YouTube’s Top 10 Recipes from PMGK

PMGK’s Top 10 Recipes

How in the world could I possibly narrow down and decide what I think the Top 10 Recipes are, out of everything that I have filmed and posted?  Well, it’s easier than you think but just cracking off the top of my head, my personal favorites, isn’t going to cut it.  In fact, I’m almost certain, that your favorite recipes aren’t going to be the same as mine, by any measure.  So I decided to look at my statistics and take the pull of the most popular videos on my YouTube Channel.  And, wouldn’t you know it, the exact same results reflected on my website as well.  So, let’s take a look at the final results, together:

#10 of my Top 10 Recipes

This is my Lamb Chops with Aju recipe and it starts out with a quick trim of the fat, on a Frenched Rack of Lamb, then seasoned and seared on the stove.  It’s finished in the oven and topped with an Aju made from the leftover lamb crust in the pan.  I highly recommend this recipe as well as my Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb, if you’d like another choice.

#9 of my Top 10 Recipes

This is beautiful Texas Style Beef Brisket.  Not only do I show you how to make this in your oven, with incredible results, I give you a fantastic rub recipe.  And this Brisket is so juicy and tender, you’ll swear a professional world champion expert cooked it for you.  But keep your eye out for my Tri Tip recipe coming out this next week, because I show you how to tweak this rub for that with similar results.

#8 of my Top 10 Recipes

This Steakhouse style Salted Baked Potato recipe is delicious and it’s so easy to prepare.  The most important part of this recipe is cleaning and seasoning the outside of the peal to insure you get that potato skin tasty.  And I show you how to do that so that it will compliment whatever toppings you decide to load on top.

#7 of my Top 10 Recipes

This is my Seared Salt and Pepper Ahi Tuna recipe.  It’s very easy to prepare and I give the ingredients to make a Wasabi Vinaigrette as well.  This is a great appetizer.  It can be served, as is, on a plate with the dipping sauce or topped over your favorite green salad, tossed with the vinaigrette as a dressing.

#6 of my Top 10 Recipes

This is my Potato Bomb Mini’s recipe.  And if you’ve ever made full size Potato Bombs on the grill or baked in your oven, then you know how tasty these can be.  I just show you how to make a smaller version with waxy potatoes.   I show you how to core the potatoes, stuff them with Mozzarella cheese and wrap them in bacon.  These can be cooked on the grill or in the oven.

#5 of my Top 10 Recipes

This is my Steamed Clams recipe.  Though this recipe ranks #5 on my channel, it is the #1 clam recipe on YouTube.  I use Littleneck Clams that are cooked to perfection and I show you how to make a garlic and butter clam broth that drowns the clams when they are finished.  I highly recommend adopting this recipe the next time your in the mood for fresh clams.

#4 of my Top 10 Recipes

This is my Garlic Mushrooms and Onions recipe and it is awesome.  These can be served on the side to compliment, practically, any dish; especially steak.  I also show you a fun alternative that is baked over the top of Texas Toast and cheese.  Give this a try the next time you need a vegetable side.

#3 of my Top 10 Recipes

This my Lobster Tail with Claws recipe.  It’s one of the best tutorials to watch if you’ve never learned how to prepare a raw lobster tail from scratch.  In comes in at #3 of the most popular recipes on my channel and website but it’s in the top 3 recipes on YouTube if you search Lobster Tails.  I also show you how to season and properly broil your tails as good as any seafood or steakhouse restaurant.

#2 of my Top 10 Recipes

This is one of the best Crispy Fried Shrimp recipes out there.  It’s a Southern style recipe that is currently the #1 fried shrimp recipe on all of YouTube and it has been for quite some time.  I show you how to peel your shrimp and how to prepare a semi spicy egg wash with a seasoned flour mix that gets the shrimp extra crispy after they are fried.  If you love fried shrimp, this is the recipe for you.  It’s also great in my Firecracker Shrimp recipe or what some people call, “Bang Bang Shrimp.”

#1 of my Top 10 Recipes

This Mongolian Beef recipe isn’t just the most popular video on my channel, it’s the #1 Mongolian beef recipe on all of YouTube.  I show you how to thinly slice the beef and the secret to getting the meat crispy when it’s fried.  But be sure to get the exact ingredients for the sauce here on the website because I don’t divulge all of the liquids mixed in with the soy sauce in the video.  This recipe can be used with chicken too, if you prefer, and I also use this sauce with my Mongolian Beef Ribs.

And there you have it; the Top 10 Recipes and most popular videos from my YouTube channel and website.  Be sure to check back for future posts and recipes.

Trout Amandine

The Best Trout Amandine

Trout Amandine is a classic recipe and it just so happens that I live near one of the most popular fly fishing spots in the nation.  You can pull Rainbow, Browns and Cut Throat Trout from several different rivers that are only minutes away from my house.  And, believe me, this recipe will dress to impress any fan of any of those fish.  I’d even dare say that the preparation of this fish can be easily done with Salmon too; at least the way I do it.

Prepare Trout Amandine

For Trout Amandine, I’ll cut and slice a whole cleaned fish, then marinate it in buttermilk, season with salt and pepper, then stuff it with lemon slices and a seafood medley.  At this point you can choose to grill, bake or pan fry the fish.  In this video recipe, I take it to the grill but you can do what you prefer.  After I cook for 5 minutes, I’ll carefully flip the fish over and prepare the topping which consists of fresh ground Almonds, butter, Amaretto and squeeze from a fresh lemon.  I brown the almonds in a pan with some melted butter just before I add the Amaretto and lemon juice and cook over medium low heat till it lightly caramelizes.  By then it’s time to pull the Trout off the grill and smother with the caramelized sauce.

Be sure to check out my Grilled Halibut, Smothered Salmon and my Blackened Chipotle Tilapia recipes!

Grilled Trout Amandine Ingredients:

1 whole Trout
1/2 cup Butter Milk
1 lemon, sliced
2 sprigs fresh Thyme
2 sprigs fresh Parsley
2 sprigs fresh Dill
Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste
Melted Butter for basting

Amandine Sauce
1 tbsp Butter
1/4 cup Almonds, chopped or sliced
2 oz Amaretto

Cook fish over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes on each side and serve with the Trout Amandine Sauce.


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Fried Crab – Jonah, Dungeoness or Blue Crabs

The Best Fried Crab

Fried Crab can be found all over the world.  Traditionally, it’s usually soft shell crab, like blue crabs, that are fried but the truth is, you can fry just about anything.  Most of my experience with Fried Crabs have been at buffets and Cajun restaurants in the south.  It’s real popular to put the majority of the breading over the meat from the body of the crab.  I think mostly because the meat is already exposed, once the cavity shell has been removed, and you just sink your teeth right in and get a bight.

Jonah Fried Crab Recipe

Normally, for this Fried Crab recipe, I would use soft shell crabs but they aren’t available to me right now, unfortunately.  I did find some Jonah crabs, however, which are the East coasts answer to the West’s Dungeoness Crab.  They’re typically a little bit smaller than the Dungeoness and therefore a little cheaper as well.  I picked up these two bad boys for just under $7 bucks.  So you really can’t go wrong picking up a half dozen or so for frying.

Also, if you’re interested, be sure to check out a few relatable recipes I think you’ll enjoy.  My King Crab Legs tutorial is phenomenal because I teach you how to peal the legs so quickly that your mouth never stops chewing between bites.  My Stuffed Lobster recipe is one of the most amazing dish’s you’ll ever lay your eyes on; also incredible.  And my Thai Red Curry Shrimp Recipe is easy and it’s to die for.

Fried Crab Ingredients:

6 to 8 Whole Crabs
1 stick Melted Butter
1 Garlic Clove, chopped

Egg Wash
1 egg
2 tbs milk
2 tbs Hot Sauce

Dry Mix
1/2 cup Plain Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup Potato or Corn Starch
1 1/2 tsp Crab Boil Seasoning

Oil for frying

Cook at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for only 2 to 3 minutes and enjoy your Fried Crab.