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Handmade Artisan Goods

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“It doesn’t get any more authentic than this.” – Santiago. P

Hand-crafted by
smoke-lovin enthusiasts.

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Everything you need for the ultimate Barbecue feast.

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Smokin’ Gauchos is about bringing home, everything elemental about cooking. Fire, smoke, meat, artisan handmade goods, wine, great company, and good times.

Preparing for the ultimate Aussie BBQ feast
BBQ Wood Pile
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Thoughtfully designed and made in Australia.

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Our range is designed by passionate enthusiasts, who have cooked with fire for decades. Where form meets function, everything we make is thoughtfully designed for versatility, with the cook (or chef) in mind.
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Our Famous Parrilla.

Our mission was to create the ultimate wood-fire grill, that is as authentic as it is functional. Australian-made, and hand-crafted. Our famous Parilla has been used by backyard cooks, and well-known Chefs’ alike.

Art Meets Function

Designed to be as beautiful as is is functional. Our famous Parrilla features include:

– A large, interchangeable “V” Grill (750mm x 450mm).

– Adjustable grill height that allows for long, low & slow cooking, or can be lowered for searing hot grill grill marks.

– Hanging rail & Warming rack for smoking. 

Smokin Gauchos parrilla cutout

Simple to use

From lighting a woodstack to create hot coals, or simply using charcoal. Our Parrilla makes it simple, from a daily cook, to a weekend feast.

Storage

Ample storage for everything you need to cook. – Large firewood rack with pockets for kindling. (Holds enough wood for 8-10 hours of cooking) – Channels for the interchangeable grill, trivet, and hotplate (coming soon) – Solid timber base for utensils, trays, and anything else you need.
white lamb rack

Our Famous Parrilla.

Our mission was to create the ultimate wood-fire grill, that is as authentic as it is functional. Australian-made, and hand-crafted. Our famous Parilla has been used by backyard cooks, and well-known Chefs’ alike.
Smokin Gauchos parrilla cutout

Art Meets Function

Designed to be as beautiful as is functional. Our famous Parrilla features include:

  • Our large, interchangeable “V” Grill (750mm x 450mm).
  • Adjustable grill height that allows for long, low & slow cooking, or can be lowered to searing hot grill marks.

Simple to use

From lighting a woodstack to create hot coals, or simply using charcoal. Our Parrilla makes it simple, from a daily cook, to a weekend feast.

Storage

Ample storage for everything you need to cook.

  • Large firewood rack with pockets for kindling. (Holds enough wood for 8-10 hours of cooking)
  • Channels for the interchangeable grill, trivet, and hotplate (coming soon)
  • Solid timber base for utensils, trays, and anything else you need.
gaucho grill tomahawk steak
5/5

Really well made, great to see a quality Australian product, made in Australia, from Australian materials. Easy to use, looks great in the BBQ area at home.

Jared. S

🏺🪴CENTERED CERAMICS🏺🪴

A goal I set for 2024 was to work with my hands more where I could. A year ago I was inspired by @ryanpaulder  @loveryanceramics to create epic ceramics that could be used for all of our cooking endeavours. Pieces we could say were ours, and present them with pride. Bubbling away is @doingthethings_au a place where working with your hands is reinvigorated and celebrated. 

I’ve been fortunate to see what is possible when using ceramics on fire, and @chefjasonroberts has set a high bar with the incredible things you can make and cook with over flame. 

So here begins the journey with @centeredceramics Guy & Jen are beautiful humans, taking me on this journey to learn to make the pieces that I can use with fire cooking. 

Stay tuned, more to come! Ps: hit me up if you want to know more. 🔥🔥🔥
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🦌🔥HARVESTING LIFE🔥🦌

After 20 years of being out of the field, I felt it was time to reignite my love for ethically harvesting wild game meat. Very proud to be supported by @hunterselement in this journey who have provided me with the right gear to return to the bush. The quality and sustainability of Hunters Element aligns perfectly with our values. Keeping our country clean, and using recycled bottles to manufacture the bulk of their clothing range. 

Thanks to the guidance and support of @johnralley and @_wilderlife_ for coaching me and directing me through the process, i’m grateful for your wisdom and knowledge. 

Stay tuned as we work to create content which connects wild harvested protein to the plate using fire (wherever we can!). 

I want you to think about dishes:

🐇Rabbit Spaghetti
🦌Venison Schnitzel
🐗Wild Boar Sisig 
🦘Kanagroo & Bloof Orange Skewers
🐐 Goat Asado 

Any requests??? 

Stay tuned friends, the journey has just begun. 
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#HilltoGrill #Explorefurther #Huntlonger #Hunterselement #smokingauchos #harvest #ethicalhunter #hunting #huntingisconservation🌎 #hunt #hunters #huntingseason #huntinglife
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🇵🇭🔥FILO FLAVOURS🔥🇵🇭

What a wild ride of food & flavours once again here in the Philippines. I love this place, the people are beautiful, and so much of the food is still traditional, cooked with traditional methods. 

The mix of old world and new world is so engaging from traditional suckling pig (Lechon) filled with flavour, to modern fine dining, the Philippines has it all!
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🇯🇵🎌IPPON YARI👹🔥🏯

Another sensational Japanese meal @ipponyari . The sashimi here was some of the freshest I’ve ever tasted, and every dish to delicious and legit!

The Philippines food experience continue…
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🌴🔥BORACAY BITES🦞🐖

Just a snippet of the food exploration here in @boracay.today - what a vibe! Everywhere is bustling, charcoal skewers being cooked on the streets and restaurants. Fresh seafood everywhere and whole pig know as “Lechon” on the spit. 

Non stop eating here! 
@paradisegardenresortboracay 
@fairwaysandbluewaterboracay @epicboracay @boracayinformer
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🏯🇯🇵KOMBU JAPANESE👹🎌

An unbelievable japanese feast @kombujapanesebistro some of the best I’ve had in the world, yakitori was top shelf. 🔥🔥🔥
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🤌🏼PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH🤌🏼

When @johnralley of @bushriverkitchen gives you a venison terrine from wild harvest deer 🦌 how do you it justice?

Well, you make an epic Ploughman’s lunch for the family:
@brown_sugar_bakery_2260 sourdough @harrisfarmmarkets cheese selection @colessupermarkets condiments & deli meats @yarra_yering 2022 Chardonnay 
@loveryanceramics plates 
@laguioleaustralia knives 
@spiegelauaus glasses
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✍🏼🏺CERAMIC IDEAS🏺✍🏼

Playing with some basic sketches of some of the flame ware i’d like to make this year. 

Fire plate for flatbreads 
Pot for Cous Cous & Rice 
Tagine 
Flat pan/plate 

Hopefully with @centeredceramics I can develop the skills to make these over time 🔥🔥🔥

Looking forward to trying out the @keaneceramics fireclay too
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🦀CRAB LINGUINE🦀

Woodfire Crab Linguine w/ Garlic & Lemon bread Crumb. 
@harrisfarmmarkets produce, @sanremopasta linguine., cooked in my @solidteknics pans, @heatbeads coal w/ ironbark, @olssonssalt served on @pony_rider enamel plates & a bottle of 2020 @domainenaturaliste Chardonnay in @spiegelauaus glasses.
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⛰️💦 4WD TRAINING🌿⛰️

Having owned 5 4WD’s, & driving off road 24 years, I had a sense that I was pretty competent off road. 

After a day course with @drivingsolutions & I learned so much more about the details of 4WD control, using the tech in my @toyota_aus Prado Kak & even being able to compare the tech amongst other vehicles like the @fordaustralia Wildtrak & Everest. 

Held @sydneymotorsportpark - @drivingsolutions  took us through the gamut of 4WD’ing including: 
✅ Understanding tyre pressure, tread & construction - @falkenaustralia Wildpeak A/Ts touted as one of the best A/T’s on the market 
✅ Vehicle features, snorkels, diff & trans breathers
✅ Bull-bar, Recovery Point, Winches & Underbody protection differences with @rival4x4 @afn4x4australia @arb4x4 
✅ Internal Safety (ie Cargo Barriers) like @kaonaust make 
✅ Recovery Kits & the differences between traditional shackle & snatch setups vs new kinetic & rope style as made by Ridge Ryder available from @bcf.australia & @supercheap_auto 
✅ Off road preparation, First Aid and survival supplies
✅ Vehicle maintenance & Cleanliness by @meguiars_australia @mobil1_retail_australia 
✅ Roof Rack Weights & GVM loads @rolaaustralia @rhinorackau @yakimaracksaunz 
✅ Lights & Accessories @stedi_australia 

Brilliant day had by all, so much fun and so much learned. Thanks @ James, Jack & crew! 🔥
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🏺CERAMIC CENTRAL🏺

This year I am going to be embarking on some adventures which involve ceramics. 

Some of the earliest cookware originated from clay and im keen to play a bit in this space. 

Having been inspired by @chefjasonroberts and @loveryanceramics I look forward to sewing how i can connect handmade ceramics with fire cooking 🔥🏺🔥🏺🔥 Looking forward to attending @centeredceramics
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🦜THE GROUNDS🦜

An epic family day out @thegrounds Alexandria, with lunch in the Potting Shed, great menu on offer & a killer rib eye. Just had to have it. 

Oh, and a Macaw you can say hi to 🦜
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⏱️🔥QUICK COOKS🔥⏱️

When the family is hungry.

You have a few random things at home, so you cook what you can find: 

Ricotta Stuffed Zuchinni Flowers 
Pork Belly Pancakes w/ hoisin & veg 
Rib Eye w/ Broccolini
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🇱🇧MIDDLE EAST FEAST🇱🇧

Phwoooaaarrr what an EPIC day of cooking that was, decided to treat the fam to a Middle Eastern FEAST🔥

Took my trusty @pony_rider market bag down to @tumbi_wholesale_meats & @fruitforall to pick up some meat and veg. 

Made everything from scratch except the hummus and baba ganoush! 

🔥Kafta Lebanese Beef 
🔥Shish Tawook Chicken 
🔥Tabouleh 
🔥Veggie Skewers 
🔥Garlic Toum 
🔥Pickled Turnip (now need to wait a week or so)! 
🔥Lebanese Potatoes 

All cooked over wood fire using my @solidteknics pan, and putting our new mesh grill to the test.
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🍝MUMMAS’ RECIPE🍝 

Ok, so it’s not woodfire, but this dish needs a special mention. 

This is the dish that reminds me of home. Of growing up in a Maltese immigrant family, it was dishes like this that you were stoked to come home to. 

After the abundance of ham, endless seafood, and more salads than I can name, we felt we would cook something simple “Rigatoni w/ Ricotta, Garlic & Tomato Sauce” (GHAHIN MIMLI IRKOTTA) and man did it hit the spot! 

Lovingly served on our beautiful enamel plateware by @pony_rider and cooked in our @solidteknics  pan. 
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#maltese #maltesefood #malta🇲🇹 #maltatoday #malteseofficial #malteseofinstagram #malteseworld
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🔥🍗XMAS CHOOK🍗🔥

A SUPER SIMPLE woodfire cook up this xmas, some chicken to take to the in-laws. 

Two whole chooks, butterflied, and marinade with olive oil & fresh herbs (sage, thyme, rosemary) lemon juice, garlic & salt. 

Cook rib-cage down ton medium heat coals and then flip. Repeat 2 more times till internal temp is spot on. Tested using my new @inkbirdau probe.
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🍖🎄XMAS HAM🎄🍖

Thank you @alexsprichard for the xmas ham recipe inspo, my OCD wouldnt let me chuck all the ingredients in at once 🤣 

1 Ham
50g Honey (local) 
350g Pineapple Juice 
100g Red Wine Vinegar
50g each Dijon, Hot English & Seeded Mustard 
Cloves, Cinnamon, Bay Leaves (I didn’t have juniper)

Remove rind layer & leave in ham bag. 
Score your ham w/ diamond pattern. 
Add cloves to intersection of scoring on ham
Mix honey w/ mustards 
Baste dressing all over ham 
Mix Pinapple juice & res wine vinegar and add to tray 
Chuck in bay leaves & cinnamon sticks

Place in woodfired oven at around 180 degrees until the fat is caramelised.

Remove from the oven and pop on your parrilla or heat source (i had parrilla going with ironbark) and reduce the glaze. 

Going back and forth between this and the wood oven a few times until the glaze is thick and your ham nicely caramelised.

Slice. Eat. Be Merry 

Amen to this recipe, tasted sensational! 
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#christmasham #woodfire #woodfired #woodfireoven #smokingauchos #smokingauchoknives #ponyrider #parrilla
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🦞🦀SEAFOOD SPREAD🦐🐟

We have a tradition in our house at Christmas time. We always have a private fresh seafood shesh. Just the family, and before all the chaos begins. We put a lot of love into the prep and make it special for the whole family. 

This year @nicholasseafoodsydney was the provider of our incredible seafood, paired perfectly with a 2014 @davidhookwines  Pothana Vineyard l, Belford Semillon which was absolutely singing. Also had a @vindenwines 2022 Alicante Bouschet for entree.
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✖️PONY RIDER✖️

Ridiculously in love with my haul of adventure gear from @pony_rider 🖤

Built for lifestyle and adventure, Pony Rider design limited edition textiles for consciously adventurous folk. 

We share the same ethos; to create sustainably manufactured products, with considered design,  that enable the lifestyles of humans who seek slow, intentional living. 🔥
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🌡️🔥PERFECT TEMP🌡️🔥

Christmas has come early this year, thanks to @inkbirdau 

I have been using Inkbird thermometers for years and they never miss a beat. Unfortunately my last probe pen died a sad death when I accidentally broke it the other week. 😭

Cant wait to put these to the test: 

INKBIRD IHT-1S is an instant and waterproof read thermometer with lock readout, temperature calibration, backlight LCD, rechargeable battery, hook design and etc., which is widely adopted by professional chefs, BBQ competitors, cooking show hosts, award-winning baristas.

Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun INK-IFT03 - The infrared thermometer can accurately locate and quickly read the surface temperature of the inanimate object you want to measure.

I’ll use the probe for all my proteins, and the gun for the woodfired oven. 

PS: trying to open the probe with one hand is very difficult 🤣
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🥩BEEF TARTARE🥩

I was so inspired after having beef tartare at @osteriailcoccia @bamvino_pizza_wine_deli and then @marblebarandgrill recently that I decided I needed to try this myself. 

Thanks to @saratogaqualitymeats I bought a beautiful fresh eye fillet (tenderloin) to turn into this raw beef dish. Fresh ingredients are essential! 

Recipe thanks to @australianbeef 🥩🔥

📖INGREDIENTS SERVES 4
 
400g beef sirloin, very well trimmed
1 eschallot, finely diced
2 tbsp finely chopped gherkins
1 tbsp finely chopped capers
2 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Tabasco sauce (optional)
4 organic egg yolks (optional)

To serve, sourdough toast and a green salad

METHOD
Using a very sharp knife, dice the beef into ½cm cubes, discarding any fat.
Place into a mixing bowl with the eschallots, gherkins, capers, parsley and mustard and stir to combine. Season with the Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco (if using) along with some salt and pepper.
Place onto 4 plates using a ring mould. Make a slight indentation with the back of a spoon and drop an egg yolk on top of each (if using). Serve with sourdough toast and a green salad.
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🥩🍗LOCAL BUTCHER🥩🍗

Without doubt, @saratogaqualitymeats is hands down the best butchery on the Central Coast and has access to some of the best protein around. And, whilst we have plenty of great butchers around, this is one of my favourites.

In particular their @rangersvalley Black Onyx sirloin is one of the best all round pieces of beef I have ever had. Big call I know.

I came home with a special haul for something I wanted to do a little different: 

🥩 Black Onyx Sirloin (Rangers Valley)
🥩 Grass Fed Rump 
🥩 Cowra Lamb Chops (grass fed) 
🥩 Grass Fed Eye Fillet 

Buying protein of this quality and at this price isn’t for everyone. However, if you look at it a little differently, we weren’t meant to be smashing protein like this every single day. We used to hunt, kill, eat our kill, and in between the hunts we ate a lot more conservatively. 

So thats what I try and do, is by epic protein and eat it in smaller quantities - quality over quantity any day of the week. 🔥🔥🔥 

Stay tuned this week to see what I made with it. 

Thanks @anthonypalms for bringing the shop to Erina, such an easier place to get to over Kincumber Village (but worth it to pick Jasons brain ha!) and thanks to @dawniiehen for being so passionate and helpful in the shop🙏🏼

#butcher #butcherblock #local #localbusiness #localbutcher #localbutchers #centralcoastnsw #centralcoastlifestyle #centralcoast #centralcoastbusiness #centralcoastmums #centralcoastsmallbusiness #centralcoastliving
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🔥🔥MARBLE BAR & GRILL🔥🔥 

A great night out once again @marblebarandgrill the team going from strength to strength with their menu, protein quality and service. 

If you’re coming through the central coast, its a must stop, centrally located, and my recommendation - the 1kg T-Bone w/ chimmi, and the beef tartare are my favourites. 🔥
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🦞🦐SEAFOOD SESSIONS🦀🦐

Summer is in full swing and how good is the seafood that comes along with it! 

Following on from our last post about using fresh prawns to make delicious rice paper rolls, here is something thats even EASIER than that - the classic fresh seafood platter!

Sourced locally from @casanova_seafood fresh prawns, blue swimmer crabs and some delicious sydney rock oysters. 

Plated up in some beautiful @loveryanceramics pottery, served with a bottle of @thomaswines @thomaswineshuntervalley 2019 Hunter Semillon & a simple mignonette for the oysters and you’re done! 
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