View Full Version : What do these score?

05-27-2008, 04:15 PM
These were done as a practice cook this past weekend. How would you score these & why? Thanx in advance.


05-27-2008, 04:25 PM
Chicken - 7. Looks good but needs a tighter trim.

Ribs - 7 - 8 Looks really good as long as they are not dry. I might try to put a little sauce on the rib standing up just to make sure it does not look dry. Need to clean parsley up some. It needs more around the edges.

Pork - 7 Again looks good. Make sure all slices are clean I cannot tell if the front slice has a piece of meat in the top left. Box needs more parsley. Also BBQ sauce on side.

Brisket 8 Looks really good. I would make sure I sauce the tops but I think that looks great. Parsley looks good. Might want a little more but the brisket does a good job filling box.

05-27-2008, 04:38 PM
Chicken-6 Uneven color and pieces need to be trimmed to look more uniform. More garnish up the sides of the box but don't overshoot the top of the box

Ribs-7 same as above on garnish, to my eye the glaze looks lumpy or perhaps it is the meat itself

Pork-7 same as above on garnish, the slices again look unevenly glazed,maybe you should just pull all of it and not slice

Brisket-7 same as above on garnish, slices are nicely arranged but maybe use only 6 slices so it doesn't looked like it is jammed in the box, those bits of of meat on the slices detracts from the look try starining the juices before painting/dipping each slice-burnt ends look good

Remember that taste and texture count more than appearance. Good luck in competing.

05-27-2008, 05:06 PM
Your ribs look best...I don't think I'd care about the garnish, though a bit around the sides would help.. I might give it a 9.

Brisket is next... 8... Trim it so it fits better, and put the sauce on more evenly, and better garnish as mentioned.

Chicken is too big... 6-7... maybe a bit less sauce

Pork... 5... It really looks like a mess to me. I think pork is the toughest to make look good, though. Sauce is very uneven, and it looks like a hunk of meat put in a box, then slathered on top with sauce.