The Strawberries are in ~ Foamheart

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Berries' started by foamheart, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Berries, berries, Berries!


    What to do with 'em ? Soooo sweet, juicy, and delicious. (My hands are stained red and I have 1/2 flat left to process)


    They are pretty good!


    I processed to full flats to freeze for year round shortcake, Strawberry jelly/jam/topping


    Or maybe a Strawberry cheesecake, Strawberry cake, 


    Strawberry pie, Strawberry bread pudding, Strawberry liqueur,


    Its a berry good fruit bowl! Strawberries, apple, blackberries & watermelon!!

    BTW I gotta tell you, Thursday I threw a chicken in the brine, Friday I washed it off and put in the reefer to dry, Threw it on the smoker today (Low and slow) @210 degrees, . I w/pecan It took 4 hours for a 6 lber to hit 162, I pulled it and it cruised to 165. I believe it was the best smoked chicken I ever ate! I know you always miss the pictures on the best ones...>LOL 
     
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  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great problem to have.

    Great looking berries.
     
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Adam we used to do approx 5K a year. Plant in Sept/Oct under black plastic and now they would be coming in.

    I will not plant or pick another berry! But I will fix whatever you want with what you bring in the house.
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I had a small patch. Hard to get big berries.

    I moved on
     
  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First things first....... Let the Maceration begin!
     
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  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking strawberries, Kevin! We just made 11 jars of strawberry jam. That's enough for the 2 of us.

    The strawberries down here from Plant City are killer too.

    You do chicken like us, low & slow, we don't eat the skin so it's just there to keep the meat moist.

    Now get back to work & mash those berries!

    Al
     
  7. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Them look real nice Foam, we really like strawberries round here. The helpers like fruit smoothies but they have to be with strawberries ! That'll be some good eats for ya !

    BTW, that chicken sounds awesome. My better half requested BCC today, so we'll be tossing a couple on here soon !
     
  8. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was going to ask... Happy you did not disappoint! 
     
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Al, yeppers I have had some of those Florida berries and they are pretty good. Ours are not their best ....... we had all those rains and the water could not dissipate  so we have beautiful berries that taste a lot like water. We've had a week and a half of no rain which is helping. Hope we get some sweeter berries before they end this year.

    I averaged 8 pints processed from 12 pints or a full flat.

    We really like strawberry short cake, and when you can have it year round its even better...LOL

    I still have one big bowl full of clean halves with no sugar on 'em thinking on maybe some freezer preserves. That will probably make a cake, and 8 jars of jelly. I think I still have 8 or 10 left from last year. I have learned always good to stay ahead, for that 1 in 4 bad year! LOL
     
  10. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smoothies is this generation, we do strawberry milkshakes and malteds upon occassion.  Of course we do a little strawberry liqueur too...LOL

    I wish I knew exactly what I put in that brine! Of course I just grab the normal stuff but this was just too perfect. And that was the one in 10, that's just perfectly done. If I could do that consistantly I'd have no choice but to go into business. I assume all real cooks would agree about that.
     
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  11. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL.. Oh yeah Justin.  Thats what he's got in them mason jars.  Smooooothies 
     
  12. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Kevin That is a lot of Berries,I bought 8 pints for 3 dollars and we ate cobbler for more then a week LOL

    You should be in business with your skills

    Richie
     
  13. Strawberries are "in season" here as well. I request strawberry shortcake for my birthday every year. Always the best!!

    I'm looking forward a few months to the bush berry season!!

    Strawberry liquor is one I haven't tried. [​IMG]

    Is it distilled or brewed?
     
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    But just look at those berries! So many things to do...... I make a Cajun Strawberry Cheesecake that 'll  make ya wanta slap ya momma!
     
  15. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a great week!
     
  16. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Forget the cheesecake and momma slapping.  You can bootleg me a jar of that strawberry hooch when it mellows!  It will make the perfect summer ice tea!  Looks mighty tasty. b
     
  17. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll try the cheescake! Great looking berries,ours are still half green or half rotted!
     
  18. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I actually have a thread. Its really just flavored booze.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/143459/uncle-goldies-fruit-liqueur
     
  19. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that's funny b, LOL !
     
  20. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Drunk humor! b
     

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