Decided to do a couple sessions on the Weber kettle this past weekend for Fathers Day. One day and one meal wasnt enough, wwe feasted Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday was marinated N.Y. strip steaks, brined then grilled shrimp, and red potatoes done on the grill in a foil pack:
Only happens when I am at work.
SMF will lock up my p.c., and my Norton antivirus blocks a "suspicious pdf" and other items.
This time it blocked 2 suspicious PDF's(1 of which was quarantined), & a trojan which was blocked.
what the heck is going on with the new software that it seems to be...
My first competition this Saturday up in Harvard, IL.
Kind of a mix of bbq and grilling with categories of: ribs, chicken, pork, and burgers.
Figured it would be a good first event to see how I like competition. 14 teams are signed up.
1st prize in each category is $125, and a cash prize...
Im a big fan of gyros, and decided to take a stab @ homemade gyros yesterday.
-2# ground lamb
- lemon juice
- kosher salt
- black pepper
ran the onion through the food processor, and turned it into a mush, then drained the onion. In batches I ran the...
Took a few weeks off ribs, needed to get back in the swing with a competition looming a couple weeks out. Worked on 3 different methods, (1) basic mustard slather and my rub, one a top secret variation, and (1) instead of using a mustard slather I used a sweet thai chili sauce, 5 spice, and...
Hadn't done a batch in a while, and I need to do a case worth of jalapenos for a party in a few weeks so I needed to get in the swing.
Cream cheese seasoned with taco seasoning, and rub.
some leftover snow crab, some bacon, and some chunks of kilbasa..
should be a good mix, I left the crab...
A tip of the hat to Dutch, and his great smoked bean recipe. I wanted to do a few twists
heres what I used:
(2) 28 oz. cans Bush's baked beans orig. recipe
(6) pieces bacon diced
1 jalapeno diced
1/2 green pepper chopped
1/2 yellow onion chopped
* (1) cup fresh pineapple chopped
* 1 tbsp...
After an almost 2 week break I am going to get the WSM fired up again tomorrow. I have been busy, and have been trying to de-smoke my tastebuds for some upcoming bbq events.
So after work its off to Restaurant Depot for some lump, bb ribs, some spices, and a few other things. I am also going...
3rd straight weekend of grilling oysters, 2nd weekend of fresh Blue Points from Whole Foods. Instead of the garlic butter, then bbq sauce topping I was doing I changed things up a little this time.
Found a recipe for a mango pico de gallo by Bobby Flay.
1 mango diced
1/2 red onion diced
Grabbed up a thick slab of top round, aka London Broil @ Whole Foods when I was picking up some oysters. Was originally planning on grilling it, but the WSM was calling. Marinated the slab of beef in tequila, veg oil, a serrano pepper, minced onion, worstershire, soy sauce, and some spices...
Knew it was fixin' to rain Sunday, so I smoked up some chicken thighs, and a pound of kilbasa on Saturday while I had the WSM going with some ribs.
Chicken thighs turned out nice, and half of the kilbasa was quickly eaten before I had to hide the rest.
Used a variation of a Chef Paul gumbo...
Hard to decide which is he star of this meal the surf, or the squeal, so i figured the General Discussion area was the best for it.
Did some grilled oysters last weekend, and loved them, had to do some more this weekend. Called around during the week and got prices on fresh oysters. My usual...
Nice night last night, decided to fire up the kettle.
Ground chuck burgers seasoned with garlic powder and minced onions. Then topped with jalapenos and gorgonzola while it was on the grill. Served with chips and some pickles I "made".
pickles are made using leftover pickle brine, and...
Nice day sw of Chicago, lots of sun, some wind(wont stop the WSM).
Made some raspberry chipotle bbq sauce last night, turned out good, Ill post some pics of the sauce when its time to apply.
Got a slab of bb ribs from the market, and found a bonus section in he bottom of the package. Rinsed...
A pig roast yesterday really got me craving doing a butt today for some tacos. I injected the small(3.5#) butt with pineaplle juice, then applied my rub. Im probably going to take this butt to about 190ish so i can chop it up for some tacos.
Later closer to supper I am going to skewer some...
Got a bunch of stuff on the WSM today(a butt and some wings), also am doing a smoked tomatillo salsa
Halved tomatillos, halved jalapenoes, halved garlic, halved onion, halved tomatoes. Gonna smoe them until they are ready maybe 2 hours. Then toss in the food processor with some cilantro...
more of a leftover dish vs a side dish.
Had some leftover spare rib meat, and some babyback rib meat leftover from the past few days. Pulled the meat off the bone and made some killer fried rice.
Made the rice in the rice cooker last night, and left it uncovered in the fridge overnight to...