY. Gracias Sebastian for the recipe!!
THE BEST SEAFOOD CEVICHE' FROM CABO SAN LUCAS
Dad chef Leo in Cabo San Lucas shared his SECRET recipe for ceviche and it did not disappoint! Ceviche is simply fresh seafood "cooked" in lime juice and combined with veggies and herbs. Tangy, citrusy, and bursting with flavor, you're gonna love this stuff!
GUACAMOLE CON CHICHARRONES
Homemade guacamole with a delicious twist - chicharrones (crispy pork rinds)! Serve this as a fresh and flavorful appetizer or alongside homemade beef birria.
"HAWAIIAN STYLE" MOCHIKO FRIED CHICKEN
Mochiko Chicken is a Hawaiian favorite! Bite sized chicken pieces that have been marinated and fried to perfection. Crunchy, salty, and slightly sweet - this stuff is addictive!
SMOKED HERB STUFFED TOMATOES
These Smoked Herb Stuffed Tomatoes make a delightful appetizer and are bursting with the flavor of fresh herbs. I smoked them to add extra flavor but they taste great baked in the oven as well!
NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN BITES
Crispy, spicy, fried chicken bites with a creamy, lemon-dill sauce to cool them off! These Nashville Hot Chicken Bites are the perfect party appetizer!
BRISKET MAC N' CHEESE BALLS
Homemade mac n' cheese mixed with smoked brisket, breaded and fried!! These brisket mac n' cheese balls will rock your socks off!
GLUTEN FREE MINI CORNDOGS
Who doesn't love snacks on a stick?! These homemade, mini corn dogs have a slightly sweet, golden crust and are gluten free!
HOMEMADE HOTDOG BITES WITH JALAPEÑO BEER CHEESE SAUCE
What's not to love about a soft pretzel wrapped around a hotdog?! These hotdog bites with jalapeño beer cheese sauce are crazy good!
MOZZARELLA CHEESE STICKS WITH FRESH MARINARA
Crisp on the outside, gooey on the inside, these mozzarella cheese sticks are the perfect party snack! Serve with fresh and flavorful marinara and watch them disappear!
GRILLED PROSCUITTO WRAPPED PEACHES
You can't go wrong with the wonderful combination of pork and peaches! These Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Peaches make a delicious appetizer!
TIN CAN NACHOS
Gather the family 'round for this awesome tower of tin can nachos! An interactive meal and a great way to sneak some veggies in!
BACON MAC N' CHEESE AVOCADO EGG ROLLS
A tasty twist on mac n cheese! These crispy egg rolls are filled with all of the good stuff! Quick, easy, and a great way to use up leftovers!