Weeknight Dishes & Weekend BBQ

Welcome to “Cooking By Wood!” My wife and I live in Santa Monica, CA and we started this food blog so we can remember the great recipes that we create during the week and all the goods from my weekends BBQing. All the recipes here are flexible, delicious, and easy to make! Enjoy!


My Latest Meals:

BBQ Salmon Foil Pack with Asian-Inspired Marinade

As we’re getting into Summer, start heating up those grills! Here’s an easy way to cook salmon on the grill without having to scrape it off, or worry about it drying out. Start off with either buying the salon pre-cut into filets or cut them into approx. 8 oz. filets. This is will make sure… Continue reading →

Pea Pasta with White White Reduction Sauce

Here’s what you’ll need: 1/2 cup of white wine; 1/3 to 1/2 cup of chicken broth; 1 small tablespoon of flour 1 lemon chopped basil; diced garlic; diced shallots; 3 tablespoons of butter; 2 cups penne pasta; 1/4 cup of peas; any kind works here. kosher salt & pepper. Start off by boiling enough water… Continue reading →

Homemade Garlic Bread

Start of with a french baguette. It needs to be a good one! When buying it at the store, does it have that nice “crunch” when you squeeze it? That’ll be the difference to get a soft dough in the center with crispy crust. If you’re making it all at once, just slice it down… Continue reading →

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