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A finished filet Mignon cut open

Garlic Lemon Filet Mignon

Posted: June 18, 2014
One of the basic benefits of owning a Primo is its ability to cook a great steak.  We are often asked how we do steak - here is a favorite method of preparing steak with garlic and lemon.  This recipe...
Posted in Beef.
Two rock fish in a ceramic bowl with butter ready to be served

Butter Poached Rockfish

Posted: May 14, 2014
Every spring Chesapeake Bay anglers look forward to trophy rockfish season, allowing them to land rockfish (striped bass) over 28 inches.   Why? Not only do rockfish make great sport, they are also great for dinner.   We were gifted...
Posted in Seafood.
The finished smoked scrapple

Primo Smoked Scrapple

Posted: May 13, 2014
For those of you in the Mid Atlantic region and beyond who know about scrapple and enjoy it - this is for you!  For those of you who don't know what it is, the name says it all.  As residents...
Posted in Pork.
Pulled pork on tortilla chips

Smoking Saturdays at AQUA

Posted: April 25, 2014
Smoking Saturdays at AQUA!  Every Saturday we will be demonstrating the virtues of Primo Ceramic Grills by cooking  and serving tasty samples.  Stop by to learn more about Primos and to experience how they can elevate your BBQ!  The samples...
Posted in Primo How To.
A glazed and double smoked ham

Smoked Ham with Apricot Honey Glaze

Posted: April 25, 2014
Double smoking and glazing a pre-cooked/pre-smoked ham is a quick and easy way to impart a ton of flavor and impress/feed a crowd while you are essentially just warming up the ham. Start by coating the ham with a touch...
Posted in Pork.
Glazed and smoked BBQ meatballs on the grill

Primo Smoked BBQ Meatballs

Posted: March 22, 2014
A true crowd pleaser, making Smoked BBQ Meatballs on a Primo Ceramic Grill couldn't be easier.  BBQ Rub, BBQ Sauce, and a kiss of smoke will elevate your favorite meatball recipe out of your oven to be a new backyard...
Posted in Beef, Pork.
Upside down Lobster tails and steaks being grilled

Primo Grilled Lobster Tails & Filet Mignon

Posted: February 10, 2014
Classic "Surf & Turf" is slowly becoming a classic Valentine's Day dinner- impress by grilling the lobster tail and filet mignon on the Primo - It really couldn't be any easier or more delicious! Start by prepping the beef- we would recommend...
Posted in Beef, Seafood.
A small bowl with chili toppings

Primo Superbowl Smokehouse Chili

Posted: January 14, 2014
Elevate your Chili!  Take advantage of the Primo's versatility by smoking the meat first before it simmers away in a dutch oven with the rest of the ingredients.  This creates an incredible "smokehouse" flavor you can't achieve in a dutch...
Posted in Beef.
A tub for bratworst on a grill

Octoberfest Bratwurst “Brat Tub”

Posted: October 18, 2013
Every year here at AQUA we celebrate October with our "Spa"ktoberfest Spa Sale.  A traditional staple of our hot tub celebration is the "Brat Tub" we adapted years ago from the Johnsonville Brat website.  Not only does it show off the Primo's...
Posted in Pork.
A sliced and fully smoked brisket ready to be eaten

Primo Smoked Brisket

Posted: September 11, 2013
Smoking a brisket perfectly can be considered the "holy grail" of BBQ achievements... however, with a small amount of planning and attention the Primo can pull it off with ease.  This method of smoking brisket on the Primo has its roots...
Posted in Beef.
Apple maple glazed sausage being smoked

Primo Smoked Sausage

Posted: August 29, 2013
Smoking Sausage on the Primo couldn't be easier - with nothing to prep it's all about giving the sausage some time and smoke.  You could certainly grill sausage and it would be delicious -  but we think smoking them at a lower tempature is...
Posted in Pork.
A cup of roasted gazpacho with Maryland Lump Crab Meat

Fire Roasted Gazpacho w/ Maryland Lump Crab

Posted: July 25, 2013
Cold, refreshing gazpacho is the perfect meal on a hot summer evening.  Not only will it cool you down,  it also embraces the fresh tomatoes and peppers of the season.  Giving the vegetables a quick roasting on the Primo is an easy way to...
Posted in Seafood, Veggies & Misc.
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