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bigabyte
05-10-2009, 11:29 PM
This weeks category is...

"Corn Meal"
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Cooking/DSC07589.jpg
Photo courtesy of thirdeye himself

Cornmeal - Anything using a cornmeal (or corn flour) batter or dough such as: cornbread, muffins, hoecakes, Johnny Cakes, biscuits, dumplings, cookies, polenta, grits, hushpuppies etc.

Here is the simple and unchanging list of rules for the BBQ Brethren Throwdown which we follow every week!

1) The item must be either Grilled or Smoked.
2) Entries must be cooked during the current throwdown week ( 5/11 - 5/17 ).
3) All pics (any number) must be submitted by 9pm Central on 5/18.
4) Only one picture from one dish will be used for voting, so please specify which one you want used, otherwise I will choose and my decision will be final.
5) If you have any problems with any of the entries, believing them not to be qualified for any reason, please use the ***VOTE*** thread and exercise your power of voting against those entries. Any complaints posted in any Throwdown thread, or directed to me via any other means will be ignored.

The voting will begin by Tuesday 5/19 after I submit the "Vote" thread and voting will close on Sunday 5/24. All votes will be public.

Next weeks category will be decided by the winner of the Peppers wrapped in Bacon throwdown, Rick's Tropical Delight!

Best of luck and even better eats to all!

Bill-Chicago
05-11-2009, 12:52 PM
Cornmeal - Anything using a cornmeal (or corn flour) batter or dough such as: cornbread, muffins, hoecakes, Johnny Cakes, biscuits, dumplings, cookies, polenta, grits, hushpuppies etc.

Here is the simple and unchanging list of rules for the BBQ Brethren Throwdown which we follow every week!

1) The item must be either Grilled or Smoked.


Point of clarification:

Nearly nothing in your example is a Grill or Smoked item (I know, I know, one can get pretty creative. But a grilled hushpuppy or smoked cookie? Don't think so)

So if I were to make some smoked pulled pork, and use corn meal in a masa, would pulled pork tamales be acceptable?

Jeff_in_KC
05-11-2009, 12:57 PM
I hear Guy makes a mean chicken fried on his smoker! :-P Would Bigabyte DQ him though? that's the question. :lol:

garyk1398
05-11-2009, 01:36 PM
Point of clarification:

Nearly nothing in your example is a Grill or Smoked item (I know, I know, one can get pretty creative. But a grilled hushpuppy or smoked cookie? Don't think so)

So if I were to make some smoked pulled pork, and use corn meal in a masa, would pulled pork tamales be acceptable?

If smoked cookies are out of the question, then maybe grilled cookies or grilled grits!:icon_smil

Mark
05-11-2009, 01:39 PM
Or pulled pork tacos?

thirdeye
05-11-2009, 01:59 PM
Point of clarification:

Nearly nothing in your example is a Grill or Smoked item (I know, I know, one can get pretty creative. But a grilled hushpuppy or smoked cookie? Don't think so)

So if I were to make some smoked pulled pork, and use corn meal in a masa, would pulled pork tamales be acceptable?

We had a little discussion about this in the Bean Throwdown thread and I'm thinking that "grilled" or "smoked" is synonymous with "cooked in a grill or smoker". After-all, those terms didn't slow us down when the categories were pizza and bread.

We did discuss the legality of frying a hushpuppy or some cornmeal battered fish and it sounds okay as long as it's done in a cooker, even though it's dangerous to do so. Grits could be the cheesy grits and baked in a cooker. Tamales would qualify as having cornmeal, but would have to be steamed in the cooker, which would be tough. Are you familiar with Gorditas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordita), they are made from masa and could ge easily grilled or griddled. As far as cookies, pancakes or cornbread...all of those can be cooked in a cooker. I have one of these two sided griddles that just sets on the grate and could handle any of those.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Cooking/lodgegriddleLSRG3.jpg

thirdeye
05-11-2009, 02:05 PM
Or pulled pork tacos?

Sure, as long as you made the dough and cooked the tortillas in your cooker. (A storebought pack of tortillas is a corn flour product, not a batter or dough). On the upside, you could use storebought pulled pork.

thirdeye
05-11-2009, 02:18 PM
I hear Guy makes a mean chicken fried on his smoker! :-P Would Bigabyte DQ him though? that's the question. :lol:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%204/DSC01137a.jpg


Heheeee. It would be legal here. This chicken was cooked in my Egg....that's a good idea. Thanks for bringing that up.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%204/DSC01130.jpg

BobBrisket
05-11-2009, 02:20 PM
Wayne, you just had to go and mention Gorditas, dint ya!!:-D Now I'm hungry. Pretty soon all the local churches will be having their annual bazaars and festivals...........each one will have a minimum of 3 Gordita stands and still won't be able to keep up with the lines. Those things are a labor of love. And oh so good.
Being that the rules are a little clearer now, the gorditas reminded me of the Mexican Pizza's my grandma's and mom still make from time to time. I may consider going that route instead.
Decisions, decisions.!!!:twisted:

Bill-Chicago
05-11-2009, 03:05 PM
THanks for the explaination thirdeye.

Makes sense now.

I missed the bean discussion on this, so thanks for the reprint of the main ideas

thirdeye
05-11-2009, 03:10 PM
THanks for the explaination thirdeye.

Makes sense now.

I missed the bean discussion on this, so thanks for the reprint of the main ideas

If you visit that thread, I used this corny example of a corn dog being tough to do in a cooker, then suggested some cornbread batter could be poured into a muffin tin and slices of hot dog pushed in.....then baked. I can't get that out of my mind. Probably want to grill the dog before slicing, but I bet this might be good. I'll call this one Plan H. :biggrin:

bigabyte
05-11-2009, 04:11 PM
Just for clarification, I do not DQ anyone. I leave it up to the voters. All entries are accepted so long as they fit the theme. It is up to the voters to "NOT" vote for any items they feel are objectionable. As i point out in the rules, all complaints will be ignored.

Rick's Tropical Delight
05-11-2009, 06:46 PM
Just for clarification, I do not DQ anyone. I leave it up to the voters. All entries are accepted so long as they fit the theme. It is up to the voters to "NOT" vote for any items they feel are objectionable. As i point out in the rules, all complaints will be ignored.

:biggrin: that's what i would say.

i would also say... people that never enter cannot ask questions about what is allowable :biggrin:

i will be making cornbread in my lodge corn bread pan this weekend until i get it right.

Jeff_in_KC
05-11-2009, 09:16 PM
:biggrin: that's what i would say.

i would also say... people that never enter cannot ask questions about what is allowable :biggrin:

i will be making cornbread in my lodge corn bread pan this weekend until i get it right.

Hey, I entered this week! :wink:

bigabyte
05-11-2009, 09:38 PM
Congrats! You have earned the right to ask questions then.:lol: However, based on the rules listed, depending on the nature of the question, there is a possibility it could be ignored.:wink::biggrin:

thirdeye
05-11-2009, 10:17 PM
:biggrin: that's what i would say.

i would also say... people that never enter cannot ask questions about what is allowable :biggrin:

i will be making cornbread in my lodge corn bread pan this weekend until i get it right.

Is that little kid coming over to eat the mistakes? Turning him loose with a jar of honey and some cornbread would make for some classic photography.

Rick's Tropical Delight
05-11-2009, 10:24 PM
Is that little kid coming over to eat the mistakes? Turning him loose with a jar of honey and some cornbread would make for some classic photography.

nope, i'm cooking for 17 at a golf outing all weekend. how about 17 drunk golfers and a tub of honey? :biggrin:

thirdeye
05-11-2009, 10:36 PM
nope, i'm cooking for 17 at a golf outing all weekend. how about 17 drunk golfers and a tub of honey? :biggrin:

Throw a big pot of beans and some Brussels sprouts into that equation and I think it would work. :icon_devil

Bill-Chicago
05-12-2009, 09:28 AM
i would also say... people that never enter cannot ask questions about what is allowable



Just because you got booted from the BGE forum, doesnt mean you need to bring attitude here.

thirdeye
05-12-2009, 09:45 AM
I'm pretty sure that was said in jest........and I hope your comment was too. :biggrin:

Bill-Chicago
05-12-2009, 10:56 AM
I'm pretty sure that was said in jest........and I hope your comment was too. :biggrin:

Of course it was,

But I'll stay in Woodpile where I belong

:twisted:

JD McGee
05-12-2009, 02:21 PM
Throw a big pot of beans and some Brussels sprouts into that equation and I think it would work. :icon_devil

Seriously funny visual here...ala Caddy Shack meets Blazing Saddles...:lol::lol::lol:

Rick's Tropical Delight
05-12-2009, 06:12 PM
Just because you got booted from the BGE forum, doesnt mean you need to bring attitude here.

it won't happen again.

Mark
05-13-2009, 10:43 AM
it won't happen again.

BTW Rick: Congratulations!

thirdeye
05-15-2009, 10:11 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%209/DSC07685a.jpg


Okay here goes....I have a list of three or four ideas, mostly Mexican and Italian delicacies, that I was ready to cook up tomorrow. With Memorial Day weekend coming up, I spent a couple of hours earlier this week reminiscing about past camping trips with one of my buds at the local watering hole. Soon the conversation drifted to Brook trout and of course frying them on the campfire or on my little brass gasoline stove. These trout are only about about 7 inches long, but are just delicious. The only supplies I take for frying them are corn meal, cooking oil and a skillet.

Earlier in this thread, I did mention the danger factor in frying in the cooker, but I do have 3 decades of campfire cooking under my belt, with only one visit to a plastic surgeon .... and well, I still do it. So last night, I did it again for this weeks Throwdown. This is NOT deep frying, it's pan frying. It's altogether different. There is maybe a cup or so of oil involved. Here is the cook from start to plate. I used a split tail section of a salmon fillet and some shrimp. It is served up with a cucumber dill sauce, and a Mongolian style pasta veggie stir fry. The top shot is my entry.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%209/DSC07665a.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%209/DSC07669a.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%209/DSC07672a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%209/DSC07684a.jpg

big brother smoke
05-18-2009, 06:12 PM
Here is my entry. I will try and get a better pic of the last shot later.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/bigbrothersmoke/Picture016-1.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/bigbrothersmoke/Picture017-1.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/bigbrothersmoke/Picture018-1.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/bigbrothersmoke/Picture019-1.jpg

Jeff_in_KC
05-18-2009, 07:23 PM
I'm confused! I thought chicken was this week???

LT72884
05-18-2009, 07:46 PM
I'm confused! I thought chicken was this week???

it is but i think he used a corn mill based batter for his shrimp and chicken.

bigabyte
05-18-2009, 08:31 PM
Chicken is this week, but the deadline for submitting photos for last weeks Corn Meal competition is 9pm tonight. This way people can cook on Sunday and post their pics on Monday. It's this way each week if you look at the rules closely. Fine print ya know.:wink:

bigabyte
05-18-2009, 09:45 PM
Well, at least there are now 2 entries so there is some competition!:biggrin:

Any others?

thirdeye
05-18-2009, 10:37 PM
Oh man, I expected at least a few cornbread entries.....should we just pull the plug on this week?

BobBrisket
05-18-2009, 10:46 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3634/3544845136_701cdb0116_b.jpg

Here's mine. Didn't have time to do what I really wanted to make, but I did have the chance to make this yesterday. Its a little CI full of sausage, bacon and jalapeno corn bread topped with a bit o' cheese. Weber Kettles kick arse and so do Lodge CI gear.

fweck
05-18-2009, 10:48 PM
Pull the plug or not thirdeye looks really good, and I am not real big on fish, but then the othe guy's (thousand apologies, it's on the other page now!!!) looks real good too!!

Edit: Then Bobbriskit had to throw his good eats in too!:-o :rolleyes:

Let the voting begin!!:eusa_clap

bigabyte
05-18-2009, 10:57 PM
Vote thread was put up with the entries that made it by the deadline of 9pm Central tonight. Sorry Bob, I would love to put it in there, but a deadline's a deadline.

I am surprised there weren't more entries too.

BobBrisket
05-19-2009, 01:45 AM
Vote thread was put up with the entries that made it by the deadline of 9pm Central tonight. Sorry Bob, I would love to put it in there, but a deadline's a deadline.

I am surprised there weren't more entries too.
No problem, Brother. Rules are rules. Time zones mess me all up. I'll be back next week, no biggie.