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Scarbelly's Cordon Bleu re-visited

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by mballi3011, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Well I saw Gary's (scarbelly's) Cordon Bleu the other day and I needed a main course for a dinner party of sorts. I have been asked to cook for a wedding shower now what's a wedding shower. We have 3 girls and 2 are married and they didn't have a shower till the babies came. But who cares I can smoke something for them to eat. So I started out with some boneless skinless breast and filleted them.


    Now I stuffed them like you would with some ham and swiss cheese.


    Then here's where we both got off track. You always hear that everything is better with bacon. I believe that too. So a good wrapping with some thin bacon.


    So after a dusting with some Old Bay and brown sugar. It's off to the smoker.


    You just have to love a full smoker and soon there will be some fine vittles.



    Well we have enough for 15 women and maybe one for the cook. I was thrown out for they wanted the house. Man but but but.......So it out to the office and I'll go threw some threads and see who's here. Then I just had to sneak back in and grab one for me. Atleast I can try one???  

    Well they're not bad pretty darn good. So thanks Gary for posting this and it really does taste good. So now I have to see who's I like better. So let's find scar's cordon bleu.


    So it looks about the same I didn't use as much bacon and mine tasted better. I tried yours but they just tasted like the screen I was licking. So thanks for the idea and the Lady's loved it so. I owe you one for this one. [​IMG]
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Those look dang good Mark...
  3. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    They both look pretty darn good to me,nice job!!! I'm sure everyone will enjoy them!
  4. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man I just get so inspired from all the qview here
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Hey Mark those look great. Glad to inspire a new rendition from you.  You know it could be a toss up cause yours taste like monitor too!! [​IMG]
  6. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Mark, I never thought of adding brown sugar with Old Bay before, I do love that old bay and thinking about a smoke job with that and B.S.
  7. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks good mark..........like the OB!
  8. Excellent work Mark! I like the Old Bay as well.
  9. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well Mark, I need one of yours and one of Gary's to give it a fair test.  As soon as I receive them, I'll post the results.[​IMG]
  10. nozzleman

    nozzleman Smoking Fanatic

    You really should invest in one of those scratch and taste monitors, they are great.
  11. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice work Mark.  Looks great.  Now you just need to invest in a paper plate.  [​IMG]
  12. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Oh Man! My to do list is getting out of hand. Those look absolutely delicious! 
  13. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Well thanks guys for the kind words and they were loved by the women. I have just tied one the that pigeons leg that I caught the other day. I told him/her to fly hard and fast right over to your house there Bassman. Then Al you really need to make theses things if you like courdon bleu.  Yea I hear that there Jay we love paper around here but the church ladies probably wouldn't have liked them. Heck I thought I was gonna have to paint the house the way the wife was fretting this thing. Maybe that the reason I got kicked out of the house after they got here.
  14. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow! that looks good!!!!

  15. papagreer

    papagreer Meat Mopper

    those look awesome! I ll have to try the old bay/brown sugar combo. I use old bay all the time but never the 2 together. I could go for 1 or 12 of those [​IMG]
  16. I'm thinking about doing these this weekend. What ratio of brown sugar to Old Bay did you use? Or did you just dust em both on there liberally? And what kind of wood and temp did you smoke with? Thanks!
  17. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I use about 60% brown sugar and 40% Old Bay and it works good for me. It will give you a pretty good bark but also have a little kick to it too.
  18. shhaker

    shhaker Meat Mopper

    looks really good im going to try that!!
  19. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I was thinking the same thing...maybe a napkin, shop towel etc...