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Show Us What You're Cooking! (SUWYC)- Volume 12, Winter 2018/2019

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  • texastweeter
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 1977
    • Republic of Texas

    since March 14th is international steak and...well let's just say it's the man's version of Valentine's Day, my wife womanned the grill. I gave up red meat for lent so I had a bacon wrapped pork Ribeye, a small sirloin for her (she is a sirloin fan as it is so lean), asparagus, and cauliflower & cheese. Our brood wanted spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, and garlic pull apart bread (not pictured).
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    • Bogy
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      You gave up "red meat" so you had the "other white meat"? Aren't you lucky the Pork Council ran that advertising campaign a few years back.

    • texastweeter
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      Bogy absolutely. Living off fish, poultry, and pork. Whisky is my primary source of calories though, lol.

    • Attjack
      Attjack commented
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      Steak and what day?
  • HouseHomey
    Club Member
    • May 2016
    • 4125
    • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
    • Equipment
      Slow n Sear
      Drip n Griddle
      22" Weber Kettle
      26" Weber Kettle one touch
      Blackstone 36” Pro Series
      Sous vide machine
      Kitchen Aid
      Meat grinder
      sausage stuffer
      5 Crock Pots
      Akootrimonts
      Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
      cast iron pans,
      Dutch ovens
      Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, thermapop and maverick T-732 and various pocket instareads.
      The help and preferences
      1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
      KBB
      A 7 year old princess foster child
      Patience and patio furniture
      Lots of ice cubes
      "Baby Girl" The cat

      Erik S.

    Fried chicken for me today. That cement crust though!! I’m copying Greg BBQCentralShow and how he does his wings. These were amazing. I had a whole chicken and a large pack of fresh wings.
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    • HouseHomey
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      texastweeter Yass’sir that’s some crunchy chicken. Just got home and microwaved 4 pieces for total of 3.5 minutes and it was still Krunnnchy!!

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Gotta look into this, attempt to replicate!

    • Elton's BBQ
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      Awesome result!👍🍽
  • barelfly
    Club Member
    • Dec 2017
    • 536
    • New Mexico

    All this dry aged beef talk made me itch. So, I had to scratch.

    20lbs of choice beef vacuumed up and sitting in a cool fridge on an open rack for the next 42 days......the wait the first week is killer but after that I get so busy with work, travel and the kids schedule I don’t really think about it.

    April 25th is steak out day. That weekend will be a feast!

    Nearly bought a brisket to go along on the dry aged journey but that would eat up to much space since I have a 10lb belly waiting to be cured up for bacon. Maybe in a few weeks I’ll give Troutman dry aged brisket a go!
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    • Troutman
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      Go luck, hope you enjoy it. 21 days is my sweet spot, you’ll find yours !!

    • HouseHomey
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      That is one stocked fridge my friend!
  • Attjack
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 3079
    • Primo XL
      Weber 26"
      Weber 22"
      Weber 22"
      Weber 18"
      Weber Jumbo Joe
      Weber Green Smokey Joe (Thanks, Mr. Bones!)
      Weber Smokey Joe
      Orion Smoker

      DigiQ DX2
      Slow 'N Sear XL
      Arteflame 26.75" Insert

      Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
      - With Rear Infrared Burner
      - With Infrared Sear Burner
      - With Rotisserie
      Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
      Weber Spirit 210
      - With Grillgrates
      ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
      Weber Q2200

      Blackstone Pizza Oven

      Portable propane burners (3)
      Propane turkey Fryer

      Fire pit grill

    Terrible pic but I pan seared a split chicken breast seasoned with cumin and coriander in duck fat, added some shallots and pablanos, and then roasted it in the oven alongside a small bunch of carrots. When I flipped the carrots I added the asparagus to the chicken.

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    • texastweeter
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      Duck fat makes EVERYTHING better.

    • Attjack
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      Now that I cracked a jar of this duck fat and I verified that it is good stuff I'm going to go stock up. It's $2 a jar at the outlet store. Hopefully there's still some left.

    • HouseHomey
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      Wow. I’d eat that! 2 bucks??? Deal.
  • mgaretz
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 705
    • San Ramon, CA
    • Mark Garetz
      Rec Tec pellet grill
      Weber Genesis Gasser
      Maverick ET-732 and Thermapen and others

    Double cut pork chop, cooked SV, seared and topped with maple/bourbon, served with green beans.

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    • Henrik
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      The glaze on that pork chop looks ridiculously good!

    • Elton's BBQ
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      Yes indeed
  • Santamarina
    Club Member
    • Aug 2018
    • 561
    • Wildomar, CA

    Well, I’m not cooking yet, but see a good time in my future...
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    • Santamarina
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      $3.29/lb for Prime brisket at Costco today!
  • texastweeter
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 1977
    • Republic of Texas

    Some deep fried river cat, hush puppies, and fries. Didn't leave the office until late so no time to make slaw and beans... Sorry
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    • Elton's BBQ
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      Looks good!

    • Troutman
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      Killer breading !! I could eat fried catfish until I’m sick, I love it !!!!

    • texastweeter
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      Troutman I did, lol.
  • Willard
    Club Member
    • Apr 2018
    • 792
    • Leesburg, Fl.

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    • Troutman
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      Lookin good in the neighborhood !!!

    • HawkerXP
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      I guess its done!

    • Willard
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      The salmon, yes. The GRILL STATION, not yet. Some furniture on the way. Miss Terri has a whole nother vision of what my GRILL STATION should look like 😐
  • barelfly
    Club Member
    • Dec 2017
    • 536
    • New Mexico

    And the other project in the fridge. Bacon and pancetta.

    Pancetta is on the left, following flavor profile from the book Charcuterie by Ruhlman and Polcyn. Will cure for 7 days and then roll and stuff in one of the Umai Dry bags to dry in the fridge until proper weight loss, anywhere from 4-8 weeks according to recipe from Umai.

    Bacon on the right, this will be a three spice bacon. Used crushed red pepper, cayenne and Szechuan Peppers along with garlic, onion, black pepper and brown sugar. This will cure for 7 days then smoke to 150*.

    Gonna be good!
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    • Elton's BBQ
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      Look forward to ser the process..

    • Troutman
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      Oh yea pancetta !!!
  • treesmacker
    Club Member
    • May 2018
    • 591
    • Grants Pass OR
      • Rec Tec Trailblazer RT-340
      • O-Grill 600 Portable Grill with O-Dock
      • Cuisinart 360 Griddle

    Leftover Pork Belly Burnt Ends from my March 10th cook...

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    • Elton's BBQ
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      Looks really good!

    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      Gorgeous looking dish
  • theroc
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 486
    • Altadena, CA
      • Camp Chef 24" Smoke Vault
      • Buckaroo Chunk Wood Grill
      • Weber Summit Gold D Gas Grill
      • Fireboard
      • Thermapen MkIV

    Dry-brined pork chops grilled over live hickory fire on the Buckaroo. Served with maitake mushroom risotto.

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    • Troutman
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      That is the bomb !!! Can I borrow that Buckaroo ??

    • barelfly
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      Damn, those chops got me lickin my chops! Love when you post picks of your cooks on the buckaroo!

    • theroc
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      Thanks Elton's BBQ, Troutman, barelfly. Now that the rain has let up a bit I'm hoping to "fire up" the Buckaroo more often. We've really missed the fantastic flavor of cooking over the live fire. Pork chops are very smoky, like eating bacon.

      Troutman, I can tell you where to get your very own Buckaroo.....
  • Dick Anderson
    Club Member
    • Oct 2017
    • 66
    • Northern Sonoma County, California

    Friday night Tri Tip, using the SnS.
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    Indirect to110*, over the fire till 130.
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    • HawkerXP
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      Love how these "bleed" on the cutting board!
  • Willard
    Club Member
    • Apr 2018
    • 792
    • Leesburg, Fl.

    Superb looking dishes, y’all!!!

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    • HawkerXP
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 3876
      • Northern Virginia
      • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
        Thermopop
        Dot w two probes
        Slo n Sear
        Cold beer

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      • Mr. Bones
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        Not only does th fish look great, but th moist, fluffy rice, an vegetables deserve equal billin...

      • HawkerXP
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        Thanks Mr. Bones stir-fry vegs.

      • Willard
        Willard commented
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        Looks great. Maybe fresh unfrozen is better...maybe. But I’ve never thrown mine out. Buy frozen often. The “fresh” is quite pricey and I don’t have a Costco.
    • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 310
      • Eastern NC
      • 2018 MAK 2 Star
        Charbroil Big Easy SRG

      Had to make some room in the freezer, so smoked up this loin rib roast. Coated in garlic, salt, and rosemary inside a zip bag while submerged in cold water to defrost for a few hours. Cooked about 3 hours at 200, 30 minutes at 350, and a quick turn on all sides after a light glaze of Blues Hog Tennessee Red (from my secret santa of course!) at 500. Pretty tasty late lunch.

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      • Willard
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        An Arr-Teest for sure 👍

      • Henrik
        Henrik commented
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        Sweet lord! I'll take two, please!

      • Troutman
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        Gorgeous

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