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bigabyte
02-12-2010, 03:29 PM
Our new category is...

"Surf and Turf!"
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_-quhwlfpcKM/Si-QxIUl5wI/AAAAAAAADdA/YKCQUUz_uPA/s400/SURF_AND_TURF_GRAM_600.jpg
Photo from Partybluprints Blog (http://partybluprintsblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/wine-pairing-for-surf-turf.html)

...as chosen by High Q, the winner of the Asian Throwdown (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=77897)!

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

1) The dish must be Grilled or Smoked during the cooking process, or feature Grilled or Smoked ingredients in a prominent manner.
2) Entries must be cooked during the current throwdown period ( 2/12 - 2/21 ).
3) All pics (any number) must be submitted by Midnight Central Time on the night of 2/21.
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 2/22 after I submit the "Vote" thread and will run through Friday 2/26. All votes will be public.

Don't forget, you can still enter the Sandwiches (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=77717) Throwdown until Sunday night 2/14 by midnight Central time.

Our next category will be decided by the winner of the Super Bowl Party Food Throwdown (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=78007)!

Best of luck and even better eats to all!

deguerre
02-12-2010, 03:32 PM
Question, How do you toss a live lobster on a grill and get him to stay there?

bigabyte
02-12-2010, 03:36 PM
That's what the lid is for.

Rottie
02-12-2010, 03:37 PM
Question, How do you toss a live lobster on a grill and get him to stay there?


Sheet metal screws ???

SCRedneckBBQ
02-12-2010, 03:39 PM
Question, How do you toss a live lobster on a grill and get him to stay there?

Toothpicks?

deguerre
02-12-2010, 03:40 PM
That's what the lid is for.
Seems like they could move pretty quick when there's traction combined with motivation though.

Car Wash Mike
02-12-2010, 03:45 PM
Can rookies play? This looks like fun.

deguerre
02-12-2010, 03:47 PM
Can rookies play? This looks like fun.
Abso Farkin Lootly! This is one of the most fun things in Q-Talk for me.

bigabyte
02-12-2010, 03:49 PM
Anyone can enter.

SirPorkaLot
02-12-2010, 03:51 PM
Hmmm.. I got seafood stock simmering now, and just picked up a standing rib roast (on sale) today

Sounds like a time to shine :mrgreen:

High Q
02-12-2010, 03:55 PM
Question, How do you toss a live lobster on a grill and get him to stay there?

Take the legs off first. Use the temperature probe to tack him to a potato.

deguerre
02-12-2010, 04:05 PM
Take the legs off first. Use the temperature probe to tack him to a potato.Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding. We have a winner.

Rick's Tropical Delight
02-12-2010, 04:12 PM
Can rookies play? This looks like fun.

hey, mike! :biggrin:

it's more than fun :wink:

Rick's Tropical Delight
02-12-2010, 04:13 PM
Question, How do you toss a live lobster on a grill and get him to stay there?

a quick knife tip from the top right behind the eyes and they won't move.

Car Wash Mike
02-12-2010, 04:18 PM
Hi Rick, do desserts matter or just the main ingredients? Miss you in the green room.

deguerre
02-12-2010, 04:19 PM
a quick knife tip from the top right behind the eyes and they won't move.
Severing the spinal (Well, what passes for one) cord?

Rick's Tropical Delight
02-12-2010, 04:32 PM
Hi Rick, do desserts matter or just the main ingredients? Miss you in the green room.

it's all in the hands of the voters, but the main item should be the star of the one photo that goes to the vote thread.

can't do the green room. i need moderation. :biggrin:

CajunSmoker
02-12-2010, 05:13 PM
How convenient;-). I just came home with a couple T Bones and 2 lobster tails followed me!!!

CajunSmoker
02-12-2010, 05:15 PM
Duct tapeQuestion, How do you toss a live lobster on a grill and get him to stay there?

I'M OFF
02-12-2010, 06:40 PM
Oh s**t I'm out of bugs...........Guess I got to go get more,season is still open here. or can I use fish?
I always think of surf and turf with lobbies.

bigabyte
02-12-2010, 07:04 PM
From Wikipedia (so it's the gospel truth:biggrin:)

Surf and turf or Surf 'n' Turf is a main course particularly common in British/Irish pubs and North American steakhouses which combines steak and seafood, typically lobster, Dublin Bay prawn, or shrimp, which may be grilled or breaded and fried.

The term originated along the Atlantic coast of North America. Its earliest known use is in 1966 newspaper article in Miami. Jane and Michael Stern claim that it was served under this name in the SkyCity restaurant (in Seattle's Space Needle) at the 1962 World's Fair. In the Sterns' Encyclopedia of Bad Taste, Surf 'n' Turf epitomizes culinary kitsch: "the point...is to maximize hedonistic extravagance" by ordering the two most expensive things on the menu; that is, the menu is guided not by aesthetic concerns, but for the sake of vulgar display.

It's up to the voters ultimately, but I have also seen dishes labeled as surf and turf that had scallops. The steak is always the turf part, I've never seen a deviation from that. I don't see any reason Crab legs couldn't be used, but again, it's up to what you want to do and what the voters decide.

CajunSmoker
02-12-2010, 09:13 PM
I forgot to get pics until it was almost too late. Will this work:icon_blush:

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm289/cajunsmoker/surf/IMG_1540.jpg

Buster Dog BBQ
02-12-2010, 09:23 PM
Can rookies play? This looks like fun.
Mike you should check out some of the past throwdowns. Good stuff here.

dig'em
02-13-2010, 02:18 AM
I forgot to get pics until it was almost too late. Will this work:icon_blush:

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm289/cajunsmoker/surf/IMG_1540.jpg

DUDE! You just made me spit beer all over my computer!

bingo1912
02-13-2010, 02:25 AM
There was an asian throwdown!!!!:o

SmokinAussie
02-13-2010, 02:30 AM
Hi Rick, do desserts matter or just the main ingredients? Miss you in the green room.

Too many veggies and green leafy stuff will not get you disqualified... Nor will desserts... But no-one will vote for you...:mrgreen:

SmokinAussie
02-13-2010, 02:35 AM
From Wikipedia (so it's the gospel truth:biggrin:)

Surf and turf or Surf 'n' Turf is a main course particularly common in British/Irish pubs and North American steakhouses which combines steak and seafood, typically lobster, Dublin Bay prawn, or shrimp, which may be grilled or breaded and fried.

The term originated along the Atlantic coast of North America. Its earliest known use is in 1966 newspaper article in Miami. Jane and Michael Stern claim that it was served under this name in the SkyCity restaurant (in Seattle's Space Needle) at the 1962 World's Fair. In the Sterns' Encyclopedia of Bad Taste, Surf 'n' Turf epitomizes culinary kitsch: "the point...is to maximize hedonistic extravagance" by ordering the two most expensive things on the menu; that is, the menu is guided not by aesthetic concerns, but for the sake of vulgar display.

It's up to the voters ultimately, but I have also seen dishes labeled as surf and turf that had scallops. The steak is always the turf part, I've never seen a deviation from that. I don't see any reason Crab legs couldn't be used, but again, it's up to what you want to do and what the voters decide.

I'm thinking Darwin Mud Crab and Kangaroo Fillet.... Ohhhh Yes!

THANKYOU HIGH Q!

Bill

dudz
02-13-2010, 08:19 AM
Great thread ^^^^^^ ROFL

Ron_L
02-13-2010, 08:30 AM
Hi Rick, do desserts matter or just the main ingredients? Miss you in the green room.

I knew that I recognized your user name from somewhere! Hi Mike!

From Wikipedia (so it's the gospel truth:biggrin:)

Surf and turf or Surf 'n' Turf is a main course particularly common in British/Irish pubs and North American steakhouses which combines steak and seafood, typically lobster, Dublin Bay prawn, or shrimp, which may be grilled or breaded and fried.

The term originated along the Atlantic coast of North America. Its earliest known use is in 1966 newspaper article in Miami. Jane and Michael Stern claim that it was served under this name in the SkyCity restaurant (in Seattle's Space Needle) at the 1962 World's Fair. In the Sterns' Encyclopedia of Bad Taste, Surf 'n' Turf epitomizes culinary kitsch: "the point...is to maximize hedonistic extravagance" by ordering the two most expensive things on the menu; that is, the menu is guided not by aesthetic concerns, but for the sake of vulgar display.

It's up to the voters ultimately, but I have also seen dishes labeled as surf and turf that had scallops. The steak is always the turf part, I've never seen a deviation from that. I don't see any reason Crab legs couldn't be used, but again, it's up to what you want to do and what the voters decide.

In order to encourage the most entries, can we agree to define "surf" as anything that lives in water and "turf" as anything that lives on land for the purposes of this throwdown?

What do you all think?

deguerre
02-13-2010, 08:40 AM
I knew that I recognized your user name from somewhere! Hi Mike!



In order to encourage the most entries, can we agree to define "surf" as anything that lives in water and "turf" as anything that lives on land for the purposes of this throwdown?

What do you all think?
I think this variation is good. This is a BBQ forum after all, so I think using the broadest category definition should qualify.:biggrin:

BlkJeep
02-13-2010, 08:40 AM
I agreee with Ron L but I'm just a voter not one for entering at this point...

High Q
02-13-2010, 09:22 AM
In order to encourage the most entries, can we agree to define "surf" as anything that lives in water and "turf" as anything that lives on land for the purposes of this throwdown?

What do you all think?


When I recommended the 'surf and turf' throwdown, I was thinking about the broader definition. It's up to the judges in the end but I think that moo/oink/baa (or hop for the aussies) on one hand and gill/shell on the other would give us broad participation, creativity and the highest density of pron.

icemncmth
02-13-2010, 10:38 AM
Can rookies play? This looks like fun.


Mike you can't play you have to watch!!!! :-P:-P

welcome to this forum!

-ice

bigabyte
02-13-2010, 10:56 AM
I think any sea critters paired with any land critters is good.

Rick's Tropical Delight
02-13-2010, 11:00 AM
what about frogs, snakes, snails, and newts? they kinda do both.

MikeR
02-13-2010, 11:19 AM
what about frogs, snakes, snails, and newts? they kinda do both.

Go ahead and impress us Rick. I'm sure you can make 'em look good. Luckily we wont have to taste.

Rick's Tropical Delight
02-13-2010, 11:32 AM
:biggrin: i don't eat that sort of stuff, i'm just saying.

i'm thinking filet of bison and tail of lobster

bigabyte
02-13-2010, 11:50 AM
I dunno. I think sea is good, rivers and ponds not so much. No surf on the rivers or ponds ya know. Otherwise it would be called "Water and Land", not "Surf and Turf".

Ultimately though, it is not my decision. No matter what I say, the voters decide.

thirdeye
02-13-2010, 12:47 PM
Question, How do you toss a live lobster on a grill and get him to stay there?

Little handcuffs?

aquablue22
02-13-2010, 12:57 PM
what about frogs, snakes, snails, and newts? they kinda do both.

Rick, of course you know "who' would win that hands down, yep our very own Cowgirl!

Garyclaw
02-13-2010, 02:52 PM
I forgot to get pics until it was almost too late. Will this work

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm289/cajunsmoker/surf/IMG_1540.jpg
That's what my plate looked like last night. We're just a day.:icon_sad

Garyclaw
02-13-2010, 02:58 PM
...........late. : )

Car Wash Mike
02-13-2010, 02:58 PM
I knew that I recognized your user name from somewhere! Hi Mike!



In order to encourage the most entries, can we agree to define "surf" as anything that lives in water and "turf" as anything that lives on land for the purposes of this throwdown?

What do you all think?
Hi Ron, look forward to maybe contributing and learning.

deguerre
02-13-2010, 03:43 PM
Hi Ron, look forward to maybe contributing and learning.
C'mon! Enter something!

Car Wash Mike
02-13-2010, 03:48 PM
C'mon! Enter something!

I will, I was talking about the forum in general. Still navigaiting my way around.

SirPorkaLot
02-13-2010, 03:49 PM
Standing Rib roast cooked today on my UDS, with reverse sear on the weber.
and yes that is Bookers bourbon you see in the glass behind it..:mrgreen:
http://images1f.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp935%3Enu%3D3377%3E5%3C3%3E%3B5%3B%3E WSNRCG%3D334%3A%3C6%3A%3B3%3A338nu0mrj

Here it is plated with the shrimp bisque & french bread my son & I made yesterday.

http://images1e.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp%3A87%3Enu%3D3377%3E5%3C3%3E%3B5%3B% 3EWSNRCG%3D334%3A%3C6%3B439338nu0mrj


Please use this photo for my entry.

Gore
02-13-2010, 03:59 PM
That's quite an entry, SirPorkaLot.
I wish I were there for to get it hot.
I drink a toast
To a hearty rib roast,
Then shovel it in with my fork a lot.

MikeR
02-13-2010, 04:09 PM
That's quite an entry, SirPorkaLot.
I wish I were there for to get it hot.
I drink a toast
To a hearty rib roast,
Then shovel it in with my fork a lot.

Seems Gore is in a ryming mood- wouldn't have anything to do with Vakentines day would it?

deguerre
02-13-2010, 04:12 PM
Seems Gore is in a ryming mood- wouldn't have anything to do with Vakentines day would it?
It's Chris' fault. He created a monster out of poor (I)Gore with the Engrish lessons.

Garyclaw
02-13-2010, 05:13 PM
Does potatoes count as "Turf"?:biggrin:
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af345/Garyclaw/102_0480.jpg
note: please do not enter this photo of last nights dinner as a entry in this Throwdown. I am just making a feeble atempt of messing with Biga, RTD, Gore and Desertdweller because he whop me a$$ in the last Throw-d:mrgreen:

Smokin'Ron
02-14-2010, 05:22 PM
Just finished the dinner I made for my lovely wife and it falls into this category. Went out and got a lb. a fresh tiger shrimp, had some Omaha Sirloins ready, slice some onion, potatoes, mushrooms and peppers.

1st pic is the entry. The rest are just eye candy, and it tasted oh so good.

You can see the refreshments and the spicy garlic wings are dessert :razz:

MikeR
02-14-2010, 05:47 PM
Great category for St. Val day- made shopping today easy- Here is my entry to the throwdown- please use the third pic as for my official entry.

Some shrimp, peppers and onions.
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/chief-222/Home/DSCF2980.jpg

With thesteak on the grill.
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/chief-222/Home/DSCF2987.jpg

And plated-
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/chief-222/Home/DSCF2991.jpg

And Rocky waiting for his-
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/chief-222/Home/DSCF3003.jpg

Ron_L
02-14-2010, 06:21 PM
I dunno. I think sea is good, rivers and ponds not so much. No surf on the rivers or ponds ya know. Otherwise it would be called "Water and Land", not "Surf and Turf".

Ultimately though, it is not my decision. No matter what I say, the voters decide.

I'm OK with that, but I have surfed on Lake Michigan :-D



And Rocky waiting for his-
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/chief-222/Home/DSCF3003.jpg

I hope Rocky got some! He's cute.

Smokin'Ron
02-14-2010, 06:26 PM
And his (Rocky's) eyes are so begging for a treat... He deserves it after the awesome smells I'm sure he had to tolerate. I know my pups do, but they don't get table food.:| I always feel so bad for them...

Cracklin Jeorge
02-14-2010, 06:32 PM
Here's my entry...
Kobe "Tomahawk" Steak & Maine Lobster with Basil Butter and fancy purple and red new potatoes.

Please use this photo for my entry.
http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq317/Cracklin_Jeorge/Surf_N_Turf_2.jpg

http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq317/Cracklin_Jeorge/Surf_N_Turf_3.jpg
Thanks for looking.

MikeR
02-14-2010, 07:06 PM
And his (Rocky's) eyes are so begging for a treat... He deserves it after the awesome smells I'm sure he had to tolerate. I know my pups do, but they don't get table food.:| I always feel so bad for them...

He always gets his share- with four kids there is always something left on a couple plates.

MikeR
02-14-2010, 07:07 PM
Nice looking meal Cracklin Jeorge-

High Q
02-14-2010, 07:54 PM
That's a fine looking plate Jeorge. Congratulations

High Q
02-14-2010, 08:10 PM
I cooked a Valentine's Dinner for my bride.

Here's the turf (NY Strip for my wife and me, asparagus in balsamic vinegar and EVOO + sausage on a stick for the product of 18 years of marriage, 4 kids):

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n228/sipes2/DSC_0550.jpg

Here's the surf:

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n228/sipes2/DSC_0553.jpg

Set up the grill to sear the steaks and scallops and grill the asparagus. Please use the following photo for my Surf & Turf entry:

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n228/sipes2/DSC_0557.jpg


Thanks for the opportunity to play along.

smknhotmama
02-14-2010, 08:14 PM
You so have my vote ;)


I cooked a Valentine's Dinner for my bride.

Here's the turf (NY Strip for my wife and me, asparagus in balsamic vinegar and EVOO + sausage on a stick for the product of 18 years of marriage, 4 kids):

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n228/sipes2/DSC_0550.jpg

Here's the surf:

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n228/sipes2/DSC_0553.jpg

Set up the grill to sear the steaks and scallops and grill the asparagus. Please use the following photo for my Surf & Turf entry:

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n228/sipes2/DSC_0557.jpg


Thanks for the opportunity to play along.

CajunSmoker
02-14-2010, 08:16 PM
Here's my entry...
Kobe "Tomahawk" Steak & Maine Lobster with Basil Butter and fancy purple and red new potatoes.

Please use this photo for my entry.
http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq317/Cracklin_Jeorge/Surf_N_Turf_2.jpg

http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq317/Cracklin_Jeorge/Surf_N_Turf_3.jpg
Thanks for looking.

I cooked a Valentine's Dinner for my bride.

Here's the turf (NY Strip for my wife and me, asparagus in balsamic vinegar and EVOO + sausage on a stick for the product of 18 years of marriage, 4 kids):

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n228/sipes2/DSC_0550.jpg

Here's the surf:

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n228/sipes2/DSC_0553.jpg

Set up the grill to sear the steaks and scallops and grill the asparagus. Please use the following photo for my Surf & Turf entry:

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n228/sipes2/DSC_0557.jpg


Thanks for the opportunity to play along.


Wow:!: You guys are killin me:cool:

MikeR
02-14-2010, 08:39 PM
[QUOTE=High Q;1182103]I cooked a Valentine's Dinner for my bride.

Here's the turf (NY Strip for my wife and me, asparagus in balsamic vinegar and EVOO + sausage on a stick for the product of 18 years of marriage, 4 kids):

What- the kids don't get steak? You better hope they don't revolt- you're out numbered. Great looking meal.

infantry66
02-15-2010, 06:18 PM
shrimp , steak, and deer sausage in a medley of broccoli,cauliflower,carrots,squash and zucchini

Gore
02-15-2010, 08:05 PM
With all these great entries, I (Gore) consulted Master to see if I (Gore) could obtain some advantage using culinary science. It just happens that Master has been very interested in "Surf and Turf" entrees and has been performing genetic experiments to combine the essential surf-and-turf elements to create the perfect meal. Master was very hesitant to use his latest creation as it does not yet have a name (and he has not patented the genetic code):

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/gvideen/IMG_4877.jpg

You can see how cute and cuddly our little pet was and I can tell you that he tasted delicious! Here is the throwdown entry:

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/gvideen/IMG_4875-1.jpg


Currently, there is no rule against using genetic mutants as throwdown entries and I (Gore) hopes this doesn't change.

bigabyte
02-15-2010, 08:09 PM
I say mutants or genetic creations (even pieced together creatures) are allowed and encouraged! That's one cute little guy!:cool: Did you name it?

Gore
02-15-2010, 08:23 PM
I say mutants or genetic creations (even pieced together creatures) are allowed and encouraged! That's one cute little guy!:cool: Did you name it?

Tonight we just called him "Dinner," but we're open to other suggestions.

bingo1912
02-15-2010, 09:16 PM
With all these great entries, I (Gore) consulted Master to see if I (Gore) could obtain some advantage using culinary science. It just happens that Master has been very interested in "Surf and Turf" entrees and has been performing genetic experiments to combine the essential surf-and-turf elements to create the perfect meal. Master was very hesitant to use his latest creation as it does not yet have a name (and he has not patented the genetic code):

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/gvideen/IMG_4877.jpg

You can see how cute and cuddly our little pet was and I can tell you that he tasted delicious! Here is the throwdown entry:

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/gvideen/IMG_4875-1.jpg


Currently, there is no rule against using genetic mutants as throwdown entries and I (Gore) hopes this doesn't change.
Now THAT! is an entry LMAO I love food with a sense of humor, you got my vote!
How about "stingy thingy??

dudz
02-15-2010, 09:40 PM
GORE you got my vote...that is great..so funny and good looking!!!

garyk1398
02-15-2010, 09:47 PM
Carp! Why didn't I read this thread two hours ago! Made 2 great filets and lobsters tails!! :(

Smokin'Ron
02-16-2010, 05:55 AM
Good looking entry Gore... Looks like a mix between a scorpion, frog and a crab.

Call him "scrog"

Rick's Tropical Delight
02-16-2010, 07:09 AM
what the ??

hehehehe

Buster Dog BBQ
02-16-2010, 07:18 AM
Great entry Gore. Wonder when we are going to have a throwdown category that's making meat look like other stuff? That would be fun.

augie
02-16-2010, 07:37 AM
Gore - you had me laughing and drooling at the same time.

Awesome!

smknhotmama
02-16-2010, 07:46 AM
Great entry Gore. Wonder when we are going to have a throwdown category that's making meat look like other stuff? That would be fun.


I agree!

Smokey Al Gold
02-16-2010, 08:26 AM
Im loving High Q and Gore's entries!

bingo1912
02-16-2010, 12:34 PM
Scrog sounds good to me too,,,lol

cmcadams
02-16-2010, 01:53 PM
I think Gore is playing too much with his food! :)

Gore
02-16-2010, 08:05 PM
Great entry Gore. Wonder when we are going to have a throwdown category that's making meat look like other stuff? That would be fun.

I agree!

I think this would be a lot of fun IF at least 10 people would participate. I fear that very few would put something together though. I think these are the most fun when there's a lot of people entering.

Cracklin Jeorge
02-16-2010, 08:14 PM
Someone must lead the flock.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TU8ivoj0SIc/SwegOBFUKmI/AAAAAAAAAYU/G3j8leB0yC8/s1600/010_food1.jpg

Alan in Ga
02-16-2010, 08:33 PM
Gore we are posting a SnT pic later this week but we would be glad to be one of the 10 to enter that catagory Alan

Gore
02-16-2010, 08:41 PM
Gore we are posting a SnT pic later this week but we would be glad to be one of the 10 to enter that catagory Alan

Choosing the category is up to whoever wins a throwdown, but it's good to know that others would potentially enter.

Mlukewow
02-17-2010, 04:35 PM
OK here we go check this surf and turf out

bigabyte
02-17-2010, 04:46 PM
Nice! Even has mushrooms on it, gotta love that!:cool:

bingo1912
02-18-2010, 02:42 AM
In the world of the cauliflower, the tomato is Bing

NorthwestBBQ
02-18-2010, 02:52 AM
In the world of the cauliflower, the tomato is Bing

Don't make fun of the cauliflower sheeple.

bingo1912
02-18-2010, 05:33 AM
:icon_shock1:

Alan in Ga
02-20-2010, 05:44 PM
We did a little surf and turf tonight. Grilled and fried shrimp,crab legs,scallops, steak, figerling potatos and sauteed green beans. I am stuffed no desert for me for a while.





www.57smokehouse.blogspot.com/

SmokinAussie
02-21-2010, 03:56 AM
G'day Bruces.

Here's my Surf and Turf entry with a twist. I've got the whole thing in the can for posting later on to show how it was all done, but for now I just got the one entry photo.

It's called, "Aussie Surf and Turf with an Asian Twist". I've prepared a Darwin Mud Crab (2.5lbs) and Kangaroo Fillets. The Crab was cleaned and first fried in Peanut Oil to get a nice colour up and to make sure it was going to be properly cooked when placed on the grill. The Kangaroo fillet was simply prepared in EVOO, Salt and Pepper and grilled. I had a fire packed to one side of the grill. Kangaroo for the hot side and Crab for the low side. The prep for the rest of the dish was bloody complicated because I've never done anything quite like this before. Anyway, the crab and kangaroo are presented on a rice noodle with home made chicken stock and lots of fragrant greens etc. There were no leftovers...

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae78/SmokinAussie/Misc/DSC_0030.jpg?t=1266745067

Thanks for drooling!

Bill

Phubar
02-21-2010, 05:03 AM
Ding,ding,ding...We have a winner!!!
I ain't entering anymore!
Man,I love that Asian twist Aussie!
Very nice Pron!

bigabyte
02-21-2010, 06:38 AM
This is gonna be another tough vote!:cool:

Harmening
02-21-2010, 07:16 AM
G'day Bruces.

Here's my Surf and Turf entry with a twist. I've got the whole thing in the can for posting later on to show how it was all done, but for now I just got the one entry photo.

It's called, "Aussie Surf and Turf with an Asian Twist". I've prepared a Darwin Mud Crab (2.5lbs) and Kangaroo Fillets. The Crab was cleaned and first fried in Peanut Oil to get a nice colour up and to make sure it was going to be properly cooked when placed on the grill. The Kangaroo fillet was simply prepared in EVOO, Salt and Pepper and grilled. I had a fire packed to one side of the grill. Kangaroo for the hot side and Crab for the low side. The prep for the rest of the dish was bloody complicated because I've never done anything quite like this before. Anyway, the crab and kangaroo are presented on a rice noodle with home made chicken stock and lots of fragrant greens etc. There were no leftovers...

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae78/SmokinAussie/Misc/DSC_0030.jpg?t=1266745067

Thanks for drooling!

Bill

Very impressive. The kangaroo.....does it taste a lot like beef?

smknhotmama
02-21-2010, 08:39 AM
http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae78/SmokinAussie/Misc/DSC_0030.jpg?t=1266745067

Thanks for drooling!

Bill

and drool I did!!! . Great showing Bill, unless someone shows up with the holy grail ...ya got my vote!

Phubar
02-21-2010, 09:28 AM
@Harmening:I think so but different ofcourse.
SmokinAussie probably knows better!:wink:

SmokinAussie
02-21-2010, 03:14 PM
Kangaroo tastes more like venison. You've got to be very careful not to overcook it, or it becomes tough. When cooked rare, it's tender and delicious and gamey, not unlike rare venison.

Cheers!

Car Wash Mike
02-21-2010, 04:56 PM
Great pics guys, do I have a lot to learn. 2 1/2 inches of love and crab stuffed tilapia. I did get grill marks. Almost worth the arm hair I lost. :)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/mjm1000/BEEF/053.jpg

smknhotmama
02-21-2010, 06:48 PM
Pimento cheese and cheddar stuffed burgers with bacon wrapped shrimp skewers. It's what's for dinner :biggrin:
You can use photo 2 Chris.

Phubar
02-21-2010, 06:52 PM
Hey Big Chris...got a job for you!:biggrin:
Been experimenting with my camera...

Link to...: http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=78854


http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv96/phubar/IMG_0003-21.jpg?t=1266799600
http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv96/phubar/IMG_0004-19.jpg?t=1266799638
http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv96/phubar/IMG_0002-23.jpg?t=1266799671
http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv96/phubar/IMG_0001-21.jpg?t=1266799704
http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv96/phubar/IMG_0006-19.jpg?t=1266799760
http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv96/phubar/IMG_0010-12.jpg?t=1266799794

Rick's Tropical Delight
02-21-2010, 06:55 PM
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/beef/sandt-001.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/sandt-003.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/beef/sandt-010.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/beef/sandt-018.jpg

you pick :biggrin:

Phubar
02-21-2010, 07:02 PM
How many did Jack ate Lola!?

Ron_L
02-21-2010, 07:03 PM
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/beef/sandt-018.jpg



http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/megaera_ix/Smilies/482_jaw_dropping.gif

smknhotmama
02-21-2010, 07:07 PM
How many did Jack ate Lola!?


a half a burger...4 spears of asparagus..2 helpings of potato salad and a bowl of chicken noodle soup! I think we're going through a growth spurt.


Rick I believe I mentioned a Holy Grail earlier....you may have just delivered it. Great job as always.

bigabyte
02-21-2010, 07:13 PM
Fark Me!:shock: I'm declaring this the best damn Throwdown EVER! I'm going farkin' nuts looking at all this!:shock:

Rick's Tropical Delight
02-21-2010, 07:28 PM
this is the same shot with a tighter crop

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/beef/sandt-018z.jpg

Gore
02-21-2010, 07:31 PM
Fark Me!:shock: I'm declaring this the best damn Throwdown EVER! I'm going farkin' nuts looking at all this!:shock:

Agreed! This throwdown is completely insane. These are all amazing dishes.

Guerry, are you finished making that tuna salad and hard-boiled eggs? There's only a couple hours left! You need a break from brisket!

Meat Burner
02-21-2010, 07:46 PM
Rick, that last pick is one of the greatest food shots I have ever seen!!! WOW!!!!

Gore
02-21-2010, 07:50 PM
this is the same shot with a tighter crop

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/beef/sandt-018z.jpg

You have some nerve putting that thing up on my 24" monitor. That bite is way bigger than my farkin' mouth! (got the screen all wet measuring too). That is a thing of beauty!

bigabyte
02-21-2010, 07:52 PM
Rick's photo is so damn good, I'm not sure it's legal. It's early in the year, but I would wager that will be a calendar cover shot contender.

bigabyte
02-21-2010, 07:54 PM
Rick, seriously, both shots are so good. Do you want the close-up entered, or the other one?

Meat Burner
02-21-2010, 08:04 PM
I vote for the close up...it is soooo awsome.

Rick's Tropical Delight
02-21-2010, 08:26 PM
close-up it is. :biggrin:

thanks guys. a whole lot of great stuff this week

SmokinAussie
02-21-2010, 08:32 PM
Yeah Rick, that steak is cooked to perfection man!

Cheers!

Bill

Ron_L
02-21-2010, 08:38 PM
this is the same shot with a tighter crop

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/beef/sandt-018z.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/megaera_ix/Smilies/482_jaw_dropping.gifhttp://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/megaera_ix/Smilies/482_jaw_dropping.gifhttp://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/megaera_ix/Smilies/482_jaw_dropping.gif

Meat Burner
02-21-2010, 08:56 PM
Rick, seriously, that is one of the greatest food pics I have ever seen.

Rick's Tropical Delight
02-21-2010, 09:01 PM
Rick, seriously, that is one of the greatest food pics I have ever seen.

it does seem to have a lot of interesting elements. i like the colors.

Midnight Smoke
02-21-2010, 09:25 PM
All I got.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k66/photolinks/Picture965-1.jpg

Meat Burner
02-21-2010, 09:30 PM
All of the pictures and colors just want me to taste it! It looks so full of flavor! Very nice.

bigabyte
02-21-2010, 09:32 PM
I can't wait to see all these lined up! There's some major league food pron here!:cool:

Cracklin Jeorge
02-21-2010, 09:33 PM
Rick's photo is so damn good, I'm not sure it's legal.

I agree this shot should be deemed illegal! I want leftovers as proof this meal really existed! I'm leaving now.

Great Job!

bingo1912
02-22-2010, 01:58 AM
Kangaroo tastes more like venison. You've got to be very careful not to overcook it, or it becomes tough. When cooked rare, it's tender and delicious and gamey, not unlike rare venison.

Cheers!

Gives a whole new meaning to "piece a tail" :mrgreen:
Seriously. LOTS of good lookin food here!

Rowdycue
02-22-2010, 08:06 AM
Rick's pictures look clearer to me than real life. How's that?

bingo1912
02-22-2010, 12:15 PM
See the thread "Food Pornography Class" lol
You're right those are great pics!. I'm guessing a macro lens, am I right Rick?

bingo1912
02-22-2010, 12:17 PM
That looks like a cover shot to me!

Rick's Tropical Delight
02-22-2010, 04:58 PM
Rick's pictures look clearer to me than real life. How's that?

because it was better than real life :biggrin:

See the thread "Food Pornography Class" lol
You're right those are great pics!. I'm guessing a macro lens, am I right Rick?

nope, no macro lens. that close up shot was shutter priority, 1/2 second, f/9, white balance set at fluorescent. the 35mm focal length was 78 on the 18-135 lens with auto-focus and no flash.

Cracklin Jeorge
02-22-2010, 05:06 PM
I think one reason Rick's pics look so sharp and clear is be cause on like me he doesn't rub grease on his camera lens or drool on the view finder. Although I don't know how he keeps from drooling. :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

Car Wash Mike
02-22-2010, 05:06 PM
Rick that is one or two or a dozen fantastic pics.

Rick's Tropical Delight
02-22-2010, 05:15 PM
I think one reason Rick's pics look so sharp and clear is be cause on like me he doesn't rub grease on his camera lens or drool on the view finder. Although I don't know how he keeps from drooling. :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

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