First of all I want to congratulate the winners of the July throwdown! Now I know that it wouldn't have mattered if I had submitted! But I still wanted to show off my ideas. This was going to be my first throwdown, and I had a couple of ideas. I cooked both a week before the deadline and was trying to decide which to submit when life got extremely crazy and of course I missed the deadline. My first entry was a citrus honey duck smoked on cherry wood. I then made some Thai rice noodles in a soy peanut sauce. Added in cilantro, lime, bean sprouts, scallions, and wantan strips to finish it off. The other was a hickory smoked braided pork tenderloin manicotti. I also smoked some hot peppers. I then made a filling with the tenderloin pieces and ricotta, asiago, and Romano cheeses. A homemade marina out of roma tomatoes and the smoked hot peppers. I was really happy with this one and it tasted amazing, but i was leaning towards the duck since I thought it would be a little different.