Under the Sea throwdown voting thread - April 2017

Discussion in 'SMF Throwdowns' started by dirtsailor2003, May 9, 2017.

Who is Aprils throwdown winner????

Poll closed May 23, 2017.
  1. 1. Cast Iron Skillet Smoked Seafood Paella. Open Pit Fire with Oak Wood: Saute of the chorizo and c

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  2. 2.Smoked salmon and asparagus in a light cream sauce flavored with dill and lemon, tossed with home

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  3. 3. Applewood smoked seafood tower appetizer bacon wrapped smoked stuffed shrimp, smoked whole belly

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  4. 4. Kiawi Smoked Littleneck Clams on the half shell. Cherry smoked Scallops in drawn Butter then Reve

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  5. 5. Fire Grilled Blackened Redfish Filet and Shrimp Scampi, Smoked ABT's with Crawfish, and Andouill

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  6. 6.A friend went to Alaska for salmon run and got me a great 12 lb Coho. Cold smoked it with apple an

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  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here we go. Have fun. Please remember to keep any comments you post on this thread general. It's okay to post things like "everything looks great". It's not okay to post things like " I love Number 2 and everyone should vote for that one". Any posts deemed in appropriate will be removed by the MOD staff.

    The entries are in no particular order. I placed names in a hat and drew them out. When voting the number listed in the poll corresponds with the entry number show before each dish.

    The photos are the original photos, formatted as best as possible to keep them all similar sizes but otherwise un-edited.  

    PRIZES!!!!

    Winners of this Throwdown will receive a Lavatool Javelin Instant Read Thermometer and a Pacific Northwest care package.

    Good Luck!

    The entries are:

    1. Cast Iron Skillet Smoked Seafood Paella. Open Pit Fire with Oak Wood:  Saute of the chorizo and calamari followed by making of the sofrito and then adding the rice and broth.  Just as socarrat began to form removed from fire.PBC with hickory:  Salmon, shrimp, and mussels added to top of paella and put on PBC for about 30 minutes until shrimp were done and mussels opened and salmon was firm


    2.  Smoked salmon and asparagus in a light cream sauce, flavored with dill and lemon, tossed with home made parsley fettuccini.


    3. Applewood smoked seafood tower appetizer: bacon wrapped smoked stuffed shrimp, smoked whole belly clams casino, and smoked crab legs. All served with a smoked garlic & parsley butter


    4. Kiawi Smoked Littleneck Clams on the half shell. Cherry smoked Scallops in drawn Butter then Reverse   Seared Scungilli Salad with Texas Toast Garlic Bread. Fresh Pasta with Garlic Butter Wine Sauce, Grape Tomatoes & Basil Some extra grated Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese and a  glass of White Wine


    5. Fire Grilled Blackened Redfish Filet and Shrimp Scampi,  Smoked ABT's with Crawfish, and Andouille, and some grilled yellow corn!


    6. A friend went to Alaska for salmon run and got me a great 12 lb Coho. Cold smoked it with apple and cherry wood. Got some puff pastry from the store and made smoked salmon sandwich with greens from my garden, home made black garlic sauce and goat cheese.  

     
  2. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    OH Wow!
    All fine entries, great plates and pictures.
    Now this is a tough decision, may take a day or two of drooling on my keyboard to make up my mind.
     
  3. c farmer

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

    You aint kiddin

    Great job everyone.
     
  4. sauced

    sauced Master of the Pit

    Lol....I had to put a lobster bib on just to catch the drool!! Wow, great job by everyone, very tough decision!!
     
  5. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    I'm not even a big fan of seafood, but I found one I could dig into!
     
  6. hawkce541

    hawkce541 Fire Starter

    They all look amazing, but that paella is making my mouth water.  I narrowed to 3, but very tough.
     
  7. Not a seafood fan but had to vote. Some really good presentations.
     
  8. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I think there should be a way of taste testing before we vote of course then I would be to full and fall to sleep and forget to vote.  [​IMG]  

    Congratulation to all the makers of the great looking dishes. Making a choice is not easy for sure.

    Warren
     
  9. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    What a great collection of mouth watering presentations!!

    I love seafood but don't get to eat it very often ( Miss Linda is definitely not a fan).

    Took a while but I'm ready to vote.

    Gary
     
  10. kbuckeye

    kbuckeye Fire Starter

    Wonderful dishes from those who entered! Great job!
     
  11. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    All dishes Davey Jones would be proud of! May I graze at that seafood buffet?

    I don't have a dogfish in the fight this month. I have abstained because... well... um... I have been out catching it! I had a blast at the Halibut opener!

    Good luck competitors!

    Erik
     
  12. Wow !!  everyone looks like a winner to me gunna be a real tough decision for sure.

    Great job to all the entries 

    Gary
     
  13. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I was wondering how a seafood throwdown was gonna look....it looks amazing!  

    Mike
     
  14. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Wow! Everything looks amazing. I would be a horrible comp judge. Definitely taking some notes future cooks....
     
  15. sky monkey

    sky monkey Smoke Blower

    Amazing looking entries. The presentation and plating is fantastic. Creativity all the way down to making the "under the Sea" sign in some cases.

    I do like the closer photos where you can really see the detail of the food. Going to be a tough vote though, I'd pay for every one of them.
     
  16. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That is some amazing looking food,I would love to try all them Plates

    Richie
     
  17. noble captain

    noble captain Smoke Blower

    Incredible, you all have talent on the smoker for sure. They look amazing. This is going to be a tough one to vote on. Any one of those could be served here in a fancy New Orleans restaurant and fit right in.
     
  18. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Well after lots of thought and indecision...... I had to get the wife to look and give me her opinion as well, We both came to the same decision, Sure made us hungry. Great job to all involved. Would be nice to award point to all!!!
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Votes are rolling in!

    Lots of good looking Under the Sea dishes!
     
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Keep the votes rolling in! One more week to go!
     

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