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lazyjacres
04-22-2008, 08:23 AM
Anyone got a good vegetable recipe for a veggie catagory at a contest that I'm in this weekend?
I haven't done vegetables before. I was thinking maybe a stuffed bacon wrapped jalapeno?

spicewine
04-22-2008, 08:51 AM
We just made some ABTs last week end. Make sure you make plenty for Team Q!! :wink:

Transformer BBQ
04-22-2008, 09:10 AM
Around here, bacon usually wouldn't fly in a vegetable category. Sweet Potato's seem to be a pretty common choice.

Sledneck
04-22-2008, 09:24 AM
I second the sweet potatoes i love them

lazyjacres
04-22-2008, 09:26 AM
I second the sweet potatoes i love them

Any special way to prepare them?

Sledneck
04-22-2008, 09:42 AM
Any special way to prepare them?My favorite way is to cut them in 1/2" thick discs grill them basting with butter/brown sugar/cinnamon mix.

Sledneck
04-22-2008, 09:49 AM
I also just toss them with some evoo and your favorite rub works well also

The Giggler
04-22-2008, 10:00 AM
We like doing roasted kernel corn on the grill. We use frozen corn (4 bags containing 5 servings). Season with a rub of your choice to taste, add a stick of butter to the aluminum half pan, chop up some garlic real fine, and cook till the kernels start to get a little roasty. For presentation, use full lettuce leaves to create a 'bowl' to scoop the corn in. In veggies and beans, the judges usually have utensils to use - but I'd find out first.

You can also do grilled corn on the cobb with the same seasoning, garlic, and butter. Just melt the butter and make a slather, then apply regularly while grilling, and to finish.

Good luck.

ihbobry
04-22-2008, 10:51 AM
Anyone got a good vegetable recipe for a veggie catagory at a contest that I'm in this weekend?
I haven't done vegetables before. I was thinking maybe a stuffed bacon wrapped jalapeno?

Peppers are a fruit not a veggie in my opinion.

....and others feel I would be wrong. This is similar to the Shellfish debate that comes up now and again. On Veggies vs. Fruits Wiki has this...

The word "vegetable" is a culinary (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culinary_art) term, not a botanical (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botanical) term. The word "fruit" on the other hand can be a culinary term or a botanical term.
Botanically speaking, fruits are fleshy reproductive organs of plants, the ripened ovaries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovary_%28plants%29) containing one or many seeds. Thus, many botanical fruits are not edible at all, and some are actually extremely poisonous. In a culinary sense however, the word "fruit" is only applied to those botanical fruits which are edible, and which are considered to be a sweet or dessert food such as strawberries, peaches, plums, etc.
In contrast to this, a number of edible botanical fruits, including the tomato (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato), the eggplant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eggplant), and the bell pepper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_pepper) are not considered to be a sweet or dessert food, are not routinely used with sugar, but instead are almost always used as part of a savory dish, and are salted. This is the reason that they are labeled as "vegetables".
A plant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant) part may scientifically referred to as a "fruit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit)", even though it is used in cooking or food preparation as a vegetable.

I would ask for clarification before the event as I think it might DQ.

lazyjacres
04-22-2008, 01:46 PM
Peppers are a fruit not a veggie in my opinion.

....and others feel I would be wrong. This is similar to the Shellfish debate that comes up now and again. On Veggies vs. Fruits Wiki has this...

The word "vegetable" is a culinary (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culinary_art) term, not a botanical (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botanical) term. The word "fruit" on the other hand can be a culinary term or a botanical term.
Botanically speaking, fruits are fleshy reproductive organs of plants, the ripened ovaries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovary_%28plants%29) containing one or many seeds. Thus, many botanical fruits are not edible at all, and some are actually extremely poisonous. In a culinary sense however, the word "fruit" is only applied to those botanical fruits which are edible, and which are considered to be a sweet or dessert food such as strawberries, peaches, plums, etc.
In contrast to this, a number of edible botanical fruits, including the tomato (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato), the eggplant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eggplant), and the bell pepper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_pepper) are not considered to be a sweet or dessert food, are not routinely used with sugar, but instead are almost always used as part of a savory dish, and are salted. This is the reason that they are labeled as "vegetables".
A plant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant) part may scientifically referred to as a "fruit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit)", even though it is used in cooking or food preparation as a vegetable.

I would ask for clarification before the event as I think it might DQ.

I thought of this also, so I went to the University of Missouri's Ag Dept web site, and they have them listed in their vegetable section.

ihbobry
04-22-2008, 01:53 PM
I thought of this also, so I went to the University of Missouri's Ag Dept web site, and they have them listed in their vegetable section.

Are they judging? :-D

lazyjacres
04-22-2008, 01:59 PM
Yes......