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bigabyte
10-09-2009, 07:34 AM
Our new category is...

"Shellfish"
http://theseoultimes.com/ST/db2/images/5835-20071029145137.jpg
Photo from The Seoul Times - Assorted Shellfish Buffet at "La Table" of Ibis Ambassador Seoul

...as chosen by The Pickled Pig, the winner of the Chicken Breast Throwdown (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=70125)!

Here is the simple and unchanging list of rules for the BBQ Brethren Throwdown...

1) The item must be either Grilled or Smoked.
2) Entries must be cooked during the current throwdown period ( 10/9 - 10/18 ).
3) All pics (any number) must be submitted by Midnight Central Time on the night of 10/18.
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 Monday 10/19 after I submit the "Vote" thread and will run through Friday 10/23. All votes will be public.

Don't forget the Hot and Spicy Throwdown (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=70067) is still accepting entries until midnight Sunday night (10/11)!

Our next category will be decided by the winner of the Sausage Throwdown (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=70212).

Best of luck and even better eats to all!

blues_n_cues
10-09-2009, 10:41 AM
ah what the heck,here's my entry.
mesquite smoked shrimp marinated in lime,garlic,& cilantro in bowtie pasta w/ bacon, basil tomatoes,& alfredo sauce.you pic the pic.
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/gypsyseagod/food%20pix/shrimpalfredo003.jpg
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/gypsyseagod/food%20pix/shrimpalfredo004.jpg

Bbq Bubba
10-09-2009, 10:52 AM
Nice, but you cooked a month early. :)

blues_n_cues
10-09-2009, 10:55 AM
Nice, but you cooked a month early. :)
smart*ss...:lol: it's the way the camera does the date. i just point & click.:icon_blush:

The Pickled Pig
10-13-2009, 07:33 PM
I found this itsy bitsy teenie weenie mud bug today and thought it might do well wrapped in bacon and paired with fillet and a homemade butternut squash soup.

http://www.thepickledpig.com/ppforumimages/grilledlobster/1.jpg

http://www.thepickledpig.com/ppforumimages/grilledlobster/2.jpg

http://www.thepickledpig.com/ppforumimages/grilledlobster/3.jpg

Que-Dawg
10-16-2009, 11:03 PM
Yep that is good

bondomerchant
10-16-2009, 11:25 PM
ya had ta put it back in the shell didnt ya damn that looks good:icon_shy

cowgirl
10-16-2009, 11:51 PM
Mmmm... they both look great!
I think I know where to get a few shrimp.....:cool: :-D

Gore
10-17-2009, 09:11 PM
Rain, rain rain, no end in sight. Deadline approaching so I decided better today than tomorrow. Added a bit of water protection to the smoker:
http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/gvideen/shellfish/IMG_3930.jpg

The problem with shellfish is overcooking. I was not going to use this to turn the shellfish to rubber. All shellfish was grilled lightly. Tried smoking a paella:

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/gvideen/shellfish/IMG_3931.jpg

Went with a shellfish medley of shrimp, prawns and scallops:

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/gvideen/shellfish/IMG_3946-1.jpg

I tried to make a complete meal. From left to right are lightly seasoned scallops on a bed of spinach and grilled red pepper; prawns (marinated in lime and garlic) on grilled asparagus; shrimp (also marinated in lime and garlic) skewered on rosemary stems and resting on a bed of lettuce with balsamic vinegar dressing; and a mini-paella served in the shell with grilled red pepper, shrimp and scallop (marinated and seasoned with paprika).

blues_n_cues
10-17-2009, 09:15 PM
dang good looking stuff. i got more but for photos- where is rick when a man needs a professional??/:shock:

MJHuffDaddy
10-17-2009, 09:17 PM
Holy crap!!! Amazing skills!!!

Paulmark
10-17-2009, 09:17 PM
smart*ss...:lol: it's the way the camera does the date. i just point & click.:icon_blush:

LOL!!!!too funny!!

Paulmark
10-17-2009, 09:31 PM
Very nice presentations all, kills me that I have a crustacean allergy.

CostaRican
10-17-2009, 09:34 PM
No crustacean allergy here give me Paulmarks share

Que-Dawg
10-17-2009, 09:42 PM
Welcome
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii230/24bowhunter/IMG_3959.jpg
Fred
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii230/24bowhunter/IMG_3937.jpg
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii230/24bowhunter/IMG_3952.jpg
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii230/24bowhunter/IMG_3939.jpg
A few shrimp
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii230/24bowhunter/IMG_3973.jpg
Granny has the Raspberry Moon shine
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii230/24bowhunter/IMG_3969.jpg
The Wife and Kids
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii230/24bowhunter/IMG_3935.jpg
My Entry PIC
Yep Time Too Eatů.
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii230/24bowhunter/IMG_3983.jpg

swibirun
10-17-2009, 10:08 PM
You guys are just being shellfish for hording all those lobsters to yourself;)

blues_n_cues
10-17-2009, 10:47 PM
Very nice presentations all, kills me that I have a crustacean allergy.
sucks for you.. i'm a 15th(i can't count above that)commercial fisherman- we would have starved... shrimp or death was our family motto...i'll have to post some on the boat pics....

ABQ
10-18-2009, 12:57 AM
hmm...our lobsters down here don't wear bands. :wink:

Very nice looking Que-Dawg.

thirdeye
10-18-2009, 01:11 PM
Welcome

Fred

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii230/24bowhunter/IMG_3952.jpg
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii230/24bowhunter/IMG_3939.jpg
A few shrimp
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii230/24bowhunter/IMG_3973.jpg
My Entry PIC
Yep Time Too Eatů.
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii230/24bowhunter/IMG_3983.jpg


Man, I would have liked to be at that table. :eusa_clap I was just curious...... it's obvious that for that size of a cook (and since they are whole) they needed to be boiled, but in your neck of the woods is grilling lobster tails popular if you're just doing a few?

Que-Dawg
10-18-2009, 01:18 PM
Man, I would have liked to be at that table. :eusa_clap I was just curious...... it's obvious that for that size of a cook (and since they are whole) they needed to be boiled, but in your neck of the woods is grilling lobster tails popular if you're just doing a few?

Yes I love grilled lobster. When grilling them I still boil them until they are about half way done, then I throw them on the grill. It helps from drying the meat out I think.

Rick's Tropical Delight
10-18-2009, 01:25 PM
Welcome

Fred



A few shrimp

Granny has the Raspberry Moon shine

The Wife and Kids

My Entry PIC
Yep Time Too Eatů.


that is unbeatable!

Grillman
10-18-2009, 04:10 PM
I went with some Marinated Grilled Shrimp.
A grille Lobster Tail. Some King Crab Legs.
A Lobster Fatty...and a Shrimp Flatty ...I didn't
think a shrimp fatty would hold its shape very well;
so I made it into a Flatty...as you can see.

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6916/12907307.jpg

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6218/51476330.jpg

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9129/14437488.jpg

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5118/copyof6.jpg
Please use the above picture for the contest.
.
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thirdeye
10-18-2009, 07:36 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%2011/DSC09287a.jpg


I got my hands on scallops, clams and shrimp .... then made two dishes. Judging from the discard plate, and my full belly, everything came out good. Now to look the pictures over and see which ones are worthy. Heck maybe the discard plate will wind up as my entry, the imagination is more powerful than anything...... :twisted:

Gore
10-18-2009, 08:12 PM
Great idea for fatties Grillman! They look like they were cooked perfectly.

Thirdeye, I like your idea for the entry. It makes a very strong statement, but makes me feel like a missed out. One of the powerful things about showing the food (for me) is that I think that there could be the possibility, given outstanding circumstances, that somehow I could partake in the feast. Perhaps one of the Brethren might be taking this food to a sick relative, get lost in my neighborhood, and stop at my door asking for directions, food in hand. Granted it is unlikely, but it could happen. Some of these contests are so close, that I've voted for whomever is closest, as being the one most likely for this scenario to happen. I could answer the door and say, "why yes, I know where your grandmother lives, and I just happened to vote for this food. Can I have a sample?" Wyoming is a long way from Maryland, so this is an especially unlikely scenario, and besides, I've still got leftovers in my fridge, but there may be other Brethren for whom the food speaks. Lets see some more pics please.

Hugh Jorgan
10-18-2009, 08:46 PM
A lobster fatty! :lol::eusa_clap

Incredible.

thirdeye
10-18-2009, 08:57 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%2011/DSC09251a.jpg


My Throwdown entry started off with some shrimp seasoned with garlic, salt and vinegar which were grilled until they were 120░ internal. These were chilled to be served as a shrimp cocktail.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%2011/DSC09267a-1.jpg


Next up is the main course, clams and scallops in a spicy tomato based broth ..... I started off by preheating this soup tureen for 20 minutes in a 350░ Egg. Some tomatoes, garlic, Serrano pepper, green onion, cilantro, olive oil, seafood stock and a squeeze of fresh lime would make up the base for the pot likker. The clams are added and cooked (covered) until the first couple open, about 6 minutes.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%2011/DSC09264a.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%2011/DSC09256a.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%2011/DSC09262a.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%2011/DSC09263a.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%2011/DSC09272a.jpg


Once one or two clams open, the cilantro and baby scallops are dumped in and the cooker vents are shut down. In 5 minutes everything is ready.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%2011/DSC09274a.jpg


Chris, Please use this shot with the ladle as my entry photo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%2011/DSC09279a.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%2011/DSC09286b.jpg



All that remained


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%2011/DSC09287a.jpg

thirdeye
10-18-2009, 08:58 PM
Great idea for fatties Grillman! They look like they were cooked perfectly.

Thirdeye, I like your idea for the entry. It makes a very strong statement, but makes me feel like a missed out. One of the powerful things about showing the food (for me) is that I think that there could be the possibility, given outstanding circumstances, that somehow I could partake in the feast. Perhaps one of the Brethren might be taking this food to a sick relative, get lost in my neighborhood, and stop at my door asking for directions, food in hand. Granted it is unlikely, but it could happen. Some of these contests are so close, that I've voted for whomever is closest, as being the one most likely for this scenario to happen. I could answer the door and say, "why yes, I know where your grandmother lives, and I just happened to vote for this food. Can I have a sample?" Wyoming is a long way from Maryland, so this is an especially unlikely scenario, and besides, I've still got leftovers in my fridge, but there may be other Brethren for whom the food speaks. Lets see some more pics please.

Be careful what you ask for. Heheeehe.

Rick's Tropical Delight
10-18-2009, 09:00 PM
outstanding, wayne!

landarc
10-18-2009, 09:08 PM
Well, I made some gumbo, then got too hungry and left off the garnish. Now I am overfed, but, here is a photo.
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u105/landarc/PA180357.jpg?t=1255918037

Paulmark
10-18-2009, 09:47 PM
sucks for you.. i'm a 15th(i can't count above that)commercial fisherman- we would have starved... shrimp or death was our family motto...i'll have to post some on the boat pics....

LOL..like to see some pics...what makes it worse is that the allergy happened when I was about 21..so I know what I'm missing. :icon_sad