A few years ago, I started developing "Recipe du Jour" as a collection of dinner presentations, not just barbecue or grilling, but a wide variety of different entrées, some fancy, some not. Most of them include cooking and presentation photos. Below are many of the "Recipe du Jour" menus. You need Adobe Acrobat to view the files. If you don't have Acrobat, it's available for free at www.Adobe.com.



Menu du Jour

Memphis-style Baby Back Ribs

Boiled Maine Lobster
Sweet Corn on the Cob
Drawn Butter
Boiled Red Bliss Potatoes

Smoked beef brisket
with beer mop

Carolina Pulled Pork
Western South Carolina Sauce
Carolina Cole Slaw

New England Clam Chowder

Grilled Pizza

Homemade Pastrami
& Grilled Sweet Onions


New England Clam Chowder
Clam Fritters with Chipotle Aïoli

Smoked Pork Tenderloin
with maple-mustard sauce
Plank-Roasted Potatoes
Grilled Sweet Corn
with garlic butter
Red Onion Marmalade

Garlic Cilantro Grilled Chicken
with Cilantro Barbecue

Sauce Reduction
Mashed Potatoes
Sugar Snap Peas

Grilled Shrimp and
Scallops Alfredo
with Asparagus and Crawfish

Sunday Brunch

Red Flannel Hash
Poached Eggs
Hollandaise Sauce
Bloody Marys With Attitude

Grilled Scallops & Shrimp
with Ginger-Garlic glaze

Tomato Cup Field Greens
with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Steamed Brown Rice
Roasted Corn & Red
Pepper Salsa

Smoked Brisket
Grilled Dijon New Potatoes
Green Beans with caraway

Pork Medallions
with scalloped potatoes
Brussels Sprouts
with caraway cheese sauce

Herb-Crusted Pork Roast
with Gourmet Cranberry Sauce
Tarragon Carrots
Crusty Potato Wedges

PDG Chili

Oven Fried Chicken
Rosemary Cream Sauce
Steamed Broccoli
Mashed Garlic Potatoes

Stuffed Pork Chops

Pan-Reduced Sauce
Broccoli & Baby Carrots
Petite Beets with Horseradish Sauce

Corned Beef with
Honey-Mustard Glaze
Caraway Brussels Sprouts
Boiled Potatoes

Stuffed Peppers
Field Greens, Cucumber, Red Onion, & Tomatoes
with Blue Cheese Dressing

Tennessee Cheeseburgers
Field Greens, Cucumber, Red  with Blue Cheese Dressing
Onion, & Tomatoes
Deep Fried Onion Rings

Cajun-style Roast Chicken with Apple-Sausage Stuffing
Pan-Reduced Gravy
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Vegetables

Italian Meatballs
Spicy Marinara Sauce
Garlic Bread

Bell Peppers with
Ground Beef, Brown Rice,
& Chipotle

Mixed field greens, tomatoes, carrots, and onions
with balsamic vinaigrette

Smoked Pork Chops
with Chipotle-Honey Sauce

Braised Red Cabbage
Mixed field greens, tomatoes, carrots, and onions
with balsamic vinaigrette
Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes
Sugar Snap Peas

Pork Scaloppini
with Mushroom-Mustard Sauce

Tossed Green Salad
Roasted New Potatoes
and Carrots
Pan-Fried Broccoli

New Orleans Salisbury Steak
with Onion Gravy

Tossed Green Salad
with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Broccoli

Chicken & Andouille Jambalaya
Field Greens with Cajun Dressing


Bourbon Street Sirloin
Field Greens with
Honey Mustard Dressing

New Orleans Rice Pilaf
Grilled Asparagus with
Creole Aioli

Honey-Mustard Glazed

Pork Medallions
Field Greens with Roasted Beets
and Honey Vinaigrette

Grilled Dijon New Potatoes
Grilled Artichokes
with Wasabi Aioli

Peppercorn Filet Mignon
with Mushroom Sauce

Escargot En Cercueils
Grilled Asparagus
with Lemon Aioli
Parmesan Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Grilled Vermont Mustard

Pork Chops
with Maple-Mustard Sauce
Mesclun, carrot, Jalapeño, radish, and cucumber salad
with Peppercorn Dressing

Cranberry Chutney
Grilled Artichokes with
Chipotle Aioli
Wasabi Mashed Potatoes

Spicy Sweet Pork Medallions
Mesclun mix, tomato, radish, and cucumber salad
Blue Cheese Dressing
Lemon-Garlic Roasted Beets
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Apple & Spice Glazed
Baby Carrots

Spicy Sichuan Beef Stir Fry
Thai Spring Rolls with
Sweet-Hot Garlic Sauce
Thai Cucumber Salad
Oriental Rice

Honey-Garlic Pork Chops
Mesclun mix, tomato, radish
and cucumber with
poppy seed dressing
Green Beans and
Carrots Parmesan
Lemon-Garlic Roasted Beets

Creole Grilled Pork Chops
Field greens, tomatoes, and cucumber with
poppy seed dressing
Honey-Ginger Glazed Carrots
Pecan-Orange Smoked
Sweet Potatoes

Orange-Smoked Mahi-Mahi
with Honey-Ginger Glaze

Mixed field greens, sliced Roma tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, and radish with balsamic vinaigrette
Lemon-Garlic Broccoli
Apple-Smoked Parsley Potatoes

Steak Diane
Mixed field greens, tomatoes, carrots, and onions
with balsamic vinaigrette
Twice-Baked Potatoes
Tarragon Glazed Carrots

Christmas Eve 2004

Classic Filet Mignon
with Sauce Béarnaise

Grilled Artichokes with
Chipotle Aioli
Twice-Baked Potatoes
Grilled Asparagus & Peppers
with Snappy Glaze
Strawberries with
Champagne Sabayon

Christmas Day 2004

Smoked Pekin Duckling with Cranberry-Orange Chutney
Assorted Appetizers
Escargot in Puff Pastry
Pan-Seared Asparagus
Bourbon-Spiced Sweet Potatoes
Crème Brûlée

A Special Dinner For Two

Hickory Smoked Cornish Hens
Stuffed Artichoke Hearts
Thai Spring Rolls
Crawfish Maquechoux
Sautéed Green Beans
and Baby Carrots
Caramel Walnut Chocolate Torte

New Year’s Eve

Mustard & Herb Rubbed Smoked Tenderloin of Pork
with Cranberry Port Wine Sauce

Stuffed Mushrooms &
Assorted Appetizers
Maine Lobster Bisque
Sweet Potato Pavé
Glazed Carrots &
Sugar Snap Peas
Black Forest Mini Cheesecakes

Hickory & Mesquite Smoked Spare Ribs

Spicy Beef Stew and
Seasoned Dumplings

Cajun Chicken and
Seasoned Dumplings

Uptown Chicken Pot Pie
with sherry cream sauce
Mixed field greens salad
with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette

Great Smoky Cheeseburgers
Roasted Sweet Corn
Onion Rings (or Steak Fries)

Slow Cooked Pork Chops with Mushroom-Onion Sauce
Tossed Salad with
Honey Mustard Dressing
Gingerbread with Lemon Curd


Maple Butter & Herbs Hickory
Smoked Turkey

Appetizer Tray
Native Oysters with
a variety of sauces
Jumbo Butterflied
Shrimp Cocktail
Decas Bog Spiced
Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry-Horseradish Relish
Sausage, Apple, &
Cranberry Dressing
Sugar Snap Peas with shallots
Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Candied Carolina
Sweet Potatoes
Apple Cranberry Streusel Pie

Recipes Using
Tennessee Gourmet®

Recipes Using

Braised Lamb Shanks
Roasted Spring Vegetables
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Cajun Home Fries Cajun Roast Chicken
Mashed Potatoes
Tarragon Carrots
Andouille-Apple Stuffing
Chicken & Rice Not-So-Classic
Chicken Caesar Salad
Cranberry-Habanero Jelly
Lamb Stew Vermont Roast Pork Yorkshire Pudding
Agent Orange Sauce Pickled Habaneros Seared Ribeye
Grilled Asparagus
Delmonico Potatoes
Smoked Brisket Espagnole Sauce Béchamel Sauce
Chicken Enchiladas Chicken Piccata Diablo Chops
Empanadas French Onion Soup Garlic-Rosemary Chicken
Grilled Pork Chops Herbed Pork Roast Huli Huli Chicken
Kale Soup Lasagna Luau Teriyaki Beef
Hawaiian Macaroni Salad Marinated Asparagus Maui Chops
Mustard Pork Chops Ono Pork Pickled Onions
Hawaiian Pork Chops Sauerbraten Shrimp w/ Garlic Cream
Brisket Stew
Herbed Dumplings
Smoked Appetizers
Armadillo Eggs
Scotch Eggs
Pulled Pork Pizza
BBQ Chicken Pizza BBQ Chicken Sauce Beef Kabobs
Muffuletta Balsamic Filet Mignon Breakfast Burrito
Killer Wings Grilled Swordfish Habanero Sauce
Seared Duck Breasts Broiled Grapefruit Cranberry-Habanero Pork Loin
Horseradish Sauce Creole Honey Mustard Sauce Creole Sauce
Drumstick Drizzle Grilled Chops
with Pig Sauce
Wiki Wiki Chowder
Tijuana Burgers Grilled Asparagus Creole Pork Chops
Chicken Lollipops Snow's Demonstration Peach Cobbler
Chicken a la king Community School
Smoking 101 Class
How To Trim
Spare Ribs
Smoked Texas Brisket Pulled Pork Sandwiches Better Burgers