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What to Do, What to Do

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by Dutch, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Sunday I did some 3-2-1 ribs, my Wicked Baked Beans and some ABT's and some stuffed yellow banana peppers. My Bride had picked up the jalapeno and yellow peppers for me so I had to use what she brought home. Let me tell you-them yeller peppers were the large diameter size and no way would they fit in my pepper stand and I haven't yet bought the expanded metal to make a large pepper rack. So my dilemma of 'What to Do'!! :shock: While rummaging around through the cupboards I came across as 9 X 13 aluminum foil pan that was 2 1/2 deep. I turned the pan upside down and proceeded to cut a dozen X's into the bottom of the pan using a utility knife and a pair of scissors. I made the first cut with the knife and the second and third cut with the scissors cutting from the center of the fist cut out. I made each "\-/" of the X about 1 1/2 inches long and then very carfully folded back the four triangles. I stuffed my yeller peppers with sausage breakfast links and cheese and topped each with bacon held in place with a toothpick. My stuffed peppers where then placed into an opening and into the smoker they went. I was going to post some pix's of my contraption but my dang daughter threw it away! :x Oh well, there's always next time!! :D
  2. Hi Earl D,
    Those peppers sound like something I'd like to try out.

    Could you please post the recipe here for us.

    Also your contraption sounded like a real hoot, but it worked and thats all that matters.

  3. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Georgepat-there is no real recipe for ABT's. They are peppers-usually jalapeno stuffed with some kind of meat and cheese and topped with a slice of bacon. If there was a "traditional" recipe I guess it would be sausage and cheese, but I've also had ABT's that have been stuffed with diced shrimp and cream cheese. You're basically limited by your imagination and willingness to experiment. Here is the ABT's link from the Vegetable Forum. I hope this gives you some food for thought. :P

  4. bob-bqn

    bob-bqn Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Did it look anything like this:

    or this:


    You can also use the pan right-side-up:


    On some cookers you don't need anything but a skewer:


    I remember one 4th of July when I had a large crowd coming over and only a 12 hole pepper grill .... it took me days to come up with a solution. Since then folks have gotten very inventive.
  5. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Bob, my pan was a little deep but yeah, that's what it looked like!!!

    You know what they say-"All great minds think alike!!" :P :D
  6. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What a great idea - I've been pondering spenig the $50 for a pepper grill, but the throw aways are a great cheap idea!!
  7. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Bob,
    That's some mighty fine looking chow! Hope you enjoyed it as much as it looks like you would have.
  8. bob-bqn

    bob-bqn Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I'll not take credit for the above pictures because they're borrowed from friends on another forum. But I do enjoy ABTs a lot and often. [​IMG] you can see some of my endeavors on my website if you like though.