Thanks. Send them over. Not a problem. Looks like it will be 78 and sunny this weekend.
5th Annual SMF Carolinas Smokers Gathering (May 13, 14 and 15, 2016) **PICS** - Page 4
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Part of Friday lunch will be grilled chicken skewers. Doing Teriyaki and Char Siu.
Ingredients for the Char Siu marinade.
1⁄4 cup Demarara sugar
2 Tablespoons honey
1⁄4 cup soy sauce
20 drops red food coloring
2 Tablespoons Mirin
2 Tablespoon Hoisin sauce
1⁄2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
2 cloves crushed garlic
¼ cup Mirin
¼ cup Japanese soy sauce
3 TBS Honey
1-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
¼ tsp ginger
¼ tsp mustard powder
Thanks to Scott and Cricket for hosting. If there's a 6th Annual SMF Carolinas Smokers Gathering, I will be there.
Man did we eat. It was a great time meating you guys and hanging out. Hope to see you next year. Going through pics. Will be posting a bunch later.
Did you try your new tube smoker yet? Thanks to Todd at A-Maze-N Products we have few new cold smoking fans. We'd also like to thank Lisa at Vacuum Sealers Unlimited for her support and generosity. Also thanks to the Sweet Life(our local bakery) for dropping by with massive amounts of delicious cupcakes. And a big thanks to Tulsa Jeff who without we would not have this awesome forum where we meat all these great folks and getting new smokers on the right track from the beginning with his great book.
Some pics from Friday's festivities.
Homemade Italian sausage on the grill.
Char-Siu and Teriyaki chicken skewers.
Getting ready to serve lunch.
Got to use the solar powered fan today.
ABTs and a butt in the house.
Homemade Italian sausage in homemade sauce.
Fatties by TomLC. Pizza and Florentine flavors.
Marguerita from scratch by TomLCs son Colin. Most excellent.
Joe's Friday ribs.
Now on to Saturday.
Colin, Vickie and Cricket with something alcoholic.
phatbacs pork chunks made a fine lunch.
...and his pulled chicken made it even better.
Full smoker. Happy smoker.
22 lb spatchcocked turkey.
Pork shotz. People were quite addicted to these.
Leftover fatties. We had them again.
Cricket's fruit salad.
Joe's famous potato salad.
Baked beans with bacon and smoked sausage.
Smoked Mac & Cheese.
And for dessert. Courtesy of our friends at The Sweet Life.
Fenway under the cornhole board.
And as night falls we have the ritual burning of the Christmas trees.
Edited by alelover - 5/21/16 at 3:32am
Thanks for posting up the pics Scott! Thanks again for the AMNPS and pellets...and for allowing me to attend. I will not miss out on the Saturday festivities next year.
Shall I bring my resident bartender again? Never mind, I know the answer to that!
Was absolutely wonderful! And thanks so much (and thanks to Todd also) for the gift of the tube smoker. Haven't had a chance to try it yet, but planning on getting it up and running very soon.
So much good food I wouldn't know where to start, and wouldn't want to imply that what I don't mention wasn't terrific also. But, that said....
Cricket's fruit salad - so simple, so amazing.
Pork Shotz - Phenomenal! I'd never heard of these before. I can't believe the sausages were Hillshire Farms. I thought somebody had made them. Since when does Hillshire Farms taste that good? Scott - I've seen the pictures of the ingredients you put in the brown sugar mix, but could you post a recipe of the mix you make? Would appreciate it. Also, you said smoked 2 hours. At what temp?
Ribs - 'nough said.
Smoked mac and cheese - Totally cooked from scratch in the smoker. Never thought of that one. I always cooked it, then smoked it. So much better this way.
But let's face it, as good as the food was, the really good part was meeting the people. I heard so many new ideas/techniques that I want to follow-up on when I get my smoker up and going again after a move.
So particular thanks to Joe for bringing/running his smoker, and not least for many good smoking ideas; and, of course, to Scott and Cricket for hosting this event. I'm certainly looking forward to next year.
Well now that makes more sense to me. I thought it was WAY to good for Hillshire Farms. I got the Hillshire Farms idea because when I searched the forum for Pork Shotz, the first link that shows up is one by you (http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/114257/pre-thanksgiving-pulled-pork-and-pork-shotz-too-q-view ) that shows a package of Hillshire Farms being used for the little wonders.