Chris Girvan-Brown’s Smoke Poached and Grilled Kangaroo

smoke poached kangaroo
Photo by Chris Girvan-Brown

This amazing smoked kangaroo recipe was featured as part of the Chew the Fat Interview with Chris Girvan-Brown from Urban Griller.

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Chew the Fat: Chris Girvan-Brown from Urban Griller


Welcome to the first new segment for 2015: Chew the Fat.  This regular series will feature interviews with a range of folk involved in the BBQ scene as well as anything to do with my other loves: bacon, dude-food and beer.  Each segment will also feature a favourite recipe for you to try at home.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the first cab off the rank as Chris Girvan-Brown, guru of all things BBQ and the man behind Urban Griller.  Chris has also provided a killer recipe for smoke poached kangaroo which you can find here. Continue reading

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The Dirty Three Way (It’s a sandwich, you filthy animals)


Every year we like to host a party on the first Saturday of summer, imaginatively titled ‘Thank God It’s Summer’; the 2014 edition was much like any other but for the inclusion of enough meats to almost cause a PETA rally out the front of my house.

The flagship dish for the day was The Dirty Three Way – a sandwich comprising of pulled lamb, beef and pork loaded up with some smoked mac and cheese.   Continue reading

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2014 – The Year In Review

The year is coming to a close, not only marking an end to 2014 but an end to the first year of Gusface Grillah and so I wanted to do a quick wrap up of some of the highlights and what the new year might bring. Continue reading

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Double Smoked Ham with Maple Stout Glaze (Oh, and a sauce made from beer too)

Christmas Ham

It’s time to share a Christmas recipe with my maple & stout glazed ham served with a stout sriracha onion jam.

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Restaurant Review: Qantas Airways

Popularity of American BBQ in Australia has increased exponentially over the past few years.  This was truly apparent on our Qantas flight to Sydney when served up an American BBQ dish for our lunch.

It’s not the first time I’ve heard of BBQ in the air, however…

It’s just a little airborne, it’s still good, it’s still good. Continue reading

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Northbridge Brewing Company: Man vs Food

Man v Food

Right now Northbridge Brewing Company is a war zone; a battlefield pitting man against food in a stomach stretching fight for bragging rights. Continue reading

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Cheesy Vegemite Stuffed Burger

Vegemite Cheeseburger

A few weeks ago my sister was in town and requested an extra special burger.  So I made her one of my most inspired creations yet: The Vegemite Cheeseburger. Continue reading

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Baking in the BBQ – Smoked Bacon Cupcakes

Bacon Cupcakes

Smoked Bacon & White Chocolate Cupcakes.  I’m back on the baconising of desserts, this time testing out the baking functionality of Robochop my new GMG pellet grill. Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Brekky – Smoked Lamb & Tumeric Eggs

Middle Eastern Lamb

Slow smoked lamb with tumeric scrambled eggs, toasted pistachios and fruits.  Today’s dish is my most inventive breakfast yet as there were no recipes involved, just a hungry man looking for a killer morning fix. Continue reading

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