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  1. jcam222

    Fermented Habanero Garlic sauce

    Third batch of hot sauce for this month bottled and labeled. This one is the blend that started my obsession last year. Orange habanero ferment. 4 weeks in a 3.5% brine. Finished with heavy garlic, a little salt and sweetener along with xanthan gum to prevent separation. Immediately fiery on...
  2. jcam222

    UPDATED w/ finish Disney Legs 2022

    I did these a couple years ago for Christmas and people just loved them. Any that were left after dinner were quickly snapped up in doggie bags as people left. Decided I would do a case to pass out to friends and family for Thanksgiving this year. The salty sweetness of these is a nice change...
  3. jcam222

    Keto Salisbury Steak

    So many posts in comfort food and in particular mentions of Salisbury steak. I just had to have some. Friends turned me on to a new meat shop this week with great quality and prices. Grabbed a 30 lbs case of huge tom turkey legs for next weeks project. They had a nice store grind Chuck and beef...
  4. jcam222

    Starting some kraut

    Multiple friends have been inquiring frequently as to when I planned on having more sauerkraut for their eating pleasure. My process is very basic but yields delicious traditional kraut. Finally got around to a batch today. Ordered this to do a large batch instead of many half gallons. Grabbed 7...
  5. jcam222

    Four ingredient keto peanut butter fudge

    This is a nice quick keto sweet to whip up when you are short on time. Ridiculously easy but very rich and satisfying. Recipe in the video.
  6. jcam222

    Reaper / Scotch Bonnet ferments

    Bottling up two batches of hot sauce last week kicked the addiction back in lol. I have one orange habanero ferment going but wanted to start some more to have plenty on hand for Christmas gift baskets , my belly and friends. These are half gallon 3.5% brine 1/3 Carolina Reaper and 2/3 Orange /...
  7. jcam222

    Chicken Paprikash in the giant Lodge skillet

    Got out the 17” Lodge skillet for a one skillet dish today. Settled on Chicken Paprikash. This version does it include lots of tomato which may trigger the purists haha. Very simple dish. General recipe in the video. Little keto dumpling in th lower right was ok but they were overall a fail...
  8. jcam222

    Two Fermented pepper sauce blends

    @xray helped me a ton last year to learn safe fermenting. @chopsaw posted some nice sauce last week! I got around to bottling two ferments today. I processed both batches a few days back. I’ve started storing in half gallon jars for a few days. During that time I taste / check texture and...
  9. jcam222

    Decadent Keto Peanut Butter Pie

    Dessert kinda day. Keto Peanut Butter Pie. Rich , decadent and impossible to tell from the full sugar versions. Recipe is in the video. Keto, diabetic or low carbers you will love this. Made a few minor tweaks from when I posted this a couple years ago in a bigger cook.
  10. jcam222

    Pulled pork and more for daughters baby shower

    My daughter got it in her head that pops was a good choice to do food for her baby shower. Feeling quite honored I cooked like a maniac today. 5 butts with a sweet heat rub I cobbled together. As most of you know my cooking is 100% keto / low carb but for others I can go high test real sugars...
  11. jcam222

    Coney dogs with homemade sauce

    Not a lot of time or inspiration for cooking here last week but did go to work on developing a coney sauce. I can give you a general idea of my recipe and process. As always I do a little adjusting along the way. I try to capture that. Roughly 3.3 lbs 80/20 ground beef into a pan of 7 cups...
  12. jcam222

    Grilled Pork Steaks / Cabbage and Ham

    Needed something quick to cook after work for we could eat on the rest of the week. Pulled out a couple packs of the pulled ham I did back in December and turned that into magic with a few heads of cabbage and some onions. We’ve used that pulled ham in soups, green beans, sandwiches and cabbage...
  13. jcam222

    Keto Pecan Pie Muffins

    Saw this recipe the other day and knew I had to make it. It’s been a minute since I’ve made a tasty keto treat. Recipe makes a dozen. Mix 1/2 cup softened butter and 3/4 cup Brown Swerve in mixer until nice and creamy. Add 2 room temp large eggs and 1/2 t caramel extract. Mix until well mixed...
  14. jcam222

    Polish Pickle Soup Keto style

    Last year my buddy @xray posted a pickle soup. I was intrigued by it and had it bookmarked for a future cook. The future is here :) Like many great soups I needed to make a few adjustments to eliminate potatoes and flour based roux. I used Joes recipe and a couple others online as a reference...
  15. jcam222

    Diablo Shrimp and Cilantro Chile Lime Chicken

    It’s been a minute since I’ve had the Blackstone out. Figured I’d change that. today. Last night I started the chicken marinading. Marinade: 3/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro, 9T olive oil, 6T lime juice, 2T lime zest, 6T dark chili powder, 1T cumin, 1T kosher salt and 1T medium grind black pepper...
  16. jcam222

    Game day Italian Sausage burgers

    Didn’t have much time before the game last night to cook but wanted to throw something together. Local Savealot had some nice bulk Italian sausage for $2.99 a lbs and the idea was crafted from there. Italian sausage burger stuffed with pepperoni and provolone on cheesy garlic bread. Topped with...
  17. jcam222

    Gyro on the Trompo King

    I had a good time with the chicken shawarma last week on the Trompo. I got to wondering if I could pull off gyro meat on it. I’ve never tried to do a gyro loaf before so off I went. First up 3 medium onions and 7 cloves of minced garlic minced very finely in the food processor. Once it was nice...
  18. jcam222

    Smoked Chicken Shawarma

    Decided on something different for week 1 kickoff this year. I just got this Trompo King so this fit right in. Chicken shawarma on the Trompo King spit smoked in the Lang with cherry wood. 10 lbs of chicken thighs marinaded overnight in a homemade marinade. Smoked to about 180 at the inner most...
  19. jcam222

    Jamaican Feast 2022

    it seems that every year I get a strong craving for Jamaican flavors in August. Must be because of multiple vacations to Montego Bay on August over the years. After thinking through what I might do while traveling this week I settled on the plans. Having a bunch of nice bellies in the freezer I...
  20. jcam222

    Cast iron Italian Zucchini Boats

    My wife’s been tending a friends garden while they are away on an Alaskan cruise. Amongst the bounty is a bunch of nice zucchini. They are bigger ones so the first thing that came to mind was these. These are simple but delicious. Started out by browning a couple lbs. of Italian sausage. Once...